IG South Africa

Our team

Our leadership team in South Africa is the right mix between experience, expertise, innovation, energy and togetherness. We’re always open to new ideas, new clients, new markets and new ways to work. Meet some of us here.

Team Members

Andries van Staden

Managing director

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As CFO (2008-2012) and managing executive (2012-2015) of Absa Insurance [Barclays Group], Andries has been a partner to Innovation Group’s South African operation since 2008. He joined Innovation Group full time in June 2016, inspired by our vision for the future. He has a strong track record for improvement in core growth and underwriting margin improvement.

Drew Schnehage

Commercial director

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A seasoned professional within the financial services industry and close to 30 years’ experience, Drew joined Innovation Group South Africa in July 2017 to head up the commercial division. Prior to joining the group, Drew was the CEO of Aquarius Underwriting Managers, a specialist UMA and multiple industry award recipient. Following on an acquisition by Hollard in 2014, Drew took on the responsibility of General Manager for personal lines and distribution.

Karin Kruger

Operations director

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Karin Kruger joined Innovation Group South Africa as director: operations in November 2016. Karin’s appointment is in line with our ambition to strengthen and focus our operational capabilities across the business. Her career spans over 18 years during which time she has held many senior positions within leading companies, of which the last was as COO of Lion of Africa.

Eric Wasserman

Financial director

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Eric Wasserman is a chartered accountant with 33 years of experience in the travel and financial services industries, including 15 years with the Absa Group before joining us, where roles included CFO for their financial services business and executive: group finance.

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