As a Non-Exective Director, I enjoy providing guidance, support and accountability to the management team learned through my experience as a CEO.

What’s your area of expertise / responsibility at Switch?

Director | Advisor

How did you end up working at Switch?

I have known many of the Switch team for some time and was invited to be a member of the board. It was an easy decision – Switch is impressive and I jumped at the chance to be a part of it.

What were your initial observations at Switch?

I was impressed with the Switch Core Values and the absolute focus on building staff and delivering the best possible service to every customer.

What impresses you most about Switch Telecom?

Switch is a team of people with a collective desire to be the best – not just the best in the industry, but the best it is possible to be.

One thing you’d say to the next new hire at Switch?

Congratulations. Hang on for the ride of your life. This is going to be fun, and exciting and satisfying and rewarding.

Your favourite thing to do when you’re not working at Switch?

Hanging out with my family, and especially with my three small grandchildren.

One thing you’ve always wanted to do that hasn’t been ticked off your bucket list?

Visit the Incan ruins at Machu Picchu in Peru.

Craziest thing you’ve ever done?

White water rafting down the Colorado river in the Grand Canyon, with a vertical helicopter ride out at the end.

Your most treasured possession?

Not my possession at all, but my wife. She has supported and encouraged me through good times and bad.

Your 3 tips for an enjoyable holiday?

1. Don’t overplan. 2. Good and bad experiences can both make good memories and good stories to tell. 3. If you have time and money, anything is possible.

If you could be a superhero who would it be and why?

The Man of Steel has been around longer than I have, and is still the best!

Your favourite quote?

“I have learned, in whatever situation I am, to be content.” The Apostle Paul. (Note that contentment is not complacency)

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