Staff Spotlight: Emer Dowling

Director, Emer Dowling answers our 15 quick-fire questions in this 2nd edition of Staff Spotlight.


What is your role at Abacus?

Client director

What do you like most about your role? 

The varied nature of the role and interaction with clients and staff.

What do you like least about your role? 

Nothing of note – controlling my inbox perhaps?

What did you want to be when you were growing up? 

An air hostess.

If you could be successful in another profession, which would you choose? 

Either a fashion designer or a film director.

What is the ultimate question you would love to have the answer to?

Re-incarnation  –  will I come back and if so in what form?

Which living person do you most admire and why?

Warren Buffet  –  because he is a great business magnate, investor and philanthropist. Capable of making so much money and happy to give it away!

What’s your biggest inspiration? 

A job well done.

If you had just one hour with anyone of your choice (past or present), who would it be and why?

Nelson Mandela because he would have so much to tell.

What one piece of advice would you give to your teenage self?

“Work hard, enjoy the journey and believe in yourself”

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

My feet (they are ugly)

What period of history most fascinates you?

This is a difficult one.  Let’s go for either the Renaissance period or World War 1 followed by the Roaring 20s including the Suffragettes.

Do you have any fears or phobias?

Not overly keen on heights.

If you were to an animal, what would you be and why?

A dog as they are loving, loyal and treated as part of the family.

What book could you read over and over again?

None  –  I only ever read a book once!