Hi, my name is Will Gilmour, I am a Senior Consultant in the Business Consulting team in Melbourne. I joined EY in 2019, with previous experience in Politics and Real Estate. Bit of a fun fact…I have represented both Victoria and Australia on the hockey field.
It is Thursday and I am in Canberra working with a cross-functional EY team for one of EY major clients. I put some gym clothes on and go for a light run to a nearby café for breakfast. At breakfast, I read my emails and check my calendar to ensure I know exactly what my day looks like. I also catch up on the overnight headlines and sports scores.
Arrive at work
We tend to start earlier while we are out at the client office as we have a 3:10 flight to Melbourne later in the afternoon. EY teams are looking after the Change Management component of a large IT implementation, my specific role is in the Communications and Stakeholder Management area.
Working on Program Master Pack
I have been tasked with producing the Master PowerPoint Pack for the program. I am presenting this pack to Engagement Partner in two hours, so I am putting the final touches on the document and going through what I am going to say. I am also checking the document with my Manager to ensure he is happy with it before my presentation.
Master Pack Internal Presentation
Time to present the Program Master Pack to the Engagement Partner. The meeting went well, the structure was well received, and minor changes were provided. I will make those changes before distributing the document to the Engagement Partner and Manager for a detailed review later today.
I quickly head out to get some fresh air and pick up some lunch. We try our best to take a break over lunch but sometimes it’s a bit difficult when we are travelling or very busy. So, today I am eating my lunch at my desk and checking emails that I received this morning.
Depart for Airport
It has been a busy day and we are running a little late. Luckily, Canberra airport isn’t far from our office and my Engagement Manager and I get to the airport with time to spare before boarding our flight to Melbourne.
Fly to Melbourne
I try to use travel time to read or learn something, but it has been a big week, so I load up some old episodes of Suits and watch on my way to Melbourne.
Travel to Hockey Training
Hockey is a big part of my life. I head from the airport straight to training which starts at 5:30.
Hockey Training with Hockey Club Melbourne
Hockey training is always fun, and this is no exception. We are preparing for a semi-final in Sydney against NSW this weekend so run through some defensive and goal shooting drills that we will look to implement in our match.
Home for Dinner
Training is over, and I am exhausted - it has been another big week. I get a lift home with one of my best friends and chat about work and our big game on the weekend. I cook dinner at home and get prepared for the week ahead.