Shane Sayers, partner at Kennedy's, loves English tea, Italian coffee, Spanish painting, Cuban politicians, American films and dirty jokes....
What newspaper do you read?
International Herald Tribune, Times, News of the World
What career did you want to have when you were a child?
Lawyer – just like Perry Mason
What was the worst business decision you have ever made?
Not to open an Italian coffee shop in London 10 years ago
What do you like best about insurance?
Travel, friends and challenging work
What would you do tomorrow if you left the insurance industry?
Write an international hotel guide for families
How do you relax if you do not play golf?
Spending time with my wife Janet and the children
What is the biggest insurance claim you have ever made?
£3,500 for a lost watch
Who do you most admire?
Do you have an unfulfilled ambition?
To own a Picasso
On dress down Friday, what do you wear?
If we had one – polo shirt and chinos
How many people have you sacked?
A few, but very reluctantly
What is your most over-used phrase?
"Sylvia can you please find..."
What keeps you awake at night?
My son's exams
What advice would you give someone starting in insurance today?
Work hard and make friends
What was your first job?
Carrying people's baggage for sixpence at Margate Station
Where did you grow up?
Margate, Ohio, California, New York, Margate
What was your education?
Babylon High School, Chatham House Grammar School, University of Kent and Guildford College of Law
What is your favourite quote?
"Be careful how you treat people on the way up – you never know who you will meet on the way down"
What is your favourite film?
In the Heat of the Night
What is your favourite book?
Hotel New Hampshire
What is your favourite tea?
English breakfast in a mug
What is your favourite joke?
What does Bill Clinton say to Monica after an awful meal? "Sack my cook."
How often to you use public transport?
As seldom as possible
Who do you vote for?
How did you vote in the last election?
Are you in favour of the euro?