RBS strengthens its team to meet growth strategy

10 February 2015 Michael Petersen, RBS
Sean Pretorius.

Sean Pretorius.

Anne-Marie Gous.

Anne-Marie Gous.

Risk Benefit Solutions (RBS), an independent insurance and risk specialist, has embarked on an aggressive five year growth strategy, and as part of this plan has appointed Sean Pretorius as Chief Operations Officer and Anne-Marie Gous as Business Development Manager, both of which are newly created roles within the company.

Michael Petersen, CEO of RBS, says that these new appointments will further position the company to increase distribution, establish a wider national network, improve product development and delivery, as well as expand RBS’ specialist divisions. “We anticipate that the insurance industry will consolidate further in 2015, and aim to be innovative in order to better service our exciting client base.”

Sean Pretorius, a qualified chartered accountant, brings with him 15 years of corporate experience in a wide spectrum of disciplines which include audit and compliance, corporate finance, marketing, sales and commerce, risk management, as well as financial, project and operational management. In his new role, Pretorius will aim to drive growth and operational efficiency through the use of improved processes, systems and technology.

Petersen says that Pretorius has been appointed as a key executive and that his extensive experience in finance, technology and business development will assist him in implementing the company growth strategy and driving key projects.

Newly appointed Business Development Manager, Anne-Marie Gous, will be tasked with key responsibilities such as building and enhancing the RBS brand and the various solutions that the company offers, including insurance and risk services, insurance administration services, employee benefits and health, wealth and investments.

With a proven track record in Business Development, and over 10 years’ experience with large financial services brands, Gous aims to grow the company’s market share and ensure that the RBS brand is the first, last and most preferred solution in the minds of existing and prospective clients.

“Anne-Marie Gous has a broad understanding of social media, marketing, promotions and sales. We are excited to have someone of Anne-Marie’s experience due to the depth she will add to our team, and believe she will enable us to capitalise on the many opportunities that we have in the pipeline,” concludes Petersen.

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