What has been your personal highlight of 2021?
From a work perspective, my clear highlight has to be joining an amazing team at Six Degrees who continue to inspire me and deliver fantastic client outcomes.
On a personal level, my youngest daughter smashed her GCSE results, and my eldest daughter successfully completed her first year at Liverpool University.
Which tech figurehead has impressed you the most this year, and why?
It has to be Satya Nadella and his leadership at Microsoft. He has been instrumental to Microsoft leading the way on cloud adoption and managed detection and response, both of which Six Degrees has had many successes with.
Which one lockdown habit do you plan to keep going?
I have two: Candy Crush, where I have reached level 3,598, and walking a lot.
Which face-to-face industry event are you most excited to return to, and why?
To be honest, just attending face-to-face meetings has been amazing. You can't replace the physical and social interaction of being together in person.
If you had the time to learn one new skill, what would it be?
I would learn to be a bitcoin miner. It would just be cool to say I can do that!
If you could go back in time and tell your childhood self one thing, what would you say?
Enjoy the years that Nottingham Forest were being successful, as it may be a long time returning!
If you had to sing karaoke, what would be your song of choice?
I didn't even have to think: Ice Ice Baby.
Sum 2021 up in three words.
Inspiring, hopeful, fun.