Steve Hansen is a consultant who is fully conversant in IT and business change delivery alike. After 30 years there is little you could throw at this adaptable consultant that could phase him. In a career that has taken him around the world Steve chose Australia as to base his family and work and both have thrived on our sunny shores.
Something I said I’d never do but did anyway:
Became a parent sporting tragic. I have two very sporty daughters – they have represented Australia in athletics and swimming and were generally pretty into sport growing up. This translates into many years of ferrying them around before school, after school, evenings and over weekends and before you know it your whole life revolves around their clubs, competitions and sporting committees. I wouldn’t change a thing!
It’s Sunday morning at 10am, if I’m not sleeping I’m:
No one is sleeping at that time in my family – even my now adult daughters after a heavy night! My ideal weekend will find me cycling around Melbourne – I like to blow the cobwebs away. I am strictly a leisure cyclist – not part of the lycra brigade!
The last concert I went to was:
Hunters and collectors at a Day on the Green at Rochford Winery. Great music, great wine – a fabulous way to spend an afternoon.
The book currently on my bedside table:
I always have two on the go and tend to lean towards historical novels. Currently I am reading
1. Girl who fell from the sky – this follows the adventures of a French diplomat’s daughter living in London who is recruited to go undercover in war time France.
2. Bones of the hills – all about Genghis Khan - very bloody!
Your favourite quote:
There is only one person who can ever make you happy and that person is you. I am not sure who first said this but this really speaks to how I live and look at life.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
My daughters – as impressed as I am with all they’ve achieved at such a young age, what I find truly inspiring is their level of commitment and perseverance when faced with disappointment. It sounds corny but true.
If you were given an airline ticket to go anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
The Maldives – I’ve been to a lot of amazingly beautiful places but that one remains on my bucket list.