Arthur McKinley
Advisory Board Member

What do you do at ECN? What does your day-to-day job involve?

As an advisory board member, I provide strategic advice to the Managing Director.

What is your background? i.e. qualifications, past experience.

Over thirty year’s working in business at managerial and director level in private and public companies.

What was your very first job?

Aged 12, a driveway assistant at an ESSO Service Station and met some great customers who became life-long friends.

What do you wish other people knew about ECN?

That it’s a friendly team business, Australian owned and dedicated to delivering cost effective, superior service to its customers.

What does ECN offer Small businesses?

Value, personal service and a commitment to providing state-of-the art communications and backup.

What advice would you give someone wanting to start in the telecommunications industry?

Since telecommunications drives business globally, study global developments, be people oriented, service driven, enthusiastic and willing to learn as much as possible.

When you’re not working, where would we find you?

In the garden, relaxing at home, at a restaurant with friends or entertaining grandchildren.

We heard you went travelling recently, can you tell us a bit about your travels?

Took the family to Israel in June – this country is super hi-tech and we used an Israeli app WAZE to navigate ( get it https://www.waze.com/ it’s amazing ) – Google and Microsoft’s office complexes are huge, the food is amazing and home grown –and the tomatoes and fruit taste like it–  everyone drives really fast on the great highway networks but religiously stop at pedestrian crossings, The Bahai World Centre in Haifa is an amazing place see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5rS7yiytRw

And finally the people are friendly and the beaches great – temps were 25-35 degC., and we always felt safe. Visited Ticho House in Jerusalem that belonged to my wife’s great uncle and aunt – see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ticho_House