Steve Devine, general manager for corporate communications at Pinnacle, loves the challenge that insurance poses, but cannot bear the commute into to work
What newspaper do you read?
Most of them, different ones each day (depends on when they publish the personal finance section)
What career did you want to have when you were a child?
What was the worst business decision you have ever made?
Deciding to commute
What do you like best about insurance?
What would you do tomorrow if you left the insurance industry?
Anything that didn't involve commuting
How do you relax if you do not play golf?
I can't, although Rioja and yoga come close
What is the biggest insurance claim you have ever made?
A carpet burn! One of my daughters had an accident with an iron.
Who do you most admire?
My wife Eileen. She's brought up our four
children almost single-handed
Do you have an unfulfilled ambition?
A single figure golf handicap
On dress down Friday, what do you wear?
Cords/chinos, shirt and my favourite brown suede boots
How many people have you sacked?
One, many years ago. A dreadful experience
What is your favourite quote?
You only get out as much as you put in
What is your most over-used phrase?
What keeps you awake at night?
What advice would you give someone starting in insurance today?
Don't underestimate its negative image
What was your first job?
Trainee cost accountant at Vauxhall Motors
Where did you grow up?
What was your education?
All forgotten now!
What is your favourite film?
Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom
What is your favourite book?
Any Spike Milligan
What is your favourite tea?
The one my wife brings me every morning.
What is your favourite joke?
My wife saying its my turn to make the tea
How often do you use public transport?
Trains often, buses never
Who do you vote for?
How did you vote in the last election?
Are you in favour of the Euro? Yes/No?
Yes, I hate paying for currency transactions