While at university I was lucky enough to be able to go on the Cambridge Spitsbergen Expedition to the Arctic. After I finished school I wanted to go back to do a PhD but I couldn’t get the sponsorship needed to make the trip. Although it wasn’t planned, I ended up joining the family business.
Since retiring, I’ve found a lot more time to pursue a number of my other interests. I’m a keen photographer and teach gliding and yachting. I also give a number of talks about my work and my interests in the hope that I can inspire young people to go on and make a success of their lives.