Cocktails With - Kerry Spencer
Don't let Kerry Spencer's easy-going nature fool you; she's got lots of feisty rhetoric that will surely make you laugh. For starters the NCB Capital Markets manager has an Audi A4 affectionately called 'Sacha Fierce', and has no problem admitting that she's obsessed with "getting stuff right" or as she puts it, "always in a constant pursuit of excellence". We're chilling with her at the NCB Auto Dealers cocktails where she's ready to shed some light on who she is.
What are you sipping this evening?
I usually have a glass of red wine, preferably a sweet Malbec.
Where do you usually have drinks?
I enjoy the comfort of my home with good company. That new spot Macau is pretty cool though.
Socialite or homebody?
I'd say I'm a homebody, but occassionally I enjoy a good evening on the town.
Flats or stilettos?
It depends really, tonight I'm doing stilettos but I enjoy being comfortable.
Who or what inspires you?
I believe that it is important to be your own example, and oftentimes I pull inspiration from within. Naturally, I'm influenced by a few awe-inspiring moments of humanity.
Who does your hair?
Carolene Dennis the great (laughs), of Cutting Edge in Liguanea Post Mall.
Who does your nails?
I often go to Bella Oasis Spa to get my pedicure. I like to keep my fingers well manicured but simple.
What's your style?
It depends on the day, but mostly it's simple-chic with a piece of statement jewellery.
What perfume are you splashing?
Daisy by Marc Jacobs.
What's your ritual for a proper work-life balance?
I believe in working hard, but I'm also a firm believer that one should live a balanced life and as such, I do ensure that I find time for myself and my loved ones.
What's your essential style item?
My statement necklaces.
What's your idea of the perfect date?
Sitting out on my balcony, overlooking the city of Kingston, sipping wine and enjoying good conversation. Add to that a great meal, and I'm happy.
What's your idea of the perfect man?
(Laughs!) One who is completely thoughtful and selfless...knows how to have a good time.
What's your latest obsession?
Trying to decorate my new condo and my age-old fascination with fabulous watches!
What's in your clutch?
My business cards, BlackBerry Torch, my NCB Visa Gold, my car key and lipgloss.
What's in your car stereo?
I'm not leaving out my culture, so of course some quality dancehall, as well as soca, techno and alternative.
What's the best thing about being the head of Corporate Clients Services - NCB Capital Markets?
I enjoy my team, they're young, innovative and willing. Also, corporate clients are important to the service model at NCB Capital Markets and it's a pleasure to serve them.
What projects are you currently working on?
I'm currently working on a major strategic initiative for the group, much of which I can't speak to at the moment.
Jamaica celebrates her 50th year as an independent nation; what is your hope for our country?
My hope is that there are more opportunities created for the youth; they currently make up the majority of the population. It is only through opportunities that we will reduce brain drain and find our future stars who will help to build a better Jamaica.
What's the best piece of advice you've been given?
"Honesty is the best policy," and that's something I try to live by.
And 10 years from now?
Hopefully, I'd have started my family and be nearer to self-actualisation.