Danny Walkinshaw looks at the latest insurance stories online

“Five things you didn’t know about …”, the online feature that brings you closer to the lives of senior figures in the industry, crept into this week’s most read list for insurancetimes.co.uk.

In case you’ve missed it, here are some of the best bits from the series so far:

Jon Dye, general manager of Allianz Retail: “I was born in Kano in northern Nigeria. I think that technically I am entitled to a Nigerian passport, but that might also qualify me for national service and I am definitely not cut out for life in the Nigerian army.”

Toby Esser, group chief executive of Cooper Gay: “I love clothes and have 30 suits, most of them handmade, one for each day of the month. Each has a flamboyant lining.”

Colin Morgan, chief executive of Quinn Insurance: “I have to take some credit for the meteoric rise of Rory McIlroy into the elite of world golf. I played with him in his first professional round in the Pro-Am at the Quinn Insurance British Masters in the Belfry in September 2007.”

Phil Bunker, managing director of LV=: “I am doing a 350-mile charity ride across Zambia in May in aid of African Revival, a charity that helps improve education and living conditions in countries such as Uganda and Zambia.”

Clive Nathan, chief executive of underwriting at Towergate: “My wife was a TV presenters’ agent. She represented such TV greats as Richard and Judy, Alan Titchmarsh and Dale Winton.”

You can read these entries in full and find more exclusive online content at insurancetimes.co.uk.

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