1. He knows a lot about alcohol, but mainly through his job as Director of Sourcing for Chivas Brothers, which involves developing a global strategy for a product with a strong local image.
2. He has spoken across the world about strategy, leadership and people development.
3. He is something of an expert in talent development and retention having previously been a product of the famous ‘leadership factory company, GE.
4. When he’s not working at work he can usually be found working on his road bike, climbing the hills around Stirling.
5. Being half Italian he is a very good cook. Just don’t ask him for his recipe for Sugo al Pomodoro.