Open House – Anne Okafor

We get to know a little bit more about Anne Okafor, Robertson Group Planner, in this exclusive Open House interview.

Can you describe working in construction in 3 words? 

Dynamic, Creative, Inspiring 

What job would you like if it weren’t the one you have now? 

If I wasn’t doing my job as a planner, I think I would be doing work in the social impact space or as a lecturer or researcher with a Construction and STEM related focus.

When growing up, who did you most look up to and why? 

If I have to name just one, probably Grandad, He was a keen writer with a curious nature and a gentle but fierce way of striving for better. He taught me many things. I admired many people growing up (teachers, colleagues), many of who had strong influences on me. 

What is your favourite way to spend your evening after a hard day of work? 

I like to spend the evenings in varied ways – these can include volunteering, being with friends, swimming, or spending time snuggled with my cat, Smokey while I read! 

What would you tell your 16-year-old self if you had the chance? 

That everything works out better than you can imagine! You will have happiness – lots of it! 

What’s your favourite film and why? 

My favourite film is ‘My neighbour Totoro’ by Studio Ghibli – It’s a beautiful film about adventure, courage and curiosity and I resonate with the playful and joyful spirit of characters – there’s a magic to it! 

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