How do you like to start your weekend?
With Friday afternoon drinks with friends.
What’s your favourite thing to do on a Saturday morning?
Breakfast with mates at Bulimba.
How do you like to unwind?
Motor-racing via competing or watching. My hobbie is racing cars.
What are your essentials for a well-spent weekend?
Alcohol, beach, motor-racing.
What’s something you’ve been meaning to do on the weekend but haven’t got around to yet?
Finishing off my race-car build.
What’s your favourite thing to do on a Sunday evening?
Going to the cinema or New Farm Park.
What are you looking forward to next weekend?
Taking my new boat out on to the water and going to Tangalooma.
What are you reading at the moment?
Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School by Richard Branson.
What inspires you?
Successful life stories where people have created a better life by commitment and hard work and have created their own luck. I don’t believe in luck falling in front of you. You have to create your own luck. People like Richard Branson, Martin Luther King, Jnr, Muhammad Ali and Michael Schumacher to name a few.
What was your childhood dream?
To race cars and become jet fighter pilot.
What has been your greatest achievement?
Ahmet’s Turkish Restaurant at South Bank.
What is success to you?
Achieving the goals I’ve set, personally and in my business.
What are your words of wisdom?
Nothing is impossible; everything is possible. To every problem there is a solution.
Only a local would know … Brisbane was hurt a lot by the 2011 floods.