Q&A with Allianz business development manager David Vine

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27 August 2015


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David Vine, Allianz

Q: As a business development manager what do your daily responsibilities include?

A: I am responsible for a team of four Business Developers and for the relationship management of all existing business. In addition I have responsibility for assisting the winning new business aka the lifeblood of our business!

Q: What is your favourite thing about working in insurance?

A:  The people. People really care about doing the right thing and taking pride in what they do.

Q: What has been one of your personal highlights working in insurance?

A: There are so many but I would single out seeing people who have worked with me go onto achieve management roles within Allianz.

Q: If you could change one thing about the insurance industry what would it be?

A: The pace of getting things done, which means doing things more quickly!

Q: What would be your perfect day away from work?

A: Spending  Saturday watching Millwall win, ideally at home which seems a rarity these days and spending time with my little grandson Leo.

Q: If you could learn anything what would this be and why?

A: To play a musical instrument. It seems a really good way to relax and while away any spare time in a constructive way.

Q: Name one thing your colleagues wouldn’t know about you

A: I have attended 80 out of the current 92 football league grounds.

Q: What do you like to do with your spare time?

A: Watching sport, spending time with my grandson.

Q: What is your favourite family holiday destination?

A: USA

Q: What celebrity would you like to meet at for a cup of coffee?

A: I’m not into celebrities. If you mean someone who has actually achieved something then Jesse Owens would have been fascinating to talk too

Q: What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?

A: Hogs Head and black eyed peas with collard greens and biscuit.

Q: Finally, what one thing motivates you in the morning?

A: Knowing that I have a day of insurance to look forward to.



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