S02 Ep. 11
The Insurance Insider – Insights from Michelle Boyd’s Career Journey

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 11 of the CGS Podcast

Welcome to Season 2 of the CGS Podcast where career expert Leah Lambart engages with remarkable Caulfield Grammarian alumni regarding their career journey, highlights and challenges.

In our latest episode, Michelle Boyd, an insurance industry expert with 20 years of experience working in the UK, joins Leah to explore her unconventional path into the insurance sector. Michelle shares her experiences navigating this dynamic field, the challenges she has faced, and provides valuable insights into the world of insurance.

Show Notes

Michelle Boyd shares her journey from Caulfield Grammar to a successful career in the UK insurance industry, highlighting the challenges and triumphs she encountered along the way.

The conversation included some of the following discussion highlights:

> Education and Early Career
Michelle’s Path from Caulfield Grammar to gaining diverse work experience before moving to the UK.

> Personal Growth and Career Development
Transitioning from temporary administrative roles to becoming a successful insurance broker and underwriter.

> Unique Aspects of the Insurance Industry
Exploring the intricacies of the London insurance market and the vital roles of brokers and underwriters.

> Current Roles and Responsibilities
Michelle’s work in marine insurance underwriting, covering hull and machinery insurance.

> Advice for Aspiring Insurance Professionals
Tips for standing out, building a career in insurance, and the importance of resilience and curiosity.


About Michelle Boyd

Michelle Boyd graduated from Caulfield Grammar in 1993 and pursued a degree in Social Sciences. She gained four years of diverse work experience in Melbourne before moving to the UK. Michelle started her insurance career in 2002 as a temp in London and quickly advanced to become a junior broker, eventually specializing in marine insurance underwriting. With 20 years of experience in the industry, Michelle has become an expert in marine hull and machinery insurance, contributing significantly to the field.

Connect with Michelle on LinkedIn.

“You need to be a good problem solver to be an underwriter or a broker because you need to solve problems for your clients as a broker, but you need to solve financial problems as an underwriter.”


About The Host

Leah Lambart is a career expert with 10 years of recruitment experience and 10,000+ coaching hours. She founded Relaunch Me to help people who dare to find their ‘best fit’ career. That is, fulfilling and meaningful work aligned with their personality, strengths, interests & values. She works with clients from recent school leavers to executives across all industries & provide practical career change advice taking into account their skills, experience, values & financial obligations.

Connect with Leah on LinkedIn.
Learn more about Relaunch Me.


Episode Transcription

For those interested in diving deeper into Michelle Boyd’s inspiring journey and insights, we have made the full episode transcription available online.

Click here to read the detailed conversation and gain valuable perspectives from Michelle on her career.

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