Who has made the biggest impact on your career and why?

A bit of a cliché, but the biggest influence on my career is my Dad.  He worked in the banking industry all his career and was a huge advocate of the principles of ethical lending and upholding the “Banker’s duty of care”.  Sometimes saying “no” to a client isn’t what they want to hear, but over extending credit when it’s unaffordable can cause more damage for both parties in the long run.


Name a business achievement in the last 12 months that you are proud of.

I have spent the last 2 years working in the recruitment finance sector. Adapting my previous experience and knowledge to this sector was difficult but ultimately really rewarding to succeed in a business different to what I am accustomed to.


If you could gain a new skill or power instantly, what would you choose?

Predicting the future would be useful, reading the financial markets or the winning lottery would be a bonus!



What is one thing that instantly makes your day better?

A bit of banter with colleagues always gives me a lift. We’re all human at the end of the day, and we really shouldn’t take life too seriously!


What is your favourite random fact?

There are 52 cards in a deck of playing cards, meaning the total possible combinations is 52 factorial, so 52x51x50x49 etc. A number so big it represents the amount of atoms in our entire galaxy, so a deck of cards shuffled properly is likely to have never been before or will never be repeated.


What title would you give your autobiography?

Stop Procrastinating


Where would you go in a time machine?

Probably just a hundred years in the future, look at what the last 100 years has done to the human race. Maybe see if Tottenham Hotspur ever win the Premier League, doubt it.


If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you and why?

My drum kit, fishing rod and a brewing kit.