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Meet Alice Hithersay - 20 Questions

It's that time of the month again where we sit down with a member of the IPM team and ask them 20 questions to find out a little more about them. This month Alice Hithersay, head of HR and Compliance for IPM.

We caught her whilst making a cup of coffee and gave her an hour to have a think about them before sitting down with us. So here goes...

How long have you been working with IPM?

Over five years now

What do you do at IPM?

I look after the HR function and Compliance – which is health & safety and our ISO standards, and the company administration

Describe yourself in one word?


Any pets?

If I didn’t work…horses, chickens, cats, dogs

Favourite film?

To name only one would be an injustice to all the others

Which actor would play you in your biopic?

I liken myself to Phoebe from ‘Friends’… quirky with a particular way of viewing life ha ha

Biggest phobia?

Don’t really have any…feel the fear and do it anyway I reckon

If you were an animal, what would you be?

A bird of prey…what a great way to see the world

What do you like most about your job?

The people I work with and the variety of my role

You can go back in time, where do you go first?

The time of the Ancients 

Any superstitions?

No – refer to Q7

What is the strangest fact you know?

The Titanic had four funnels but only three of them were real, they added the fourth for aesthetic reasons.

3 Dinner Party guests (dead, alive or fictional)?

Oh tough…Brian Cox (I could listen to his voice all day), Judi Dench – adore her, Audrey Hepburn – I bet she was lovely…oh, is that three already?…shame.

Favourite movie quote?

‘Oh Jerry, don’t lets ask for the moon, we have the stars’

Last book you read?

Autobiography of a Yogi 

Dream holiday?

Unlimited time and money…to travel, explore and have adventures

Something about you that none of your colleagues know?  

I’m an open book…almost

You have one superpower, what and why?

Invisibility at will – the possibilities are endless

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Relaxing by a pool with a cocktail in hand and not a single work related thought in my head

Finally, your Desert Island disc, book and luxury item?

Can I have all the music of the 70’s…what an era that was! Book: how to survive on a desert island, and luxury item: a Machete

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