Regional vice president, Tech Data
Career so far I spent a short time in accountancy and finance, followed by 20-plus years in the IT industry.
What was your first job and were you any good at it? I was a wine waiter. I was OK but with some mishaps. Spilling a tray of port over a man in a white suit and having to eject the French rugby team was among them.
Who was your top teenage pin-up? Debbie Harry.
My colleagues won't know this about me but... I was Scottish under-18 carpet bowls champion.
What is your favourite snack? Iberico ham.
What has been your career high point to date? Leading the UK business through £1bn sales and getting it on track to exceed £2bn.
Has 2013 been good, bad or ugly? It has been one of the most difficult but we will emerge from it strongly.
What do you say when asked at a party what you do for a living? Selling IT equipment for a company you've probably never heard of.
If I wasn't working in the channel I would probably be... less stressed but bored.
What will be the channel's biggest challenge in 2014? Anticipating change and helping customers deal with it.
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