MANAGEMENT


STEPHEN KLINKERT


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.



IAN LEECH

Ian is Deputy Chairman 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.



TOM CREAMER

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.



LAURENCE HILLMAN

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

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 OCTOBER

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.



RIAAN PRETORIUS

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.



ADRIANA WEILBACH

Adriana was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Telesure in June 2017. Prior to joining the Group in an executive capacity, she served as a non-executive director on the 1st for Women Insurance Board since 2012. Previously, Adriana worked at Credit Suisse from 2010 where she held the position as Chief Operating Officer of the then newly established stand-alone South African operation conducting stock broking business as well as the private banking and investment banking business.



AMANDA DENTON

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.



YUSUF JARDIEN

Yusuf is Telesure Investment Holdings' Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for Telesure's information technology requirements. Yusuf mastered his craft over the years at some of South Africa’s top performing companies. His diverse background and knowledge ranges from digitalisation and dynamic analytics to software-defined networks. Yusuf has completed a number of management development programmes at the University of the Western Cape, the University of the Witwatersrand and the Thunderbird School of Global Management at the Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

 



THANDIWE MKIVA

Thandiwe is Telesure Investment Holdings’ Chief People Officer.  Her qualifications include a BCom Honours in Industrial Psychology from UNISA, a Postgrad Diploma in Labour Law from Global Business Solutions and a BSoc Sci in Human Resources Management from UCT. Before joining Telesure, Thandiwe held positions at Massmart, ABI, ABSA, SAB and Johnson & Johnson.