Daily news service
It’s the people-oriented nature of insurance that drew Jack Hammond into the industry, giving him the prospect of a varied working life. He started out at Aon as a graduate trainee, and is now a fully fledged broker for financial institutions in northern and western Europe, specialising in crime, professional indemnity, D&O and cyber insurance.
Early this year, he was on secondment in the Netherlands, and added new business from establishing links with the local Aon office and clients.
An active member of the Next Generation Insurance Network, Hammond is specifically involved with its mentoring scheme, and is also part of the Insurance Institute of London’s Young Members’ Committee.
Hammond emphasises the need for young professionals to keep networking and exploring to understand the industry better: “Go out and meet as many people as possible. Having a decent network behind you will be very useful in the future. I would also suggest asking to be put on lots of different projects within your firm and department … it will give you an insight to opportunities, which you can then develop and innovate.”
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