What’s the best part of the job? Being my own boss.

What’s the worst part of the job? Being my own boss.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Archaeologist, librarian or pharmacist. Did the first 2 but found my lack of scientific ability hindered my pharmacy career.

What three words best describe your personality? Extrovert, driven and obsessive.

If you could invite five people, living or dead, to dinner who would they be? Gough Whitlam, a young Errol Flynn, Margaret Meade, Simone de Beaviour, Kaiserin Maria Theresia of Austria

Who has been the biggest influence on your career? My sons!

What would you spend your last $100 on? $50 on the races to increase my funds and $50 to have a good meal and a bottle of red.

What are you incapable of living without? My family and the Internet.

What are you reading? Children’s books and newspapers.

What are you driving? A 10 year old Magna.

What’s your favourite piece of clothing? My pajamas.

What would you never wear again? Boob tubes and ’70s stripes.

What is your favourite perfume? Red

Would you consider cosmetic surgery? Yes, but discretely of course.

What’s your favourite drink? Good Merlot.

What is, or would be, your perfect holiday destination? Metung on the Gippsland Lakes in Australia and Bad Gastein in Austria.