‘ Your role as my critical friend has been positive. It is different talking to someone else; and not just a mate over a bottle of wine, who is just going to say “yes, you’re great” but someone who is actually going to give you both sides of the argument and look at things in a different way.’

‘ It’s good to have somebody whose opinions that you trust, someone where you think, “ I value that persons take on things”.’

‘I think your professionalism and seriousness about taking on this role has helped, because it would have been very easy for us just to shout about the world, which would have been very pleasant but it wouldn’t have enabled me to reach my objectives really ’.