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Software as a Service, Insurance Technology UK , InsurTech

Steve Symes

CHAIRMAN

Steve has been involved in system software development and management since the 1980s. After completing a BSc degree in computer science, he has been actively involved in the design, development and implementation of software solutions for the insurance industry. This experience has outlined the need for structured development processes, and the importance of data analysis, especially in the insurance sector. Having led Genasys for over two decades, Steve stepped backk from day-to-day operations to assume the role of Chairman in July 2021.

Craig Olivier

CO-CEO

Craig Olivier has been at the heart of Genasys for over 20 years and was part of the original team that started the development of SKi®. He started his career at Genasys as a developer and subsequently headed up the development team, before moving into a more client-facing role where he was appointed as Sales Director. In 2018, Craig, together with Co-CEO Andre Symes, was responsible for opening up the first international Genasys branch in London, where he assumed the role of Vice President of Technical. In 2020, Craig was appointed as the Chief Technical Officer for both the SA and international businesses. He and Andre took up their roles as Co-CEO in July 2021.

Software as a Service, Insurance Technology UK , InsurTech

André Symes

CO-CEO

André initially held the reins as head of the marketing division, but after his appointment as COO in 2016 he has been instrumental in ensuring the fluid running of company operating procedures. In 2018, he and Craig were responsible for opening up the first international Genasys branch in London, where he assumed the role of UK MD. In 2020 he also took on the role of Chief Growth Officer, responsible for strategy and revenue throughout Genasys heading up sales and marketing across all regions. He and Craig took up their roles as Co-CEO in July 2021.

Eugene Wessels

HEAD OF GLOBAL OPERATIONS

Eugene joined Genasys in 2010, building on his 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He manages the day-to-day operations with a focus on sales and customer support for all Genasys software. He holds a BSc (Hons) in mathematical statistics and a post-graduate diploma in management practice.

Tebogo Mokokosi

HEAD OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Tebogo joined Genasys in July 2021 and is responsible for the development of our software products, ensuring their quality and their delivery on time and on budget. This includes leading the performance of our various development teams, quality control and engaging with key stakeholders to ensure we are developing the tools and services they need.

He has a strong track record having spent a total of 12 years at Discovery Limited, most recently as development manager. Tebogo is a graduate of the University of South African and holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Informatics.

WIKUS VAN ZYL

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

A chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience in finance, Wikus joined Genasys in October 2016 following a long career at Sappi Limited, a listed manufacturing company, where he was Head of Group Financial Planning, and Analysis and Investor Relations. Responsible for the Genasys group finance, legal and compliance portfolio, he is an integral part of the management team, focusing on building strong financial discipline as a foundation for future growth.

Christelle Frost

CHIEF OF PEOPLE

Christelle joined Genasys in July 2021 and is responsible for the evolution and implementation of our HR strategy, ensuring that we have a happy and engaged team of people who have the support they need to grow and achieve their career aspirations. This includes our teams both in South Africa and in our international operations. With over 18 years’ experience in human resources including several years at PSG Insure and Bridge South Africa, Christelle is a highly regarded professional with a reputation for delivering programmes that support not only the implementation of sound processes but the development and growth of the teams she has managed.

Leoni Symes

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER

Leoni joined the IT industry in 1985 as a systems developer in the financial department of a computer bureau. In the following decade, she gained financial systems experience at a major bank and retailer, respectively. As a founding member of Genasys, Leoni has been involved in all aspects of the business, including web design and implementing policies and procedures pertinent to the growth of Genasys.

Darren Price

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Former Chief Information Officer of RSA Group, Darren joined Genasys Technologies as a strategic advisor. As Group CIO, Darren had global responsibility for RSA’s 35 operating companies across the UK, Ireland, Canada, Scandinavia and the Middle East.

Gavin Routledge

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Gavin Routledge was appointed to the board of Genasys Technologies in 2007. He has been involved in mergers and acquisitions and the structuring of financial transactions since 1982. He holds a BA. LLB and a Higher Certificate in Tax Law. Gavin has served on the board of Hollard, African Bank Investments and Melville Douglas Investment Management, a subsidiary of Standard Private Bank, and has extensive experience in the insurance industry. He still serves as chairman of JSE-listed Clientele, Clientele Life Assurance Company, and Clientele General Insurance.

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