Former editors take a bow

Richard Newell, 1980-1982 - Now a consultant in Auckland, New Zealand

Insurance Age is an important memory for me because it was my first editorship. Back in the dark, dank 1970s, I was one of a group of writers recruited by the first editor, Roger Hardman. While we pounded out catastrophe risk copy on ancient typewriters, Roger and the senior staff planned the launch of a new monthly magazine for brokers. It was intended that we would be a lively rival for the stodgy established insurance

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