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Standard bearer The BCA's new chief executive has an impressive CV. Dave Parker went down to Berkshire to meet him.

Mike Gilbert is not a man who likes to play off the back foot. Interviewed just nine days after moving into the BCA's Crowthorne headquarters he is already reluctant to plead the brevity of his tenure in response to questions about the organisation's long term future. The phrase 'ask me that again in a few months time' does pop up from time to time, but usually as the ritual preamble to a lengthy and detailed reply.

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