Gavin Keeley

Startup & Digital Strategy Guru

Gavin Keeley

Howard Aron cofounded Youi Insurance and OUTsurance. Howard is a successful start-up entrepreneur with a strong background in technology and a solid track record in establishing and scaling successful global businesses . Howard started his first business at 20 years old when he saw an opportunity to start a mail order company in South Africa using his software and technology skills. At 29 he was the CEO of the largest motor warranty company in South Africa with over 1 million motor vehicles under its management, employing over 300 staff. Howard then cofounded OUTsurance which was launched in 1998 and became one of the most successful insurance companies in South Africa. As part of its growth strategy, OUTsurance established Youi Insurance in Australia in 2008 and today employs over a 1000 people right here on the Sunshine Coast.

Howard is a visionary thinker with over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience. With a strong focus on technology, he has established a venture capital fund Fintech Investments which looks at investing in startup businesses. Howard is also a Director of the Sunshine Coast Economic futures board.