Jilly Brocklebank is a fun-filled woman. She carries her confidence gracefully, and inspires everyone around her to succeed. The utmost courage in her makes her personality dynamic. With years of experience in the travel retail sector, she loves this industry to the core.
DutyFreeList in conversation with Jilly Brocklebank on the eve of Women’s Day 2019!
Your current role and a short brief.
I am part of One Red Kite Ltd, set up by Kevin Brocklebank. We offer a range of services to the Travel retail industry. I specialize in recruitment within our fantastic industry, providing a bespoke recruitment service for brands, retailers and service providers. We find great people within the industry as well as introducing new talent. I am incredibly passionate about it and love the fact that no day is the same!
What sparks passion in you about travel retail, travel and tourism?
What is your management style? How do your employees perceive you?
Who is your women role model?
Advice for young women in your and other industries?
Who would you thank as a mentor in your career?
I have been very lucky to work with many great people in all the positions I have had in my career, I have learnt so much from all of them and so pleased to be in touch with all of them still to this day.
At World Duty Free(WDF) I had the pleasure of working with Debbie Ansell, who I learnt so much from. And now I never ever forget to put a date on a document! At Estee Lauder Companies, I worked for Rebecca Day, who imparted such experience and learnings on to me, we still share ideas now! I have been fortunate enough to interact with many people from companies and brands as well, so I learn from each and every person I meet.
What celebrities inspire you?
What was the last gift you bought at duty free and gave someone?
Innovations that you are looking forward to in technology/ social media (foldable phones, VR, AI, BITCOIN ?)
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