Q. What attracted you to your current position?
A. I felt that it was appropriate to start giving something back to the community, but I found it difficult to find something that suited my skills, where I felt that I could make a positive contribution. I enjoy being at the heart of the organisation, and the cut and thrust of it all.
Q. What drew you to finance?
A. I'm an engineer by training, but I felt that I was not valued as a contributor to a business or organisation as an engineer. I started working for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Security Pacific Bank, and enjoyed working in such a vibrant environment. I like the clarity, logic and simplicity of working with money and making it work for the organisation.
Q. What do you like to do outside work?
A. I play golf and squash, and I cycle. I enjoy skiing and playing the piano - I like being busy. I don't watch much television.
Q. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
A. Children's mental health is very important. If something traumatic happens to a child, it has a long-lasting impact and can lead to significant detrimental behaviour that has a big cost to the individual and to society. So I would ensure mental health was given greater prominence.