Ben Gale

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Managing director, Logicalis UK

What achievement are you most proud of?

Family is very important to me, so I'd have to say being a proud uncle to my nephew and two nieces.

What has been the biggest change in the channel since you started working in it?

Consolidation and the move to value creation away from commoditisation and volume price deflation.

What three things could you not live without?

1. My dog, Marwood, because he keeps me fit and acts as my personal alarm clock, waking me up at 5:30 every morning. 2. Mobile working, as it allows me some semblance of a work/life balance. 3. My Jaguar convertible, because it's nice to feel the wind in your hair.

What has been your most embarrassing moment so far?

Thankfully I cannot think of any.

What do your family think you do all day?

Fix computers.

Who is your ultimate celeb crush?

Natalie Imbruglia, without a doubt.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Another easy one - red wine. What would be your first act if you were made Prime Minister? To give more support to the NHS.

Has 2015 been a good, bad or ugly year?

It's been a good year, bringing new challenges, new opportunities and new horizons with it.

If you didn't work in the IT channel, what would you do?

Perhaps I would be captain of the England rugby team. The post may become vacant shortly so maybe I still have a shot.

What major issues will the channel face in 2016? The major issue will be continuing to create value, and continuing to attract the best talent.

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