Chairman, Centerprise International
What was your dream career as a child?
To be a pilot.
What has been your personal highlight of 2019?
To see the success of Centerprise through proper implementation of our strategy.
Which famous person deserves a (gentle) slap?
Michael Dell. After telling us in a number of speeches how much he is enjoying managing Dell as a private company, he has decided to go public again.
What two things (apart from family) would you grab if your house was on fire?
My glasses and my pillow.
Which of your 2019 predictions have come to pass?
That I will not give up smoking.
What TV show have you binge watched this year?
How has 2019 been from a business perspective?
It has been a great year.
What annoys you most about your commute?
If you could witness one past event, what would it be?
Churchill in his finest hour.
How do you explain the channel to people?
It is the tip of the UK IT industry iceberg.
What have been your favourite and least favourite partner conference destinations?
CRN, of course, is the favourite and the European forum is the least favourite.
What is the biggest challenge facing the channel in 2020?
Implementing digital transformation and digital process as well as continuing the business analytics development.