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5 minutes with Bec Ney

Posted by Rudy Mitra on May 21, 2019 11:10:13 AM
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5 minutes with Bec Ney

 

The Work Stuff

When I was growing up, I always wanted to be a lawyer. I started working in a law firm fresh out of high school as a junior conveyancing secretary in Wagga Wagga. It taught me a lot about the corporate environment at a very early age, but I soon realised that the legal industry was not my true calling. Shortly after my move to Sydney, I landed an interview at The Missing Link and I thought to myself "These guys are pretty cool. IT can’t be too bad" and so I started my first role as Director of First Impressions before quickly moving into an Inside Sales Support role. From there I joined the Procurement team after returning from maternity leave.  

After working with The Missing Link for 5 years, an opportunity opened up for a marketing role and the management team told me they thought I'd be great - so I thought "yeah why not...I'll give it a go". I can honestly say it was then that I found my passion. I was born to do this, and I love every aspect of Marketing, I get to work with an incredible network of people and essentially, I get to market them as my product! Our leadership team have always been incredibly supportive and are my number one cheerleader. That is quite hard to find in the corporate world. I am also lucky enough to work with some of my best friends, which makes coming to work every day awesome! 😊  

Late last year I was incredibly humbled to win ARN’s Women in ICT Award (WIICTA) for the Rising Star category. The award means a lot to me because these particular awards recognise the many intelligent, creative and ambitious women in the technology industry. 

Apart from that, my biggest personal achievement would probably be juggling a full-time career whilst being a single parent. Switching between event planning and building Lego Ninjago certainly keeps me on my toes, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!  

If I am talking about professional inspirations, our very own GM and a dear friend of mine, Karen, is my biggest inspiration. For anyone that knows Karen, they will agree that she is the oil to the machine here - Karen for President 😊 and my beautiful mum would have to be my biggest personal inspiration - she is fearless, intelligent, independent and so wise!

 

The Tech Stuff 

I have an app for absolutely everything because I am an organisational freak! Keeping up-to date with the latest technology trends is essential in my role - marketing for an industry leading company means if you snooze, you lose!  

I am shamefully addicted to my iPhone - anything that I can use for online shopping is a hit with me. 

Amongst my favourite apps, 'Spotify' tops my list because music is my life and it never fails to make me happy! UberEats is probably my most used (no judgement, thanks) and I love Skip so I can order my coffees and skip the queue - coffee is my vice!  

 

The Fun Stuff 

I was born in Townsville, far north QLD before my family relocated to Perth. I don't remember owning a jumper till that point and we found it pretty chilly after living in the tropics for the first 10 years of my life! Since my dad was in the military, we moved every two years and our next stop was Port Stephens, then onto Wagga Wagga before landing here in Sydney :) 

My childhood was spent trackside at the drag strip watching my dad race and playing with Tonka trucks and daily backyard cricket with my older brother. Apart from that, I played netball and soccer and spent almost every day in the pool to escape the heat! 

When I was about eight, my dad took my brother and me on a military Lear jet, while it practised "bombings" out at sea. It was a thrilling experience – slightly terrifying - but awesome at the same time. It was during that time that I probably developed the traits of an adrenaline junkie – anything ridiculously fast and I’m down!  

My hobbies include travel and reading, I love experiencing new things, new places, new food and meeting new people!  

On weekends, I am generally catching up with friends over a glass of wine or an espresso martini or on the sideline, cheering on my son at his soccer games. Our family pet is Dougal the chug (chihuahua x pug) who's 8 years old, he is almost as wide as he is tall, and he snores ridiculously loud!

 

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