Gilbert John Melles Carlin

Chairman. Independent Non-Executive Director


Date Appointed
1 June 2010

Qualifications & Experience
B Comm (Wits); CA(SA)
32 years' in the insurance industry as Financial and Investment Director.

Izak Johannes Crafford

Non-Executive Director


Date Appointed
8 November 1984

Qualifications & Experience
B. Proc, LLB. Admitted attorney
Practised as lawyer for 5 years. Founded LegalWise in 1984. Served on RIAD Council for 10 years. Currently investigating viability of LegalWise in Australia.

Peter de Smidt

Independent Non-Executive Director


Date Appointed
26 May 1995

Qualifications & Experience
BSc (Eng) Civil (Natal) , BCom (Hon) Economics (Unisa) , MBA (Cape Town) , AMP (Wharton)
6 Years Civil Engineering, 3 Years Merchant Banking . 24 Years as Executive Director and Director of companies in the insurance industry.

Carel Jan Luwes

Executive Director


Date Appointed
8 October 1996

Qualifications & Experience
B Compt (Hon); CA(SA).
20 Years' experience in the Legal Expenses insurance industry. Currently serving on RIAD General Council.

Eon Wilhelm du Toit

Executive Director Finance


Date Appointed
26 June 2018

Qualifications & Experience
CA(SA)
12 Years' experience in the legal expenses insurance industry. 18 Months experience as the Executive Officer: Finance of Legal Expenses Insurance Southern Africa.

Vincenzo Antonio Fornali

Non-Executive Director


Date Appointed
15 March 2001

Qualifications & Experience
BA (Unisa)
Ex CEO of LegalWise and 12 years' experience in the insurance industry.

Stefanos Theofanidis

Independent Non-Executive Director


Date Appointed
18 January 2018

Qualifications & Experience
B Compt (Hon)
20+ Years' experience as an executive in the legal expenses insurance industry.