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BROKER DIVISIONS COMPLIANCE OFFICER PROFILES AND SUPPORT STAFF DETAILS

Robert Veal (Compliance Officer and Divisional Manager)

Rob started his career in the life assurance industry in September 1964, where he spent 13 years with a large life insurance office in London, ending his term there as a Resident Pensions Inspector.

He immigrated to South Africa in 1977 and developed his career at Hoskens, African Pension Trustees and First Bowring. In 1993, after a short time as an independent financial advisor, he was approached by Absa Consultants and Actuaries and in 1997 took up his appointment as Regional Manager, KZN based in Durban.

Rob semi-retired from corporate life in 2004. Since then he has worked closely with Intelligent Compliance and Education and became a registered Compliance Officer in December 2010.

Rob has a diploma as a Fellow of the Institute of Life and Pensions Advisors and subsequently qualified as a Certified Financial Planner in 1996 and has completed his fist level regulatory exam for Key Individuals.

He services the Associated Compliance clients in Kwa Zulu Natal for all divisions as well as a portfolio of clients in Gauteng.

Chenjerai Muzorewa (Compliance Officer)

Chenjerai joined the financial services industry in 1992 as an insurance market security analyst for Minet Insurance Brokers (now AON) in London. In 1994 he returned to Zimbabwe where he worked for Minet Zimbabwe as a graduate trainee until he was appointed as a broker. In 1999, he joined Genesis Investment Bank, Sagit Asset Management and Guardian Asset Management (marketer and investment adviser), before joining Premier Finance Group Limited, as compliance and money laundering reporting officer, responsible for Premier Finance Group (now Ecobank, Zimbabwe) (Merchant/Investment Bank) and Premier Asset Management (Wealth Management).

During his time at Premier, he studied towards and obtained his Post Graduate Diploma in Compliance Management in 2008.

Chenjerai immigrated to South Africa in April 2008 where he joined Siyaphambili Compliance. He moved to Pretium Services (Associated Compliance) in October 2012.

Judy Russel-Smith (Compliance Officer)

Judy has been in the financial services industry in a corporate environment for many years and predominantly in a legal and compliance role.

She has gained experience in Medical Schemes (Broker environment), Retirement Funding (Consulting and administration of funds), Long-term Insurance (Financial Planning), and Short-term Insurance (Personal and Commercial Lines).

She was the Compliance Officer at Glenrand MIB Benefit Services (Pty) Ltd from 1999 to May 2004 and then Chief Compliance Officer at Glenrand MIB with full group responsibilities across FAIS categories I, II and IV. When Glenrand MIB merged with AON in 2011, she was appointed to head the compliance team within the AON legal and compliance division.

She joined the broker division team at Associated Compliance in August 2013.

Willem Steyn - Compliance Officer (under supervision)

Willem has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years. His experience has been in short-term insurance (Personal and Commercial Lines).

He joined Pretium Services in 2007 and has gained a good understanding of both the legislative and procedural aspects of the FAIS legislation while providing internal administrative assistance to FSP clients.

Willem has completed a Qualification in Risk Management through UNISA, and is now a Compliance Officer under supervision dealing with all categories of client.

Phiwo Sithole - Compliance Officer (under supervision)

Phiwo joined Associated Compliance as a Compliance Officer under supervision in 2014. She has done an LLB degree at the University of Johannesburg as well as a higher certificate in Practical Legal Training.

As one of the youngest Compliance Officers at Associated Compliance, Phiwo brings an out-of-the-box approach when it comes to tackling everyday compliance issues. Her current focus is within the Motor division.

Pranisha Maharaj (Compliance Officer)

Pranisha joined the financial services industry in 2005 at Mutual & Federal and shortly thereafter decided to move to the compliance industry with Pretium Services. She started as Compliance Officer back-up before making the decision to become a Compliance Officer herself. Once she had met the requirements, an application was lodged and approved by the FSB.

Pranisha worked in the motor department for two years and now looks after  the full range of clients types.

She holds a qualification in Wealth Management and has successfully completed the Key Individual and Representative Regulatory Exams. She is a member of the Compliance Institute of South Africa.

Claire Mitchell - Compliance Officer (under supervision)

Claire started off in the insurance industry in 2004 where she spent a few years in the insurance broking environment in underwriting, administration and sales. She then joined a UMA and worked for three years focussing on the renewal process. After joining a broker using direct marketing as its means of sales, she was appointed as internal Compliance Manager and was registered with the FSB in 2014 as a Compliance Officer under supervision.

She joined Associated Compliance in March 2016, and is now nearing the end of her three-year supervision period.

Claire has achieved the Programme in Risk Management through UNISA, and has completed the Level One Regulatory Exams for Key Individuals and Representatives.

She currently works in with all client types.

Support staff

  • Natalie Van Heerden
  • Thabang Mogano
  • Katleho Sikosana

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