Company: Kingston Technology Europe.
Job title: Sales director UK and Ireland.
Place of birth: Watford, Herts.
Year of birth: 1962.
Marital status: Single.
Career highlights: 1996 to date: Kingston Technology Europe, where I have been sales director for UK and Ireland for just over five years. From 1995 to 1996 I was at Datrontech, before that at AST Europe and from 1989 to 1996 at Compaq Computer.
What do you love most about the IT industry? I love it because it is fast-moving and dynamic, relatively well paid, and I like the personalities that you meet along the way. I have made many friends in the IT industry which means that work can also be fun.
Which company do you most admire or respect in the IT business? Obviously Kingston Technology would be my first choice. Other than that, Microsoft.
Which individual do you most admire or respect in the IT business? John Tu, the president of Kingston Technology.
What is the biggest technology trend you anticipate in the next 12 months? The continuing convergence of mobile technology - phones, PDAs, cameras, MP3 and so on.
What is the one thing working in the technology industry has taught you? To stick to your principles and core values.
Which vendor's technology do you think has changed the face of IT? Microsoft.
How do you unwind or spend your spare time? Going for country walks with my boyfriend and dogs, meeting friends in nice wine bars and restaurants, gardening, watching TV, family get-togethers, shopping for shoes handbags.
Where is your favourite place to eat? At home.
What is your favourite drink? It depends on the time of day and the occasion. When out I love wine, but also am a great fan of real ale.
What is your favourite TV programme or film? Too many to choose from.
Who is your favourite musician, band, artist or genre? Again too many to choose from, but today I would choose Robbie Williams.
What career would you have pursued if you hadn't worked in the channel? Anything that would have paid me enough to keep me in the manner to which I was hoping to become accustomed.
What has been your greatest business achievement? Being appointed sales director at Kingston Technology in 2000. At that time the business was already very successful and well established in the UK, and I am proud that it has continued to grow and has doubled during the past five years to achieve about $133m in 2005.
What is your personal ambition? I have too many to list here, but probably the same as everybody else. I'd like to continue to enjoy life and work, to be healthy and have enough leisure time to spend relaxing with friends and family.
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