The fine art of insurance

Business Day Live | Sue Blaine:

HEIDI Brauer’s roads appear to lead to Johannesburg’s famous Market Theatre.

“When Michelle told me the awards were to be held at the Market Theatre I was very excited. My mom ran the theatre with Manny Manim…. It was the ’80s, an amazing time, and I was exposed to — apart from the arts — thinking and people that others like me just were not,” says Brauer, speaking of Business Arts SA (Basa) CEO Michelle Constant.

CONVERSATION PIECES: Heidi Brauer, chief marketing officer at Hollard Insurance, did not argue when art was made part of her job. All the decor pieces at the company’s its headquarters are artworks. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Brauer is chief marketing officer at Hollard Insurance, a major partner in the Business Day Basa Awards, which will be handed out tonight.

“The universe decided I needed to be at Hollard. It tried twice, and won the second time,” says the Johannesburg-born art-loving businesswoman…


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