Education: Sandbach School, Warwick University, Lancaster university (interrupted by the Falklands War)
Memorable time in your teens: Taking part in the Tall Ships Round the World Race.
Influences in early life: I wanted to be David Bowie
Claim to Fame: Played Field Hockey For Cheshire, played Euphonium for Fodens Works Band
What gets you up in the morning? The kids
Work: Ministry of Defence, Royals Ordnance Speciality Metals, BEA Systems, Commercial Artists.
What do you do in your spare time: I am in the process of renovating a sail boat.
What are your aspirations in the future: Retire early, sell the house and sail round the world