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Council Member Bios

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Tashniva Angadh

Chair

Angadh, a business development manager in the Property and Energy CoE (a Centre of Excellence in the Hollard Broker Markets division), is currently developing her career as a corporate property underwriter. Her experience thus far has reinforced her understanding of the role of insurance in the growth, sustainability and continuity of all other industries in the economy. Underpinning her career focus is her belief that, alongside public sector efforts, the private sector has a critical part to play in diminishing the socio-economic divide by facilitating equal opportunities for income generation and wealth creation, increasing access to education and resources for skills training and development, and creating sustainable jobs to tackle the high rate of youth unemployment.

 

Angadh has a bachelor of economic science degree (majoring in mathematics, economic science, insurance and risk management) and a postgraduate honours degree in insurance and risk management, both from the University of Witwatersrand.

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Verity Lyndon-Stanford

Deputy-Chair

Lyndon-Stanford drove a very similar initiative to IYG in London a few years ago and had to return to London before she could get the initiative going in South Africa. She has nearly five years of experience within the insurance industry, has a well-established track record and a broad understanding of the insurance sector. She holds a degree in drama and english literature from the University of Manchester and a diploma in insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute. She is also registered with the Insurance Institute of South Africa.

 

Lyndon-Stanford has gained experience in the London insurance market in obtaining, negotiating and disseminating insurance terms, policy construction, segmented product development as well as bespoke programmes tailored to individual client’s needs. She has moved to South Africa in a permanent role as a senior property broker for Aon in Johannesburg. Her technical expertise, portfolio and relationship management are key attributes, coupled with excellent communication and organisational skills.

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Ethan Pitts

Secretary & Treasurer

With a passion for learning, Pitts could be described as an academic; a purveyor of knowledge. He studied at the University of Witwatersrand, graduating with his BCom, majoring in law, HR and insurance and risk management in 2015. A year later, he completed his BCom (Hons) in insurance and risk management. A beneficiary of the Camargue Bursary, Pitts launched his career at Camargue in 2016 while he was studying, first in the financial and professional lines division, and later that same year he moved to the commercial crime and cyber risks division. A man with big dreams, he says that every new economic venture relies on the protection offered by insurance and he wants to use it to help facilitate the next generation of innovators to reach their dreams: constantly pushing the boundaries of human innovation and allowing for development to grow undeterred.

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Lien Fonderie

Events & Membership

Fonderie is a client executive in the client engagement team at AIG South Africa, where she is responsible for a dedicated portfolio of AIG South Africa’s major clients. Within her role, she is responsible for retention of existing business and identifies targeted new business opportunities across lines of business by maintaining relationships with the major broking partners. Fonderie joined AIG Belgium in 2013 as an underwriter in financial lines within the major accounts space, with responsibilities for directors’ and officers’ liability, employment practices liability, fraud, pension trustee liability and securities offering liability insurance. Since then, she transferred to the AIG South Africa office and joined client engagement. She graduated cum laude from Ghent University in Belgium with a master’s degree in law. She is passionate about increasing collaboration within AIG and with the company’s major broker partners.

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Roxanne Griffiths

Events & Membership

Griffiths is the underwriting manager of financial lines at AIG South Africa with responsibility for professional liability, cyber, and kidnap and ransom insurance. She also serves as the product lead for these portfolios within Africa where she is responsible for product roll-out, thought leadership, best practice, training and development, and overall performance of the book of business.

 

Griffiths joined AIG in 2011 as a business development executive in the accident and health division. Since that time, she has held several underwriting positions of increasing responsibility in professional liability. She graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a bachelor of commerce (honours) in strategic management. She has a keen interest to lead efforts in creating solutions and delivering expertise to help clients manage and mitigate the evolving cyber risk. Among her greatest achievements, a highlight in her career was being crowned the winner of the first Insurance Apprentice in 2015. Griffiths says the Insurance Apprentice experience allowed her to realise her strengths and weaknesses, as well as opened doors to greater exposure within the industry as a whole.

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Kimberly von Roretz

Marketing

Kimberly began her insurance career as an intern at Camargue Underwriting Managers in July 2016 after she was awarded the Camargue Bursary. Having completed an undergrad majoring in Insurance Risk Management and Corporate Finance, she began her Insurance Risk Management Honours degree at the University of the Witwatersrand alongside her journey working at Camargue in the Liability team.

She joined Willis Towers Watson in 2017 after completing her Honours degree and internship and began her broking role in the specialised financial lines team. Kim has three years’ experience in the insurance industry and shows great promise in terms of her future career within the industry.

 

With a spirit that includes and celebrates people from all walks of life, she has been an active member of the Willis Towers Watson Inclusion and Diversity Committee since March 2017.

 

Kim is both excited and grateful for the opportunity to be involved in the IYG platform, which will continue to drive the involvement, inclusion and growth of young individuals in the industry.