Governance and Leadership

At TIH, we pride ourselves on being a progressive, forward-thinking and pioneering company that employs people who can challenge the mundane, are cutting-edge and revolutionary. Our board of directors and executive team embodies these traits. So too does the rest of our workforce.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT
Stephen Klinkert
Pulane Kingston
Tom Creamer
Ian Leech
Taurai Muranda
Professor Eltie Links
Tebogo Maenetja
Adriana Weilbach
Horton Griffiths
Derek Pead
Laurence Hillman
Robyn Farrell
Riaan Pretorius
Amanda Denton
Yusuf Jardien
Stephen is the Chairman of TIH. He is also the Deputy Chairman & CEO of BHL Holdings (Guernsey). He has over 40 years' experience within the Group and founded the businesses in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Pulane Serves as a Partner at Webber Wentzel. She joined the firm from Absa Capital where she was a managing principal. Pulane co-founded Sphere Holdings Pty Ltd in 2003 and now serves as the Non-Executive Director and Non-Executive Chairperson of Sphere Private Equity. Pulane has an LLM in International Law from University of Nottingham in 1993, an LLB from University of Wales, College of Aberystwyth in 1992, and an International Baccalaureate Diploma from International School of Moshi, Tanzania in 1988.
Tom is the CEO of TIH. He joined TIH 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 Deputy Chairman of TIH. 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.
Taurai serves as Managing Director of Deal Execution at Mahogany Private Equity. She joined Women Investment Portfolio Holdings Ltd (“Wiphold”) to set up and run their private equity division. She serves as the Deputy Chairperson of Lireas Holdings (Pty) Ltd. She has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Assupol Holdings Limited since September 30, 2013.
Eltie is an economist and Professor extraordinaire. He holds a PHD from the State University of New York, a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree. He lectures Economics including International Business and Doing Business in Africa, at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. He has been a distinguished senior diplomat, having been appointed by President Nelson Mandela to serve as South Africa’s Ambassador to the European Union (EU) in Brussels. He has also served as Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg as well as Principle Resident Representative to the IMF and the World Bank, Washington DC.
Tebogo is a seasoned Human Resources leader, with extensive hands-on generalist experience in the Human Resources Management field, a significant part of which has been in senior/executive HR leadership roles within various industries. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Human Resources for MTN. She holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Social Work from the University of Witwatersrand, and a certificate in Executive Development from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).
Adriana was appointed Chief Financial Officer for TIH 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. Adriana is a registered Chartered Accountant and holds BCom Law and LLB degrees from the University of Stellenbosch as well as BCompt Hons degrees (UNISA). She completed her articles at Coopers & Lybrand.
Horton is a chartered accountant and former director of forensic accounting services, fraud investigations and litigation support at PwC. He worked at PwC from January 1973 to January 2012. Since then, he has worked as a consultant offering forensic services and accounting litigation support.
During a career spanning more than 40 years, Derek has held several senior executive and non-executive directorships, including Metropolitan Holdings, joint managing director of Metropolitan Life and several other board positions within the Metropolitan group and beyond. Today, Derek’s consulting work is focused on training and consulting to executives in the art and science of negotiation.
Laurence is the CEO for Financial Services 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 TIH's Short-Term Insurance portfolio in 2016. She joined TIH 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.
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.
Amanda is Telesure Investment Holdings' Chief Marketing Officer. She is responsible for TIH’s marketing, advertising and corporate affairs including public relations, CSI and executive communication activities. Amanda joined TIH 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 is Telesure Investment Holdings' Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for TIH’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.