For someone who has achieved such a high level of success, Gary Peer is a man with his feet firmly on 'South-Eastern' ground.
Since starting the agency in 1986, Gary has been utterly focused on growing the business into the immense success it is today. His unwavering commitment to exceeding the expectations of each client, and to inspiring and supporting his team, is as strong now as it was back then.
And yet, despite the energy he pours into work, this born and bred local maintains a wide range of interests. Gary is passionate about golf and racehorses, though hasn't reached the pinnacle of success in either! He also plays squash, tennis, table tennis and cards, and is a fervent supporter and sponsor of both Carlton and Ajax football clubs.
It seems clear that Gary's family had no choice but to work in the business in order to see him! Wife Hana is involved in administration and payroll, and children Daniel and Nina help with various clerical tasks around the office after school and in school holidays.
Ultimately though, it is Gary's relationship with his business partner Phillip that forms the backbone of the organisation. Their close friendship of more than 30 years, mutual trust, respect and shared values are what keep the business strong.
That, and a really poor game of golf.