As global sourcing director for a large international corporation, Ally Rose has a role that carries with it huge responsibility in an age when consumers are demanding more accountability and transparency than ever before from global enterprises. Ally’s thriving career is a testament to her skills of leadership and diplomacy and it was a huge privilege to be given the opportunity to create a meaningful piece of jewellery for Ally to celebrate a special birthday. She shares a few of her inspirations and motivations below….
What do you love most about what you do?
When I started this role as Clothing Sourcing Director I had no preconceptions. It has been a journey of discovery, experiencing new things and meeting new challenges I have never faced before. I love the places I have been to and the variety of people I have met along the way . And I love that every day is different from the last.
What’s your signature style?
In the way I dress I am classic shapes and colours, highlighted with great accessories and jewellery. In character I am brave and action orientated, and need to use the people around me to temper my approach!
What’s the best business advice you’ve ever been given?
Someone once said, “You need to learn to say to hell with it more” and it’s the best advice I was ever given. It gave me permission to step back and realise that there is the business, and then there is me and keeping them separate allows you to see more clearly and achieve more.
Who or what inspires you?
My inspiration comes from many sources…
Daily I am inspired by the small and the big ideas my team across the world come up with and the things that they do. It’s important to listen to everyone as somewhere amongst them is the next great thing that will move things forward.
My family and friends feed my energy and through the perspective they give me I am inspired.
And along the way I have been privileged to meet some truly inspirational people..
Kushal Gunasekera Is a man who built the Foundation of Goodness to bring essential services to his ancestral village community following the devastating impact of the Tsunami.
It taught me what can be achieved with focus and vision and sheer determination.
What made you decide to choose a custom-designed piece of jewellery over a ‘Little Blue Box’?
I wanted something that was original and had a story behind it, and that could become a family heirloom piece for my children.
When I show people my ring I can tell them that each diamond represents my family..my husband Mike and my two daughters : Libby and Evie…., and for me it will always remind me of our Hong Kong family adventure.
Finally, if you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
That every child has an opportunity to realise their ambitions and dreams.