Sir Vince became an MP surprisingly recently in 1997. He went on to become Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the recent coalition government and is now, in his mid 70s, the Leader of the Liberal Democat Party. Renowned for his straight-talking style, Vince has even found time in recent years to write a novel and to compete as a ballroom dancer.
- From where does Vince draw the motivation to continue serving in such a high profile public role?
- How did his earlier career unfold and what impact has this had on his outlook on life?
- What has he learned about leadership from the experience he had serving in the Cabinet?