Penny Black's Insurance Week - 3 April 2014


Howden chief executive Adrian Colosso has been known to put his body on the line, both in and out of the boardroom, so it came as no surprise to Penny when the former Heath Lambert bigwig hobbled in to an interview with one leg strapped into a protective boot. Colosso attributed the damage to some over-enthusiastic dog walking – something he spent many joyful hours doing while on gardening leave from Gallagher. Despite his condition, Colosso was his usual sprightly self and engaged in acrobatic high jinks with Penny’s photographer, posing with an injured limb propped on the boardroom table – a move alarmingly close to the splits. Meanwhile, Penny has long had a soft spot for men in uniform and was insanely jealous when a colleague joined several in the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department on a morning raid. The experience improved further when, having made a detour to retrieve a forgotten camera battery, the officers threw on the siren and ramped up the speed to make up lost time. Careening through the streets of London, risking life and limb, in the hunt for fraudsters – Jack Bauer eat your heart out.

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This article was published in the 3 April edition of Post magazine.

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