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What was your first job?

Washing up in a motorway services.

If you weren’t in your present position, what would you be doing?

Following the Proteas cricket team around the world.

What’s the worst mistake you’ve ever made?

Deciding to crew a friend’s catamaran. The boat capsized, I dislocated fingers and lost my glasses.

What’s your ideal day away from the office?

Going to a cricket test match.

Name one person you’d like to have dinner with and why?

Germaine Greer. I find her really interesting and funny.

What was your best subject at school?

Economics.

What are your hobbies?

Music and dabbling with valve amplifiers.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Enough to keep me in Zimmer frames and give the rest to water charities in Africa.

What’s your top time saving tip?

Don’t procrastinate.

What’s your favourite time of day?

Between 7pm and 9pm.

What’s your favourite item of clothing?

A bush hat is a definite must-have.

What’s the best thing about being in Yorkshire?

Living in York.

What would your epitaph be?

“He wasn’t all bad”