The Big Interview
New Willis recruit Samantha Forkas is already impressing industry colleagues at the young age of 23. Fast-tracking her career progression, Forkas has moved quickly from a fi rst role out of school as an administrative assistant at PSC Horsell in 2009, to joining Willis’s commercial team as a client-facing account manager in June this year, having taken some intervening steps as an assistant broker at PSC Horsell and an assistant account manager role specialising in construction at Planned Cover. Known as a ‘star student’ at NIBA who takes ‘education very seriously’, Forkas is already a NIBA QPIB, was awarded NIBA’s Frank Earl Scholarship in 2014, and was also selected as a fi nalist for the 2014 NIBA QBE Student of the Year Award. She is an active participant in the industry, through her involvement in NIBA College’s coaching program, and is responsible for arranging NIBA young professional training workshops through the YP committee. She also manages to successfully balance the demands of professional life with motherhood.