If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Rice – It is a versatile ingredient and can be used as a starter, main or dessert and even in an alcoholic beverage! There are apparently 40,000 varieties of rice. I’ve probably only tried 20 in my lifetime, so I have a lot of tasting to do!

What – to you – is the most irritating industry buzzword? Buzzwords don't bother me, I am more irritated when people use more words than is necessary; what's wrong with being succinct and to the point? (As you can tell from the length of the answers above, I practise what I preach with this!) If I had to choose an irritating buzzword, it would be “visibility”. By visibility, do we mean high-vis jacket? No, we mean demonstrating value, so we should say that rather than make people believe that the way to being visible is by asking useless questions in meetings.

If you weren’t doing this job, then what would you be doing? I’d be an events planner.

If you could give your 18-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be? Enjoy the moment: time flies by far too quickly.

Can you describe yourself in three words? Principled, pragmatic, personable. 

What is the one thing you can’t live without? My mobile phone.

What is your musical guilty pleasure? Having a toddler, my bar has been lowered, so I now enjoy anything which is not a nursery rhyme.