Gordon McKean

Managing Director
The company is spearheaded by Gordon McKean who also founded the company back in 2010. Gordon has been involved in the Reinsurance Industry since the mid-late 90’s. He has worked as a Treaty Underwriter as well as a Reinsurance Broker, so he is more than able to handle anything Reinsurance related.

Colin Griffiths

Head of Treaty

Colin Griffiths joined in 2018 he began his Insurance career with National Employers’ General Insurance Co (NEG) in Cape Town in 1980 and was later appointed District Manager, East London. Colin joined Munich Re in South Africa in 1990 and after 28 years and various roles within Munich Re.

Oaktree-Team Nadine Smit

Nadine Smit

Finance and Technical Accounts Manager

Nadine joined the team in 2015, she completed her B.Com in Finance from the University of Johannesburg. She is the Financial and Technical Accounts Manager.

Tanus Bot

Actuarial Broker

Tanus joined the team in 2019, he holds a BSc. Actuarial and Financial Mathematics from the University of Pretoria. He is currently studying to complete his fellowship exams with the Actuarial Society of South Africa.

Terry Peters

Terry Peters

Broker Support

Terry joined the team in 2017,she completed a BA in Communication from the University of South Africa. Terry has obtained a wealth of Reinsurance experience whilst working at one of Africa’s largest Reinsurers and has since been brought on at Oak Tree as a Broker back-up, to assist the team with both Treaty and Facultative Business.

Andrew Mukosi


Andrew joined the team in 2018 from a direct insurance background. He spent more than 10 years handling short term insurance products for various companies but, 6 of which were property and engineering. The reinsurance route had always been an endeavour he long revered.

Nicolene Engelbrecht

Broker Support

Nicolene joined the team in 2020, she has completed her Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Risk Management at the University of NWU Vaal and will assist the team as Broker Support.

Werner Bothma

Junior broker

Werner joined the team in 2021 as a Junior broker. He completed a diploma in Risk Management in 2016, followed by a BCom degree in Financial Management 2019.Werner endeavours to complete his honours degree in Financial Management through UNISA .

Oaktree-Team Shirley Naidu

Shirley Naidu

Marketing & Events Co-ordinator

Shirley joined the team in 2010, she has a B.Comm in Financial Accounting from the University of South Africa. Shirley changed her focus in the business, she heads-up the Marketing function.

Simone Masters

Finance and Technical Accounts Administrator

Simone joined Oak Tree 2018, she has completed her Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Corporate Finance & Investments and Management, at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Chwayita Mzotoyi

Broker Support

Chwayita Mzotoyi joined in 2019, she has completed her Public Relations Diploma at the University of South Africa and hold a certificate in Business Management.

Seth Wade

Financial & Technical Accounts Administrator

Seth joined in 2021, he obtained his Bcom Degree in Finance and Accounting and is currently completing his Post Graduate Diploma in Financial management at the University of Johannesburg.

Jenna Prinsloo

Actuarial Analyst

Jenna completed her BSc Actuarial and Financial Mathematics with a distinction through the University of Pretoria in January 2021, and will begin to write the remainder of her board exams through the Actuarial Society of South Africa later this year in order to qualify as a Fellow in the near future.

Dorëen Gonsalves

Business Development Manager

Dorëen joined in 2021. Doreen has been in the Insurance industry since 2002, working firstly in Life, then made a move to the Short-term arena. She has held various roles within various companies from Sales to underwriting, to Claims.

Elloise Kilian


Elloise joined in 2021. She comes out of legal and tax background, and she is currently studying a Bcom Business Management through Unisa.

Oak Tree Intermediaries

Oak Tree Intermediaries (Pty) Ltd was established in 2010 and our Financial Services Provider (FSP) License number is 41670 .

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