Richard Enthoven, Hollard Insurance (Australia)
Company: Hollard Insurance
Job title: Founder & CEO
Savvy investor Richard Enthoven has enjoyed incredible success after setting up the Australian operations of South Africa-based Hollard Insurance Group, which includes Hollard Insurance, Hollard Financial Services and Real Insurance. While insurance is a family business for Enthoven – his father launched the extremely successful and highly profitable South African insurance giant – he cut his teeth in the industry as a regional underwriting assistant for AIG’s South American operations and also worked as a project manager for United Financial Casualty Company. Enthoven moved to Sydney in 1999 to establish Hollard here and committed the company to doing things differently. Since then, Hollard has grown exponentially and is a leader in the Australian market. Enthoven also owns the Nando’s food chain and Spier Wine Farm; Bloomberg estimates his net worth to be more than US$1bn. Not content with meteoric business success, Enthoven is also committed to furthering the insurance industry and was appointed president and chairman of the Insurance Council of Australia in 2017 for a two-year term. Enthoven is also chairman of the ICA’s financial inclusion committee and serves on the advisory board of Head Over Heels, a not-for-profit organisation that supports a portfolio of high-potential women-owned businesses.