Dean Bowen, DLB INSURANCE & RISK

Dean Bowen, DLB INSURANCE & RISK

Managing director

DLB INSURANCE & RISK

Age: 31

At 31, Dean Bowen has already clocked more than a decade in the insurance industry. Starting as a sales team leader, he’s climbed the ranks to become managing director of his own business, DLB Insurance & Risk.

“[It was] a brave decision to leave behind a stable job and company to go into the world of AR broking and start my own business,” he says. “There were no guarantees it would work out; however, I had a plan and some great support around me, which helped me gain initial momentum and succeed long-term.”

Bowen is a huge believer in continuous professional development. His advice to other young professionals is to “always be open to feedback, try to learn something new every single day and align yourself with the right mentors who will nurture your development.”