Richard Hale of Nissan answers Barker's Dozen
09 March 2016
1 What was your first job?
Retail area sales manager at Austin Rover.
2 What was your first company car, and what do you drive now?
An Austin Montego 1.6HL (in beige probably), and a Nissan Qashqai 1.5 DCi Tekn
3 What did you listen to on your last car journey?
Johnnie Walker's Sounds of the 70s on Radio 2.
4 What do you wish you could do better?
Formulas and macros in Excel.
5 What's your biggest achievement?
Adopting two lovely children and watching them flourish.
6 What are your three favourite films?
2001: A Space Odyssey, Excalibur, Where Eagles Dare.
7 What's the stupidest thing you've done?
Attempting to jump a river on a scrambler motorbike with a misfiring engine.
8 What was the most hotly debated topic at your last meeting?
Whose turn it was to get the coffee in.
9 What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?
Herge's The Adventures of Tintin.
10 What's the worst thing about your job?
11 What one law would you make or change?
I would make it mandatory for all food and drinks packaging to be biodegradable and I would make littering from car windows a criminal offence punishable by litter-picking as a community service (that's two laws).
12 What did you want to be when you grew up?
Work for Ford Motor Company like my dad.
13 Who is your ideal celebrity date?
Helia Ebrahimi (business correspondent at Channel 4 News
Company Nissan Motor (GB)
Job title National contract hire and leasing manager
Home town Reading, Berkshire
Family My wife and two children (aged nine and 11)
Sum up your company in 13 words or fewer Sales-driven and dynamic