Welcome to my personal blog, and thanks for dropping-by.
I thought it would be nice to tell you something about me to give you an idea of who I am and where I fit in the world.
I have been working within the financial services industry since I came to Malaysia in 1993. In that time I have built up a considerable client base around the world. I travel extensively (at the invitation of clients and prospects) for personal interviews with people from all industries and of all nationalities.
I am married to a beautiful Malaysian woman that I met during my many years in Miri, Sarawak. Limah has two family restaurants in Sarawak and is working on opening a chain of franchise outlets throughout Malaysia. She keeps busier than me!
Limah and I
My personal goal is: “To achieve financial freedom by helping others achieve theirs”.
Prior to my arrival in Asia I had a wide and varied career. After I left university (degree in Chemistry with Oceanography) I served as an officer in the British Royal Marines followed by work in engineering, sales, marketing and national account management in a range of industries (electrical, dairy and petroleum).
Following my arrival in Asia, my sons Matthew and Mark, came over from the UK and settled here. Matthew now works within the financial services industry in Singapore and Mark has become one of the world’s leading experts in programming languages that I can’t even pronounce.
Matthew’s wife, Dulie, has given us two grandchildren – Sophia and Dylan.
Mark was married to Madeline during 2009 and we are now proud grandparents for the third and fourth time. Keira was born in March 2010 and Kyra has recently arrived in September 2013.
I guess that means I may have to review my own retirement plans!
Mark, Madeline and Keira
Hairul is son number three and he has now graduated from Griffith University in Brisbane Australia, with a degree in Business Studies. He is currently seeking full time employment in Australia where he would like to make his home. We now have a perfect excuse to holiday on the Gold Coast. No grandchildren that we know of here.
Limah and I shall probably be staying in South-East Asia, and close to the equator, for the foreseeable future. After all these years I have developed a severe dislike of the cold weather and seasons in either north or south hemispheres. Give me the heat and humidity!
I hope this has given you the opportunity to know me a little better and that we can help each other fulfil our dreams for the future.
Stay in touch, I am always happy to hear from you.