Donovan’s a technical person who enjoys everything from car customization to working on computers, and says of intricate projects, “The more difficult, the more the excitement you have at the end of completing a nearly impossible task.” Not one to shy away from a challenge, he was the gymnastics captain at school – a fact he mostly kept hidden at the time, but is happy to share today. On the more conventionally soothing side of life, Donovan loves listening to soul music and R&B from artists like the Bee Gees and Babyface. The first opera he encountered, Così fan tutte, remains a favourite of his to this day.