Michael Appleford

Humans of Schiavello


Michael Appleford

Marketing, Communications ands Bids

Where were you born?

Cape Town, South Africa.

What did you want to be when you were young?

An artist – I still sell a few paintings now and then.

What attracted you to working at Schiavello?

I love the team that I’m apart of, the work that I do, and the freedom to push boundaries.

People are surprised that…

am a successful trader (stocks, commodities and currencies).

What are you known for around the office?

Hopefully, a hard worker. But also someone who enjoys the occasional prank.

Most used emoji/s?


I unwind by..

taking long romantic walks to the fridge.

My guilty pleasure is…

mixing popcorn, M&Ms and maltesers together, eating it and justifying it to myself by saying I went to F45 that one time.

A quote you live by / personal motto

“To uncharted waters, undreamed shores.”

If you could get any tattoo what would it be?

My personal motto.

What’s your favourite TV show?

‘Friends’ – it never gets old.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Rarotonga – a tropical island in the middle of nowhere with a population of 10,000. A great place to unwind and disconnect.