Twice Kingston University graduate and currently IT Director at Bank of America, looking after the profit and loss systems for the bank.
Due to poor A-level grades I didn't get my first choice and so I chose a course that I thought I would enjoy which I did. The second time for my masters was because the course was seen as one of the best conversion courses into software engineering in the country.
Fun, fondness and maturing!
I suppose I came back for my masters and once for a reunion (can't remember what year).
I see quite a few in person I played rugby with at Kingston (one was my best man and another godfather to my son) and keep in touch with several of my course via Facebook.
I did yes both times; the first time I wanted to be in the oil industry and the second I wanted to work as a software engineer. When I first graduated I worked in the North Sea as a mud-logging geologist of all things and now I am an IT Director for Bank of America following my masters.
Transforming a dysfunctional team and aging failing system that was on the watch list with senior management. With the team I coached them into a much more collaborative and skilful one. With the system I got buy in from management for resources and time to transform it into one that was much more robust, ran faster and takes greater volumes (it's no longer on the management worry list). Off the back of this I was also promoted.
Drink less, stay as fit as possible and follow your heart to pursue the correct career from the start.
Probably fools and horses…
Being with family and friends at a good sporting event that involved a few drinks with good food. This would be followed by a round of golf on the Sunday. Preferably somewhere warm and near a beach.
I wanted to be professional sportsman. And I have very large vertebrae disks!
Being practical probably Bear Grylls so I didn't starve!
Lord of the Rings as you could read it several times without getting bored.
The Usual Suspects as I always see different things when I watch it.
Oh when I worked offshore I used to dream of Guinness and curry so it would be either of those.