David Wareing

David Wareing

Chairman at Hill Dickinson

Hill Dickinson’s David Wareing is in the 20 Questions hot-seat

What time did you wake up this morning?

What’s your favourite object in your office?
A signed Everton shirt presented by my colleagues on my 60th birthday.

Who is your closest colleague?
My CEO, Peter Jackson.

Do you have a favourite family heirloom?
My dad’s flat cap.

What’s your favourite song of all time?
Bending the rules slightly – The Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss.

What’s your favourite play?

Who’s your favourite movie star?
Julie Christie.

What’s your favourite book?
Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household.

What book are you reading right now?
The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore.

What book do you wish you had written?
Puckoon - I wish I could be as funny as Spike Milligan.

What’s the greatest invention of all time?
The printing press.

Is there a sport that you wish you could play?

Who inspires you in business?
People who can single -handedly create a winning culture throughout their business by the strength and bravery of their leadership. Malcolm Walker at Iceland is a good example.

Dress up, dress down or somewhere in between?
Dress up.

Where do you go to relax?

What country have you always wanted to visit?
Bending the rules again – Antarctica.

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

What’s the best part about your job?
The great variety of people with whom I get to work.

What’s your favourite post-work tipple?
Liverpool Gin with fresh basil and tonic.

Finally, what’s your guilty pleasure?
Mama Mia!