DANIELLE DEROON

As a Non-Executive Director, I offer support, advice and oversight. Coming from a legal background, I also bring my previous experiences to the Board.

What’s your area of expertise / responsibility at Switch?

Director | Advisor

How did you end up working at Switch?

I have been quietly impressed at Switch’s innovation and passion for what they do and quietly hoped one day I could be part of it all. On being invited, the obvious answer was a high pitch yes.

What were your initial observations at Switch?

Switch doesn’t just talk about being the best, they are on to it. Switch is on its own level and to think others have to settle for ordinary!

What impresses you most about Switch?

Team Spirit. There is clearly a collective drive that is inextricably linked to their success. Each person is exceptional and has an important role within Switch but they are humble about it.

One thing you’d say to the next new hire at Switch?

You have a rare opportunity to be part of something super abnormal. Get in there and make the most of it!

Your favourite thing to do when you’re not working at Switch?

Cooking and eating Vietnamese or Korean food followed by coffee, wine or bubble tea maybe in that order.

Your favourite movie ever and why?

Any Studio Ghibli films – so soothing and beautiful.

One thing you’ve always wanted to do that hasn’t been ticked off your bucket list?

To roam around Rome while eating hazelnut ice cream.

Your most treasured possession?

My sports car, that does not yet exist.

Your 3 tips for an enjoyable holiday?

Ocean sounds, good food and an organised hubby

If you could be a superhero who would it be and why?

Captain America, just wholesome.

Your favourite quote?

It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.

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