The Forward Thinking CFO – Episode 7 – Duncan Hayward

In today’s episode we speak to Duncan Hayward, CFO at Pacific Life Re.

Duncan’s impressive career is testament to the importance of spotting opportunities when they arise. As he points out in this episode, he has only had five job interviews in his entire life, and while in almost every case he’s been offered a role, it’s not always been the one he initially went in for.

With such a successful career, Duncan has many great insights for anyone aiming to become a CFO. In this episode we discuss a whole range of them, including:

– How he overcame a turbulent start at Pacific Life Re and how that shaped the next 12 years of his career.

– The significant changes he’s seen in insurance over the past 12 months and how he sees the market changing as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.

– And how becoming a CFO can often mean you’re spending less time looking at finances, and more at how the back office is functioning in a business.

It was an absolute pleasure speaking to Duncan and finding out more about the challenges he’s faced throughout his career.

Whether you’re just at the start of your finance career or you’re a fellow CFO navigating Covid-19, today’s episode will give you a great insight into the changing landscape of finance in the insurance market.

We’re keen to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please do get in touch at ku.oc.satiremun@ofni

If you want to find out more about Duncan, check out his LinkedIn profile –

If you want to learn more about Pacific Life Re, have a look at their website at –

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