About SHA

SHA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Santam Limited. Santam is a level 1 BBBEE company and the largest short term insurer in South Africa. SHA underwrites business exclusively on behalf of Santam.


Stalker Hutchison & Associates was founded in 1985 by Angus Hutchison and Tony Stalker as a local Broad Form Liability alternative to the Lloyd’s of London market. In 2008, a merger with the Admiral Underwriting Group gave birth to the current entity Stalker Hutchison Admiral (Pty) Ltd (SHA). Today the product range is extensive and over 125 specialists are employed at SHA. The short video below shows some of the highlights of our first 30 years.

Some interesting facts about SHA

  • SHA is the largest niche underwriting manager in Southern Africa offering an extremely wide range of specialist products
  • Our underwriting capacity goes up to one billion Rand on selected risks.
  • We insure the majority of the top 100 companies listed on the JSE.
  • Nearly one third of our staff are legal practitioners. This gives us great insight into our clients’ liability exposures.
  • SHA is the oldest underwriting manager in South Africa.

Our Board

Quinten Matthew (Chairman), Gareth Beaver (Chief Executive Officer), Dave Geraghty (Executive Director), Hendre Horne (Executive Director), Lisa du Plessis (Financial Director), Lizé Lambrechts, John Melville, Hennie Nel, Vuyo Rankoe

SHA is a licensed Financial Services Provider. In terms of FSB regulations SHA transacts business exclusively through licensed intermediaries. If you’re a broker and you’d like to do business with SHA send an email to Ntsoaki Mabena or call us 011 731 3600

Reasons to insure with us


We are proud of our long standing association with majority of the top companies listed on the JSE


Our product range is geared up to protect the SME all the way up to the mega-corporate organisation


We employ a large team of specialists in our claims area, many of whom have legal qualifications or are admitted attorneys. This assures that our clients always get the most professional casualty claims service.


After 30 years we've seen most risks and our team of experienced underwriters are well positioned to tailor-make niche insurance solutions for any sized business across a diverse range of industries

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