Inspiration and determination that rose from a family tragedy

Name: Jonathan Perks MBE

Date-of-birth: 28.3.1962

Title: Global leadership coach to CEOs

Lives: York

Education: Crossley & Porter Grammar School, Halifax; St Peter’s Junior School York; Royal Military Academy Sandhurst; MA Cranfield University; MBA, Open University

First job: Troop Commander at the Army Apprentice College, Harrogate

Car driven: Volvo Convertible

Last book read: If This Is A Man by Primo Levi

Favourite film: Master & Commander, starring Russell Crowe

Most proud of: Setting the world record for the Cyprus Double Mountain Marathon with my team.