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Sir Bernard Zissman

Sir Bernard Zissman

Chairman

Sir Bernard has enjoyed both a busy political career, where he served as a senior member of Birmingham City Council, together with a number of chairman positions including AQC Consulting, Advantage Business Angels and Cerebrum Partners Ltd.

Additionally he is a former member of the Council of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and served as Chairman of a large NHS Hospital Trust.

Sir Bernard Zissman

Shay Reches

Shay Reches

CEO and Director

Shay Reches brings 40 years of insurance and reinsurance industry experience.

His main focus of activity during that time has been in the African market, both in the insurance and credit industries.

Shay Reches

Robert Bygrave

Robert Bygrave

CFO and Director

Robert Bygrave has held a number of senior finance positions in banks, insurance companies and corporate finance houses including Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Altium Capital and Raiffeisen International Bank.

He is also currently Group Finance Director for an investment group.

Robert Bygrave

Jerry Pinkus

Jerry Pinkus

Reinsurance Director

Jerry Pinkus began his career in broking in 1979, specialising as a broker/producer of International Facultative business. He has held several senior positions with leading Lloyds Brokers as an Executive Director, including Lambert Fenchurch International and HSBC Insurance Brokers and has worked at several Insurance Companies in the Middle East.

Danny Joffe

Danny Joffe

Head of Ethics, Nominations and Remuneration Committee (ENR)

Danny Joffe began his career with Aegis Insurance Company in South Africa in 1996 as a legal advisor after completing his law degree and a Master of Laws in Insurance and Company Law.

Danny worked for the Hartford Steam Boiler for three years before joining the Hollard Insurance Company in South Africa where he currently heads up its legal division in the non life space. Danny sits on insurance agents and company boards in South Africa and has specialized in regulatory governance.