What was your favourite subject at school? I loved learning about how geography directly impacts on countries natural resources and in turn, their economies.
What was your first job? Trainee Solicitor was my first official job. But in reality, it was working unpaid in my dad’s shop.
Which is your favourite restaurant /hotel? ORO, Kilmarnock road, Glasgow. Great food, nothing overly complicated and really well executed all the time.
How do you inspire your team I try to lead by example and would have a shot at most things. I’m also a big believer in being transparent and open with all our staff.
Which person in hospitality have you most admired / inspired you? Robert Kyle – RAD Hotels. Robert is someone who has built a significant hotel empire from sheer determination, hard work and excellent commercial acumen. Most of the time, I see him with his steel toe capped boots on, getting stuck in.
How do you manage your stress levels? I remember to spend time with my family and try to make sure I don’t let work overtake my time with the kids. In between, I try and run a little and play the odd game of football.
Instagram, Twitter or Facebook – and why? Probably Face Book as I find it less fiddly – but I am a dinosaur.
If you had not gone into hospitality, where do you think you would be now? I’m pretty sure I would still have been in financial services. Hopefully I would have made some good progress, but if it doesn’t work out for me in hospitality, I’m sure I can get back into finance.
What did you do on your last days off? Last day what?? I had a 3 week holiday in October where I went to India to spend some time with family. Was very much needed.
What do you do to relax, to support your wellbeing? Swear at people underneath my breath and then try and listen to some relaxing music!