Stephen is the Chairman of Telesure Investment Holdings. He is also the Deputy Chairman & CEO of BHL Holdings (Guernsey). He has over 30 years' experience within the Group and founded the businesses in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Tom is the CEO of Telesure Investment Holdings. He joined Telesure in 1988. He is a seasoned executive leader with extensive experience in all facets of the insurance world including marketing, sales, product development, customer experience, rating, pricing and underwriting. He is recognised as an innovator who helped revolutionise and disrupt the South African insurance landscape by conceptualising, launching and building several of South Africa’s leading insurance brands.
Ian is an Executive Director of Telesure Investment Holdings. He is also CFO of BHL Holdings and was previously Deputy Chief Executive and Group Finance Director of BGL Group Limited until 2013. He has over 24 years’ experience of working within regulated businesses within the financial services sector, both in banking and insurance.
Laurence is the CEO for the Long Term Insurance businesses at Telesure. He holds an MBA, LLB, HDip Tax and Financial Planning qualifications. He has 18 years' industry experience working for a number of insurers in South-Africa and the UK. He has been involved with numerous start-ups; ran a private fund and pension fund administration company; and headed up Operations, Strategic Projects, Sales, Distribution, Strategic Partners and Channel Marketing.
Robyn Farrell was appointed as the CEO of Telesure's Short-Term Insurance portfolio in 2016. She joined Telesure in 1999 and since then, has played a valuable role in the success of the business. Robyn also serves as a Trustee of the 1st for Women Foundation which has, since its inception in 2005, donated over R46 million to a number of women-related charity organisations that focus on assisting survivors of gender-based violence and making the HPV vaccine more accessible to South African women. Robyn holds a BCom and LLB Degree.
John is Telesure Investment Holdings' Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Ventures. He is responsible for growing the non-personal lines insurance portfolio of the Group. He joined Telesure Group as HR Executive in 2010 and since then has held various senior management roles, including managing the Business Insurance, Value Added Products and Sales Divisions. John holds BComm and MBA degrees from the University of Stellenbosch.
Jo was appointed Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer for Telesure Investment Holdings in October 2015. She leads the Group Finance, Group Treasury and Group Compliance Functions and plays a pivotal role by enabling, and driving, the execution of the Group Strategy that will provide optimal return for the Shareholder. Jo is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Professional Banker of the Institute of Bankers in SA (PBSA) with a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Wales. She has over 16 years' experience within the financial services sector.
Riaan is the Group Chief Legal Officer & Company Secretary for Telesure Investment Holdings. He holds an LLB degree and is an admitted Advocate. He has extensive experience in regulatory and Corporate law and has over 16 years' experience within the Insurance Industry. Riaan is responsible for the Corporate Legal, Compliance and Governance divisions of the Group. Riaan joined Telesure Investment Holdings in 1999.
Tebogo is the Chief People Officer of Telesure Investment Holdings. She joined Telesure on in 2016 from BP Southern Africa, where she served as the Human Resources Director. Tebogo has extensive background in the Human Resources Management field, the majority of which has been in HR leadership roles within various industries including Financial Services, Information Technology and the Oil & Gas industry. Tebogo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work (Hons.), and a Master of Arts in Industrial Social Work, both from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Amanda is Telesure Investment Holdings' Chief Marketing Officer. She is responsible for Telesure's marketing, advertising and corporate affairs including public relations, CSI and executive communication activities. Amanda joined Telesure in 2015 and has over a decade of experience in planning and executing high impact marketing strategies for the financial services sector. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and an LLB degree from UNISA.