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Christian Brooks
Legal Officer, ANSA McAL Ltd

“I enjoy the exposure which I am getting in my favoured field which is legal… while talent wins games, intelligence and most importantly, teamwork, wins championships.”

1. Which group company are you currently assigned and how long have you been with the ANSA McAL Group?

I have been with the ANSA McAL Group for approximately a year and a half. I also enjoyed previous stints working at ANSA McAL head office as well as other group companies such as Mcenearney business machines and Tatil, to name a few.

I am currently assigned the automotive sector within the group, which includes but is not limited to Burmac, Ford, Range Rover, Mitsubishi and Jaguar. I am also assigned to the media sector, which spans guardian media limited, CNC3, Guardian newspaper, Slam 100.5, Propa Eats and more. Last but not least, I am assigned to grand bazaar.

2. Describe your portfolio as a legal officer and some of your key responsibilities? What are some of your aspirations in this role?

My portfolio is extremely challenging, and the volume of work is tremendous – but it is a challenge which I relish. I thrive under pressure.

Some of my key responsibilities include initiating and/or defending legal claims, acting as an advocate or instructing attorney for various group companies, assisting with management of the entire group debt collection portfolio, drafting various agreements for use both locally and internationally (USA, UK, Dubai, Canada etc.) and compiling reports concerning fraud-related offences.

3. What do you love about working for the group?

I thoroughly enjoy working for the group for a number of reasons. I enjoy the exposure which I am getting in my favoured field which is legal. My colleagues which comprise the legal department are also extremely supportive. While talent wins games, intelligence and most importantly, teamwork, wins championships.

4. Why would someone want to come and work for ANSA McAL?

Working for ANSA McAL is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. You will be afforded the opportunity to challenge yourself, grow and develop as a professional as well as a person.

5. What is your work mantra and guiding principles ?

Fail to prepare and prepare to fail… tough times don’t last, tough people do. These are mantras by which I try to live and which I apply to my personal and professional life.

In addition, respect, honesty, humility and understanding are all key virtues which I try to exude on a daily basis.