Chester holds a BCom Honours in Insurance and Risk Management from the University of the Witwatersrand, as well as a Leadership Development programme certificate from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). He is a FAIS accredited representative, and has extensive knowledge and experience in the insurance industry.
He started his career as a Graduate Trainee in the insurance industry in May 2008 with Alexander Forbes Risk Services, which was subsequently acquired by Marsh and McLennan (Marsh). Upon completion of the Graduate programme he was retained as a Technical Broker in the Placement division, later a Client Executive in the Mining division which led to his promotion to Divisional Manager within the Mining division. Chester joined Emerald in 2018 as a Portfolio Manager responsible for the Independent Brokers team.
Chester was born and raised in Limpopo. He enjoys travelling, gym and outdoor activities; and is married with one child who is the light of his life.