Although born and reared in the heart of Dublin city (Rialto, to be precise) Leighton Hoban has spent most of his career in extremely rural parts of the world in the tropics. Leighton is country manager for Fyffes in Belize, and tells us he always liked the great outdoors and “didn’t want to spend the majority of my time in an office”.

His desire to work out in the open air saw him go to UCD to study forestry. During his degree, he went to Madagascar for four months on work placement – “in the middle of nowhere” – working for a former UCD student who was the general manager of the Madagascar region for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).