He might have been prepared to explain just what his job was. But the first query from parliamentary education committee convener Robert Brown was less expected. "We welcome Mike Baughan OBE. I am not sure how to pronounce that."
Assuming this was not a reference to Mike, Baughan helpfully told him it was "born." Not many people know that.
No such confusion over the next witness - a chap called Bloomer.
And if you are BBC Young Musician of the Year Nicola Benedetti, there is also no confusion. Baughan is her Uncle Mike. Not many people know that.