Managing director, DCC Technology and Exertis Group
What was your dream career as a child?
What has been your personal highlight of 2019?
My son's school leavers party!
Which famous person deserves a (gentle) slap?
David Cameron… obvs!
What two things (apart from family) would you grab if your house was on fire?
Passport and sun cream…
Which of your 2019 predictions have come to pass?
Tomorrow will be better still…Multi-tenant edge compute! Oh, and Wales winning the Rugby World Cup!
What TV show have you binge watched this year?
How has 2019 been from a business perspective?
Sparkling. More customers, more products, more geographies - doing more!
What annoys you most about your commute?
If you could witness one past event, what would it be?
Martin Luther King Jr's ‘I have a dream' speech - because we all now dare to dream.
How do you explain the channel to people?
We provide brands with reach and access to markets, we offer leverage to resellers and retailers enabling them to focus on their core business - doing more for customers - and we simplify the supply chain for both.
What have been your favourite and least favourite partner conference destinations?
Lake Como and Vegas.
What is the biggest challenge facing the channel in 2020?
Talent and direct subscription - XaaS.
Sarah Shields to become channel chief for Austria, Switzerland and the Nordics
Red Hat CEO James Whitehurst has also been appointed company's president
Dell and Dell EMC president roles merged
Cybersecurity vendor claims to have tripled its EMEA business over the last six months
Joe Macri says he will be 'retiring' from Microsoft
Distie reveals plans to sign up more vendors
Revenue climbs more than 60 per cent in Q3
Vendor says that a number of partners would not have been able to attend due to travel restrictions
London-based Microsoft partner Minttulip is one of six firms highlighted in CRN Rising Stars 2020. A focus on “success management” has underpinned its lightning revenue and profit growth, according to MD Rob Mossop