Executive Team

The Executive Team

Meet the team! Compendium’s board of directors has the extensive collective knowledge to successfully run this nationwide brokerage and take care of all of your insurance needs. The diverse skills they have to offer is the driving force behind Compendium’s success!

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Rowan Jones

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
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Rowan Jones

Chief Executive Officer
Rowan not only knows insurance – he lives it! His passion for putting his clients first has seen Compendium grow into one of the largest independent brokerages in the country. His vision, entrepreneurial drive, knack for strategic partnerships, and inspirational leadership, ensure that Compendium continues to thrive in an increasingly competitive environment. Despite enormous structural and regulatory changes in the insurance industry, and increasing economic pressures, clients continue to be attracted to Rowan’s style of doing business. In many ways the Compendium brand is a reflection of Rowan’s character: straight-forward, honest, committed, competitive and caring. “Technologies may change and products evolve”, says Rowan, “but insurance will always be about people and their need for security in an uncertain world. If you don’t care about that, then you’re in the wrong business”.
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Chantelle Jones

Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
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Chantelle Jones

Chief Operating Officer
Chantelle has an in-depth knowledge of all administrative and operational functions of Compendium, and ensures that the internal workings of Head Office and all Branch companies run smoothly. With 20 years’ experience, she has helped grow Compendium’s national presence. Chantelle continues to drive customer satisfaction with a strong focus on operational strategy, execution excellence and improved efficiency. With her Higher Certificate in Insurance, Chantelle displays an excellent knowledge of insurance principles and practices, and is qualified and accredited in both short term and long term insurance. Chantelle also acts as the Group’s internal compliance and risk manager.
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Carol Jones

Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
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Carol Jones

Chief Marketing Officer
Carol began her career in Insurance in 1997. Coming from a medical background and being active in the motor industry provided the perfect platform for her later career in both long term and short term insurance. Using her remarkable people skills it was not long before she made her mark in the insurance broking world. Her business portfolio, based on the personal relationships developed and nurtured over the years, continues to prosper and grow as she directs her energies into looking after the insurance needs of Compendium’s ever-expanding client base. Carol is passionate about both Insurance and the Compendium Brand and is responsible for the Marketing and Brand Development of the group.
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Jonathan Robertson

Director
Durban
Director
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Jonathan Robertson

Director
After completing a BA Degree (Law) at the University of KZN, Durban, in 1996, Jono joined Price Forbes/Alexander Forbes as a Commercial Broker. After 12 productive years at Alexander Forbes he opened his own short term brokerage (Walsure) which he ran successfully for three years. In 2009 he sold his business to Compendium and is now heading up the Durban branch as well as servicing an extensive commercial portfolio.
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Dave O’Connor

Director
Durban
Director
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Dave O’Connor

Director
Dave started out at Protea Assurance Company in 1983 and can now claim over 30 years’ of experience in the insurance industry. In 1989 he joined Geoff Patterson Insurance Brokers where his talents as a marketer were soon noticed. In 1995 he was invited to become a shareholder and part of the management team at Geoff Patterson Insurance Brokers, which later merged to form the Compendium Insurance Group. Today, Dave is an integral part of the customer portfolio development and management team, and is qualified and accredited in all aspects of short term insurance.
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Debbie Crofts

Director
Durban
Director
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Debbie Crofts

Director
Debbie began her insurance career in 1984 working for a small insurance broker, Louis Volks and Associates, and quickly developed a passion for settling insurance claims. To this day she gives her all to ensure that clients receive the best possible outcome from what is often a traumatic event. Later she joined Glenvaal Insurance Brokers as a Corporate Claims Consultant before transferring to their Durban office. In 1990 Debbie joined Compendium Insurance Brokers as a Claims Manager, developing close relationships with clients and thriving on the daily challenges of providing stand-out service. As a Group Claims Specialist she heads up the Bidvest Corporate Claims Team, as well as continuing to serve as Personal Assistant to CEO Rowan Jones.
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David Brauteseth

Director
Durban
Director
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David Brauteseth

Director
David joined the Compendium Team in 2009 and is currently the National Production Director for the Compendium Group. David is an Associate of the Insurance Institute of South Africa (A.I.I.S.A) and has served on the local Insurance Institute’s Board of Directors as President. David has a wealth of Insurance knowledge and experience spread across Personal, Commercial and Life Insurances.
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Marizan Van Der Walt

Director - Legal & Risk
Director - Legal & Risk
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Marizan Van Der Walt

Director - Legal & Risk
Marizan completed her Bcom Law & Financial Accounting degree and thereafter her LLB in 2012 and practised as a litigation attorney with right of appearance in the High Court, specialising in banking, property and insolvency law. Marizan represented all major financial institutions in the banking sector before joining the Compendium Team in 2018. In 2020, Marizan was appointed as the Legal & Risk Director for the Compendium Group.
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Bruce MacNair

Director
Gauteng
Director
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Bruce MacNair

Director
Bruce joined the Compendium family in 2017 to head up the Corporate and Risk Management teams. Bruce has 27 years experience in servicing major corporate and global portfolios in Underwriting, Claims and Broking. Bruce also represents Compendium with regards to their International network partners.
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Gareth Reeves

Director
Eastern Cape
Director
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Gareth Reeves

Director
Gareth started his insurance career in East London at Reeves Insurance Brokers in 2002 , where he worked in the claims & underwriting departments. In 2005 he joined the underwriting team at Mutual & Federal Insurance Company until 2008 when he had the opportunity to start his own brokerage, Hunter Insurance Brokers in Association with Reeves Insurance Brokers and the Compendium Group, soon after changing the name to Compendium Insurance Brokers Eastern Cape, becoming the first branch off of Compendium Durban. He continued as the Eastern Cape Managing Director until 2018 at which stage he became a group Director of Compendium Insurance Brokers, responsible for the Eastern Cape Region of the business. Gareth has vast experience and a wealth of knowledge & passion for the insurance industry.
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Wayne Weiss

Director
Cape Town
Director
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Wayne Weiss

Director
Wayne started his insurance career with Protea Assurance Company in 1987. After six years of insurance company experience he joined the rapidly expanding Geoff Patterson Insurance Brokers as a part of their broking team. In 1996 he was asked to join the management team and subsequently became a shareholder. After the merger, Wayne became an integral part of the Compendium team and currently handles a large portfolio of business and has vast experience in short term insurance.

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