Job title: Chief executive.
Year of birth: 1957.
Place of birth: Hull, England.
Career outline: From 1981 to 1993 I was managing director of Saint Group. From 1993 to 1999, I was chief executive of Danka International and from 2000 to present I’ve been chief executive of Azzurri Communications.
What motivates you every morning to get up and work in the channel? Growing the company.
What has been the most over-hyped technology in the past five years? 3G.
What will be the most underrated technology in the next five years? Wireless.
Which technology would you most like to have invented? Mobile phone.
Do you have any regrets from your time in the industry? Not acquiring more businesses.
What is the biggest hurdle you have faced in your career? Changing industry sector in 2000.
What is the biggest success of your career? Creating a business that grew from a blank sheet of paper in 2000 to one that was valued at £180m by 2006.
What piece of technology could you not live without? My mobile phone.
What would be your advice to anyone starting a career in IT? Good choice, stick with it.
What would you like for Christmas if you could have anything? To win the King George horse race on Boxing day.
What is your favorite karaoke song? Marie-Anne.
What would be the title of your autobiography? Don’t Buy This Book.
Do you have any phobias? No.
How many beers before you fall over? 6.
Number of staff you manage? 8.
What is your golf handicap? 18.
What car do you drive? Range Rover.
Number of air miles you have? No idea, but quite a few.
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