I closed my consulting business last week, after 30 years.  It was a sad feeling to close the bank account and realise it’s the last tax return I’ll lodge.  It was only a one-person business really.  I never wanted to hire staff, but I’d have loved to have found a business partner who shared my ideals, goals, philosophies, ways of work and concern with on-time delivery.  I’m going to miss it. Read More »


Community Banks are Different…but Bank Directors are Perceived to be all the Same

After watching the dismal performance of Big 4 Bank CEOs, it’s easy to see why people don’t like bankers.  I’ve been a bank director for a year now…and not one person has been interested in my new position.  It’s an unpaid role in a small, startup, community bank – not a Big 4 Bank.  I’m excited by the opportunities this role offers, because my bank directly helps the local community.  But people don’t seem to differentiate.  All bank directors areRead More »