Ange Ferguson

change and strategic investment

I currently serve ThoughtWorks leading Change and Strategic Investment, driving alignment and execution of strategic initiatives across ThoughtWorks global business.

I joined ThoughtWorks in 2006, initially as a Project and Programme Manager. I subsequently joined the Australian management team as Head of Delivery, before a shift to a similar role for the India management team. On my return from India I took on the role of Managing Director for Australia, before taking on the Group MD role for the Asia Pacific region.

Before joining ThoughtWorks, I spent several years leading large and complex projects and programmes, in Australia, the UK and The Netherlands.

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.