Renasa's Operational Management

Johan Botes

National Manager Business Development

Johan joined Renasa after a sabbatical from the insurance industry during which he managed a family business. Previously, Johan enjoyed a long and diverse career with Santam where he had been National Manager of Business Development. He had also been an Area Manager of several regions and was named “Relationship Manager of the Year” five times. Prior to joining Santam, Johan was with ABSA Insurance Brokers.

Peter Maggs

Regional Manager Southern Natal

Peter has been in the industry for more than 30 years and is widely known within the market. He has worked for Mutual and Federal, NEG and SA Eagle and has managed his own underwriting company. He has brought a wealth of experience to Renasa in all aspects of the business.

Ronel Castelyn

Regional Manager Northern Province

Ronel joined Renasa in 2011 after a 32 year career in short term insurance during which she held various positions in underwriting, claims and marketing for Sentraboer, Santam IGI and SA Eagle/Zurich. She has extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of underwriting, risk management, surveys and claims.

Frank Jordaan

Regional Manager Free State

Frank started his career in the industry in 1975 at Santam. In 1981 he joined SA Eagle as Claims Manager East Rand. In 2002 he became Area Sales Manager Free State and Northern Cape where he managed all classes of business underwritten by SA Eagle/ Zurich. After 28 years with SA Eagle/ Zurich, in 2010, Frank joined Renasa where he remains committed to high service levels and strong relationships.

Jackie Stander

Regional Manager Mpumulanga

Jackie started her career in the insurance industry in 1987 gaining experience at various insurance companies (SA Eagle and Santam) and also brokers (Secunda Brokers and Absa Brokers) after which she joined Renasa in 2012. She has held various positions at these companies and brokerages which include underwriting, claims, marketing, finance and training.

Camilla Collins

Manager Reinsurance

Camilla is an IISA Licentiate, having completed the UNISA Programme in Short Term Insurance in 2008. She joined Renasa in December 2014 as Reinsurance Manager. Prior to that she was employed as a Senior Broker at Cotswold Reinsurance Services from 2011 and completed her RE1 and RE5 exams in 2012. Previously she was employed as a Reinsurance Broker at Willis Re from 2004.

Lara van Niekerk

B.A (Law) L.L.B
Compliance officer

Lara is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. She joined Renasa in 2016 as an assistant legal officer and has since been promoted to the internal Compliance Officer. She completed her 2 years articles of clerkship and was admitted as an attorney in July 2011, after which she practised as an attorney for 5 years before joining Renasa.

Ampie Greyling

BCompt (Accounting Science)
Manager Technical Accounting

Ampie completed his articles at D’Arcy-Herman & Co Inc where he gained valuable audit experience in various sectors of the economy. He joined Renasa in 2012 and gained his technical accounting experience during a period of high growth at Renasa.

Anneke Viljoen

B.Com Internal Audit (Honours), CIA, CCSA
Head of Internal Audit

Anneke has 11 years’ experience in Internal Auditing and has a passion for Internal Audit. She started her career as Internal Audit Consultant at PWC and has since provided Internal Audit services across multiple industries for different organisations. Anneke joined Renasa in 2018 as the manager of the Internal Audit Division.

Herman Fourie

B.Comm. (Accounting) PGDA (CTA)
Manager Financial Accounting

Herman joined Renasa in March 2020 after spending ten years as the Group Financial Manager of a claims and IT services group where he obtained intimate knowledge of the insurance claims and systems environment. Prior to this, he completed his degree at the University of Johannesburg and four years articles of clerkship during which he graduated to the position of audit manager in which capacity he gained wide experience in a variety of industries and environments. Herman is well known to Renasa, having interacted with its senior management team for many years, and is well qualified for his role at Renasa.

Erin Schrenk

Legal Officer

Erin completed her articles of clerkship and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2016, after which she practiced as an attorney for a year before joining Renasa as the Legal Officer in 2017.

Leon de Koker

Regional Manager Western Cape

Leon started his career in the short term insurance industry in 1990 at Old Mutual Insure (Mutual & Federal) during which he held various positions in underwriting, claims and marketing in several regions. He has extensive experience and knowledge of underwriting, including Agriculture, claims, risk management and surveys.

Les Ashford

Regional Manager KZN

Les Ashford started his career in the insurance industry in London in 1965.Since relocating to RSA in 1968, he has held various senior management/executive positions with Allianz, Guardian National - Santam and finally Emerald Risk Transfer - all in Johannesburg , mainly in the Corporate risk arena.He then moved to Ballito, KZN in 2013.In January 2019, Les joined the Durban office as Branch Manager, he enjoys the challenges of both new geographical area as well as Renasa preferred marker segment of Commercial and Domestic Insurance.

Walter Pearson

BSc Mathematical Statistics (Honours), TASSA
Actuarial Team Leader

Walter graduated from the University of the Free State in 2004 with an Honours degree in Mathematical Statistics. In 2006, he became a Technical Member of the Actuarial Society, having completed his 100 series through the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries. In 2014, he received a second Honours degree in Mathematical Statistics from the University of the Witwatersrand. Walter has been working for insurance companies in an Actuarial capacity since 2006. He joined Renasa in 2019, after having spent seven years in the Reinsurance industry. He has well-rounded exposure to various types of insurance and various job functions in a technical as well as business capacity.

Desiree Else

National Diploma Internal Auditing
Manager Forensics

Desiree has over 20 years’ experience in Internal Auditing. She spent the first 17 years of her career at Altron where she worked her way up from Junior Internal Auditor to Audit Supervisor. Towards the end of 2017, she furthered her career at Deloitte and was later promoted to Audit Manager before leaving in 2020. Desiree has experience in the technology, media and telecom (TMT) and manufacturing industries. She has been employed at Renasa since 2021 as Manager: Forensics.