In Conversation with Gary Oliver, A Veteran of Finance

Today our guest is Gary Oliver, a Veteran of Finance.

We were fortunate to speak to Gary on the day he retired at the end of a 45-year career.

Gary takes us through his career that involved working in mining, large corporates, and even discuss what it was like writing a strategic paper with no typewriter and no computer.

A gifted storyteller, Gary talks about the challenges of being in the workforce when the GST, Retirement Living Act, and Y2K Bug were coming into play.

We even discussed a Polar Bear story in this episode.

This episode is Co-Hosted by BRISCA Managing Director Sumith Dissanayake, and Nathan Smith.

2:00 What are you currently doing with your career?

4:30 Where did your career start?

25:45 How did you write a strategic paper when you were young?

37:30 How do you lead people?

52:05 Can you tell us the story about the Polar Bear?

59:55 Is there any advice you would have for people who are looking to grow?


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