Ange Ferguson

Group Managing Director - Asia Pacific, ThoughtWorks

Ange is the Group Managing Director, Asia Pacific for ThoughtWorks which includes twelve offices across South East Asia, China and Australia. She works closely with our clients located in and serviced by these offices to help them obtain a sustained competitive position through the innovative application of technology. She also works closely with our country Managing Directors to oversee our operational results, and the strategic evolution and expansion of our business across those regions.

The Interview

With ThoughtWorks, I've visited

more places than I ever thought I'd have the chance to, and I still have many more places I want to discover. So far working with ThoughtWorks has taken me to Xi'an, Beijing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Gurgaon, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, London, Manchester, Istanbul, Berlin, Johannesburg and Kampala

The best advice I can give a current or future ThoughtWorker is

there are so many opportunities to do unexpectedly amazing things - and saying yes to as many as possible leads to awesome experiences!

One of the most interesting stories I recall from my time at ThoughtWorks was when

a small group of us, in a convoy of vans were stuck in the mud in the Eastern Cape of South Africa (which thankfully meant that we didn't inadvertently drive into a river) and were rescued by a wonderful group of folks from the Zithulele Hospital.

The thing I love most about my work is

that I work with curious, passionate people who love what they do, have actively chosen to do it and love taking that passion and curiosity to every situation they find themselves in.