What’s the most exciting thing about your job?
As newly appointed Global Partnership Manager based in Alexandria, Sydney, Australia, I get to work across multiple time zones and different cultures and industries, never a dull moment.
Who’s inspired you most in your career?
I have been fortunate to work with many executive/senior managers in a past financial services career, who helped guide, develop and realign my career ambitions. More recently I’ve had phenomenal management and peers.
If you were an item in a warehouse, what would you be?
Anything vaguely related to the Boating, Lifestyle and Adventure website (https://bla.com.au/)
If you had to do it all over again, what would you do different?
Take a gap year, and complete tertiary studies before full time work.
What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you at work?
Those who celebrated my 21st in Financial services will know, but I cannot elaborate…
Who or what makes you laugh?
My wife, mates and peers; they’re a funny and nutty bunch in SmartFreight.
Do you have any hidden talents?
Yes, I should be paid big bucks on the Pro Fishing circuit.
Who would be your favourite party guest?
Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forest (WA Mining).
What is the greatest luxury in your life?
My Tinny (that’s an aluminium boat).
What is your favourite guilty pleasure?
Oak Milkshakes (AU brand of milk) and gelato.
Do you have any secret ambitions?
Fly a chopper.
What’s your dream holiday destination?
What are your three favourite movies of all time?
Ronin – 1998 – Action/Thriller.
The Shawshank Redemption – 1994 – Drama/Crime.
A River Somewhere – 1997 – Documentary.
What is your favourite book of all time?
Lure Fishing for Beginners, a great read!
What’s your favourite pastime?
Can you work it out by the previous answers? Sorry family time, phew, good save…
If you won the Lottery, what would you do?
More exotic fishing locations, and fishing humpy in remote AU, NZ or Colorado, USA.
What would be your advice to someone thinking about coming into the industry (apart from “don’t do it”)?
I would say do it, the people, the industry and characters make it a varied environment, super clever and no two days are the same.