Describe your role in 5 words.
Demonstrating South Australia’s value-add
Describe Adelaide in 5 words.
Unassuming, surprising, creative, family orientated
What do you love most about Adelaide, South Australia?
The world-class food and wine regions that are effectively part of the city. There’s nowhere else in the world where this access is so easy and part of your routine.
South Australia project or announcement that most excites or intrigues you?
Adelaide Biomed City. When I moved away from Adelaide, the West End was in need of rejuvenation. The area is unrecognisable now with the hub bringing together research, education, clinical care and business development. And more is coming!
My unknown talent I wish I could add to my CV?
Quiz master extraordinaire.
What do you love about London and Europe?
That people from all over the world are attracted to one of the world’s greatest cities. It creates a sense of enthusiasm, adventure and ambition.
If you could buy and live in any building in London/ Europe, what would it be?
Schloss Neuschwanstein in Germany
Best business advice – to give or have been given?
Intelligence is having two valid but contradictory views in your head at the same time, and arriving at a view.
Favourite South Australian wine?
Too many to choose, so to be fair will select one from the major regions. Adelaide Hills – Shaw & Smith; Barossa – Rockford; McLaren Vale – Primo; Coonawarra – Parker; Clare Valley – Sevenhill
Who would you like to invite to South Australia Club event – anyone in the world?
I’d have Anthony Bourdain cook-up a feast (South Australian produce, of course)
Favourite thing to do on a Sunday?
Take a long stroll in an area of London I haven’t seen, and map-out the best food to stop for along the way.
Tell us something 3 things about yourself that your colleagues would not know about you?
- I went through a phase of having shoulder-length hair – it could come back?
- My double-barrel name arose from an administrative error on my behalf
- One of my earliest jobs was milking cows at a dairy near Mt. Gambier