What newspaper do you read?
The radio is my newspaper.
What career did you want to have when you were a child?
What was the worst business decision you have ever made?
Signing the photocopier lease from hell.
What do you like best about insurance?
The opportunity ...
What would you do tomorrow if you left the insurance industry?
Look at other business opportunities.
Who do you most admire?
Richard Branson and my wife – but for different reasons!
Do you have an unfulfilled ambition?
To put something back that really counts.
How do you relax if you do not play golf?
Aerobic exercise followed by a beer!
How many people have you sacked?
Probably not as many as I should have.
What is your most over-used phrase?
We are a business in insurance, not an insurance business.
What keeps you awake at night?
Our next acquisition.
What advice would you give someone starting in insurance today?
Join Layton Blackham
What is your favourite quote?
“Throw me a frikin bone. I'm the boss.
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On dress down Friday, what do you wear?
What was your first job?
Teaching water ski-ing.
Where did you grow up?
In the back of a Fiat 127!!
What is your favourite film?
Austin Powers – The International
Man of Mystery
What is your favourite book?
What is your favourite tea?
The first at St Andrews.
How often do you use public transport?
All the time – it's almost like my second office.