He loves stringing the guitar, but all Freddie Hospedales, a director of the
Chartered Insurance Institute, really wants is truce between the GISC and the IBRC.

What newspaper do you read?
The Times, Daily Mail and Mirror

What career did you want to have when you were a child?
Airline pilot, or a musician

What was the worst business decision you have ever made?
The ones I didn't learn from!

What do you like best about insurance?
No two days are the same

What would you do tomorrow if you left the insurance industry?
Become a consultant

How do you relax if you do not play golf?
Play the bass guitar

Who do you most admire?
My next girlfriend

On dress down Friday, what do you wear?
Something comfortable

How many people have you sacked?
The right number

What is your favourite quote?
Whose going to pay for this then?

What is your most over-used phrase?
It's all gone pear-shaped!

Do you have an unfulfilled ambition?
Apart from Liz Hurley, playing in the best band in the world, or bridging the gulf between the GISC and IBRC ... nothing really

What advice would you give someone starting in insurance today?
Become a member of the CII and get qualified of course!

What was your first job?
Singing in a choir

Where did you grow up?
London and New York

What is your favourite film?
The Shawshank Redemption

What is your favourite book?
The Road Less Travelled

Who do you vote for?
The people I believe in

What is your favourite joke?
Someone trying to pronounce my surname! That's always entertaining! (It's actually pronounced Hos-pe-dar-liss)

How did you vote in the last election? I went to a polling
station. boom! boom!

Are you in favour of the Euro? Yes/No? Undecided