January Member of the Month - Martin Aitchison

Author: Monica Portillo

This month we talk to Martin Aitchison, Principal Stepping Stone.

 

Briefly, what is your role? Provide interim and part-time CFO services for SMEs

Any advice for doing business in Singapore and/or the region? 

Look for a local partner to leverage networks and Government funding. Don’t be afraid to give up some equity, it's better to have a smaller piece of a bigger pie.

When did you move to Singapore? Where from? 

In 2013 from Sydney, via London and Warsaw. 

Where were you born? What country do you call home? 

Christchurch, New Zealand

What do you like most about Singapore?

Pre Covid the ease to travel Southeast Asia.

What do you do to relax? 

Spending time with family and friends. A bit of a sports tragic rugby cricket and football.

What's top of your bucket list? 

Hot air ballooning in Myanmar

Why did you join the New Zealand Chamber (Singapore) and what do you like most about it?

To network and meet fellow minded Kiwis.

Any last words?

Don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today, life is short.