Angus Walton

Angus Walton

Angus Walton
Assistant Development Manager

I’VE WORKED AT LENDLEASE FOR…

Just over two months. I work on the Milano Santa Giulia (MSG) project in Italy. It’s a very exciting project – our first urban development project in Italy, which includes retail, residential, commercial office, recreation and leisure uses. Right now, one of our highest priorities is getting the office pre-let.

TO ME, WELLBEING MEANS…

Physical, mental and social health – they’re all connected. I think people can often focus on just one and neglect the others, although society is coming to understand the importance of looking after mental wellness. 

FROM MY EXPERIENCE…

I’ve definitely noticed how progressive Lendlease is in this space. There’s a clear want to take care of its employees and I don’t feel that we’ll ever get complacent about that. Other businesses should be looking at Lendlease as a trendsetter and what we’re doing around health and wellbeing.

WHAT MAKES ME SMILE IS…

Training in mixed martial arts, which I’ve been doing for a number of years. It’s an important part of how I unwind and de-stress. I also love cooking – getting lost in a recipe is very therapeutic. 

LENDLEASE’S WELLBEING DAYS…

Reinforce our commitment to health and wellbeing – I’d never even heard of a ‘wellbeing day’ before I came to Lendlease.

LENDLEASE IS THE PLACE FOR ME BECAUSE…

We’ve built some of the world’s most important and significant buildings. The fact that we’re entrusted to build the 9/11 memorial or Parliament Houses in London highlights the type of company we are. You can clearly see the level of care we pour into each project – that’s the kind of company I want to learn and grow my career with. 

 
Alexandra Brown

Alexandra Brown

Alexandra Brown
Senior Development Manager

I’VE WORKED AT LENDLEASE FOR…

10 years. During that time, I have worked across a number of our projects in a development management capacity and recently joined the Residential business.

TO ME, WELLBEING IS ABOUT…

Being in a good place. It’s about having the energy, enthusiasm and resilience to undertake the task at hand, whether at home or at work. If you’re in a good place, then no matter what life throws at you, you will get there. 

FROM MY EXPERIENCE…

Friends are envious of the programmes we offer and the culture we’ve developed around health and wellbeing. There is probably even more we could do, so I think it’s important that we continue to promote and prioritise good mental health, flexible working opportunities for all and family friendly policies.

Thinking about what will make life easier and having an employer who is committed to helping us be our best can be really empowering and I’ve found small changes can make a huge difference. I currently work a four-day week and I do some of that from home. Both my husband and I work flexibly as this is the only way that we can juggle two careers, two small children and a happy home.

Flexibility works both ways, between parents / partners and between employer and employee, and having that little bit of give and take is key. 

FOR MY LAST WELLBEING DAY…

I went to a yoga class and then attended a half day Italian cookery course before picking up the children and eating what I had made earlier in the day for tea!

WHAT MAKES ME SMILE IS…

Being a volunteer librarian at my daughter’s school. It’s hectic and full-on, but it’s a happy place and provides a different perspective on the world.  It is extremely rewarding to be able to give children one-to-one time to help improve reading skills and to help them explore new books.

My other fail-safes are enjoying a G&T with friends, learning to play the piano, down-time with my family and most importantly, a good night’s sleep.

LENDLEASE IS THE PLACE FOR ME BECAUSE…

Flexible working allows me and my husband to enjoy our careers but at the same time enable us – and our children – to have a life resembling some form of normality. Most of the time!

If you’re interested in a role like Alexandra’s, visit our Lendlease careers page here