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?
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