Insurer boss gets the girl (after Bond)

Neil Utley, IAG UK’s rather suave chief executive, was spotted at a charity auction at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (known to luvvies as Rada) last week, mingling with the likes of John Hurt and Alan Rickman.

Utley, who was the guest of Sterling chairman Nick Cooper, showed he had a keen eye for talent, successfully bidding for a day with actress Gemma Arterton, who plays Agent Fields in the latest 007 movie, Quantum of Solace.

Lucky Utley will enjoy a day on set with Arterton, who is filming Prince of Persia.