How would your best friend describe you?
Too old to still be a student, but still has a juvenile sense of humour!
What motivates you?
If my wife reads this, I’ll have to say it is her. If not, then I’ll go with good whiskey, real ale and a good win in tag rugby.
What would be your personal motto?
If you can’t laugh at it, it must be bad.
Name five dream companions to be stuck on a desert island with?
Nigel Farage – to take him away from the world (you’re welcome). Celine Dion – for the tunes. Gordon Ramsay – for the food and to deal with Mr Farage. Jim Carrey and Chris Rock – for the jokes and energy.
What’s your most ‘actuarial’ habit?
Overcomplicating even the simplest of tasks.
Favourite Excel function?
T.TEST – everyone makes a cuppa their own way, but I’m quite particular about mine…
What song best describes your work ethic?
‘Lose Yourself’ – Eminem.
How do you relax away from the office?
At the moment, I don’t – I have a baby son.
Alternative career choice?
Catholic priest, lumberjack or environmental science researcher.
If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet?
My grandparents – to see if they’d expect what I told them would happen next.
Greatest risk you have ever taken?
Going to Kenya alone as a 20-year-old. And asking a wonderful person to marry me as a 29-year-old.
If you could be anyone else, who would it be?
Idris Elba – because of something my wife said once.
If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you, and why?
Russell Crowe – following his Robin Hood, his Nottingham accent needs some further work…