Self-confessed workaholic James Green from Quote and Buy claims to wear shorts to the office on dress down Friday

What newspaper do you read?
The Week, the Times and the FT periodically

What career did you want to have when you were a child?
Racing driver – but there was a weight disadvantage

What was the worst business decision you have ever made?
Joining Lloyd's

What do you like best about insurance?
The opportunity to innovate

What would you do tomorrow if you left the insurance industry?

How do you relax if you do not play golf?
Don't have time – go to the office

What is the biggest insurance claim you have ever made?
When a car wash attacked my wife

Who do you most admire?
Anyone who is happy

Do you have an unfulfilled ambition?
Yes – to sail around the world

On dress down Friday, what do you wear?

How many people have you sacked?

What is your favourite quote?
“ – and Buy”

What is your most over-used phrase?
“.... in a number of areas”

What keeps you awake at night?
My favourite squeeze

What advice would you give someone starting in insurance today?
There is no substitute for hard work and experience

What was your first job?
Selling fire extinguishers door to door

Where did you grow up?

What was your education?
Expensive and under-utilised

What is your favourite film?
As good as it gets and HEAT

What is your favourite book?
Birdsong and Stalingrad

What is your favourite tea?
Egg and chips

What is your favourite joke?
Too many and too dirty to mention

How often do you use public transport?

Who do you vote for?
The party with the lower taxes

How did you vote in the last election?
By post

Are you in favour of the Euro?