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NEWS | Oct 10

RFIB opens representative office in South Africa

RFIB Group Limited (RFIB), today announces the official opening of its new representative office in Durban, South Africa. RFIB Director, John Hoggard, will oversee the new office, which is RFIB’s first in Africa.

John Hoggard has over four decades experience in the South African and Zimbabwean Insurance markets. He began his career at the Royal Insurance Company Zimbabwe and has held senior positions at David Katzen Insurance Brokers Johannesburg and CT Bowring in South Africa.Prior to his appointment at RFIB, John established and managed South African based HIB insurance brokers, specialising in Commercial Property Insurance and spent more than 20 years as a client of RFIB, before taking up his new role. John is also a qualified commercial property surveyor.

Jonathan Turnbull, Chief Executive Officer of RFIB Holdings Limited, said ‘We have a long established presence in the South African market and a strong book of quality South African and Sub Saharan business. The establishment of a representative office is a logical step to further enhance our offering by providing a local contact for our clients. John has an unrivalled knowledge of the Southern African markets, an in depth understanding of RFIB’s products and shares our commitment to service. He is the ideal candidate to lead our new office.”

John Hoggard said “RFIB’s new office in South Africa reflects its commitment to the Sub Saharan insurance market and will allow us to build on our already established reputation as a facilitator of innovative risk management solutions in the Lloyd’s market.”

John Hoggard can be reached via email at or by phone in South Africa at  +27 31 561 1676.


RFIB’s new is located at:

SA office address: Suite 304,
Granada Square
16 Chartwell Drive
Umhlanga Rocks, 4320
KZN South Africa