At Thomson Reuters, we are trusted for the decisions that matter most, empowering customers to act with confidence in a complex world. Our intelligent information starts with talent. Businesses and professionals all over the globe rely on the people of Thomson Reuters to transform knowledge into action, so they can shape outcomes on the world stage. That’s why we’re showcasing some of our employees that help deliver solutions that enable our customers to do amazing things. Read the brief interviews below and check out the entire series here.
Paul Lockyer – Managing Director (TRGR)
What do you see as the key to successful innovation?
The majority of us rely on the fantastic ideas and inspiration from a smaller number of others, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, to drive innovation. To be successful I see my role as someone who creates the platform for innovation to be successful. Someone who listens to learn, trying not to simply listen to reply. Someone who helps the inspired make their ideas real.
Why do you care so much about the business and its employees?
Thomson Reuters is the company I will have worked for the longest through my whole life, with more sacrifices and more enjoyment than any other. We only get one life and I’ve chosen to spend the significant years of my career with Thomson Reuters. Our business is about giving people across the world an advantage; we make the most money from doing that for professionals – the real inspiration for me comes from our trust values and knowing we also contribute to informing the world and changing lives for the better. I’m inspired and proud of our frontline staff in conflict zones who are prepared to put themselves in danger to tell the world the truth.
How do you stay motivated on difficult days?
One of our favourite family sayings is, “If you don’t climb the mountain, you can’t see the view.” On a difficult day it’s worth remembering the views you’ve already seen, and the new views you will see when you finish climbing the current mountain – no matter how steep or painful it seems at that moment.
If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?
Nothing. Thinking about what might have been (with the exception of my ever-failing football team) isn’t where I choose to spend my energy. I’m incredibly proud of my family and our collective achievements. Focusing on what more we can do, professionally and as a family, is exciting and fulfilling.
What song do you listen to when you really want to get something done?
That’s an easy one, I don’t. If I really want to get something done, I much prefer silence. I love music and have a very eclectic taste. In the office or out cycling, if I need to concentrate, then I’m afraid I can’t multi-task, including listening to music!