Engineering – 2, 3, 4 September 2015

18 August 2015, 07:54


Insuring Engineering – All the risks explained

The engineering industry is still robust but what about engineering insurance? What does this mean for engineering insurance and what questions should brokers be asking? These and other questions will be answered when you attend the Engineering Insurance Bootcamp. The seminar is aimed at a beginner to intermediate level (a basic working knowledge would be advantageous).

Delegates will receive 2.5 CPD hours.




Leigh Hammond

Head Construction and Engineering Centre of Excellence, Hollard








Hammond is no stranger to the engineering business, having served as a director and shareholder of Scintilla since 2008. At the end of 2013, Hollard acquired Scintilla to form Hollard Construction and Engineering. During his time at Scintilla, Hammond was responsible for managing the corporate broker base.  Hammond’s career in insurance started in 1988 when he joined Mutual & Federal. Following moves to Construction Engineering Underwriters, Glenrand M.I.B, Alexander Forbes and then Afgri Insurance Brokers, he then joined Scintilla seven years ago.


Letlhogonolo Tau

Customer Relations Manager, SASRIA







Tau joined Sasria in March 2012 as a customer relations manager. Prior to joining Sasria he worked at AIG as customer service manager. He started his career at Standard Bank working in various positions before joining the insurance industry. As customer relations manager at Sasria, he is responsible for developing and building meaningful relationships with various stakeholders, product awareness, keeping abreast with industry developments as well as informing the industry of developments at Sasria.


Gary Carstensen

Partner/Director, AC&E Underwriting Managers








Carstensen has been in the insurance industry for 24 years both as insurer as well as broker, and has been exposed to all sectors of insurance from underwriting on a personal and commercial lines basis to claims and accounts. He has specialised in various segments of insurance namely marine and aviation, and for the past 13 years has been specialising in the construction and engineering insurance segment of risk. Carstensen currently represents AC&E Engineering Underwriting Managers as a partner in the business and has represented various insurers in the market throughout his career.


Martin Vass

Director, Specialist Adjusters








After graduating with a BSC in Civil Engineering. Vass left the UK and joined LTA Civil Engineering initially as site agent and then as a contracts manager involved in the construction motorways around Johannesburg. Vass joined Fletcher Construction in New Zealand, involved as contracts managers on high-rise office buildings in Christchurch. On returning to South Africa, Vass rejoined LTA Civil Engineering as contracts manager, once again involved in the construction of motorways around Johannesburg. In the 1980s he joined AV Salvage & Associates as a loss adjuster. Vass is a previous president of the Institute of Loss Adjusters and is involved in lecturing both to construction, insurance, and broking companies mainly in the field of claims on the works and professional indemnity matters.


RISKAFRICA TV team will be broadcasting the event live, bringing coverage to your doorstep. In fact, there will even be a moderated question and answer facility enabling virtual viewers to enjoy the same level of industry engagement from the familiar surrounds of their office or boardroom. Log on to to book your ticket for the live broadcast and you will be sent a code and instructions on how to log on during the long-awaited Business Interruption Insurance Bootcamp 2015.

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