Royal & SunAlliance's Tony Boobier caused his son much embarrassment at the British Damage Management Association (BDMA) convention last week.

While waxing lyrical about the merits of recovery contractors, he admitted he wants his 15-year-old son to become a loss adjuster.

"We've been thinking about his future career path and I think that university should no longer be the be all and end all. I think loss adjusting is an admirable career. Why would he want to do anything else?"