Oliver Hay in Melbourne




In collaboration with Australian label Country Road, I’m proud to share with you a new set of portraits profiling three Australian men-on-the-rise, talking morning routines, workweek style and the career lessons they’ve learned.

Last but not least, Oliver Hay has quickly ascended the property world to become a senior executive in investments. Working with clients locally and internationally, he consults, advises and transacts on multi-million dollar properties. 

What’s your morning routine?
I’m always up at 6. I’ll try to either get to the gym or do some form of exercise, followed by a big breakfast. Then, it’s coffee at a city café to plan the day and scan the papers.

What’s the best advice you’ve received from a mentor?
“Healthy body, healthy mind.” – Dad

How do you dress for the workweek?
I’m in a suit most days. It’s crucial to have a clean look and be presentable. I like the simple things: a tailored suit, a fitted (crisp) white shirt and a navy tie. I’ve always liked the saying, “The better you dress, the worse you can behave.”

What have been the biggest takeaways from your career so far? The lessons you’d pass on?
The harder you work, the luckier you get. There aren’t many other shortcuts I’ve found.

What do you see as the biggest challenge ahead of you?
The world we’re living in is fast-paced and quick to develop. The challenge for me? To keep up with it all and keep reinventing myself.