Super speed meets: Alistair Body


Find out what happened when Penny Black met Ten director Alistair Body.

What was your first ever job - and were you any good at it?
Working in forestry planting and cutting down pine trees. Work ran out after six months and I applied for a job at an insurance company in Wellington, New Zealand. The rest is history

Career high point to date?
Deciding to move to the UK in 2003. Since then I have worked with and for some amazing people and made many friends in the insurance industry

If you had the power, what words would be banned?
Time gentlemen please

What would be your perfect day away from work?
In the Bay of Islands, sitting on the back of a boat with a fishing rod

Who would play you in the film of your life?
If Tom Cruise can play Jack Reacher, I'm sure they can make Jack Black a bit taller, a touch rounder and maybe a little funnier 

What is your worst habit?
Teasing my overly sensitive three-year-old daughter

If you could go back in time, when and where would you go?
The day Simon Cowell was encouraged to do Pop Idol. I'm sure with a few stand over tactics he could have been discouraged

What would your death row meal be?
Anything with fresh seafood

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Every kiwi kid's dream - having to go to work wearing a black shirt with the number
eight on the back 

What is the strangest thing you have ever had to underwrite?
No one has ever dared to give me the liberty of an underwriting license!

What inanimate object would you save first from a fire and why?
My daughter's comforter. A piglet rattle that she (and subsequently we) cannot live without

Ski slopes or beach break?
A beached whale looks more out of place on a ski slope

Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn?
Marilyn Monroe

James Bond or Indiana Jones?
Indiana Jones without a doubt. Not a lover of ties

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