Kym Hamer: Global products manager, Rexam

What was your first-ever job? I worked on Sundays and during school holidays in the local ten-pin bowling centre - I put the shoes away and gave bowling lessons.

What’s been your worst job interview? I applied for and thought I was being interviewed for one job - they were interviewing me for another. Very awkward!

What was the first music single you bought? Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles.

How do you describe your job to your mates? We make drinks cans - 60 billion every year - for brands like Coke, Red Bull, Heineken, Pepsi and many others.

What is the most rewarding part of your job? Working with a great team to make a project happen or find a solution. I am pragmatic and have little patience for theory.

What is the least rewarding part? Detail - I’ve learned to manage it but I don’t like it.

What is your motto? There is no such thing as a bad decision - there are just some very unattractive consequences.

What’s your nickname? Kymmy, Kymbo or some other version of Kym. And hammer-time even though it’s not how my surname is pronounced.

If you were allowed one dream perk what would it be? Tough choice! A four-day week would give me the perfect work-life balance. On the other hand, a private jet…

What’s your favourite movie? The list includes The Matrix, The Bourne series and Skyfall. You’ve Got Mail, The Devil Wears Prada and Julie & Julia are my go-to rainy afternoon flicks.

Do you have any phobias? Snakes. There was an ‘incident’ in a picnic area outside Brisbane when I was a youngster.

If you could pick a celebrity to join your staff who would it be and why? Stephen Fry - such an interesting man and I love curious people.

If you could change one thing in grocery what would it be? Better home delivery/online service options. If clothing companies can promote delivery and free returns, why can’t supermarkets?

What luxury would you have on your desert island? My Kindle filled with books and with an endless power supply.

What animal best reflects your personality and why? A lion; I might roar every now and then but I’m just a big pussycat underneath.