Let’s bring it back to relationships

At Resilea, our founding philosophy is to revive client-centricity in the reinsurance intermediary space. We go all-out to build solid partnerships with entrepreneurs, UMAs, insurers and reinsurers, underpinned by an unfailing commitment to flexibility, innovation and one-on-one service.


An innovative approach
to reinsurance

At Resilea, we endeavour to understand your business needs. Whether you’re a large insurance conglomerate focusing on return of equity or an underwriting management agency seeking wealth creation, we have just the right reinsurance and financial solution for you.

We are able to align our reinsurance offering by understanding your corporate objectives, no matter what stage of the business life cycle you’re in.

Who are our clients?

Our clients include large and small entities, cell captives and reinsurance companies, over a large geographical spread.

Interesting name, Resilea.


What does it mean?

You won’t find the name “Resilea” in any dictionary. We coined the name to encapsulate what we aspire to be – passionate, resilient, sturdy, tough, trustworthy and vibrant.

Our skills

Resilea offers bespoke reinsurance consulting and advisory services across a wide range of product lines, including:

  • Aviation
  • Employee benefits
  • Property: commercial and personal lines
  • Engineering
  • Renewable energy
  • Motor
  • Liability
  • Professional indemnity
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability
  • Marine
  • Retrocession
  • Surety and bonds
  • Health care
  • Financial and structured programmes
  • Capital management
  • Wildlife, livestock and bloodstock
  • Fine art
  • Agriculture
  • Cyber
  • Special contingency (kidnap and ransom)
  • Terrorism

In partnership with...

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, you need a global risk management partner who understands the prevailing culture and knows how to strengthen your business. Resilea is proud to be a partner of Lockton Companies Inc., the world’s largest privately held insurance brokerage firm. Lockton Global serves clients in more than 100 countries worldwide and provides innovative integrated solutions in risk management, insurance and reinsurance.

Resilea is Lockton’s first reinsurance partnership and is the representative for Lockton’s reinsurance business in sub-Saharan Africa. Our Resilea Lockton partnership is a formidable force bringing with it the requisite product knowledge, skills, existing key relationships and understanding of local and international market conditions in the insurance and reinsurance industry.

Meet the team

The members of the Resilea team are all highly respected industry professionals who are passionate about reinsurance, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Iain Macindoe CEO

Iain started in reinsurance in 1986 and has significant experience as a client advocate to key South African treaty clients, with a particular focus on UMAs. Before starting Resilea Iain was CEO of Willis Re South Africa, where he worked for more than 21 years. Iain holds a Bachelor of Business Science (Hons) and is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute (London).

Jannie Viljoen Executive Director

Jannie started his insurance career in employee benefits as an actuarial consultant in pensions and health. In 2009 he moved into reinsurance, consulting to African and South African treaty clients, particularly UMAs and new initiatives. Jannie left his position as broking executive in reinsurance at Willis Re to join Iain at Resilea. He is a student member of the Institute of Actuaries and the Chartered Insurance Institute, both in London.

Edith Fortune Manager: Support Services

Edith’s career in the South African insurance industry began in 1991 and includes time at a direct writer, reinsurer and several reinsurance brokers. Edith handles reinsurance contracts and helps to ensure contract certainty at Resilea. Edith has a BA in Psychology from the University of Johannesburg and a Diploma in Project Management from Unisa’s School of Business Leadership.

Neethal Natha Actuarial Consultant

Neethal joined the Resilea team in January 2017. Her experience spans reinsurance broking, consulting, actuarial analytics, financial modelling and reinsurance optimisation. Neethal has a BSc with majors in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Statistics from the University of the Witwatersrand and is currently a student member of the Actuarial Society of South Africa.

Howard Marjoram Operations Manager

Howard arrived in South Africa in 1992 after 22 years as a marine underwriter in the UK. Initially with General Accident, he moved to CGU and then to Mutual & Federal as reinsurance manager. He joined Aon Re in 2002 where he became operations director. Howard has also spent time at Guy Carpenter ,and was general manager of KM Dastur & Co. South Africa. He brings to Resilea a considerable wealth of reinsurance knowledge and experience.

Vanessa Tsolo Office Support

Vanessa’s experience spans the legal and information technology sectors. A business accounting student with a CIMA, Vanessa has a passion for organisational and customer service. She is also a public relations and marketing graduate from the Pearson Institute of Higher Education.