Two Minutes with… Rob Gwynn

Describe your remit and responsibilities as Strategic Development Manager for Asset Alliance Group.

My role is to work on corporate development that builds on the growth and internal progress that the business is undergoing. This involves formulating an all-encompassing plan for decarbonising our fleet, working with our customers to support their transition to low carbon and zero-emission vehicles.

What do you enjoy most about working for Asset Alliance Group?

There is a tangible opportunity to contribute to business growth and divergence by working towards decarbonising our growing fleet, as well as working with customers and suppliers in supporting their businesses.

What’s the best thing about your team/department?

This will sound like a cliché, but it is the people. I am fortunate to work within a diverse department of skill sets and specialisms where I can see passionate people that care about the work that they do and want to do it to the best of their abilities. Furthermore, they are fun, kind and have been incredibly welcoming to me in my six months of being within Asset Alliance Group.

Can you offer an example of the positive company culture at Asset Alliance Group and supportive management?

I can offer two. The company has a positive culture encouraging colleagues to come together for charitable causes. Recently, a group of colleagues from around the UK met in Mid-Wales to walk up Snowdon raising funds for our charity partners. My second demonstrates supportive management. Since starting here, I have had the opportunity to become involved in various workstreams and implement new ones. Some of these workstreams will take time to come to fruition, but both my direct line manager along with the other members of the management team have been generous with their time and insight to facilitate them.

Who or what inspires you in your day-to-day work?

Seeing passionate people, both that I work with but also those that I meet externally, strive every day to do better than the day before.

Describe yourself in five words?

Friendly, humorous, loyal, dedicated and optimistic.

Who is your role model or hero outside work, and why?

A role model to me would be the journalist turned Radio 4 presenter Amol Rajan. He is incredibly bright and became editor of a national newspaper at the age of 29. When interviewing politicians on the Today programme he does so with integrity and to understand the issue, rather than just create a sound bite. Plus, he is a massive cricket fan.

Describe your perfect day off, what do you like to do?

I’d like to start the day by going out for a nice breakfast (with even better coffee) with my wife and daughter, before taking a country walk at a National Trust property. This is then followed by a delicious home cooked dinner, before we settle down to watch a film on the sofa.