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Constantia Insurance Co Ltd

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

Richard’s qualifications include a CA (SA) and PDM (Harvard) and his directorship experience spans many industries and achievements.  He is currently the independent non-executive Chairman of MiX Telematics Limited and New Africa Investments Limited, both listed on the JSE, and Chairman of Carnelley Rangecroft Consultancy. Richard has, during the past 20 years, led companies employing from 500 to 12 000 employees and with annual sales ranging from R500 million to R20 billion in the IT, manufacturing, construction, hospitality and consumer goods industries. His experience includes turning one of Africa’s largest operators and managers of high-end bush lodges from losses to strong profitability and culminating with “best hotel in Africa and the Middle East” and “second best small hotel in the world 2005” for two of the group’s lodges. Richard has served on many boards, some of which include Malbak Limited, Kohler Packaging Limited, Kimberley Clark of SA, Crown Cork SA Proprietary Limited, Control Instruments Limited, Conservation Corporation of SA Limited and Shift Interactive Communications.

  • 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: Gavin Toet
  • Role: Executive Director
  • Group Investment Committee Member
  • Group Risk Committee Member

Gavin was involved in the printing industry for 6 years. In 1999, he joined the Altmedia Group, where he ultimately held the position of General Manager. Gavin joined Conduit Capital in June 2005 and currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer. He carries out a broad range of responsibilities, mainly operational in nature, and serves on numerous Boards and Executive Management Committees within the Conduit Group.

  • 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: Dr Brian C Benfield
  • Role: Non-executive Director
  • Insurance Risk Committee Chairman
  • Insurance Audit Committee Member
  • Name: Rosetta Ntambose Xaba
  • Role: Independent Non-executive Director
  • Insurance Audit Committee Chairperson
  • Insurance Risk Committee Member

Rosetta is a charted accountant and a registered auditor. She served her articles and qualified with KPMG in 2001. She worked up to manager level in internal and external auditing. Rosetta then moved to Deloitte Consulting, where she worked as manager for the Business Process Outsourcing unit, which specialized in public sector entities. This is where she gained a valuable experience in the public sector industry. Rosetta is the founder and Director of Rossal No 98, a consulting, auditing and business advisory services company. She has been running the company since 2007. Through her company she is able to provide auditing, accounting, business advisory services to the public sector, SMMEs and NGOs clients. Rosetta is currently a non- executive director at Technology Innovation Hub, a public entity under the Department of Science and Technology. She is a Treasurer and past Chairman of the Little Eden Society for the Care of Persons with Mental Handicap. She is also a non-executive and chair of the audit committee for FINBOND Limited Group. It is through her involvement in FINBOND Group Limited that she gained experience in the regulatory and compliance environment of the financial services sector.

  • Name: Jabulani Mahlangu
  • Role: Independent Non-executive Director
  • Group Audit Committee Member
  • Group Risk Committee Member

Jabu completed his articles with PwC in 1996. He joined the Offices for Serius Economic Offences in 1998 and in 2000 returned to the offices of PwC where he was appointed as head of the PwC Forensic Services practice in Gauteng and was admitted as a partner in 2002. Jabu founded Ligwa Advisory Services and has a diverse client base. He has performed audit and forensic related assignments internationally and in addition carried out various statutory appointments. Jabu has served as Inspector of Companies in terms of the Companies Act, 61 of 1973, Curator in terms of the Financial Services Board Act, 97 of 1990 and as a curator bonis in terms of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, 121 of 1998. Jabu holds a B.Com (Acc), B.Compt (Hons) and CTA, CA (SA) degree.

  • Name: Tyrone Christie Moodley
  • Role: Non-executive Director
  • Group Investment Committee Chairman
  • Group Audit Committee Member
  • Group Risk Committee Member

Tyrone is a founder and Chief Executive Officer of Midbrook Lane Proprietary Limited, a private investment company. His career began at Sasfin Securities as a Research Analyst before he left to start Midbrook. Tyrone obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Johannesburg and is a Senior Advisor to Protea Asset Management LLC, an investment advisor based in the United States. He has more than 10 years of investment and investment company experience.