Chief Compliance Officer, Tropic Petroleum
AKA: Perry (Mason).
I’m renowned for: Not suffering fools.
Only a local would know… since 1954, members of the Apex Club of Townsville have given hundreds upon thousands of hours of their time to benefit local charity and community groups and still do to this day. Apex has raised and donated so much to local charities and not-for-profits that I couldn’t even imagine a conservative figure of what the Club has given away over the years.
My most memorable holiday was… my wife and I have taken our (young) kids to Magnetic Island every Easter for the last 3 years. I have many great memories from these getaways. Maggie is possibly the best location to take a break with family (and the Picnic Bay pub is the best location to flog your father at pool!)
Right now I wish I was… able to freeze time so my children remain at their current ages forever.
My favourite day is: Monday. It’s so full of promise.
The biggest influence in my life was/is: My family.
The funniest thing that ever happened to me was… my teenage years. It was just an awkward time for everyone involved.
Someone famous I met was: Geoffrey Rush. A mate and myself met him haphazardly in a quiet suburban pub in Sydney on our walk back to the hotel after a footy game (you could imagine how socially excited we were at the time). We joined his table briefly but he didn’t seem quite as enthused to meet us as we were to meet him….
My motto is: Put everything you got into everything you do – Jim Mason.
Song 45 by the Gaslight Anthem
Shop Caltex Pimlico – so convenient!
Eat Pretzel donut from Otto’s
Drink Eagle Rare over Ice