What was your best ever job?
A lighting operator for rock concerts which reinforced my passion for music.
If you won the lottery what would you do?
Knowing my luck I'd have only won£10, so I would celebrate with a new CD or a few pints of real ale.
If local government had a theme tune what would it be?
An obvious cliché, but it has to be Money's too tight to mention, by Simply Red.
Job satisfaction or money?
Job satisfaction. Without that no amount of money would compensate for a boring role.
What advice would you give someone starting out in local government?
Stick with it! The variety of challenges means you're in for a fulfilling career.
What celebrity would you most like to meet and why?
I'd actually prefer to meet any number of unsung heroes, but If I had to choose, it would be David Bowie because I'm a life-long fan.
What would your department mascot be?
A cheetah - quick thinking with nimble footwork.
What gives you a thrill at work?
Seeing individuals and teams grow and develop.
If the office was on fire what three things would you rescue?
In the true spirit of 'business continuity' I'd grab my laptop, notebook and coffee.
What have you learned recently that would be useful to others?
Always make time for the people and activities that you enjoy outside of work.
What would be your epitaph?
He achieved a life rating of three stars, with excellent prospects for those left behind.