Networking Karma = Mentors + Advocates
I’m consider myself lucky that my best pal is my father - the reason I am in the market. Not just that, he is also a brilliant insurance businessman and mentor. Oh, and in spite of his dedication and long hours, he managed never to miss a Sunday league game in my youth.
It's with this benchmark in mind that I drive my ambitions forward. I’m often looking for ways to help people, even if they don’t ask for it. I dream in my day job to enjoy my weekends. I think that if we focus on positive output, maybe we'll get a pleasant surprise one day. It's better than being a pessimist, right?
Ted founded & exited multiple businesses and was one of the few entrepreneurs to make sustained success in the dotcom bubble. Still teaches me to this day. Now an author, he spins a good yarn.
Andy is one of the most progressive businessmen I know - with interests across virtually every pillar of the insurance market. There are few people in our wonderful industry that he doesn’t know - he’s a born networker.
Nick was my first boss. And remains a trusted ear over a cup of tea to this day. He’s in possession of vast underwriting CV & knows the market inside out. He was also a shining example of a good people-manager.
Paul is a well-regarded insurance professional with a broad range of experience. It was, in fact, his suggestion that I begin to offer my own knowledge to other businesses in the sector. Never one to turn down sage advice, I'll be sure to check I am realising his vision as I progress.
In my opinion, Ant is an example of the level the new generation of insurance leaders need to be at. He's open minded, tech-focused, candid and forward-thinking. I look forward to seeing the results of his plans and their potential over the next couple cycles.
Rory and I speak a couple times a year, he's my strategic muse. His thoughts on consumerism, product, selling and mindset are nothing short of inspiring. When it comes to insurance, he's my best hope to cracking the "utility problem".