Meet The SocialSafe Team: Julian Ranger – Chairman

This week’s SocialSafe team Q&A profile is all about our Chairman, Julian Ranger…

Name: Julian Ranger

Job Title: Chairman

Q: Favourite food?

Bacon – isn’t it everybody’s?

Q: Favourite film?

The Man Who Would be King (1975) based on the book by Rudyard Kipling.  A great story with Michael Cain and Sean Connery.  Going to war because the people upriver are urinating in your water made a great impression on this 12 year old!

Q: If you could have one super-power, what would it be?

Running fast – or flying.  To get places faster – and maybe do just that bit better at rugby.

Q: What’s currently on your iPod?

70s and 80s music mostly – Meat Loaf, Supertramp and the like.

Q: What do you do during your breaks at work?

What breaks?

Q: What’s your favourite thing about your job?

Innovation – constant excitement at learning new things and trying to produce new things.

Q: Where did you last visit outside the UK?

San Francisco/SiliconValley and then to Austin, Texas for SXSW

Q: Favourite sport? What team do you support?

Rugby – I am edging 50 and still playing which is quite mad really.  England is my favourite team of course followed by Leicester (primarily because of Deano in the 90s).

Q: Hobbies/interests outside of work?

Rugby, cricket, skiing, scuba diving. Biggles, aircraft, reading.

Q: Interesting fact about yourself

Going to space next year (hopefully)

Q: Biggest achievement?

Building a business (STASYS) and selling it to Lockheed Martin in 2005.

Q: If you could own any car, what would it be?

A convertible – I have a Bentley GTC already though so probably not a fair question.  (I love my Mini Cooper S convertible just as much though, and I once had a very early Morgan +8 which I used as an everyday car.)

Q: Who is the most famous person you have met? How did it come about?

I don’t meet famous people as a rule – I’m far to low down the pecking order.  I did once go to the dressing room of the Sugarbabes courtesy of my son, but otherwise it’d be Richard Branson at the Spaceport America opening last year.