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Beryl Lourens

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I have around 40 years experience in the insurance industry.

I really enjoy what I do and have built up some very close relationships with my clients. I enjoy talking to clients and helping them out.

I am passionate about birds and have 41 at home. My hobbies are swimming and gardening.

Marlize Bester

S013 - Chartered WebsiteI am currently responsible for giving our clients personal service and ensuring that our clients are properly and adequately insured. I am passionate about client service and enjoy dealing with people. I am proud to be part of the John Burnett team and together, we make sure that we give our clients the best possible service.

I love spending time with my family and enjoy all form of exercise including gym, running and cycling.

Estelle Perel

S004 - Chartered WebsiteI joined the Burnett Group in January 1981 working with John Burnett from the garage of his house.  In 1982 the Self-Assurance Employee Benefit Group was formed and I administered the scheme until 2009, when it was taken over by another organisation.

Currently, I am working  part time – doing domestic underwriting in the short term department. I have had no formal training, just years of experience!

I enjoy entertaining, reading, walking and adore being with my 10 grandchildren.

Bev Webster

 I joined JBIB in 1984 when we were a staff of 4 and the offices were the converted garage in front of the house.  I enjoyed 17 wonderful years working as a domestic underwriter before relocating to Cape Town .  While there I was l fortunate to still be able to take care of our JBIB clients insurance requirements, albeit from a distance.

I was delighted to re-join the JBIB team in 2014 and have taken great pleasure in renewing acquaintances with clients and colleagues.  Being a people’s person I so enjoy interacting with our clients and always endeavour to provide the best service possible.   It is an honour and a privilege to be part of this very special organisation which has allowed so many to grow both professionally and personally.

My interests outside of the workplace are my family and friends, travel, reading and gardening.

Elby Baloyi

S017 - Chartered WebsiteI have 11 years experience in personal lines underwriting and my COP from the Insurance Institute of South Africa and IISA Programme in Short Term Insurance (NQFLevel 5) from Unisa.

I love challenges and in underwriting, you learn something new every day. I also enjoy the interaction with clients and assisting them with their queries – making each day different from the others.

Outside of work I enjoy soccer, reading and socialising with family and friends.

 Juby Akoojee

S073 - Chartered WebsiteI worked for Foster Rosenthal in the long term insurance industry for 25 years prior to the merger with John Burnett in 2002 and have been here ever since.

I have worked in claims and am now responsible for domestic underwriting. I truly enjoy taking care of my clients needs.

When not at work I enjoy entertaining at home.

Ursula Landers

S007 - Chartered WebsiteI recently joined John Burnett Insurance Brokers with Leighton Morris Risk Services, for whom I worked for six years doing personal & commercial insurance underwriting and claims.

I love travelling, the outdoors, hiking and watching a good movie. I adore my family dearly and enjoy spending lots of time with them.

Bernice Dorfman

S033 - Chartered WebsiteThey say that when you have a purpose in life the platform to success is laid firm but it is when your work values and your personal values share commonality that platform becomes a catapult.

I am passionate about fulfilling my duties with the same values and integrity that I hold in my personal life. I consider it a pleasure to serve our clients and an honour to be part of the John Burnett family.

I have been in the industry for 25 years and feel our greatest endorsement is the generations of clients we have served.

In my spare time I am a passionate baker and cook, I am an avid reader but my most passionate and treasured purpose is that of being an adoring grandmother, wife and mother.