Sophie Richards

Talent Manager

Nicknames:    Sophs, AnakinSoph RIchards


How would you summarize what you do at Kinexus in one Paragraph?  

I work within the Defence team to make sure top contractors find top jobs.


What do you like best about working at Kinexus?

No one day is the same, and the people are ace.


What’s your favourite part of your job?

Getting to meet and get to know so many different types of people.


What has been your least favourite job and why?  

I had a paper round when I was a kid… those early morning killed me!


What makes you happiest?

Travelling the world. I’m lucky enough to have travelled across six continents and get a real buzz off immersing myself in new cultures.


What fad do you wish would come back? Which do you feel should stay gone forever?

Pokemon did not need to make a reappearance… at all!


Who’s your personal hero?

Being a pom I love Stephen Fry – he’s an amazing guy and does a lot of good for a lot of people.  And of course the mighty Jonny Wilkinson for winning us the 2003 World Cup and getting me hooked on rugby.


What are your 2 favourite albums? Why?

My old school favourite is Dire Straits, Sultans of Swing… what a classic. We used to listen to it on long car journeys on family holidays. More recently I loved Mumford and Sons’ Wilder Mind.


If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?

I’d be on a tropical beach somewhere, either Brazil or the Caribbean. I’d get up early for a swim in the sea, then relax with a book and a cocktail. In the evening I’d meet up with a bunch of mates, watch a live band and boogie until dawn.