UK: The Davidson Interview - Richard Harvey.

UK: The Davidson Interview - Richard Harvey. - The Norwich Union boss isn't one for management nostrums, he prefers The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, he tells Andrew Davidson. He has had his disappointments but the Church and his wife, a childhood sw

The Norwich Union boss isn't one for management nostrums, he prefers The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, he tells Andrew Davidson. He has had his disappointments but the Church and his wife, a childhood sweetheart, are the roots on which he has built his career.

Richard Harvey is, as everyone will tell you, a terrifically nice chap. Tall, lithe, boyish, with a broad, broad smile and the sort of patient, unchippy enthusiasm that marks him down as a natural communicator, he carries himself without a whiff of vanity or a hint of hubris. He answers his own phone, replies personally to all his e-mails, gives money to the church, eats in the staff canteen, has been happily married to his childhood sweetheart for nearly 30 years, constantly apologises for how boring the insurance business is, always has a warm welcome for everyone ...

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