Hayley Parker: VP, Airports

Role: Leading an inspirational team who provide an effortless, exciting and unique airport experience for our customers – all underpinned by world class safety and operational excellence. I never know how my day will turn out. It’s definitely the best role in the company!

What is the secret of your success?
You can never know everything! Value your colleagues, don’t take yourself too seriously and listen to the advice of people you trust.

What women have inspired you?
Princess Diana – for her compassion and generosity of spirit.

How do you think women’s equality has evolved and what needs to happen next? 
Women’s equality has changed immeasurably, but we need to keep up the pace. For instance, we can’t expect women to believe in their own value when they only occupy around 15% of seats in the boardroom. The focus needs to be on turning rhetoric into reality. Women have a part to play in this too. Strong female leaders are role models and powerful mentors, not only for women but for men too.

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