THE KUDA HUB
HEAD OF UNDERWRITING
Natasha started in Personal Lines in 2007 and quickly worked her way up to her own Commercial Portfolio.
From there she moved on to Corporate Underwriting where she gained great experience working on local and global placements. Natasha has experience in being an Accounts Executive, Technical Underwriter for both RSA and Africa. She placed cover in 13 African Countries and still maintain strong relationships with those partner Brokers and Insurers.
She has a strong focus on technical underwriting and client services. Natasha is the Head of Underwriting which includes Short Term, Sport and Race Horse, Game and Bloodstock.
She previously worked in the photographic industry and has always had a flair for administration. Her father’s successful career in the insurance industry enticed her to follow suit and she joined Kuda. Josi is excellent at client liaison and ensuring customer satisfaction, and has been a tremendous asset to the team.
UNDERWRITER - SPORTS & RACEHORSE
Kimberley is the Sport & Racehorse Product Administrator. She has been riding since the age of 12, competes her horse in local shows and has a good understanding of the riding disciplines as well as equine health. Kimberley is responsible for Policy amendments, quotations, invoices, renewals and all client queries. She is attentive to detail and very knowledgeable of the equine industry.
CLAIMS SERVICE EXECUTIVE - SPORT HORSE
Glynis previously worked as a personal trainer and has a sound administrative background, and a pleasant manner when dealing with clients. Coming from a family of racehorse owners, she is a horse enthusiast and a keen supporter of the industry.
JUNIOR UNDERWRITER OF SHORT TERM & GAME
Maruschka comes from a strong administrative background and has taken on challenges in making herself available to various tasks/duties assigned to her. She has experience working in various industries and sees insurance as a new and exciting challenge.
CLAIMS SERVICE EXECUTIVE - BLOODSTOCK, GAME & SHORT TERM
Natasha is a keen lover of horses and has been riding since the age of 9. She studied Equine Science at Tswane University of Pretoria and is a equine photography enthusiast. She’s been in the short term insurance industry since 2014 and previously worked as claims team leader at a large brokerage in Cape Town.
HEAD OF SALES
Vicki heads up our underwriting, claims and compliance department for the various divisions within Kuda which include Bloodstock, Sport Horse, Game as well as Short Term. Vicki comes from a strong underwriting background with exposure to all kinds of risks; big and small. She has a strong work ethic and has a keen eye for detail, she is meticulous in her approach and coupled with various qualifications, she offers an in-depth knowledge about the insurance industry.
SPORT HORSE PRODUCT MANAGER
Dawn is very involved in all aspects of the business from marketing to the administration of the various sport horse products. Dawn has been a part of the Kuda team since the inception of the company and her financial background together with a keen interest in equestrian sport has made this an ideal fit.
BLOODSTOCK PRODUCT MANAGER
Jo is responsible for Bloodstock quotations, assisting clients with Bloodstock queries and representing Kuda Bloodstock at various events and sales. She has a passion for horses in all their different industries, especially the Racing industry. She understands horses and the importance of maintaining good equine health. She also comes from a background of various client service orientated roles.
BLOODSTOCK & CEO
Wéhann is the CEO of Kuda Holdings and remains the primary contact for Bloodstock related matters. He was one of the founding members of the company in 2009. Wéhann is an Actuary by profession, and has extensive experience in a variety of insurance industries.
GAME PRODUCT MANAGER
Duppies manages our Game product, and has a wealth of experience in the Game industry. She prides herself on her understanding of animal behaviour and experience in managing risk, and is ideally suited to not only quantify risk, but also understand the needs of our clients.
SHORT TERM PRODUCT MANAGER
Jason manages our Personal and Commercial insurance product suite, with a particular focus on Marketing and Sales. Jason comes from a strong marketing and sales background, with experience in both corporate and entrepreneurial roles.
SHORT TERM PRODUCT MANAGER
Dindi has been in the insurance industry for 21 years and has been involved in all the different areas of short term insurance. Coupled with the various qualifications, she offers an in-depth knowledge about the short term insurance industry. Her passion is dealing with clients and establishing strong and lasting relationships to ensure the personal touch is never lost in the ever changing industry.
MARKETING & WEBSITE
Tammi loves being creative and using her artistic skills. She functions as the marketing and internal website manager. She displays meticulous attention to detail taking enormous pride in every task she undertakes. Additionally, her strong administrative skills is greatly utilised by the team.
THE ENGINE ROOM
Gilbert graduated at Stellenbosch University and is responsible for overseeing the financial function at Kuda. After completing his 3 year articles and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2015 he worked as Audit Manager at Baker Tilly Greenwoods for a further two years, dealing with personal and corporate clients across various industries. In addition to auditing he was also closely involved in various tax and corporate restructurings during this period.
Michael is the accountant at Kuda Holdings and deals with the day-to-day accounting operations. He has been with the company since September 2015. Michael has BBA degree and a Bcom honours degree in Business Management.
Jacques graduated at Stellenbosch University and has had various experience in Retail and Wholesale businesses. Most recently Jacques worked at Cape Thoroughbred Sales as their dedicated accountant and was a pivotal member of the running of the CTS Ready to Run Sale as well as the Cape Premier Yearling Sale, he was also involved in the establishment of SA Equine Health and Protocols a project that will change the laws with regards to the exporting of horses in our industry
Nicolene is a part time accountant and has been part of the Kuda team since March 2011, she is responsible for maintaining the accounting functions within the company, Nicolene is a member of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) and has over 25 year’s working experience.
Janine is the head of Actuarial. She has over 10 years’ experience in the insurance industry and joined Kuda in 2013. She is also very involved in Bloodstock breeding. Combining the knowledge of these two industries allows her to better understand and meet our clients’ needs.