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.

Sam Mahosha Mkhabela

Non-Executive Director


Date Appointed
4 May 2000

Qualifications & Experience
BA (Hon)
Executive Director of Scorpion Legal Protection (Pty) Ltd where he is responsible for marketing, sales, human resources and retirement fund governance. Previous positions include directorship of 3M South Africa where he headed Corporate Operations for Sub-Saharan Africa, Evander Gold Mines where he was Human Resources Director and Gold Fields Limited where he was Senior Manager for Human Resources and Corporate Affairs.

Christina Nokuthula Kumalo

Independent Non-Executive Director


Date Appointed
19 March 2015

Qualifications & Experience
B Compt (Hons)(Accounting), CA(SA)
Over 13 years' experience in investment banking, public sector and business and serves on a number of other boards.
A member of African Women Chartered Accountant's Forum, Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals.
Has received awards for ABSIP Corporate Financier of the year 2014 and ABSIP Structured Financier of the year 2006.

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.