Patrick Hall says he has a feeling of inevitability when it comes to leadership.
Having served as a policeman for two decades, Mr Hall found himself drawn to executive positions across a broad range of sectors, including retailers and not for profits.
That extended through to his personal life, where he found it natural to volunteer to help lead local sports clubs and other community groups.
“I always felt that if people were looking for a hand on a committee, I had the time and the inclination to do it and I always thought I had something to offer,” Mr Hall said.
“Invariably I would always put my hand up, which was not always great because we had four kids, but we got the job done.”
He tempered a run for mayor at the time, reasoning he needed more experience before launching a bid.
However, his background and broad knowledge across industries stood him in good stead for the role when he successfully stood for the position last year.
Mr Hall said