Yearly Archives: 2016

Value add defined

The Affinity Group was established in 2003 to service the needs of the insurance industry through bringing together innovative value added products and controlling claims costs The Affinity Group is duly licenced and is a duly authorised Financial Services Provider. Having been in the insurance industry Shaun Waso was ideally positioned to see where the Read more »

the art of deception

As role players in the financial services industry, it would be foolish to believe that the systems and procedures we have in place make us immune to fraud as can be seen in the scenarios below: Smash and grab Mr Y reported a break-in to his vehicle which his iPhone and iPad were stolen. During Read more »

Plain sailing for the new helmsman

What does this mean for Centriq? FAnews spoke with Jennett to find out more about his overall view of the industry and whether we can expect any big changes for the company in the near future. Question: What are your views on the UMA model in the current operating environment? Answer: it is safe to Read more »

Business as usual

It is probably no coincidence that most of the top executives in the insurance industry are family people. There’s always mention of a little golf, maybe a run or cycle every few days on the side, but essentially what they like to do for relaxation is spend time with their family. Jennett has been with Read more »

Future of the insurance industry

Peter Jennett, has officially taken over from Gareth Beaver as CEO of Centriq Insurance from 1 September 2016. Peter joined Centriq Insurance in April 2013 as Managing Executive where he was responsible for the company’s group finance, group actuarial, risk finance solutions and affinity/ alternative distribution clusters. Before joining Centriq, Peter – a Chartered Accountant Read more »

centriq host berg and bush

Centriq Insurance is super-thrilled to have been this year’s Berg & Bush Chillzone sponsor The Chillzone fits in beautifully with Centriq’s “WE CARE ABOUT YOU” motto, and was therefore chosen to be a main sponsorship event alongside Centriq’s Tour de Conference held in July 2016. The Centriq Chillzone was the place to help the riders Read more »

New in 2016

The Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush consistently strives to improve the rider experience year on year. 2016 is no different. Route changes Major route changes have taken place again this year to enable our regular cyclists to enjoy some more of the great trails we have in this area. Most notable for the three day Read more »

Competition and regulation just two challenges facing SA’s insurers

On the 1 September 2016 Peter Jennett took over the reins of Centriq from his predecessor, Gareth Beaver, who moved on to accept the CEO role as Stalker Hutchison Admiral. Centriq offers a diverse range of specialist and general insurance solutions that are underwritten by Centriq Insurance Company Limited and Centriq Life Insurance Company Limited. Read more »

Healthcare evolution for a changing South Africa

The past year or so has been a fascinating time for South Africans. We witnessed the ‘Fees Must Fall’ student protest in full action, perhaps South Africa’s youth expressing their version of an Arab Spring. Then it was the damning Constitutional Court ruling against President Zuma on Nkandla; the shock outcome of the local municipal Read more »

View from the top

What started as an executive director position at Admiral SHA and continued at Centriq Insurance Company has come full circle when Gareth Beaver takes a seat in the CEO chair at SHA Specialist Underwriters. Talking confidently about his new role, which starts in September 2016, Beaver says in the initial test will be to settle Read more »