What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Spend more time looking through the windscreen on your journey than you do in the rearview mirror. The journey ahead can be changed by you.
What is the most important thing you’ve learnt in your career?
Attitude and work ethic are more fundamental to successful teams than just looking for knowledge and experience.
What is the one change you think is critical for the industry?
Further monetisation of TV content, enabling further investment in ecosystem innovation by the TV industry, not just the benefit to the advertising industry.
What makes this industry special?
Exciting consumers through extraordinary experiences – TV continues to be the main content viewing space and it brings people and families together for special moments.
What key skills do you think are needed for your role?
Creating lasting relationships, providing context and clarity, and generating energy. Luckily Xperi works across highly innovative & exciting markets that bring entertainment through technology.
What do you think is the biggest challenge that the industry needs to address?
Further ease of content-centric discovery irrespective of the source. Consumers continue to appreciate this, and therefore expect convenience and quality.
What is your desert island luxury item?
I’d ask that the desert island comes with a golf course!
What kept you sane during lockdown?
Spending time with my family and watching my daughter grow-up more closely than I would normally see with business travel. That, and we introduced our dog, Rosie to our family right at the beginning of lockdown and she has become a huge part of my daughter’s life.
What are you passionate about?
Fulfilment and success – I treat them differently and in that order. If your life and career are fulfilling, then success becomes less about you and more about the success of the company, your team, your partners, your network, and even the industry itself.
If you had a catchphrase what would it be?
Just do it – corporate life and home life can be slowed by over-analysis. Sometimes you should just need to agree to go with your gut and get on with it!