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Tim McFarlane


B.Comm. (Ec., Mktg., Bus. Law), Diploma of Financial Planning

What do you enjoy doing?

Working with people to achieve a common goal. I like eating Caz’s cakes when she brings them to work.

Why did you start this career?

Was at a point where a management role was the next career move. Had gained experience through the banks over the years but I wanted to change industries. Plus I wanted exposure to running a business.

What is your greatest work achievement?

Very proud to be a part of MTA when we won the Commerce Ballarat – “Best Service” Award. Looking back over the years, I believe we have undertaken significant change to adapt to new technologies and service offerings.

Are you task/goal or more people/relationship focused?

People / relationships focused which motivates me to achieve goals/tasks.

What gets you motivated and is important to you?

Freedom to make decisions, honesty and genuine people.

What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?

Internet – the ability to access anything, anywhere in the world.

If you could invite any 3 people to dinner, who would they be and why?

Kevin Bartlett – as I would want to hear about Richmond’s last premiership win! Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop – to hear the stories of what they endured through World War 2. Cat Stevens – to belt out some good tunes after dinner.

What Netflix series would you recommend?

Orange is the new Black. Sons of Anarchy. Also add Mad Men and Breaking Bad.

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