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WORK LIFE - 'I DIDN'T GET WHERE I AM TODAY WITHOUT...'

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Mary Orton, assistant director, policy and performance, East Hertfordshire DC ...
Mary Orton, assistant director, policy and performance, East Hertfordshire DC

IF THE OFFICE WAS ON FIRE, WHAT THREE THINGS WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU?

My electronic diary, the A4 notebook I carry everywhere, and the Funky Girl doll that sits on my PC.

WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT?

My first job was as a community development worker on a housing estate in Tower Hamlets. I was drawn by the potential of ordinary people to influence their day-to-day environment.

WHO OR WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST INSPIRATION?

Writer George Orwell, singer David Bowie, and my husband, Ian.

WHAT'S THE BIGGEST MISTAKE YOU HAVE EVER MADE?

Studying Russian at university, and not law.

DESCRIBE YOUR SARTORIAL STYLE?

Hobbs business suits, with an occasional touch of the eccentric.

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP?

Rich.

WHAT'S THE BEST IDEA YOU EVER HAD?

Having Daniel, my teenage rock-star layabout son.

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