5 minute interview: Vicky Burgoyne, PNY Technologies

Vicky Burgoyne, general manager, PNY Technologies

Vicky Burgoyne, general manager, PNY Technologies

What have you got in your handbag?
Keys, purse, headache pills, the usual stuff.

Who would you most like to have a date with?
Ummmmmm Hugh Grant. He's a bit gorgeous.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
I don't think I had any aspirations to be anything in particular.
One week I'd want to be a hotel manager, the next a nurse - you know us women, changing our minds like the weather.

How did you get into the IT industry?
I started at Ingram Micro in the purchasing department buying software. That was eight years ago.

What's your favourite chat-up line?
I'm no Fred or Barnie, but I can make your Bed Rock. Now, I thought that was extremely amusing, never actually used it though. Not really my style as I'm a fairly shy person.

What do you do to relax?
I turn off my mobile and take to the bathroom. I generally run a very hot bath and soak for ages with candles around the room while listening to some music and sipping a glass of wine.

What's your favourite song and why?
One of my favourite songs is Ocean Drive by The Lighthouse Family. When this song was released, I was pretty ill. It touched a part of me which gave me the strength to get well.

If I were to choose a piece of music, it would have to be Pachabel's Cannon, a fantastic piece of classical.

What's your favourite place and why?
My bed. Like a lot of people's I would imagine.

What's the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you ?
I passed out in my best mate's bathroom on my 28th birthday. I was so ill I ended up sleeping in there for the night. That's what happens when you drink large amounts of Vodka-based cocktails.

If you had a dinner party and could invite anyone, dead or alive, who would you invite and why?
For pure wall-to-wall laughter it would have to be Cathy Burke.

If you could make a voodoo doll of someone, who would it be?
No names, because this person is in the industry. You know who you are.

If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
I would probably donate a proportion, invest a little, save a bit more and spend a large amount. I like the idea of Australia. I can't imagine I'd stay in this country.

Favourite joke?
I'm not very good at jokes to tell you the truth. And they're not clean enough to publish anyway.

MicroScope is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. What were you doing 20 years ago?
I was at school.

What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
I'd love to tell, but it could never be published.

What most annoys you?
People who think they can lie to me and get away with it.

What's your best quality?
I would have to say my sense of humour and personality.

What's your most annoying habit?
I gave up smoking for a month, but it didn't last and I'm now smoking more than ever. But I've moved on to ultra lights so now I'm giving myself a hernia trying to get a decent smoke.

How would you like to die and what would you choose as your epitaph?
I would like to die quickly and my epitaph would probably be: 'Bless her she tried' or 'She worked hard, but played harder'.

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