We have made great strides in a short amount of time because we offer you, the broker, a wide array of commercial insurance solutions across numerous lines of business. Furthermore, we deliver our products and services with dedicated efficiency and meticulous attention to detail.

As an authorised Financial Service Provider, Assurant is licensed to provide financial intermediary services in respect of the following products:

We are underwritten by Lombard Insurance Company Limited, providers of world-class trade and insurance products. Lombard is an authorised Financial Services Provider (FSP No. 1596) and registered Short Term Insurer. With more than R2.7 billion in assets (as at June 2017) and an A+ financial rating from Global Credit Ratings for their claims-paying ability, Lombard Insurance Company Limited is financially solid and has a reputation for independence, reliability and exceptional client service.

Assurant Risk Consultants is a proud official member of SAUMA and FIA.

Our People

Excellent service arises from hard work, experience and expertise, which is exactly what the Assurant team provides for our clients. With decades of collective experience in Short Term Insurance, we are experts in proving professional, timeous support to our broker network.

Meet The Team

Sollie Stols
Chief Operating Officer
Sollie Stols
Chief Operating Officer

With a successful career spanning 39 years in the insurance industry, Sollie’s adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit has taken him from being an underwriting clerk at African Eagle Life to the position of Regional Manager at Western National and beyond. Sollie has a passion for Short Term commercial insurance with a particular flare for new business start-ups, and he has proven his ability to establish a new footprint and achieve substantial growth in these areas.

In his most recent venture with Western National, he was instrumental (over an eight-year period) in establishing the company’s Gauteng and Northern Region branches before taking up a new challenge with Assurant in April 2017 as Chief Operating Officer. Sollie is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute, having completed his professional insurance studies in 1995.

Sharon Castro Carballo
General Manager: Insurance Operations
Sharon Castro Carballo
General Manager: Insurance Operations

With a career spanning more than three decades in the Personal Lines insurance market, Sharon has previously taken on the roles of portfolio management, claims administration, underwriting and call centre administration. Above the operational duties expected from these positions, Sharon has been responsible for the operational control of insurance business and processes. And from June 2018 she has been putting all of these skills to use for our clients here at Assurant.

Wynand Louw
Regional Manager (Freestate, N.Cape & NW Province)
Wynand Louw
Regional Manager (Freestate, N.Cape & NW Province)

Wynand is a qualified Quantity Surveyor and in 2002 started his Insurance career with the Constantia Insurance Company Limited as a Portfolio Manager – Construction Guarantees. Soon after, Commercial and Personal Lines were added to his portfolio. Currently, Wynand is the Regional Manager for the Free State, Northern Cape and North West Region and is experienced in Commercial Lines (including Agri), Heavy Commercial Vehicle Insurance, Plant All Risk Insurance, Contractors All Risk Insurance and Personal Lines.

Joh’Nan Victor
Technical Underwriter (Bloem Hub)
Joh’Nan Victor
Technical Underwriter (Bloem Hub)

Joh’Nan brings more than 15 years of experience to the industry. She started her career as a broker assistant back in 2003 and worked herself up to an underwriting position focusing on high quality service, making use of her excellent underwriting skills and exceptional understanding of the financial side of insurance.

Wilma Smal
Technical Underwriter
Wilma Smal
Technical Underwriter

Wilma started her career in the Short Term Insurance industry in 2008 as a Personal Lines consultant at Momentum. Since then she has worked at various Short Term Insurance companies in the sales environment. In April 2017, she started her career as a technical underwriter at Assurant, and despite her experience in the sales environment, Wilma finds it far more satisfying to work as an underwriter, helping her brokers with meeting their clients’ needs.

Ancke Vermeulen
Technical Underwriter
Ancke Vermeulen
Technical Underwriter

Ancke started her career in the insurance industry in January 2016 as a claims technician for both Short Term commercial and Personal Lines, where her main responsibilities included query management and client liaison. She joined Assurant in March 2016 as a technical underwriter and is responsible for a number of portfolios which require her to pay close attention to detail as well as ensuring customer satisfaction.

Anel Ehlers
Claims Administrator (Bloem Hub)
Anel Ehlers
Claims Administrator (Bloem Hub)

Anel started her career with Mutual & Federal Insurance during 1988 in the claims department, and after 19 years she took on a new challenge with Auto & General in the claims call centre. Four years later she was appointed as Claims Manager, dealing with HCV (Heavy Commercial Vehicles) claims. Anel joined Assurant in March 2016. With more than 30 years of experience in claims, she is well known to the brokers for her passion and the exceptional service she provides.

Lizelle du Preez
Technical Underwriter (Bloem hub)
Lizelle du Preez
Technical Underwriter (Bloem hub)

After matric Lizelle went into the administrative field, working in reception, doing office work, etc. In July 2015 she moved into the insurance world to start her new career as a junior underwriter for Assurant.

Natasha Neethling
Manager’s P.A. & Back-Office Administration
Natasha Neethling
Manager’s P.A. & Back-Office Administration

With nine years’ experience as a personal assistant, Natasha joined Assurant in June 2017 and supports the managers at our Head Office, Pretoria. In addition, Natasha is also responsible for all back-office administration functions, ensuring things keep running smoothly behind the scenes.

Marisa Grundling
Technical underwriter
Marisa Grundling
Technical underwriter

Marisa started her career with brokers in 2010 and learnt the ins and outs of Personal Underwriting and Commercial Underwriting, Claims and Portfolio Management. In 2014 she joined a Commercial Insurer as an Underwriter specialising in statistics, reporting and reinsurance whilst also completing her studies in Risk Management. In July 2018 she joined Assurant Risk Consultants as an Operations Administrator.

Jeanet Mthinunye
Tea Lady & Office Cleaner
Jeanet Mthinunye
Tea Lady & Office Cleaner

Jeanet joined Assurant in April 2017 and is responsible for keeping the Pretoria office looking snazzy and clean. More importantly, she helps keep the team well hydrated with copious amounts of delicious tea and coffee every day.