What is your current job and how long have you been doing it for?
I am currently the Head of Business (Managing Director) for HSBC Management (Guernsey) Limited which is a fund manager of alternative fund products in the HSBC Global Asset Management division. I have been doing this for 2 years now.
What does a typical day at the office look like for you?
It really depends! Some days are governance days (running the company) some are spent on investigation and problem solving but it could easily be people management, product development, buying a property, refinancing or overseeing a review on money laundering controls. Every day is varied.
If you weren’t doing your current job what would you like to do?
I always wanted to be an agent for science fiction or fantasy novelists. The reason being that I would get to read the new books faster than the general public.
What was your first job?
My first job whilst at school was as a kitchen porter at a restaurant on the Bridge. I hated it. I quickly moved to paper rounds and working for the GP printing team. My first job out of school was working for the civil service (Guernsey Telecoms). I hated that too. I quickly moved to be an advertising sales executive (a much better job) then decided to go to university.
How long have you been involved in YBG?
I have been part of the YBG since moving back to the Island. I joined a few months after getting back in 2008.
What is your favourite thing to do in Guernsey?
My favourite thing to do on Guernsey is the flexibility on free time. There are so many things that you can do simply because you don’t have a 3 hour commute every day. I get to spend time with my family out and about (including ferrying my children round to cubs, rugby, dance, drama) be a member of a choir (the Accidentals), be involved in some great G.A.D.O.C or Evoke shows, work with YBG and Chamber and extracurricular work forums such as the Guernsey Investment Funds Association. If I lived anywhere else I could not do half of that.
Which three people would you have at your dinner table and why?
PG Wodehouse, Stephen Fry and Dorothy L Sayers. These three people have given me so much enjoyment through the years that I would just want to thank them.