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‘I Am Keen To Visit The Island Again’

Striking a good balance between work and family time, matters most to Marcus Gibson, Tower’s manager Pacific partner-ships development.
13 Jun 2022 16:31
‘I Am Keen To Visit The Island Again’
Marcus Gibson, with his wife, Karyn, and their sons, Ethan and Kyle, at Castaway Island, plan to return to the resort.

Striking a good balance between work and family time, matters most to Marcus Gibson, Tower’s manager Pacific partnerships development.

Recently appointed to the role at the largest insurer in Fiji and the Pacific, he comes from a background steeped in the automotive sector. Mr Gibson is the grandson of Levuka’s longest serving mayor, George Gibson, who held office for over 10 years.

“My paternal grandad was born in Rotuma,” said the Business Executive.

“Growing up, my sister, brother and I, spent most of our school holidays in Levuka.”

The eldest of three siblings, he was raised in Nadi.

 

Family Man

Married to Karyn Nee Whiteside, a former badminton and hockey rep for Fiji, the couple raise their children through sporting mediums.

“We have two sons, Ethan and Kyle,” Mr Gibson said.

“Karyn comes from a sporting family, so we try to get our sons involved in outdoor activities when we can.”

“Our older son is keen on badminton.”

“He trains six days a week.”

“With our younger son taking on swimming as his sport, and badminton on weekends, it is important to strike a good balance between our work and family time.”

 

Culinary Curiosity

From a young age, his interest leaned on culinary skills.

“I was always intrigued with cooking while watching my maternal grandmother cook,” he said

“I love cooking for my family, especially Chinese cuisine.”

Mr Gibson is an ardent follower of novellist John Grisham’s books.

 

Castaway Island

Castaway Island

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Castaway Island is ticked off my bucket list, after I visited with my family.

However, I am keen to visit the island again, as we had such a wonderful experience during our stay.

It has a fantastic beach, and the staff were awesome.

 

Lazy Bean, Suva.

Lazy Bean, Suva.

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Lazy Bean, Suva.

The location and convenience are a great combination.

 

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My wife and I have formed a badminton club, called Olden Goldies.

From a young age, his interest leaned on culinary skills.

Our Sunday mornings are spent at the courts, with family and friends.

This is an opportunity to sweat it out, and have some friendly games.

 

Feedback: frederica.elbourne@fijisun.com.fj



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