Kevin Browne - Assistant Manager


Kevin Browne

Assistant Manager at Delta Capita

Delta Capita

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If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Australia or New Zealand, I think. Maybe New Zealand, I have friends who have emigrated and live out there now and seeing their Instagram stories makes me jealous. Plus, my favourite movie is Lord of the Rings which was obviously shot out there so would love to see all that too.

What is the most interesting project you’ve been involved with?

I’ve been on the same project for approaching 4 years now, but the most interesting aspect of that was when Deutsche Bank rolled out their new DBCLM platform. As a result, I was sent to Rotterdam for a week so I could be upskilled and then help train my colleagues back in the Dublin office once the technology was applied.

What is your motivation to work hard?

I hate being bored! During lockdown especially, working from home it was easier to find yourself bored. It’s hard to maintain a certain level so I always try and find something extra to do to keep me busy, and your day goes by quicker as a result.

Name one thing you cannot live without?

I’d say coffee, I know it’s the most boring answer ever but I can’t even think until I’ve had four cups, never mind one. I’m heavily coffee dependent.

If you could share a meal with any 4 people, who would they be?

Donald Glover, he’d be number one. Paul O’Connell, Irish rugby legend. Kanye West, I think as that would be insane seeing what he’d come out with. John Lennon too.

Favourite memory at Delta Capita?

Strategy night 2019, easy! Obviously for us guys from Ireland it’s a bigger deal because it’s a two day trip for us and we’re overnight in a hotel. We worked from the head office and everyone was so welcoming, as well as seeing old friends that I used to work with in the Dublin office that had moved back to Birmingham and London.

What is your career highlight?

Getting promoted to Assistant Manager in September just gone. I had a relatively short time in grade in consultant and senior consultant, so earned a promotion through hitting all my targets throughout the pandemic.

What is your favourite way to spend a day off?

Ideally I’d like to be out skiing somewhere but I might struggle with that at the minute. My parents own a dairy farm in County Wexford – so getting home and helping my Dad out on the farm would be my favourite way to spend my weekends at the moment.

Who is your hero?

Growing up it would have been my mother. She worked hard and she worked far away so I didn’t see her all that much in the week. The way she sacrificed everything for me and my siblings, finding time to take us to rugby, hurling and swimming lessons. That was on top of making sure we did our school work and having a busy career herself.

What was your first job?

I’ve been working on my father’s farm since I was able to walk but I wouldn’t call that a job. So my first would have to be working at ‘Irish college’ which is basically a summer camp for three weeks straight and you only speak in Irish – it’s a good way of getting the school children to speak it. I was a prefect there so was in charge of organising various things.

What career advice would you give to your younger self?

Don’t stress too much about things when you start new things. Going onto client phone calls and things like that I’d get very stressed in the lead up to them because I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d have liked to have told myself to relax, you know what you’re talking about, it’s going to be fine.

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