Paul was appointed as the Group CEO of Hannover Re Africa and the Chairman of Lireas effective 1 January 2024. Paul has already had a successful career at Hannover Re. From being a Partner at Deloitte South Africa, where Hannover Re was a client of his for several years, he joined our team in 2011 as the Managing Director of Compass Insurance Company South Africa. In October 2020, Paul moved with his family to Toronto to take over as General Manager and Head of the Property & Casualty Business Group at the Hannover Rück SE Canadian Branch. Over the past few years, Paul’s leadership and outstanding skills have enabled him to build a strong Canadian P&C team and franchise, making us the P&C market leader in Canada.

Besides his wealth of experience in the (re)insurance industry, Paul also holds an honours degree in Accounting Science and is a Chartered Accountant South Africa – CA (SA).

The team describes Paul as an unflappable and calm person in pressure situations and approachable and kind-hearted in all situations. Paul’s easy going nature should, however, not be underestimated as he does not settle for second best. This makes him the ideal person to support and guide Lireas as its Chairman.