“Work hard, play hard.” 60 Seconds With: Ian Britton QFA RPA, Managing Director of Pax Asset Management

60 Seconds With, Business | Tue 13 Nov | Author – Business & Finance
Ian Britton QFA RPA, Managing Director of Pax Asset Management

Ian Britton QFA RPA, Managing Director of Pax Asset Management takes on the Business & Finance 60-second interview challenge.


Q. What was your first job?

My very first job was working on a milk truck collecting monies at doors. My first job in this industry was Cornmarket in Jan 2009.

Q. What would you regard as your greatest achievement to date?

This year’s Dublin City Marathon. It was my first ever marathon and I did it in 4 and a half hours.

Q. In three words or fewer, how do you define success?

Happiness, health, work life balance and money of course.

Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Treat people the way you like to be treated yourself.

Q. How do you motivate yourself and your team?

I am self motivated…. I set regular goals and try achieve them, I do the same with staff, setting goals having weekly meetings and discussions, I try make this as personal and informal as possible as people respond better to this approach, to be successful motivation must be a given so I don’t think you can teach or inherit this it must be already within.

Q. If you could step into the shoes of one business person for the day, who would it be and why?

Richard Branson, because he is inspirational in his approach to business, he has happy teams throughout, he gives as much back as he takes, always looking for new ideas and breaks the mould, doesn’t let anything get in his way… takes risks with every business opportunity and is not afraid to fail.

Q. How do you relax?

Go for walks, weekends away… go for a run, listen to relaxing music or books… play golf a lot…

Q. What’s your motto?

Work hard, play hard. You only get out what you put in. Enjoy today as tomorrow never comes.

Q. What are your aspirations for the future of your business?

Firstly to refine our overall structure and processes with the view within 3 years to be the complete bespoke wealth management team in Leinster offering thorough wealth management packages and overall financial planning services through many industries.

Treat people the way you like to be treated yourself.