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Penny Black's Insurance Week - 24/31 July 2014


Broking luminary Ashwin Mistry’s combination of personality and industry gravitas stands him in good stead to serve with distinction as president of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

However, one minor character fl aw that could cause the CII kingmakers sleepless nights is Mistry’s occasional bouts of forgetfulness. Chatting to Penny just hours after donning the president’s solid-gold CII ceremonial chains for the first time, the Brokerbility boss admitted to an incident in Bolton where he misplaced his deputy neckwear and was left eternally grateful to his hotel’s sta for keeping the chains safe and saving his blushes in the process. With his new chains valued at a cool £70 000, Mistry would be well advised to keep a closer eye on the bling. Meanwhile, having mixed in journalistic circles for more years than one cares to remember, Penny has been subjected to more than a few taunts from those who have felt the sharp end of her colleagues’ quills. Still, it came as somewhat of a surprise to hear former government minister Jonathan Evans refer to noble journalists as “the reptile class” during a recent tour of the Houses of Parliament organised by the Managing General Agents Association. The reptile house at Post has asked Penny to remind Evans that, as a Tory MP, he would do well to remember the old adage on stones and glass houses.

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This article was published in the 24/31 July edition of Post magazine.

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