Danny La - Strategy Analyst
"One of the biggest highlights I've had at QBE has been the opportunity to work overseas. When I applied for the Graduate Program and did my research, I found out QBE was one of the largest insurance companies. It was then that the international aspect of QBE's network really started to appeal to me.
Coming through the graduate program provided a lot of structure. That made it quite easy to make the transition from university into full-time work. It was a very exciting time. Coming out of university, I had no idea what working full time would be like. I completed a rotation in Strategy and really enjoyed it so I applied for a role in the team after the Graduate Program.
In my current role, I'm a Strategy Analyst with QBE ANZ operations. The key things I look after include the Innovation Forum, competitor intelligence and research, executive reporting, and emerging risks.
Recently I was fortunate enough to complete a four-week secondment to Hong Kong. This came about partly because I'd been working with a mentor who had moved to the QBE office in Hong Kong. My manager was supportive of this and it really gave me a feel for what working overseas might be like!
What I've found since being here is that there are so many different career paths you can take in this industry, and for me hopefully there are more and more opportunities to work overseas – it's one of my ambitions to do more of that."