Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Back in the office... The Aurecon Q&A

Just a little update of something Aurecon put on for me during the Brisbane Parade (I have just returned back to work, so have only now gained access to these photos).

Soon after the Brisbane parade and the civic reception at Parliament House, I headed back to the Aurecon office where Chris Lawson (Manager Brisbane Delivery Centre), Harry Asche (Unit Manager Transport) and Ken Gillard (Technical Director Transport) organised a Q&A compared by Brigitte Fernandes (Senior Communications Advisor).  It was overwhelming to see the amount of colleagues interested to hear my Olympic story, and of course to check out the medal! These artistic beauties were taken by graphicician extraordinaire, Romina Vella.

The piece of bronze that everyone wanted to see, and Brigitte asking the hard questions

Team Transport represent with Ken Gillard & Peter Josey, and Bill Guy unhappily the 4th Aurecon person to see the medal (beaten by Ralph, Jamie & Jane)

The family affair, top with Bill and Liz Guy’s children, and bottom with John Mason’s family

The Aureconites that were cheering loudly at the water polo arena in Olympic Park Ray Logan and Alexis Trevethan and right, friends Karen Heidrich and Debbie McMillan, Debbie and I used do swimming training together, back when I was going to be an Olympic swimmer…J

The post-Olympic festivities have been amazing, and now the school engagements are piling up…even a trip to Bowen.  I’ve loved being an Olympian, loved even more being an Olympic medallist, and have been touched by the amount of support I have received by Aurecon and my colleagues. I think a special mention must go to Pejvak Pajooheshfar who sent me a heromessage almost daily. 
Now it’s back to the real world, back in the office, but I am really looking forward to the next chapter in my life.  I’m quite happy staying out of a pool for a while, but I bet it wont take long before I’m back in there.
Until next time (perhaps)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Jane,

    I just did it to let you know that lots of energy is behind you and we all wish you the best.

    Congrats again and wish you the best in future with more colourful medals.