Amelia De Angelis
Chief Operating Officer
Nicknames: Mills, Meels
How would you summarize what you do at Kinexus in one paragraph?
We’ve got big plans and I help plot the way to get us from A to B.
What do you like best about working at Kinexus?
I get the opportunity to work with our ops team to create some really cool things for our team. I’m continuously inspired by their dedication, creativity and commitment to evolve how we do things.
What’s your favourite part of your job?
That whenever I sit in a meeting, someone always brings chocolate.
What has been your least favourite job and why?
I once worked in a pub in Redfern. I lasted two shifts before working out I was much better at drinking a glass of wine than pouring a pint of beer.
What motivates you to succeed?
I’m inquisitive by nature. For me it’s all about the challenge of working out how to do something and making it happen.
Why did you choose your profession?
I love business. You don’t go into my type of role for the fame or the fortune. You go into it to be part of the intricacies of the inner workings of a business.
What makes you happiest?
Summer Sunday arvos.
What’s your greatest achievement and how has it shaped you?
That’s a tough one. I’d like to say because there’s been too many to choose from. Ha! Whilst it may not seem great, it is one that has shaped my thinking since. When I was 15 I was nominated to sit on the NSW Student Representative Council (big deal for a country kid). There was about 8 of us from across the state and our role was to consult with government agencies and corporations to plan initiatives and address youth issues. It was through this experience that I realised age, status and background means nothing. If you have something important to share, speak up. People will listen.
What fad do you wish would come back? Which do you feel should stay gone forever?
I’ve never been one for fads but a few years ago wellies were in which would come in handy in Melbourne. Which one can stay gone forever? Guys wearing their pants so low they’re about to fall around their ankles.