His teenage naughty streak got him expelled when he gave his teachers chocolate cornflake cakes spiked with laxatives.
But how the tables have turned for Owen Evans, who has just been appointed... a chief inspector of schools.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
He carried out the prank in the 1980s – but felt being thrown out of school was the 'massive kick up the bottom' he needed to become a success in life.
Now 53, Mr Evans has been appointed chief inspector of schools in Wales and will take up the job in January.
The role follows a four-year stint at Welsh-language television channel S4C – where he is currently chief executive – and a previous stint as deputy permanent secretary of the Welsh government, responsible for education and public services.
How the tables have turned for Owen Evans, who has just been appointed... a chief inspector of schools
In that role, he drew up a list of 40 schools to be prioritised for investment – nicknamed the 'naughty forty' by some.
Following Mr Evans's chocolate cornflake cake stunt, only 17 of 40 teachers turned up for school the next day.