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After Hours: Emerson director of marketing and communications, Peter Spiteri

After Hours: Emerson director of marketing and communications, Peter Spiteri

My favourite book or movie ...I watch documentaries and read biographies. Clever comedy always gets me in; I have just re-read Catch-22 by Joseph Heller and it was as brilliant as it was 20 years ago. The movie with Alan Arkin is one of my favourites.

If I could go anywhere ...Exploring nature is of more interest than visiting new cities. I would love to meet and live with indigenous tribes. Somewhere like the highlands of PNG or Borneo, so long as it wasn't too dangerous.

If I wasn't doing this job ...I have always had this romantic notion of becoming the minister for foreign affairs. I am obsessed with foreign affairs. My problem would be 'toeing the party line' and making decisions I didn't believe in.

The person I most admire ... is my father's uncle, Dun Gorg Preca. Despite his own lifetime of illness and tragedy, he dedicated his life and energy to helping the disadvantaged. He was believed to have performed a number of miracles, died in 1962 and was canonised in June 2008 by Pope Benedict to become the first saint of Malta.

I really hate ...cruelty to animals, the pokies, people dropping cigarette butts, corruption, scams, war, telephone menus, singing comedians, oppression, the inequity of the world and what has happened to the Rabbitohs.


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