Insurance Young Guns | Council Member Bios
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Council Member Bios


Tashniva Angadh


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.


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.


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.


Kimberly von Roretz

Marketing & Mentorship

von Roretz 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. Von Roretz is going on 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.


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


Vusi Mavunda


An underwriter with a knack for numbers, Mavunda is the embodiment of the modern-day Insurance young gun! With an Accounting degree to his name, Mavunda joined the insurance industry in 2014 as a learner with Hollard and quickly worked his way up the ranks.


Currently employed as a Technical Underwriter for Bryte Engineering, Mavunda has been tasked with ensuring the profitability of existing portfolios, giving technical support on the Engineering bouquet of products, providing reliable opinions on complex claims as well as finding and nurturing new business opportunities through continuous engagement with the broker community. Mavunda regards good mentorship, a willingness to learn and a ‘can do’ attitude as the essential requirements to build a successful career in the insurance industry.


Having successfully graduated from the IIG Class of 2018, Mavunda believes that young people must be responsible for their own professional development, seek opportunities to upskill themselves, enhance their abilities and gain exposure in everything they do.


Siphamandla Dube

Marketing & Mentorship

Dube holds an undergraduate degree in Geology from the University of the Free State (UFS). As a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, he has gained experience in education, project management and customer relationship management.


In 2016, Dube join Hollard as a graduate intern in the commercial and personal lines division. He was promoted to an internal broker consultant, where he further developed his portfolio and relationship management skills. In 2018, he briefly joined the Discovery Business Insure team as a broker service consultant but returned to Hollard later in the year where he is currently cementing his career as a business analyst. He serves as support on all initiatives within the broker distribution area.


Passionate about education and always in the pursuit of unexplored territories, Dube is looking forward to add a valuable contribution to the council and to help more young people in our industry grow and reach their dreams.


Lerato Motsoane

Events & Membership

Motsoane is a Graduate Trainee in the Corporate Large Markets Division at Aon South Africa. She was awarded a Bursary with Aon that kick started her career in 2018. In her current role, she is responsible for client executive support for a portfolio of Aon’s major clients. She is currently busy with her Licentiate certification through Milpark.


Motsoane graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Insurance and Risk Management. With an interest in Risk Management and youth development, she believes that insurance exposure needs to be implemented at a very junior stage through Career workshops at high school level.


Motsoane looks forward to being part of the Insurance Young Guns Council and all the challenges and opportunities it will come with as well as the greater responsibility of fulfilling the mandate.