Chief executive, EACS
What was your dream career as a child?
I wanted to be an airline pilot.
What has been your personal highlight of 2019?
Seeing EACS grow 50 per cent in two years, and our team grow with it.
Which famous person deserves a (gentle) slap?
UK politicians in general. While I voted remain, they have failed to deliver what the UK people told them democratically to do.
What two things (apart from family) would you grab if your house was on fire?
As the photos are backed up to the cloud, I would take a bronze sculpture that was our wedding present and the keys to the E Type.
Which of your 2019 predictions have come to pass?
Brexit not happening (yet).
What TV show have you binge watched this year?
Game of Thrones.
How has 2019 been from a business perspective?
So far, so good.
What annoys you most about your commute?
A slow lorry overtaking another slow lorry for miles on a dual carriageway. I have to do 60 miles each way on the A14.
If you could witness one past event, what would it be?
The Battle of Britain. It was a turning point in the Second World War and was actually visible without being one of the protagonists.
How do you explain the channel to people?
Simply the way computer equipment and services are delivered to clients, through a mechanism of value add.
What have been your favourite and least favourite partner conference destinations?
My favourite was Seville. I had not been before, and it is a great city in a warm sunny location.
My least favourite was Venice. It is a fantastic city but not an easy place to get around different sites quickly.
What is the biggest challenge facing the channel in 2020?
The geo-political landscape is extremely difficult to forecast, and the channel supply chain is very global. This could well make the channel pretty volatile.
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