Three things you didn’t know about...

Gabriella Griffith
Sage Pay chief executive Simon Black

1 He loves football. He and his over-40s league masters team (“a euphemism for people who shouldn’t still be playing”) won the north west league and cup last year. He once tried to get away with going to see Man Utd in the Champion’s League final on his wedding anniversary which, “didn’t go down too well.” Ouch.

2 He has attended Oktoberfest in full lederhosen costume and says he had to get drunk to deal with the shame of it all.

3 His favourite app is Shazam as it helps him to communicate with his music-loving kids. “They’ll never think I’m cool though,” he says.