Rich Thompson

CEO, ANS

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Rich Thompson

What has been your business highlight of 2022?

Joining ANS and working with our amazing team, customers and partners.

If you were ruler of your own country, what law would you introduce first?

Digital inclusion for everyone.

Which channel or tech leader (outside of your own company) has impressed you most in 2022?

Tom O'Hagan (Virtual 1) and their sale to TalkTalk.

If you had a warning label, what would it say?

"No bullshit please!"

What was your first job?

Door man at my uni bar.

What was the last book you read, and was it any good?

I'm working my way through The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday, and World Class by the former rugby world cup winner Will Greenwood. Both are excellent.

What's the most important lesson you've learned from another business leader or mentor?

Keep things simple - do fewer things brilliantly!

Who would play you in a movie of your life?

Cristian Bale - channel my inner Batman.

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