Q and A with Roy Sanderson

Roy Sanderson.

 Roy Sanderson, Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce vice president and RJ Sanderson and Associates managing director

What is something people don’t know about you?

My father was a magician and he owned a circus that toured the Australian countryside. And I know how to juggle.

What was your most memorable moment?

My wedding, because my wife will read this.

What would your last meal be?

If it was a three-course meal it would have to be pumpkin soup as a starter, probably salmon fillet as a main and sticky date pudding for dessert, although I very rarely eat dessert these days. All washed down with a very good wine, preferably shiraz.

What event, past, present or future, would you like to witness?

The 1970 AFL Grand Final. I could watch that forever.

What is your favourite television show?

At the moment it is The Front Bar but after the football season is over I will go back to Netflix and resume Designated Survivor.

What’s one thing people have wrong about accountants?

That we are all boring. I try to be anything but. I like to think I have a bit of a personality, even if it includes telling dad jokes (that my daughter happens to think are hilarious).

What six guests, dead or alive, would you invite to a dinner party?

John Lennon, Martin Luther King, Mohammed Ali, JK Rowling, Julia Roberts, Pink (and my wife would like to attend if there is room).

What has been your most embarrassing moment?

In Italy jumping into the passenger seat thinking there would be a steering wheel when there wasn’t one….only to see a whole crowd of people watching as I sheepishly walked around to the driver’s side.

Have you always been good with numbers?

Did I mention I can juggle? Numbers and accounting came very easily in high school so it was a logical career path.

What was the first or best concert you’ve attended?

Dire Straits….No! Queen (with Freddie Mercury in 1985) or maybe The Edinburgh Tattoo in Scotland in 1988.

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