Q&A with Jeremy Satchell
In the second of our series profiling ICN industry advisors, we sat down with Jeremy Satchell, who joined the ICN SA team in 2018.
Before working for ICN what was your professional background?
I spent 13 years in the Australian Army as an Artillery Officer. I was privileged to lead Aussie troops on operations in Afghanistan and also completed a two year posting as an instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the UK.
What does a Supply Consultant do on a day-to-day basis?
As a Supply Consultant, I am typically working with bidders, prime or head contactors to identify possible supply chain solutions. With the major defence projects attracting significant interest from overseas suppliers, I support them in navigating the Australian marketplace and connect them with potential partners.
I also spend plenty of time with local SME, assisting them in identifying opportunities, understand the market and supporting their development.
What is the most enjoyable part of being a Supply Consultant?
The most enjoyable part of my role is connecting with local industry and helping them grow. Its great to get out on the road and see first hand the fantastic capability we have in our backyard.
Which is your proudest achievement while working at ICN?
ICN SA is a very strong team. We all support each other to attract new clients and bring opportunities to our local suppliers. In the short time I’ve been here, the team has delivered a wider range of industry development workshops and attracted some of Australia’s largest projects to the Gateway. I’m proud to play a small part in that.
Outside of work what are your main interests?
I’m a passionate Aussie Rules supporter and player (when not injured!). I’m also a proud ambassador of Soldier On, a veterans support organization with a focus on achieving meaningful employment for veterans and their families.
Why is ICN a great place to work?
Everyday is different. And its always about supporting growth and development. The flexibility we have in our role to support SME is fantastic.
What is the best thing about living and working in South Australia?
Its an exciting time to be in SA. The positivity and excitement within industry is fantastic and its easy to understand why when you have the largest defence projects in Australia’s history being delivered in town. Coupled with the developing Space sector and significant investment in the resource and renewable industries and you’ve got a great business climate.
The food and wine aren’t bad either!
And finally, what one thing could you not live without and why?
Family. I know that’s the easy answer, but its why we do what we do – to keep them happy.
And coffee – that’s allows me to deal with my family each morning…..