Dec 11, 2009
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Position: MD, Softline Accpac
Main Activity of the Company: Business applications, including financial, enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management
Date and Place of Birth: April 13, 1954, Johannesburg
Education: BSc (civil engineering), MBA, University of the Witwatersrand
First Job: Civil engineer
Career History Prior to Current Position: I have worked in the information technology industry since 1985
Size of First Pay Packet: R400
First Job with Present Group: MD
Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated
Number of People under Your Leadership: 70
Management Style: Open-door, with very few meetings
Personal Best Achievement: Not stated
Professional Best Achievement: Building Accpac into a market leader in Africa
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My father
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Norman Adami, who persuaded me to leave corporate life and go it alone
Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Bill Gates
Philosophy of Life: Treat people as you would like to be treated
Biggest Ever Opportunity: Starting my own business
Hope for the Future: A nonracial South Africa
Favourite Reading: Autobiographies
Favourite TV Programme: BBC
Favourite Food/Drink: Seafood/red wine
Favourite Music: Rock
Favourite Sport: Golf
Favourite Website: Wiki
Hobbies: Yachting, bird watching and game viewing
Car: Mercedes-Benz CLK
Pets: A couple of dogs
Miscellaneous Dislikes: People who bring problems without solutions
Favourite Other South African Company: The breweries, of course
Favourite Foreign Company: Virgin
Married: Anne Marie
Children: Roz and Greg
Clubs: Bryanston Country Club
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