SHA Specialist Underwriters appoints new executives


SHA Specialist Underwriters recently announced the two promotions of Odett van Jaarsveld and Kirsten Cronin.

Van Jaarsveld was promoted to Head of Retention Liability Corporate Solutions in conjunction with her role as the Head of Single Projects and Cronin is now the Manager of FI Corporate Solutions.

Van Jaarsveld has been part of the SHA team for the past 19 months and will now have an increased focus on client relationships and retaining existing business.

She started working in the insurance industry in 1992 where she was introduced to engineering underwriting and has continued working within the underwriting space ever since.

“Having been in the insurance industry for so many years, I have always aspired to work at SHA and I am very privileged to work with a dynamic group of people who will assist me in thriving in this new role,” says van Jaarsveld.

Cronin’s journey at SHA started in 2013 as a Financial Lines Underwriter.

As the Manager of FI Corporate Solutions, she will be responsible for growing and retaining Corporate Financial Lines business – mainly the Directors and Officers Liability and Commercial Crime insurance.

Cronin has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from Unisa and began her career in 2007 as a Legal Claims administrator for a business that handled claims on behalf of Emerald Underwriting Managers (now Emerald Risk Transfer). She moved into underwriting in late 2010 and has been operating in the underwriting sector ever since.

“This is a great challenge for me and I aim to create and build many new relationships in my role. I am very excited for what the future holds,” says Cronin.


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