Who has influenced you most in your career?
What's the best thing about your job?
The variety of the issues I get involved with. Within the last few weeks I've been dealing with cases involving arson, legionella, an overturned excavator, e-coli and an escaped snake.
What's the worst thing about your job?
Having to deal with the aftermath of a serious accident. The day I spent in the Coroner's Court following the death of a seven-year-old boy at school is one I never want to experience again.
What has been your best working day so far?
Some of the best have been training courses I've run when everything's gone to plan, everyone's participated and learned something new and we've had a laugh along the way.
What's the best career move you've made?
Marrying one of the senior personnel officers hasn't done any harm . . .
What advice would you give to someone starting their career?
Try to marry a senior personnel officer. Failing this, never ever take yourself or your role too seriously.
What's the biggest mistake you've made?
I'm still haunted by a bowling change I made late on in a Cheshire Cup semi-final 23 years ago.
How would you like to be remembered?
As the tall, good-looking one.