Where were you originally from and how long have you lived on the Isle of Man?
I am originally from Durban, South Africa and I have lived on the Isle of Man for 9 years.
What made you move here?
I was fortunate enough to be offered the opportunity to move to the Isle of Man with several other colleagues to open Derivco’s first international office. It was an exciting adventure that I was able to take on with friends and colleagues. The outdoors, proximity to the rest of Europe for travel and the challenge of meeting new people was a massive draw card.
How would you describe it to someone who has never been?
When I first moved over I would joke with my friends back home and compare it to where “Postman Pat” lived. Fast forward a little and I would describe it as a small island with a big community. It’s extremely safe, has lots of greenery, and it offers young professionals like myself an opportunity to grow my business whilst still enjoying a great work life balance.