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Forward Thinking Magazine : August 2011
62 in the spotlight in each edition of Forward Thinking we speak with the people at the forefront of Macquarie Adviser Services. This issue, we speak with david Barrett, Head of MAStech. 1. What has inspired you most both personally and professionally? The realisation that reward and satisfaction do come from hard work and dedication. A very influential teacher (John Inverarity, Test cricketer and long-term WA Shield team captain) once commented “talent is not enough!” – how right he was... 2. My mother always told me... Eat my greens – including those I’d stashed under the mash! 3. I am most proud of... My mother, who gets her energy from helping and supporting others, and expects nothing in return. Fiercely independent and never complaining, she’s a wonderful role model – Audrey Hepburn with a business brain! 4. WhenIwasachildI... Wanted to be a train driver, “cos twains can’t have cwashes!” How wrong! 5. At school I wanted to... Be a grown up! Also wrong! 6. I like talking about... A better listener than talker, I love discussions about something new and intriguing. 7. I don’t like talking about ... Myself, and work-related issues outside of the working environment. 8. If I wasn’t in my current role I’d be... Riding a bike through Italy! Or Spain! Or Ireland! Or... 9. My financial planner is always telling me... Do my job, and leave him to do his!