David Drew commercial lines director at Folgate loves golf, footie and Tina Turner and hates public transport.
What newspaper do you read?
Times and Sunday Times
What career did you want to have when you were a child?
To be a fighter pilot or play football for England
What was the worst business decision you have ever made?
Difficult to rate but they usually occur when I'm not backing my instinct
What do you like best about insurance?
What would you do tomorrow if you left the insurance industry?
How do you relax if you do not play golf?
What is the biggest insurance claim you have ever made?
I have been claim free for the past 20 years (excluding motor fleet)
Who do you most admire?
Tina Turner in concert
Do you have an unfulfilled ambition?
To beat par on ANY golf course
On dress down Friday, what do you wear?
If we had a dress down policy I'd probably forget and wear a normal business suit
How many people have you sacked?
They're easily counted on the fingers of one hand
What is your favourite quote?
“As cunning as fox with a degree in cunning from Oxford University” – Blackadder
What is your most over-used phrase?
What keeps you awake at night?
What advice would you give someone starting in insurance today?
Make sure you join a company that offers quality training and seek as much responsibility as you can handle. Insurance offers a varied and potentially rewarding career to those with ability and commitment
What was your first job?
Car park attendant at Birmingham airport (Saturday job)
Where did you grow up?
Near to Birmingham airport
What was your education?
More Animal Farm than Brideshead Revisited
What is your favourite film?
A Wonderful Life
What is your favourite book?
What is your favourite tea?
Very hot with a cooked breakfast (preferably made by someone else!)
What is your favourite joke?
Knock, Knock. Who's there?
Boo. Boo hoo
(That's what my underwriters do after a meeting with me!)
How often do you use public transport?
Whenever there is no other option
Who do you vote for?
I am slightly right of centre which leaves me free to vote for whichever party impresses
How did you vote in the last election?
Are you in favour of the Euro? Yes/No?