60 SECONDS WITH OUR HR DIRECTOR CATHERINE OREZZI
For the latest instalment in our 60 second blog series we sat down with our HR Director, Catherine Orezzi.
- What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Normally Oscar, my cat, either wanting food or a cuddle!
- What do you like most about your job?
It sounds cheesy but every day is different and varied. I like the different hats that I have to wear, it keeps things interesting. I’ve been given the opportunity to build the HR team to deliver a great service to the business and that has been really rewarding.
- What challenges do you face?
There is always so much going on and there is always a need for HR advice. We also work in a world where employment law is changing frequently so keeping up to date is always a challenge.
- What made you pursue this career?
People always told me I was good with people, I wanted to be a vet! I remember when I first went into Personnel as it was then, I thought it was all about sitting behind a desk and I thought I’d be bored. But as Personnel changed into HR and adopted a more Business Partnering approach, it suited the way I like to do HR.
- Who inspires you?
David Attenborough. I think the work he does for nature and conservation is amazing.
- What are you most proud of?
Outside of work, I am most proud of some of the volunteer work I have done with Cats Protection and completing the Moonwalk in 2018. Inside work, I am really proud of being appointed to this role and setting up our new company, Rendall & Rittner Operations Limited.
- What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I am very sociable and love doing things with my friends and family. We always have a lot of fun things planned, mostly centred around good food and drinks! I am also a keen amateur photographer. I mostly like taking pictures of landscapes, animals and night time shots. I’m a northerner so I am also a rugby league fan and follow Bradford Bulls for my sins!
- What are you most looking forward to this year?
Well, I was looking forward to a number of holidays to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and birthdays. But at the moment, being able to go to the pub and have a glass of rose in the sun with my friends!
Posted: 12 May 2020