People wouldn’t know that I still fold my socks and jocks the military way I was taught when I was 17. I thought I would be a fighter pilot and joined the Air Force straight out of school. I’m still in the Reserve now and have had three deployments, but these days I tend to keep my feet on the ground.
My path was set on financial planning when my dad taught me the power of compound interest at age 11. After he got laid off by AMP after 36 years, he told me not to worry because they had a financial advisor. I now help people in the same way, going on a financial planning journey with them. The before and after is very satisfying, to see people come through with a solid position to set up their retirement.
I’ve taken up tennis again recently after enjoying it at school. On the home front, I proposed to my wife in the tallest building in the world in Dubai – there just happened to be some fireworks at the time, and I thought, well-planned. We restored an 80s caravan and love taking the three kids on holidays. Up at Wallaroo you can walk off the beach into the water with a beer in hand and pick up blue swimmer crabs with tongs. It doesn’t get much better than that.