Meet the latest addition to our team: Daniel Harkin
Dan is a skilled management professional with a background in engineering & luxury business management, who is passionate about developing & delivering innovative client experiences. Originally from the UK he’s happy to now call Australia home and joins the team as our Customer Success Manager (AU/ NZ).
Get to know him a little better by reading this Q&A below.
What brought you to work at VAPAR?
DH: After studying electronics at university and a few years working in a research department I decided to take a working holiday in Australia. I worked in luxury business management for roughly 10 years and I’ve wanted to continue to develop amazing customer experiences for businesses that will have future impact. Waterways and stormwater infrastructure are fundamental to Australia’s health & well-being – It’s inspiring to see the innovative work VAPAR is doing to better manage this and I am very excited to be part of the team!
If you had to lose the use of one of your senses, which one would it be??
DH: Well, I think as a person whose biggest pleasures in life come from Music and Food I’d have to say losing my sight. I’m currently paying the price for having listened to headphones and going to a lot of gigs/clubs when I was younger with tinnitus and hearing loss – but no regrets! I definitely couldn’t live without taste/ smell, greek food is waaay too good to miss out on.
True or False?
“A five-day washed-out Test in Sydney is much better than a five-day Test in Adelaide because, at the end of it, you’ve spent five days in Adelaide,”
DH: I’d say false, for two reasons:
I would be pretty happy it got rained off. Cricket just isn’t for me – I’ve tried watching it and played it as a kid, I’m just used to sports that are more…exhilarating, like climbing or boxing.
Adelaide has a lot to offer, you just have to work a little harder to find it. We have outstanding beaches and coastline, incredible produce (including wineries) and at this time of the year has a huge influx of international performing arts & culture for the Adelaide Festival, WOMAD and the Tour Down Under.
If you could pick one country to travel to, which country would it be and why?
DH: There are just so many, it’s a difficult task to limit to one but my answer would have to be Argentina, more specifically Patagonia. I’ve wanted to go since watching a documentary on a very well know Argentine chef – Francis Mallmann, I’d love to see the incredible vistas, wildlife and experience a culture so connected to the land and environment (despite the cold).