Former Deloitte & Touche consultant Christopher Hayward has set up his own international IT and telecommunications consultancy, Phipps Hayward Associates.
What would you do with an extra hour in the day?
Ideally something active, like riding on the Bristol-Bath cycle track.
Which company do you most admire?
Companies which have succeeded without sacrificing their ethics and exploiting their staff.
What is your greatest professional achievement?
Overcoming inertia, financial hardship and naked fear to set up Phipps Hayward Associates.
What is your greatest professional regret?
Not doing it sooner.
What is the biggest challenge consultants face?
Practising what we preach.
What was your last cultural experience?
Encountering Picasso, Miro and Gaudi in Barcelona.
How do you relax?
Reading a book, listening to opera, watching The Simpsons.
Which organisation would you like to turn around?
The one responsible for allocating tickets for the world cup finals.
Which two words turn your stomach?
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