The Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority (INSETA) Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Nadia Starr as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from 1 February 2019.
Starr has stepped into the position after having spent more than nine years at INSETA. During this time she acted as the Head of Quality Assurance, as well as the Learning Division. Prior to serving at INSETA, Starr also worked in both the corporate higher education and public further education sectors. She holds a Master of Education degree which she obtained at the University of the Witwatersrand, and she currently serves on the Board of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
The Chairman of the Board, Moshupi Mokgobinyane, said, “Ms Starr has been mandated to lead INSETA in its purpose to grow the pool and quality of critical and scarce skills within the insurance sector. We know she will lead the organisation in supporting South Africa’s transformation agenda for the financial services industry.”
One of INSETA’s key purposes is to facilitate and support a strong relationship between the world of education and the world of work.
Speaking to INSETA staff at a special meeting, Starr noted, “To achieve our mandate we need to be engaging and responsive to the needs of the sector, so that together we can co-craft a more innovative and relevant skills development strategy for the sector.”
“In order to get this right, we need to look at our current models carefully and ask very difficult questions about the validity of the models and their value to the sector,” she added.
The INSETA Board wishes to convey its unequivocal support for Starr and wishes her every success in her new role. The Board looks forward to her stewardship and is confident that she will take INSETA to greater heights.