Interview: Simon Power

By Guyon Espiner In Business

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Simon Power’s marriage to politics ended in an abrupt divorce. He refers to his former occupation the way some people refer to a “dreaded ex-partner – by scrupulously avoiding mentioning its name. He calls it his “past role” or his “last life”. It’s not that he didn’t like being an MP. “I loved it, thoroughly enjoyed it, threw my heart and soul into it. And now I am doing the same here,” he says. “Here” is a senior management job in private banking for Westpac. And asked whether he rules out a return to politics, he employs the language of his new life: “I don’t think it is an option which would have any currency in any part of the market.” ...

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