I always judge myself before others! Kirsty Gogan, Managing Director of LucidCatalyst and Co-Founder of Energy for Humanity
Kirsty Gogan is the Managing Director of LucidCatalyst and Co-Founder of Energy for Humanity a non-profit organisation focused on solving climate change. She grew up in Dublin and Lemington Spa, and now lives in southeast London with husband Anthony and two children.
After finishing high school, Kirsty wanted a bit of freedom and to earn some money. She worked as the as the manager of an opticians, but soon realised this wasn’t for her. She read Politics at the University of West of England and loved the debate and discussion but recognised a UK-centric perspective of world events. Kirsty wanted to travel and to understand the perspective of others in a very different and sustainable culture; this led her to live in Romania to do grass roots environmental work.
Returning to the UK, Kirsty started work in the press office for the Department for Environment where she was promoted to senior press officer for the Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott. She studied for an MSc in business strategy politics and environment at Birkbeck before working as Head of PR at Futerra. Kirsty then moved on to the Department for Energy and Climate Change in the nuclear directorate, much to the surprise of her friends.
Kirsty highly recommends reading Professor Sir David MacKay’s book “Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air” (www.withouthotair.com) which opened her eyes to the scale of the energy challenge and not being able to address it with renewables alone.
For more information about Kirsty visit: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kirsty-gogan-alexander-8153095
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If you don’t ask, you don’t get - Gemma Muckle
Be agile and adjust - Giorgio Locatelli
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You need to savour and appreciate the journey that you go on! Tom Scott, Professor of Materials, Bristol University
You have to have the confidence to try things out. Sarah Beacock, CEO, Nuclear Institute.
Lead by example and be prepared to do anything that you expect your team to do! Jean Llewellyn, Non-executive Director, ONR and the World Institute for Nuclear Security
We all have our own struggles, weaknesses and doubts. Stacy Snook, Insider Threat Mitigation, Sellafield Ltd
Grasp every opportunity that comes along with both hands, give it 100% and be wholehearted. Claire Flint, Senior Independent Director
Try to find that correlation in everything you do. Jon Salthouse, Content Director, Owl Live
Innovation is all about trying something new that creates value, it doesn‘t need to be new to the world, it just has to be new to you. Sara Huntingdon, Head of Innovation, NDA
It‘s okay not to have a plan, just going with the flow is alright! Being adaptable and applying your skills to different environments is key. Beccy Pleasant, Head of Nuclear Skills, NSSG
Be the best you can be, and give people the realisation that there are opportunities out there for them. Rebecca Weston, COO, Sellafield Ltd
If you want to get something in life, then you‘ve got to set your mind to achieving it. Tom Samson, CEO, Rolls-Royce SMR Consortium
Life can only be understood backwards but must be lived forwards. Melanie Brownridge, Technology and Innovation Director, NDA
Always pursue things you are interested in, because if you're not interested, you'll not do very well. Dr Tim Stone CBE, Chairman, Nuclear Industry Association and Nuclear Risk Insurers
The best advice I would give someone is to seek guidance and counsel. Georgina Hines, Policy Analyst, Nuclear Industry Association
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