Colin Secomb

Colin Secomb

Joint Managing Partner at Lewis Denley

Colin Secomb, joint managing partner at West Sussex firm Lewis Denley, shares his passions and interests with The Brief.

What time did you wake up this morning?


What’s your favourite object in your office/home office?

Fruit bowl.

Who is your closest colleague?

I keep them all close.

Do you have a favourite family heirloom?

I’m Australian – heirlooms aren’t really a thing in my family although I have some of my dad’s old surfboards.

What’s your favourite song of all time?

No Diggity by Blackstreet & Dr Dre.

What’s your favourite play?

The Book of Mormon.

Who’s your favourite movie star?

Jason Statham.

What’s your favourite book?

Tomorrow, When the War Began.

What book are you reading right now?

Scaling Up by Verne Harnish.

What book do you wish you had written?

Harry Potter, as I’d be rich.

What’s the greatest invention of all time?

Electric skateboard.

Is there a sport you wish you could play?

Wingsuit flying.

Who inspires you in business?

Richard Branson.

When you are in the office do you dress up, dress down or somewhere in between?

Somewhere in between. I’ve ditched suits and ties and anything which is “dry clean only” as of 2023.

Where do you go to relax?

East coast of Australia (home).

What country have you always wanted to visit?


Besides your phone, what do you always have with you?


What’s the best part of your job?

Getting people to thrive.

What’s your favourite post-work tipple?

Ginger beer (or, if it must be alcohol, I’ll throw some aged, dark rum in).

Finally, what’s your guilty pleasure?

Ice cream.