Meet The SocialSafe Team: Julian Ranger – Chairman

This week’s SocialSafe team Q&A profile is all about our Chairman, Julian Ranger…

Name: Julian Ranger

Job Title: Chairman

Q: Favourite food?

Bacon – isn’t it everybody’s?

Q: Favourite film?

The Man Who Would be King (1975) based on the book by Rudyard Kipling.  A great story with Michael Cain and Sean Connery.  Going to war because the people upriver are urinating in your water made a great impression on this 12 year old!

Q: If you could have one super-power, what would it be?

Running fast – or flying.  To get places faster – and maybe do just that bit better at rugby.

Q: What’s currently on your iPod?

70s and 80s music mostly – Meat Loaf, Supertramp and the like.

Q: What do you do during your breaks at work?

What breaks?

Q: What’s your favourite thing about your job?

Innovation – constant excitement at learning new things and trying to produce new things.

Q: Where did you last visit outside the UK?

San Francisco/SiliconValley and then to Austin, Texas for SXSW

Q: Favourite sport? What team do you support?

Rugby – I am edging 50 and still playing which is quite mad really.  England is my favourite team of course followed by Leicester (primarily because of Deano in the 90s).

Q: Hobbies/interests outside of work?

Rugby, cricket, skiing, scuba diving. Biggles, aircraft, reading.

Q: Interesting fact about yourself

Going to space next year (hopefully)

Q: Biggest achievement?

Building a business (STASYS) and selling it to Lockheed Martin in 2005.

Q: If you could own any car, what would it be?

A convertible – I have a Bentley GTC already though so probably not a fair question.  (I love my Mini Cooper S convertible just as much though, and I once had a very early Morgan +8 which I used as an everyday car.)

Q: Who is the most famous person you have met? How did it come about?

I don’t meet famous people as a rule – I’m far to low down the pecking order.  I did once go to the dressing room of the Sugarbabes courtesy of my son, but otherwise it’d be Richard Branson at the Spaceport America opening last year.

About Andrew Robertson

I'm Andrew, I work as the Social Media & Marketing Assistant at SocialSafe. I've been writing blogs on here for over two years now, so you'll find pieces from me about anything relating to social media and tech, as well as the changing face of personal data. There's also room for the occasional post on some slightly off topics stories... just for the sake of variety!!

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