Denis is a healthy man of presence and resilience. His humour never misses an opportunity to be noticed. Despite his parental home having been so bereft, Denis is a man of passion, intense love for his wife and four girls and the belief that with effort, confidence and some luck almost anything is possible.
His superb intellect has been applied not just to the dog-eat-dog world of commerce, but also through his many years in the Rhodesian bush and the almost unbelievable situations that life in Africa can throw at people.
Denis remains active on his property in the eastern hills outside Perth. He still runs horses, rides his Triumph Bonneville and sidecar (Fay beside him) and continues his long held love of woodwork. He is a well-known local character in Mount Helena and he maintains contact with friends, often of fifty years standing, on three continents whilst also enjoying a great social life amongst his many cobbers in Western Australia—a land he has learnt to interpret and love.