What was your dream career as a child?
Airline pilot. Failing that, a train driver.
What has been your personal highlight of 2019?
Becoming a grandad.
Which famous person deserves a (gentle) slap?
Boris and Trump - it's obvious why.
Which of your 2019 predictions have come to pass?
None of them.
What TV show have you binge watched this year?
How has 2019 been from a business perspective?
What annoys you most about your commute?
If you could witness one past event, what would it be? Adam and Eve.
How do you explain the channel to people?
What have been your favourite and least favourite partner conference destinations?
I only attend Canalys and it's inspiring.
What is the biggest challenge facing the channel in 2020?
Homeless charities benefit from annual event
Channel chief dies aged 74
Jonathan Gale takes over as group chief exec from Andy Roberts who becomes vice-chairman
Politicians in the firing line as execs in CRN's A-List 2020 slam parliament for drawn-out Brexit process
Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party gained a massive majority in this year’s election which he said is a mandate to “get Brexit done”
Vendor claims cloud business is growing
From the return of the Misco name and channel veteran Phil Doye to Insight’s surprise takeover of rival PCM and Tech Data going private, we count down the 15 biggest M&A deals the channel saw this year