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Living like a King

Apologies to Standard Life group actuarial director Bob King after the Diary&#39s cartoonist depicted him recentlyas a cigar-smoking, Champagne-swilling, caviar-eating executive asking for a handout from Aviva group chief executive Richard Harvey. Nothing could be further from the truth, says Bob.

Apparently, the two top life company executives used to work together in Wellington, New Zealand and King has followed his former colleague&#39s earnings with interest since their return to Blighty, eyeing Harvey&#39s recent £1.4m pay pack-age with resignation rather than covetousness. “I don&#39t recognise the chap in the cartoon – I don&#39t smoke, I don&#39t like caviar and I&#39m not overly fond of Champagne,” King tells the Diary.

A more appropriate representation would have seen him wearing an All-Blacks shirt and drinking Steinlager. Sorry, Bob. Next time we&#39ll try to get it right.

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