Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Ernest Roper


Ernest worked for PostNet Southern Africa (PTY) LTD for 12 years and held the post of Regional General Manager in three provinces. He has had his own IT Hardware supply and support business, and was the managing partner in an online outdoor activity web portal venture. He joined Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal earlier in the year to the Commercial and Online Department.

The Association:

What do you like about working for the Association?
I come from a franchising background so for me it’s a whole different dynamic; it’s a new challenge which I’m thoroughly enjoying.
What would you change?
Its very exciting times for us, we are in the process of implementing so many positive changes, I can’t think of any that isn’t already on the agenda.

Fact File:

Family:
Considers Jane (girlfriend) and her two kids his family, has a mother and two sisters who live in Cape Town
Do you have pets?
A Persian named Fifi, she rules the house.
All-time Favorite Movie:
Pulp Fiction
Favourite Music:
I enjoy Rock and Alternative.
Such As?
Led Zepplin, The Smiths and The Red Hot Chili Peppers all come to mind.
Favourite Author:
Ian Rankin
If you could get to meet anyone, who would it be?
Luke Watson, (he says with laughter) just to annoy my Sharks supporting colleagues.
Favourite sport:
Rugby and soccer (supports Western Province and Liverpool) enjoys playing tennis.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?
If the palm tree on the island is a one of those disguised cell phone reception towers, I would take my laptop, 3G modem and Blackberry.
Something work colleagues don’t know?
I have a collection of MAD magazines dating back to the 80’s.
What is the most Outrageous activity you have ever taken part in?
Bungy jumping down the Garden Route, more recently jumping off the Orlando cooling towers in Soweto.

Gary Amstutz
Commercial and Online Manager

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