Before working at SQN, what was the most unusual or interesting job you had in your career?
In 2008 I was given the chance to spend 2 weeks in China, looking at 2 Chinese GLP facilities in Beijing and Shanghai. It was a fascinating trip and the places and people were wonderful. Luckily it wasn’t all work and I was able to visit both the Forbidden City and the Great Wall, despite the intense heatwave and Olympic fever that was going on at the time.
How important is technology to the healthcare sector?
Technology is key to the success of the sector and SQN. In previous roles I have helped and guided the implementation of many new systems, both off-the-shelf and in house written systems, many of which are still in daily use now. Without these advances and efforts in IT systems/technology companies like SQN wouldn’t be able to compete and innovate in the way that we do.
Do you have a favourite quote?
I’ll have to mention my Italian friend who I used to weight train with, who seemed to have a quote for all situations. For example, when you lost your form and started to take shortcuts with the exercise you’d hear loudly “If I wanted to see a cheater, I’d go to the Zoo!”. Extra effort was required!
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I grew up on a farm that was only 5 miles from the SQN office I now work in! I’ve worked in many places over the past 30 years, but it’s great to be working locally again.
When are you at your happiest?
Probably when I’m solving a problem, especially if it has an IT angle. I also like the simple pleasures in life…. Family time, walking the dog, Apple tech! etc.
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