In Conversation With Tanya Cain, CFO of Youi

Today our guest is Tanya Cain, CFO of Youi Insurance.

Tanya is an accomplished professional who shares plenty of advice.

We talk about:

– What it is like working for such an iconic brand.
– How the timeliness of information is more important than accuracy.
– Knowing when it’s time to move on.
– How her Dad would take her to business dinners when she was young and how that sparked her interest in business.
– Adjusting to life in Australia, and taking a step back in her career to do so.

And much more.

This episode is Co-Hosted by BRISCA Managing Director Sumith Dissanayake, and Jack Ferguson.

2:20 How did you get a job at Youi?

15:00 What is your current philosophy on leadership?

18:25 How has your leadership philosophy changed?

19:15 What got you interested in numbers and Accounting in the first place?

23:00 Did you ever waver from wanting to be an Accountant as you were growing up?

24:40 Did you think that Audit was a great way to start your career?

26:30 What did you notice that was different about working in Australia vs South Africa?

29:30 What was your first management or leadership role?

33:00 Were you a natural when it came to leadership?

45:15 Did you know what you were getting yourself into when you took on a new job?

1:01:00 When did you move to Australia?

1:04:25 What was your first job in Australia?

1:08:30 Do you see yourself as a stereotypical Accountant?

1:15:40 How did you know it was time to get another job?

1:21:45 What are your plans for the future?

1:24:00 What advice would you have for someone younger than you?


Where to find Youi:

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Where to find Tanya Cain:

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Co-Hosted By Sumith Dissanayake (

Co-Hosted By Jack Ferguson (

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