HK: How do you cope with this work at international level and the pressures of that work?

MR: You have to think that actually the work that I do, and we do, is a privilege to be able to do it. That if we don’t do it, who is going to do it? You know we are in a position, had the education, had the background, got the OBE- gives me more access whatever, to be able to do the advocacy on behalf of people who do not have that opportunity. If we do not do it, then we are wrong. It is an obligation but it is also a privilege.   You have to keep that in your head and do a lot of mountain-biking. And have dogs and children. And see them every now and then.