|Tell us about your job and what’s involved on a typical day?On a typical day I wake up at 6 and into the office for 8am, I catch up with my team and administrator, client meetings all day and I usually finish around 6 and head to the gym. Dinner at 7 with my family, finally catch up on emails and bed for around 11pm.
What previous roles and experiences led you to your present position?
I had a Legal background in England however I decided to pursue a career in finance on relocation to Scotland and was lucky enough to secure employment at the downturn of the market and since then have never looked back.
What do you like most about this company?
That I am not simply a small cog in a large wheel and being part of the tremendous growth so far, and massive expansion plans on the agenda.
What do you consider the key challenges for the mortgage industry this year?
Lenders placing cap on income multiples for first time buyer’s and further tightening of affordability rules. At a more local level, the withdrawal of Help To Buy in Scotland with no funding guaranteed after 2015.
What are the most important personal satisfactions connected with your job?
I am the most satisfied on securing new business whether it’s a private client or a new account for the firm.
Who is your role model and why?
My role model is Hilary Clinton, she’s incredibly inspiring with her success in entering a male dominated political arena together with her feminist views and preference of boardroom to kitchen!
If you could take back one career decision, what would it be?
None, I never look back and always focus on the future.
If we were to ask your work colleagues about you, what would they say and why?
They would say I am demanding and lack in patience!
If you could take three other people to dinner with you, who would it be and why?
- President Bush, because I want to see him choke on a pretzel and post the video on YouTube.
- Victoria Beckham for gossip on New York fashion week and entrepreneurial hints/skills she used to put her brand on a global platform and ultimately steal the limelight from David.
- Finally, Nicola Sturgeon to discuss how Scotland plans to support first time buyers once HTB 1 funds are exhausted and the schemes, if any, they intend to implement.
Salad or chips?
Chips with cheese any day!
What are your hobbies?
Keeping fit and horse riding.
What is your favourite film?
It changes all the time but American Sniper just now.
What is your favourite book?
Very embarrassing to admit but Fifty Shades of Grey…
Who is your current mortgage with?
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