Name: Steven Hook

Age: 34

Title: national sales manager – corporate and financial services, Mondial Assistance UK

What did you want to be when you were younger?
In the army

What was the best advice you were given?
Be true to yourself and fulfil your potential

What advice would you give someone starting out?
Don't be afraid to have a point of view

What was your first ever job?
Silver service waiter in a hotel

Do you have an unfulfilled ambition?
To own and run a restaurant

What was your worst moment?
Not being accepted into the Army

What was your best moment?
Arriving in Australia for the first time

What was your education?
O Level standard

Who do you most admire?
My younger brother for his single-minded attitude to

Employment History

2000 National sales manager for corporate and financial services at Mondial Assistance

1996 Joined Mondial Assistance as VW account manager

1991 Appointed Ford A1 Warranty Sales Manager at Lumley Insurance Consultants

1990 Joined Webster Howlett as senior sales executive

1983 Worked at Cowies/Misson Motors as sales executive

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