What I do at Kilimanjaro
My primary role is to guide the tribe up the mountain. This means maintaining a level of awareness of what’s happening over the horizon, and nurturing my tribe to respond quickly to those opportunities or threats. I provide leadership and motivation, and try to encourage my tribe to live within our Golden Rules. Formally, I am responsible for the selection and appointment of our leadership. I assist my team leaders to develop policies, objectives and indicators. I monitor the progress and performance of our tribal team leaders. I like to maintain relationships with our key clients and allies. Statutory compliance and financial performance are important to me. The most important task is understanding every member of the tribe, and helping them to achieve personal excellence.
What I bring to the Tribe
I have more than 30 years’ experience as an entrepreneur, management consultant, senior executive, director and agribusiness professional. My diverse background, combined with strong analytical and facilitation skills, has given me a deep insight into businesses across most industry sectors and in various stages of development. My background explains the Kilimanjaro name and is central to our commitment to working with clients as a “farmers not hunters” –willing to invest for the long-term and keen to nurture lasting and trusted relationships. I like to think I have some wisdom, but not in the sense of being a “wise old man”. I also bring youth and humour.