I am a 48-year old father of three great kids (Ela 14, Lucy 12 and Peggy 10), all of whom love the water. My wife, Trish, is wonderfully supportive and is playing a signiﬁcant role in my upcoming challenge to swim the English Channel.
I’m the Director of Vertica Capital, a Brisbane based advisory ﬁrm specialising in structuring debt and equity for commercial development and investment transactions. Vertica Capital has been a proud supporter of Youngcare for a number of years.
Although I have undertaken quite a few challenges, including walking the Kokoda Track twice, completing the 2012 Ride West (1,200 km bike ride Brisbane to Longreach) and 2015 Chain Reaction (1,000km bike ride in Cairns), the English Channel will be my toughest, both physically and mentally. The preparation for the challenge is immense, requiring me to swim over 1,600 kms in the lead up!