Morna Metzger

Morna Metzger -

Morna Metzger

Part of the Metzger team since its inception 20 years ago, Morna relishes the challenge to constantly generate fresh ideas and she is always looking for opportunities to develop personally. She works with an open and direct style that makes her extremely approachable to clients and candidates. Morna operates in the Business and Support Services sector, with a strong leaning towards soft facilities management services.

What did life hold for you before Metzger?

Previously in the UK, I worked in advertising. Before that, I lived in Spain working in a property company, which gave me extensive sales experience, and taught me how to deal with lots of rejection!

Can you name one person who has really inspired you and why?

Without a doubt the amazing Nelson Mandela because he suffered for so many years for what he believed in and never gave up. His years in prison and the legacy he has left have made a huge impact both for South Africa and the rest of the world.

What values do you look for in a candidate?

Much the same as what motivates me – a desire to get under the skin of the culture and values required for a role – also I need to see honesty, a positive attitude and passion along with a desire to succeed.

What would be your best career advice?

Treat life as a journey – never stop learning, enjoy your job and always try to go the extra mile. Take risks, challenge yourself and follow your dreams.

Tell me something that no one knows about you?

There are probably lots of things such as completing the 3 Peaks Challenge and the New York Marathon. However, hardly anyone knows about my days as a croupier dealing on roulette tables in Zimbabwe at the Elephant Hill Country Club – at this time I owned a pet ostrich called Tony – who was actually female not male!

And finally, what is your burning ambition?

I’ve always wanted to follow the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, which leads to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain. I think it would be an amazing, uplifting and spiritual experience.


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