Meet the Crew
“I am passionate about honesty and integrity. So many tasks in life are achieved so easily and efficiently when honesty and integrity are prevalent.”
-JP Liebenberg, Managing Director.
JP started his career at the Protea Assurance’s Marine Division in Cape Town straight after two years National Service. He has been honing his Marine Insurance skills ever since.
Not only was he a founding member of Navigate Underwriting Managers, he also spent time at Mutual & Federal and SA Eagle, among others. With 27 years of Marine experience to draw on, especially in RI and Treaties, Alternative Risk Financing and Cell Captives, JP is captain of the ship at Nautical.
When not in the office, you are as likely to find him camping in the Kruger National Park as you are finding him on the golf course.
“Work like a Captain, Play like a Pirate.”
Lizette has over 24 years of experience in the insurance field having started at Auto & General in Johannesburg in 1992. She has worked for OUTsurance, Regent Insurance, worked in Personal Lines, Commercial Lines and Marine Insurance.
Lizette is one of the founding members of Nautical Underwriting Managers ( 1st April 2011) and she still loves the day to day challenges.
Lizette loves spending time with her family over weekends. Lizette enjoys the outdoors and more specifically the bushveld. She enjoys horse riding in her spare time; with her three girls who got her on a horse in the first place. Lizette enjoys watching sport like cricket & rugby and watching her kids compete in their horse riding competitions.
“Set you course by the stars not by the lights of every passing ship.”
Clinton started his career back in 1993 as a junior marine surveyor for Rennie Murray in Durban. In ‘98 he was approached by Allianz Insurance Company in Joburg to handle all marine claims. In 2001 he was given the opportunity to handle all the property and casualty claims where he gained a lot of knowledge in liability matters.
In 2002 Clinton joined Associated Marine as their Technical Manager and only two years later was made the Johannesburg Manager. From 2007 to 2009 he briefly worked at HDI Gerling as the Marine Manager when he was approached by Nacora Insurance Brokers to become their General Manager. During his 7 year tenure at Nacora he gained extensive knowledge in the freight forwarding industry and in particular the financial exposures of the industry.
In summary, Clinton is well known in the local Marine Insurance Industry with 23 years of experience to back his intellectual curiosity.
“May your anchor be tight, your cork be loose, your rum be spiced & your compass be true.”
Shaakier started his career at Protea Insurance Company in 1995 and has been in short term insurance ever since. He has over 15 years of marine-specific insurance experience, and joined the Nautical family in 2015 as a Marine Claims and Underwriting Consultant.
What sets him apart is his first-hand experience, having worked with Transport, Warehousing, Logistics and Clearing & Forwarding divisions of a 7PL logistics leader in South Africa. He specialises in applying Warehouseman’s and Carriers Liability claims in terms of warehousing/logistics and transport agreements and trading terms as they apply to goods in transit policies and marine stock throughput policies respectively.
He is passionate about family and loyalty.
“It is not the ship as much as the skilful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage”