A day in the life of Michael Redwood

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WELLINGTON, Today: “Born in Glasgow, I actually had quite a Kiwi-like upbringing – lots of mountains and lakes, and a real outdoor life,” says Special Group founder Michael Redwood, in a My Net Worth interview with BusinessDesk journalist Daniel Dunkley (scroll down for the link).

“At school, I was an adequate student; the most common theme on my report cards was I was easily distracted.

“My parents were very progressive and I didn’t have a conservative religious upbringing.

“32 years later, I’m still here.”

“My dad was involved in the anti-apartheid movement and we’d host activists in the house. It was a very stimulating childhood — we always had a household full of books, art, and music.

“I later did an MBA, and a friend and classmate on my course was a Kiwi.

He knew that I wanted to go into publishing and advertising, and saw a job at The New Zealand Listener and faxed it to me.

“I flew out in March 1990 and thought I’d stay in NZ for a couple of years, make a mark at The Listener, and use that to climb the ladder in the UK.

“But, 32 years later, I’m still here.

“My proudest achievement is building an international business over the past 13 years with Tony Bradbourne and Heath Lowe.”

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