Gordon McKean

Managing Director
The company is spearheaded by Gordon McKean who also founded the company back in 2010. Gordon has been involved in the Reinsurance Industry since the mid-late 90’s. He has worked as a Treaty Underwriter as well as a Reinsurance Broker, so he is more than able to handle anything Reinsurance related.

Colin Griffiths

Head of Treaty

Colin Griffiths began his Insurance career with National Employers’ General Insurance Co (NEG) in Cape Town in 1980 and was later appointed District Manager, East London. Colin joined Munich Re in South Africa in 1990 and after 28 years and various roles within Munich Re, he joined the team at Oak Tree in November 2018 as head of Treaty.

Andre Pienaar

Head of Fac

Having joined in 2017 André heads up the facultative broking division. He has more than 26 years’ experience in the industry ranging from direct underwriting, facultative underwriting and reinsurance broking. André has held various executive and management positions through his career and has a unique approach to structured and tailor-made facultative solutions for the South Africa and African market.

Rene Bannon

Renè joined the Oak Tree Team in January 2019. Renè has more than 38 years of experience in Finance in the Insurance and Reinsurance industry, in various management roles.

Tiyane Hlubi

Senior Broker

Tiyane Hlubi joined the Oak Tree team in June 2019 as a Senior Broker, he has been in the reinsurance industry for almost 10 years with a wealth of Facultative experience. Tiyane is an Associate of the Insurance Institute of South Africa.

Tanus Bot

Actuarial Broker
Tanus joined the team in 2019, he holds a BSc. Actuarial and Financial Mathematics from The University of Pretoria. He is currently studying to complete his fellowship exams with the Actuarial Society of South Africa. We aim to get Tanus to assist us with Analytical services for our clients and he is already proving to be a valuable team member.
Terry Peters

Terry Peters

Broker Support
Joined in 2017. She has completed a BA in Communication from the University of South Africa. Terry has obtained a wealth of Reinsurance experience whilst working at one of Africa’s largest Reinsurers and has since been brought on at Oak Tree as a Broker back-up, to assist the team with both Treaty and Facultative Business.
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Tapiwa Chiwota

Broker Support
Joined in 2015. Tapiwa is a Broker Back-Up, he initially joined the Finance & Technical Accounts Department but has since moved over to assist the Broking team. Tapiwa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, Post Graduate Diploma In Management Marketing and he is currently studying towards his Licentiateship with the IISA.

Andrew Mukosi

Broker Support
Andrew Mukosi Joined late 2018 from a direct insurance background. He spent more than 10 years handling short term insurance products for various companies but, 6 of which were property and engineering. The reinsurance route had always been an endeavour he long revered.
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Shirley Naidu

Office Manager and Marketing Co-ordinator
Joined in 2010. She has a B.Comm in Financial Accounting from the University of South Africa. Shirley manages the office and is a helpful hand in the business. She also assists the team with accounting matters, finance, travel and events and functions.
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Nadine Smit

Finance and Technical Accounts Manager
Joined in 2015. Nadine has completed her B.Com in Finance from the University of Johannesburg. She is the Financial and Technical Accounts Manager at Oak Tree.

Simone Masters

Finance and Technical Accounts Administrator
Simone joined Oak Tree in September, 2018. She has completed her Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Corporate Finance & Investments and Management, at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Stacey–Lee Stadler

Finance and Technical Accounts Administrator

Stacey joined the Oak Tree team in 2019 and was appointed as the Financial & Technical Accounts Administrator.

Stacey holds a BCom (Hons) degree in Financial Management from the University of Pretoria and, in addition, has completed her Associateship with the Insurance Institute of South Africa (“IISA”). She gained more than three years Reinsurance experience at one of Africa’s leading Reinsurers prior to joining Oak Tree.

Chwayita Malakane

Chwayita Malakane Joined Oak Tree in 2019, she has completed her Business Management and Public Relations Diploma at the University of South Africa.

"Client servicing is of paramount importance to all of us, and we will do everything in our power to accommodate our Clients.
Oak Tree Intermediaries
Oak Tree Intermediaries (Pty) Ltd was established in 2010 and our Financial Services Provider (FSP) License number is 41670
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