Rodney Boot, managing director of HML Marketing wants to be out in the open air, free of rabid dogs and buses.

What newspaper do you read?
Daily Telegraph

What career did you want when you were a child?
Something in the open air

What do you do if you do not play golf?
I cycle and have a Morgan+4 to amuse me

Whom do you most admire?
Dr Martin Luther King

What would you do if you left the insurance industry?
Relax and not look for another job

Do you have an unfulfilled ambition?
To learn to sail

On dress down Friday what do you wear?
What's dress down Friday?

How many people have you sacked?
I don't know the exact number. I find it odious and try to forget

What is your favourite quote?
“I have a dream” (Dr Martin Luther King)

What is your most over-used phrase?
Turnover is vanity; profit is sanity

What advice would you give to someone starting in insurance?
Have you considered other options?

What keeps you awake at night?
Thinking about work

What was your first job?
Motor insurance clerk

Where did you grow up?
In West London

What is your favourite film?
Prisoner of Second Avenue

What is your favourite book?
The most important book is the Bible

What is your favourite tea?
Earl Grey

What is your favourite joke?
The one about the shipwrecked sailor and the ostrich

How often do you use public transport?
I avoid public transport as I would avoid a rabid dog.

How did you vote in the last election?
Don't blame me, I voted Conservative

Are you in favour of the Euro?