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Zurich Senior Management Appointments

25 October 2012 Zurich Insurance Company South Africa
Anrieth Symon

Anrieth Symon

Calvin Rappard

Calvin Rappard

Clyde Troup

Clyde Troup

Colin Blane

Colin Blane

Juan Pierre (JP) Holmes

Juan Pierre (JP) Holmes

Wim Morland

Wim Morland

Zurich Insurance Company South Africa Senior Management Appointments

Appointment: Head of Alternative Distribution

Zurich Insurance Company South Africa has appointed Wim Morland to the position of Head of Alternative Distribution, effective 1 August 2012.

Wim is responsible for developing new business opportunities and strategic relationships with key decision-makers and partners in the sector. He was previously employed by the Hollard Group, most recently as General Manager in the Alternative Distribution Division, prior to which he held positions at Dairypack (Pty) Limited as well as Ernst & Young. Wim holds a BCom (Hons) from Rand Afrikaans University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.


Appointment: Head of Travel

Zurich Insurance Company South Africa has appointed Anrieth Symon to the position of Head of Travel, effective 1 September 2012.

Anrieth has extensive travel insurance experience, most recently as Travel Distribution Manager for AIG Middle East where she was responsible for, amongst others, managing sales as well as establishing and maintaining long term strategic relationships. Anrieth holds a BA Communications from the Rand Afrikaans University and has completed several other training interventions.


Appointment: Corporate Actuary

Zurich Insurance Company South Africa has appointed Calvin Rappard as Corporate Actuary, effective 1 September 2012.

Calvin is a qualified general insurance actuary with experience in reserving, capital and pricing. His actuarial experience spans both international and domestic insurance markets, having worked for Zurich in both the UK and Switzerland before transferring to the South African operation. He also has previous experience at EMB Actuaries & Consultants and Momentum South Africa. Calvin is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and holds a BSc from the University of Pretoria.


Appointment: Portfolio Head: Property

Zurich Insurance Company South Africa  has appointed Clyde Troup to the position of Portfolio Head: Property.

Clyde previously held the position of Director at Tuttle Insurance Brokers Johannesburg, where he had the overall responsibility of managing the brokerage. His experience includes executive and management positions at SA Taxi Finance, Glenrand MIB, Hollard Insurance and Mutual & Federal and his appointment serves as a valuable addition to the company. Clyde holds a B Com (Hons); completed an Executive Development Programme at GIBS and is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of South Africa.


Appointment: Portfolio Head: Engineering

Zurich Insurance Company South Africa has appointed Juan Pierre (JP) Holmes to the position of Portfolio Head: Engineering, effective 1 August 2012.

His previous employment includes a period at Zurich as a Broker Manager for Engineering and previously at Marsh Africa as the Head of Construction Projects and Bateman Engineering NV as Head of Global Insurance. JP holds a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering, an SA Eagle Sales and Marketing Development certificate, a Certificate in Management from the Graduate Institute of Management and Technology and an Insurance Certificate in Business Studies from the Insurance Institute of SA.


Appointment: Head of UMA

Zurich Insurance Company South Africa has appointed Colin Blane to the position of Head of UMA, effective 1 August 2012.

Having worked for organisations such as CGU Insurance and, more recently, Mutual & Federal where he was responsible for a number of business operations most recently reinsurance purchasing and strategy, Zurich is now well positioned to build its capability in the UMA market. Colin holds a National Certificate for Short Term Insurance for Commercial and brings with him a wealth of experience gained in the industry over the past 27 years.

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