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November 2, 2011updated 12 Apr 2017 4:11pm

Work-life quiz: John Maycock, GE Capital UK

Jon Maycock, GE Capital UK Current job: Commercial Director, Equipment Finance, GE Capital UK

By Elza Holmstedt-Pell

Jon Maycock, GE Capital UK

Photo of Jon Maycock, commercial director, Equipment Finance, at GE Capital UKName: Jon Maycock

Current job: Commercial Director, Equipment Finance, GE Capital UK

Location: Bristol, UK

What was your first ever job? Account Manager with Calyon working in Shipping finance.

Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on in the office? The coffee bar.

What time do you usually leave the office? Normally around 7pm.

What do you do at weekends? Most weekends are spent on or around the rugby pitch. Sunday mornings I coach my son’s rugby team and on Saturdays I play for Clifton RFC.

What’s your favourite restaurant? Le Colombe D’Or in St Paul de Vence near Nice, France. This is a favourite from my honeymoon.

If you weren’t in your current job, what would you be doing? As much skiing as physically possible.

Who is your mentor or role model? James Fenner, my former boss at GE before moving into my current role, and, of course my father.

What is the best thing about your job? Being able to work with and lead a great team in what has been a challenging environment.

What was your biggest career mistake? Leaving my first company because I had a terrible boss, but on the plus side it meant I moved to GE.

What car do you drive? Family considerations have just made me trade in my Audi RS6 for a Ford S Max.

What books/blogs/periodicals are you currently reading? I am always carrying around the latest copy of The Economist and right now am reading Alan Sugar’s biography.

What is on your CD player or MP3 player at the moment? I’ve got more than 5,000 songs on my iPod so it’s difficult to say, but I most recently downloaded Escape to Plastic Beach, the latest Gorillaz album.

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