In reality, he needn’t have worried. “My line manager was fantastic and really supportive throughout the process,” he says. As a result, Cameron, who works as a Credit Risk Sanctioner, spent six months at home in Richmond, south-west London, with his son Kilian – an experience he describes, happily, as “demanding”.
“My son is without a doubt the most demanding boss I’ve ever had. If you don’t have a sense of humour and aren’t fast moving, then it can be really tough. But if you approach it with a bit of fun and enjoyment then it usually goes quite well,” he says.
“It was amazing to have that opportunity to develop my fatherly skill set, I became a fairly competent baby chef, working out what he would eat and what he would throw at me!
“Shared paternity leave also allowed my wife to return to work after six months, so the whole family benefited from the policy.”