October 2014 – Risk SA – Young Talent

By October 8, 2014News

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Brent Lyall

 

If you haven’t yet heard, Fulcrum has teamed up with RISKSA magazine for a series of features that will showcase young talent that is fuelling the industry. The first feature is available to view in the October 2014 edition.

As promised last week, here is more about the first set of young talent that will be profiled in our RISKSA series. We’ll be rolling out more profiles all week, so keep an eye out on our website to view them all.

Brent is currently serving as the president of the Insurance Institute of the Cape of Good Hope (IICoGH), and as a director of Lyall Morgan and Associates Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd. He joined the institute four years ago purely due to the enjoyment they had provided him with in his early years in the industry, and Brent wanted to maintain the fun and camaraderie in the industry through social events. The IICoGH is online and active through www.iicogh.co.za, on Facebook and Twitter @iicogh.

“My inspiration in the industry started by growing up with a father who has been in the industry for over 45 years, and to me a role model. This fuelled my interest, which has led to me making a career in the industry. I have been in the industry now for 15 years and can definitely say the good days and memories outweigh the bad.

“I also find that due to all the different dimensions and aspects of this business we generate friendships that I don’t think any industry could match. When it comes to young talent within the industry, I think we as an industry need to make provision for the youth and need to get the word out there that the insurance industry is a fun, exciting and rewarding industry if like everything you put your mind to it. Do that and yes, you could be living the dream.”

Brent and the IICoGH team are most looking forward to the annual gala dinner at the Lookout, Granger Bay, on 26 November.

 

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