“I’ve been asked a lot recently about how it feels to be a woman doing my job, but it’s not something I’ve ever given much thought to. I’ve spent a lot of time in predominantly male environments and people are just people. If you turn up and do a good job, it doesn’t really matter what your gender is!
I started as a graduate trainee and moved initially into operations. I've done a lot of jobs that didn't exist before I did them. I've worked in baggage, security, and I was a terminal manager. After having kids, I came back into more strategic roles and I’m now Development Director. As a company, Gatwick is very supportive of people moving around and doing different things - and I've benefitted massively from that.
There’s a strong sense of community here and Gatwick is just about the right size to get to know most people. You might not work with someone, but they’ll still be a friend. I talk to other friends about their jobs, and it just doesn’t seem like that for them.
In the 28 years I’ve been here, I’ve noticed that there are two types of people that work here; either they come for a short while and the airport ticks a box for them. Or there are other people who come in and get that airport bug - and we’re still here now! Personally, I can't imagine working anywhere else.”
Development Director, Bronwen has worked in 18 different roles and raised two children in her almost 30 years at the airport.