Richard HargraveSenior Vice President
|Experience:||35 years, including work as CFO of a Lloyd's insurance broker, an inbound call center company, a telecom company and an underwriting manager|
Because it is an entrepreneurial business bringing security to people and companies.
Loving wife, 2 daughters and 4 sons.
Strangest job ever:
Selling paper bags to street market traders.
What have you done that nobody would guess you'd done, just looking at you:
I was a bus conductor on a double decker bus in England.
If I were a tree:
I'd be an English oak because I am solid and dependable.
The Lord of the Rings.
The Mayor of Casterbridge – although Michael Henchard’s self-destruction is soooo frustrating.
Top three things on your bucket list:
Visit Tuscany, re-visit France, tour Scotland.
Favorite thing to do:
Dig and weed my English vegetable garden.
When I retire:
I’m going to work my vegetable garden and do cordon bleu cooking.
Winston Churchill – “He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.”
Most embarrasing moment:
Driving from home to Connecticut from Virginia on I81, forgetting to turn right on the I84, and ending up on the border with Canada north of Syracuse, NY – 4 hours out of my way. My wife and I had been talking too much!
Accounting and Economics.
If I were a dog:
I'd be a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel because according to the American Kennel Association they are "active, graceful and well-balanced."
What's the one chore on your honey-do list that you're avoiding:
All things practical.