What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on?
“Well, without sounding cliched, the nature of our work is that all the projects are interesting. If the work was not difficult nor time-critical, our customers would not want our help. Probably the most interesting project was working with one of the UK’s public service broadcasters where TV screens would have gone black if the service had failed. That was extremely exciting and nerve-wracking throughout.”
And what was the worst/most challenging?
“Actually, it was working with a large telco, where the customers would have noticed immediately if anything had gone wrong. We were really under pressure to get things right the first time, with no excuses. We did this of course, but it added a few more grey hairs to my head.”
How would you describe your day job to a child?
“I would say, visiting large companies and helping them solve impossible problems.”
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
“Knowing that the day will be full of surprises.”
Tell us a little bit about your home life/interests
“My family are farmers, so our house is surrounded by hundreds of sheep. I am also an active member of the local Anglican church. I love walking in the countryside whenever I can.”