Tuesday 27 September 2016

'I was told there's no value in science'

Published 16/08/2015 | 02:30

The most broke I've ever been was ... "when I had to get a loan from my parents when I was at uni. The loan was to pay off my student debts."

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The best advice I've ever been given was … "'start as you mean to go on'. It came from my father."

The worst advice I've ever been given was …

"well, I won't say who gave me this, but someone did once tell me there's no value in doing science. That was when I was getting to the end of my time in school."

My pets are … "two dogs, an Airedale terrier called Clover, a toy poodle called Bento, and a cat called mittens."

The maximum I'd spend on medical care for them is … "we wouldn't put a limit on it. I'd have to answer to my kids, and they can be pretty demanding!"

My favourite personal investments are … "unsurprisingly, biotech stocks are where I'm most comfortable. Generally, the life sciences areas and, of course, animal health."

My management style is ... "open, communicative and empowering."

The best holiday I've taken recently ... "was a trip around the south island of New Zealand with my family."

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