Lynne Byrne, Operations and Group Environmental Manager, The adi Group
I manage and co-ordinate a team of technical staff who test and implement water treatment programmes.
We must have good analysis skills to interpret testing results and give clients the correct advice. We not only protect plant and equipment but we must comply fully to the governing legislation.
It is important to be organised and focussed, have attention to detail, work to deadlines and be able to solve problems. A good sense of humour is essential. Being nosey and never accepting an answer without seeing the evidence is key to being a good auditor.
My favourite subjects at school were Biology and English.
I took ‘A’ levels in the sciences as it gave me a broad scope for my future.
I had considered becoming a physiotherapist but decided that I didn’t like smelly feet!
I took a degree in Chemistry and applied Biology.
My first job was as a process Engineer in semi-conductors. I worked in different countries around the world.
In 2005 I joined ADI and took a NEBOSH Environmental Diploma.