What is your greatest strength?
Innovation. Collaboration. Building support channels
What is your greatest weakness?
I cannot suffer fools or indecisiveness.
What scares you?
Weak and passive aggressive people
What virtue do you admire in people?
Integrity, strength, honesty, loyalty, Integrity & directness
If you could do another job, what would it be?
I love the idea of owning a Café/Coffee Bar/Steak house where friends would drop in at all hours day and night for a drink, a meal and a chat. There would be The Captains Table set for 12 and only ever used by me and my friends. (Yes I know that would be hard work but In My Dream Job I wouldn’t have to do anything except entertain friends)
What's one thing about you that would surprise people?
How irreverent I am about life and politics
What's your most treasured possession?
People: My family, my friends and close business associates
What's your idea of absolute happiness?
Lunch and dinner with close friends overlooking Table Mountain in Cape Town
If you could have dinner with two famous people, who would you choose?
Elon Musk and Richard Branson
If you could turn back time, what would you change in your life?
I would have studied further, learned how to read music and stayed in Australia when I first came here in ’69. I left at the end of ’73 (the Whitlam years) then came back in ’88 with a family
What is your greatest achievement?
I’ve had a number of careers in five different fields: Music, Advertising, Marketing, Management and lastly Franchise Management and I have been lucky to have achieved some success in all those fields
Who is your personal hero?
What's the most Australian thing about you?
My Passport and my love of Beer
Where would we find you at a party?
In a corner with the nerds
lf you were down to your last $20, what would you spend it on?
A meat pie and a Beer