7 Things with Martin Harvey

Martin Harvey - CEO

Martin Harvey, CEO of TORI Global tells us some of the things he likes, admires, and would do, given the chance.

1. Who are your leadership role-models?

Nelson Mandela – perseverance & leadership while bringing South Africa together.

Margaret Thatcher – out of the box paradigm shift in terms of what she did in the UK at the time e.g. sold council houses, took us to war, took on the unions.

2. Tell us where it all began…

It might be a surprise to some people that I started my career as a green grocer.


3. What’s your favourite movie?

I’m a big John Wayne fan so…True Grit and/or The Shootist (his last movie before he died)

4. Who would be your ultimate dinner party guests?

Margaret Thatcher

Nelson Mandela

Peter Osgood (Chelsea center-forward 1964-1979 )

My mum and dad

My wife, Sue

Crumpet, Chelsea & Chablis (dogs)

5. What advice would you give to your 16 year old self?

Enjoy life while you’re young (especially when you’re 16!)

6. What are your favourite holiday destinations?

San Francisco

San Diego

New York

Cape town

But a favourite holiday would have to be somewhere in the UK taking Crumpet (the dog)

7. Tell us your biggest extravagance…

Race horses and betting on them