Quickfire Q & A with Anthony Douglas

In the Spotlight with Anthony Douglas, chief executive of Cafcass

What three words best describe you? 

Reliable, calm, supportive

What’s your earliest memory?

Sitting in a pram in the hot sun

What is your favourite film?


Will you be celebrating Christmas? If so, how?

Drinking mulled wine by a log fire

If you could do any job in the world, what would it be?

Secretary General of the UN

If you were stuck on a desert island, and could take one person and one object, who and what would they be?

A piano but it wouldn’t be fair for anyone to be stuck listening to me

Who inspires you?

Everyone who is inspired

What is the best gift you have ever been given?

Everything by those close to me

What is your favourite place?

East Suffolk

Pet hate?


Which celebrity would you want to play you in a film about your life?

Bill Nighy

What was the last download or CD you bought?

Bruckner’s 4th symphony by the Lucerne Festival Orcestra

Favourite Christmas carol?

Silent Night – where I live in London, it’s the opposite

What are you reading?

7 books at the same time, none of them properly

Dogs or cats?

My brown fat cat Blinky

If you were on death row, what would be your last meal?

Vegetable dhansak

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