My family and I have been Chartwell residents since 2003, having moved here from Lonehill. My wife runs her own business and I am the CEO of a venture capital fund. My background is in finance and banking, although I do have a slightly irreverent personality unlike the normal finance chap. I love the eccentric characters who make Chartwell their home – even the irritating ones who shall remain nameless have a certain charm. I enjoy short walks on the beach, warm summer breezes and intellectual debate. I very rarely watch TV, and love reading a book now and then when Eskom allows. I believe we are in a very challenging period in our country and a firm no nonsense approach with a flexible attitude is needed to thrive. We have the people resources in Chartwell, and because we are unique in our character we are better placed to make a positive contribution by working together. Working against each other makes no sense to me.