For 17 years I worked in a variety of roles across the BBC, starting in the World Service as a sound engineer, a producer and a presenter. I also worked in TV News and in Radio 4 (speech channel), before ending up in the Secretariat.

I also broadcast on Saudi Arabian TV, and have undertaken voice-over work; and most recently I have been broadcasting in China, firstly for China Daily; and then for CCTV News channel.

Here's a selection from my chequered career...