Job title: Director of channel business.
Place of birth: Wigan.
Year of birth: 1947.
Marital status: Yes.
Career highlights: I was Hawke Systems' marketing director, and then moved into rentals and ran the Sun business for Syscap Computer rentals.
What do you love most about the IT industry? It is forever changing, so you are forever learning.
Which company do you most admire or respect in the IT business? Sun.
Which individual do you most admire or respect in the IT business? Trudy Norris Grey of Sun.
What is the biggest technology trend you anticipate in the next 12 months? The impact of new multicore technology.
What is the one thing working in the technology industry has taught you? What goes around comes around.
Where do you think the channel will be in five years time? I think the channel will be almost entirely dominated by systems integrators.
Which do you think is the most influential vendor in the UK? IBM.
Which do you think is the most influential ISV in the UK? Oracle.
Which vendor's technology do you think has changed the face of IT? Sun.
How do you unwind or spend your spare time? I play a game that is very similar to golf. I also spend a lot of my time being active in a local church.
Where is your favourite place to eat? L'Ortolan restaurant, Reading
What is your favourite drink? I do like a good pint of real ale.
What is your favourite TV programme or film? I like both the UK and the US versions of The Apprentice.
Who is your favourite musician, band, artist or genre? Os car Peterson.
What is your favourite book? The Bible.
What career would you have pursued if you hadn't worked in the channel? I would work full time in an active evangelical church.
What has been your greatest business achievement? Developing the rental business for Sun at Syscap.
What is your personal ambition? To retire when I am 60.
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