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Constantia Insurance Co Ltd

Dr Christoph Hermann Kuhn
  • Name: Dr Christoph Hermann Kuhn
  • Role: Chairman of the Board of Directors (Independent)
  • Insurance Audit Committee Member
  • Insurance Risk Committee Member

In 1962 Dr Kuhn graduated from The University of Cape Town with an MBChB. During the period 1964 to 1967 he served as a Surgical Registrar at Groote Schuur Hospital, mainly as Registrar and Senior Registrar. In the late sixties Dr Kuhn was medical officer at Old Mutual Head Office, Pinelands and from 1970 to 1974 he was the Medical Officer at Guarantee Life Assurance, becoming deputy General Manager. Following this he was Medical Officer and Assistant General Manager for Hollandia Life Reassurance Company Limited. In addition to being Chairman of the CICL Board, Dr Kuhn currently serves as the Chairman of Constantia Life and Health Assurance Company Limited and Constantia Life Limited.

  • Name: Robert Lindsey Shaw
  • Role: Chief Executive
  • Group Risk Committee Member

Robert commenced his career as a trainee in Munich Reinsurance Company of SA Ltd in 1972 where, over a period of 13 years, he rose to the position of Senior Manager, being one of three in the company’s Executive Committee.  He has been instrumental in setting up 20 insurance companies in Southern Africa, as well as setting up insurers for South African groups in Botswana and Lesotho.  Robert was involved in the original draft of the Namibian Short-Term Insurance Act and set up the National Special Risks Insurance Association (NASRIA) in the territory at the time.  Whilst managing his other insurance business interests, Robert was the African Representative of the Hannover Reinsurance Group for 14 years until 1999 when he proposed the merger of that portfolio with that of the Hollandia Reinsurance Group Limited (whose name then changed to Hannover Re Africa Limited).  He was the CEO of the Constantia Insurance Group from 1995 through to 2007 before pursuing other insurance interests and since 1 March 2008, Robert was actively involved in consulting to insurance companies via his company, Anslow Management Consultants (Proprietary) Limited. Robert was appointed Chief Executive Officer with effect 1 June 2013.

  • Name: Jason Dean Druian
  • Role: Non-excecutive Director
  • Group Investment Committee Member
  • Group Risk Committee Member

Jason formed the Altmedia Group (49% held by Clear Channel Independent (Pty) Ltd ("Clear Channel")), at the time the leading ambient media player in Africa, in 1998. The group had operations in South Africa, Australia and 5 African countries. He served as CEO and Chairman until February 2005, when he joined Conduit Capital. Jason remained Non-Executive Chairman of Altmedia, during which time he successfully negotiated the sale of Altmedia's South African operations to Primedia Ltd, after already having disposed of the African operations to Clear Channel. As CEO of Conduit Capital, Jason has overseen a recapitalisation programme and the acquisition of a number of businesses by the group. His active involvement at subsidiary level has also resulted in the streamlining of the group through the disposal of a number of non-core and unprofitable assets.

Jason stepped down as CEO of Constantia Insurance Company Limited on 30 May 2013 to focus on group strategic initiatives in his capacity as Chief Executive of the holding company, Conduit Capital Limited. He retains his directorships of Constantia Insurance Company Limited, Constantia Life Limited, Constantia Life and Health Limited and numerous other Insurance group committees and subsidiaries.

  • Name: Lourens Erasmus Louw
  • Role: Financial Director
  • Group Investment Committee Member
  • Group Risk Committee Member

Lourens studied at the University of Stellenbosch, after which he moved to Johannesburg and qualified as a member of the SA Institute of Stockbrokers. In 1996 Lourens was appointed financial director and compliance officer of stock broking firm Irish & Menell Rosenberg (Pty) Ltd and its successors in the Appleton Group. He remained with Appleton until June 2003 when he joined Conduit Capital. Lourens became the financial director of Conduit Capital in October 2004.

  • Name: Tim J Fearnhead
  • Role: Independent Non-executive Director
  • Insurance Audit Committee Chairman
  • Insurance Risk Committee Chairman

Tim is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and having qualified in 1972, spent a year overseas travelling and working. He returned to South Africa in 1974 where he resumed his professional career, becoming a partner in Pim Whiteley & Close, a firm which ultimately became the one-half of the Deloitte firm of South Africa. He was transferred to Botswana in 1977 to open an office for the firm and spent 8½ years there, growing the practice to 3 partners and some 20 staff. He returned to South Africa in 1985 and became the Head of the Entrepreneur Services Division in the Johannesburg office of Deloitte. In 1994 he was elected by his partners to the Board of Deloitte, serving as a board member until he left the firm in 1997. Tim then joined Nedbank as National Executive of Nedbank Private Bank and later served in the positions of Divisional Financial Officer of the Retail Division and the Risk Cluster. He was responsible for the management of the Nedbank Group Insurance Company which included 2 captive insurance companies. He obtained a Higher Diploma in Advanced Banking at Rand Afrikaans University (now UJ) during his time at Nedbank

Tim left Nedbank in 2006 to join a start-up reinsurance broker, but the overseas shareholders decided to close this down in 2007 and he then to set up his own consulting/training business in association with BDO and the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants. He also serves on a number of Boards, audit and risk committees in an independent non-executive capacity and until very recently, was the Chairman of Country Club, Johannesburg, where he has been on the committee for 8 years.

  • Name: Dudu P Mthimunye-Hluyo
  • Role: Independent Non-executive Director
  • Insurance Audit Committee Member
  • Insurance Risk Committee Member

Dudu was admitted as an  Attorney in 2001. Having practiced for five years in a commercial law firm, she moved to private consulting. In 2004 she started her own legal consultancy business focusing on Governance, Compliance and Company Secretariat aspects of Corporate Law. Over a period of ten years she worked as a consultant company secretary / compliance officer for a number of companies and has acquired vast experience therein. She holds a B.Proc and LLB Degrees from the University of South Africa. In 2009 she became a published author having published her first book entitled ‘The Scourge called Divorce, The Balm Called Faith”. Dudu received her Masters of Laws (Corporate Law) from the University of the Witwatersrand in July 2014.