Three things you didn’t know about...

PwC UK head of insurance Jonathan Howe

1 The intrepid Howe once rode a mountain bike across Madagascar. Keen to try something different and outside his comfort zone while raising money for charity, he claimed success on both counts after pedalling between stays in remote rural villages without any modern amenities.

2 He has a passion for Vespa scooters. Howe owns 3 Vespas. His 1972 classic is named Nigel, after an early client who once let on he had been a mod in the 1960s. Another is customised based on the General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard.

3 Howe has recently taken up boxing for fitness, which he finds a nice contradiction to the world of insurance – and a great way of taking out the frustrations of the working day.