Tell us a little bit about yourself (as much as you want to reveal!) – your work background, your interests…
I came to Wiltshire Council with a background of working in Financial Services. I spent 3 years in the council’s Communications team before moving into the Community Engagement team last autumn.
Outside of work I am a sports nut. I played rugby for 20 years, and now run and cycle a lot, I ran the London Marathon in April in 4hrs 26mins and I also play golf when I get the chance.
Other than that I like to spend time with my young family at home or on holiday!
My wife and I are also foodies, and love going to nice restaurants and cooking ourselves.
What makes you have a good day at work?
Meeting new people and feeling like I’ve made delivered projects that will be for the good of the community
What’s the best thing about working at Wiltshire Council?
Feeling like what I do makes a difference to local communities.
Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?
90s indie music – I am a huge Stone Roses fan and will be going to see them in Manchester this summer – reliving my youth!
What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?
Nothing especially weird. My wife and I were once at Tom Kerridge’s restaurant and I chose a starter called “Crispy Pigs Head” but it looked much more appetising than it sounded.
What three items would you take with you on a deserted island
Assuming I can’t say my wife and kids….. A rugby ball, my kindle and a TV set up so I can watch the rugby.
What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done
I once climbed Mount Etna in Sicily. Etna is a constantly erupting volcano and we were within a few yards of lava flows. I used to have pictures but it was unfortunately before digital cameras, and I have no idea where they are now!
If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be
Ricky Gervais, Sid Waddell, John Lennon and Tom Kerridge (as long as he cooks)
What would go into you room 101…
Tomato Ketchup sachets (What is the point? Just give me a bottle), Reality TV talent programmes (inc Big Brother and I’m a Celebrity), and Wimbledon (The tennis championships, not the place)