Born and bred in Perth – he's a Balhousie Street boy AND went to Perth Grammar school with our own Small City Nicki - Andy Moncreiff's friends will tell you that his kind heart and warm, generous nature is beaten in size only by his very loud laugh!
He spends his workdays dealing with digitial transformations for huge companies such as the NHS, Aviva and SSE which involves helping his clients transform their paper records into secure, agile and efficient digital solutions.
That all sounds pretty serious stuff but thankfully, he is just as good at chilling out! A dedicated coach for Perthshire Rugby U12's, he loves nothing better than watching the Rugby team play a great match, spending quality time with his three kids, and relaxing at with a glass of red wine and a hot shave and beard trim at the barbers!
1. Tell us the weirdest / funniest thing that has ever happened to you at work?
The old adage that money doesn’t sleep is absolutely true ….whilst I was working in corporate FX hedging, the Brexit vote took place and everyone in the financial sector was convinced that the vote was going to be to stay in the EU! I went to bed fully expectant to wake and the status quo to be maintained. I was subsequently woken just after 3am and told to be on a global conference call in 45mins!
We get to see, and be part of, the kids development and watch them grow in their skills and confidence it's just magic!
I don’t know whether it was the tiredness or the fact that there were so many people/languages etc. having a total meltdown, but that was completely surreal & bizarre moment in my career!
2. What signals the start of your days off?
A trip to Top Class barbers in Perth for a Hot Shave of my bald bonce and a bit of beard sculpting - let me tell you its as close as a guy can get to a spa day lol!
Then it's home for a glass of Campo Viejo Rioja a blether and some tunes!
3. What might people be surprised to know about you?
I have an OCD type thing about colour co-ordination! Seriously if I’m not co-ordinated please ask me if am ok… honestly there will be something wrong with me… either that or a funny story I guarantee it!
4. What is at the top of your bucket list?
Easy! Going to New York with Michelle (partner) & going to see the British and Irish Lions on tour against the All Blacks or Springboks.
5. What is the worst job you’ve ever had?
Cleaning out the basement of the shop I worked in after the flooding in the early 90’s! Being waste deep in some of the most disgusting coloured and smelling water imaginable.. let me tell you it was gross!!
6. Who or what inspires you?
They work so hard for so little and make an unbelievable impact on so many peoples lives!
People that make the most of their talent no matter how small it is, but make a success of themselves through sheer power of will and determination!
7. Tell us about the day you’d love to live again?
The birth of my 3 amazing kids is incredibly important and tremendously special to me, however, as a person I prefer to look forward. Today could be the best day of your life so go for it and live it!
8. What’s the best part about your job?
Closing deals! It’s a total buzz taking a client on and through their digital journey.
However, this isn’t the best thing. Being part of the P7 coaching set up at Perthshire Rugby Club gives great rewards. We get to see, and be part of, the kids development and watch them grow in their skills and confidence it's just magic!
They qualified all the way to the final on the pitch at half time last weekend at Glasgow Warriors vs Quins it was just brilliant!
9. Complete this sentence; the best things in life are….
My loved ones!
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January 9th Thursday 2020
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December 20th Friday 2019
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December 1st Sunday 2019