After Hours: Downs MicroSystems business development manager, Ian Hurley

My favourite book or movie… The Matrix has me... I could watch the series over and over. I am sure most would agree that its special effects, sound track and story line had us all waiting for the second and third movie releases. I am more of a watcher than a reader. I am a big fan of big screens and surround sound.

If I could go anywhere… it’d be Peru. I have travelled much of Europe and South-East Asia so Peru is next on the hit list. But it could only ever be a holiday. There is no place like home.

If I wasn’t doing this job… I would love to give real estate a go. If that didn’t work, I am sure Graham Henry will call me sooner or later for a start in the All Blacks.

The person I most admire… I would have to say I have a lot of respect for the guys and girls I work with. It never ceases to amaze me how much knowledge our engineers have.

I really hate… time wasters. Time is so precious that it bugs me when people waste mine.