I grew up in?
Jerdacuttup, Western Australia. That’s down south, near Esperance. My folks had a sheep farm and I rode horses a lot. I was the first person to ride a horse to my primary school; a distance of 27 kilometres. It’s a curious claim to fame I know.
I married Rita in 1985. We met in Ardagh Brothers clothing store on Burt Street, Boulder. She took my breath away. We have two, furry, four-legged kids.
I started selling real estate for Brown James & Associates in Kalgoorlie in 1985. Rita and I moved to Perth in 1989 and I bought a run down real estate business in Victoria Park. Through hard work, determination and the commitment of a dedicated team I built a successful business that was at the forefront of technological and management practices.
Crazy stuff I’ve done
I’ve done a solo skydive, abseiled, para-glided and para-bungeed. I rode a bucking calf once but not for long. In 2005 I cycled from Kalgoorlie to Perth – a distance of 600 kilometres – in 19 hours, 6 minutes. My best and only marathon time was 4:37 for the City-to-Surf marathon in 2009.
To keep fit
I climb Jacob’s Ladder in Perth four or five times a week. It’s hypnotic.
So is boxing, which I do at Lindley’s gym in Carlisle. I’m not great but I have a go. That’s the Australian way, right?
- Master of Business Administration
- Post Graduate Diploma Internet Studies (Internet communications)
- Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) (Internet Studies)
- The Tao of Physics, Frijof Capra
- The History of Sexuality, Volume 1, Michel Foucault
- Discipline and Punish, Michel Foucault
- 1984, George Orwell
- Bat Out of Hell, Meatloaf
- Hotel California, Eagles
- The Wall, Pink Floyd
- Rumours, Fleetwood Mac
- The Phantom of the Opera
We learn about who we are at the limits of what we believe is possible.
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