A Little About Me
I recall spending my school holidays at ‘work’ with my parents and at 14 had my first Saturday job filling up Mister Whippy Ice Cream vans with diesel – not the most glamorous work I’ve ever done. I suppose this was the start of fueling my zest for ‘making things happen’ and seeing business as a natural part of life.
My first job out of college was to be with the DHSS, but all that changed when my dad shared his vision after spotting a gap in the market for a local independent car rental company. “What do I know about vehicle rental?” I said to my dad. He responded, gesturing a small gap between his thumb and index finger: “About that much less than me!”
I knew as soon as I’d passed my driving test that I’d get roped into evenings and weekends so decided to turn down the DHSS and give it a go. We kicked off with four cars, a mini bus and a van. The rest, as they say, is history.
I learnt a lot about business over the 14 years that followed – we built a fleet of vehicles to 100 +, expanded across multiple locations, grew a team, a strong customer base and even built a petrol station from the ground up. Along the way there were many lessons learnt, some fantastic highs and some pretty devastating lows and lots of stuff in between.
You can read more about this and what has brought me to where I am today via my timeline, below.