Our Executive Committee
Edwyn has over 16 years’ extensive auditing experience within the financial services sector with specialised knowledge in retail and stock broking, treasury, corporate and investment banking and securities trading. Before leaving KPMG in 2006 to assume the role of Chief Financial Officer – Barclays Africa, Edwyn was the partner in charge of the Bank Audit Division of Financial Services. Prior to joining Absa Insurance in 2009 as Managing Director, Edwyn was the Chief Financial Officer for Absa Financial Services during 2007, and assumed further responsibility as the Chief Operating Officer from July 2008.
Yulandi joined the team in September 2014 from Aon sub-Saharan Africa where she fulfilled the dual role of Regional Financial Controller for the Group, as well as Financial Director for Aon South Africa for over four years. Prior to this, Yulandi was Group Financial Manager at WIP Capital from 2002 to 2009.
Nicholas joined the AIG Graduate Programme in 2003 and was appointed as a Travel Insurance Underwriter in AIG South Africa’s Accident and Health Division in 2004. In 2006, he joined Absa Insurance Services as Product Consultant GPA (Group Personal Accident) and Travel Insurance, and assumed the role as a Product Manager: Travel Insurance in 2008 and was subsequently promoted to the position of Executive Assistant to the Managing Director of Absa Insurance Company and Absa iDirect Limited. Nicholas joined our team as an Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer in 2012 and assumed his current role in 2013.
Cloud is a fellow of the Insurance Institute of South Africa and has over 20 years’ experience in the Short-Term Insurance industry. Cloud’s previous roles include Claims Operations Superintendent at AIG South Africa; Claims Operations Supervisor at Protea Insurance; Assistant Claims Operations Manager at Rand Mutual Assurance; and General Manager Operations at Hollard Insurance.
JP has over 18 years’ insurance experience in South Africa, UK, India and Asia. Prior to joining us during 2012, JP was the Chief Actuary for RSA Insurance Group Plc for the Asia and Middle East region, where he was responsible for building actuarial and pricing capabilities across eight countries. Prior to that, he worked for the Sanlam Group in several roles in South Africa and London.
Chris started his career in insurance at Mutual & Federal in 1980 where he worked for 28 years, rising to the position of Executive General Manager for Group Business Development and Sales. During this time, Chris worked across Personal Lines, Mid-Market, Small Business, Corporate Business, Marine, Engineering and Group Reinsurance. In 2008, he joined Willis Reinsurance Broking SA as Managing Director. During this period, he attended several Baden-Baden reinsurance sessions in Germany with international reinsurers. He then joined our team in November 2010 as Head of Market Underwriting and in February 2011 he took over sales, as an Executive Head of Sales and Market Underwriting.
Wim has over 18 years’ of insurance experience in South Africa. Prior to his current role, Wim held the position as Head of Alternative Distribution on joining the Company in 2012. He was previously employed by Hollard Group, as General Manager in the Alternative Distribution Division, prior to which he held financial management positions at Hollard Short-Term Company as General Manager for Corporate Finance and Financial Manager at Dairypack (Pty) Limited. He completed his articles and held management positions at Ernst & Young Inc.