Team



Lars Forssman
Managing Director

The Managing Director is Lars Forssman who left a Public Insurance Company as an Executive Board Member to join SCRM. He served as the president of the Insurance Institute of Gauteng in 2007 thereby displaying a strong commitment to the insurance industry.

Tel: 011 100 0371
Fax: 086 726 6180
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John Austen
Director


John Austen, set up and headed a specialist Financial Lines division at a Listed Brokerage before starting Southern Cross.

  • Fussionary Integrated Risk Solutions
  • Integrated Actuarial Risk Solutions
  • Integrated Governance Solutions
  • Integrated Intermediary Solutions
  • Integrated Labour Solutions (director)
  • Financial Markets (Largest FI broker in Africa)
Tel: 011 100 0371
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Ron

Ron Keschner
Managing Director of Channel Capital

Ron started his career in retail, starting with Woolworths in Cape Town and ending as PA to the Managing Director of CNA in 1985. From   here, he was headhunted by the Financial Mail where he assumed responsibility for the marketing and circulation of Business Day and Financial Mail.
Ron then went on to set up the groundbreaking National Circulation Services, a first in the South African Publishing industry. Wanting to get a piece of the action in the booming IT industry, Ron left the world of financial publishing in 1998 to join MB Technologies and assist in preparing the group for it’s October listing. He then stayed on to head up the Group’s marketing and investor relations activities.


In 2004, Ron moved into the engine room of MBT, Tarsus Technologies, where he assumed the position of GM; IBM, Lenovo and General Products. Ron is the founder of PartneRewards the channel's longest running and most successful loyalty programme and the Channel Business College. It was whilst he was at Tarsus that he conceived the idea of a bank for the South African IT channel – Channel Capital.
Tel: +27 (0) 11 666 7500
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James James Perris
Consultant


James stared his career in insurance in 2004 with Multirisk Holdings (Pty) Ltd. After only a couple of months he was identified for their internal management program. He spent time in each of their departments gaining valuable experience as well as insight into the intricate workings of the industry.
He quickly worked his way up the ranks and in 2007 he was appointed as Personal Lines Underwriting Manager and was responsible for the total restructure of the department as well as assuming responsibility for turning the loss ratio of a multi-million Rand portfolio around. After successfully completing this task, James was presented with the opportunity to head up Channel Capital’s new and exciting initiative – Channel Risk Management.

James’ experience in the South African broking environment as well as his exposure to underwriting through the Delegated Authority pens on behalf of various insurers, has given him critical understanding on how to meet and exceed his clients’ expectations as well as present innovative concepts to insurers.

Tel: 011 100 0371
Fax: 086 726 6180
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