Managing director, Simms International
Career so far
Farming to Simms.
What was your first job and were you any good at it?
Milking cows. The cows always appeared very happy!
Who was your top teenage pin-up?
The Arsenal football team.
My colleagues won't know this about me but...
I failed both my A-levels.
What is your favourite snack?
What has been your career high point to date?
My time at Simms both in the UK and Australia.
Has 2013 been good, bad or ugly?
2013 to date has been a good year.We are achieving our goals and everyone in the company is proud of our IIP gold accreditation.
What do you say when asked at a party what you do for a living?
Can I get you a drink?
If I wasn't working in the channel I would probably be...
What will be the channel's biggest challenge in 2014?
Answering the 2015 CRN A-List questionnaire.
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