6 Apr 2022

Meet Anne Seldon


Anne Seldon talks about her role and what it includes, the risks and challenges she faced along with answering intelligent and interesting questions from our connect participants.

Anne explains that exams gave her anxiety, that even though she knew the content and would nail classwork that exams would get the best of her. However, this never stopped Anne from giving up. She showed persistence and resilience to achieve what she wanted.

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What does Anne Seldon do?

Anne was very eager about being a part of the next supersonic aircraft. It’s very different to commercial aircraft, it’s a lot smaller and would be a new challenge. 

Anne is responsible for:

  • Designing and building systems which go inside aircraft
  • Look after people, help them learn and perform their best work
  • Responsible for finding new and easier ways of doing things
  • Subject matter expert in reliability, maintainability, and testability 
  • Help build in what is called ‘design for life’ concepts

What is ‘design for life’?

  • Safety
  • Inspection
  • Repair
  • Maintainability
  • Logistics
  • Standards
  • Quality
  • Cost
  • Reliability
  • Testability

It’s important to keep the balance as there are consequences for everything! One point can put another off balance, and it may cause a collapse.

This is all used to keep aviation safe.

What skills do you need to be an engineer?

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Best piece of advice?

‘Stay curious and remember, failure is not the end.’
– Anne Seldon

A massive thank you to Anne for joining us for Outbox 2021.

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