Galileo Risk (Pty) Ltd was founded in 2006 when a market was identified for a world class national insurance brokerage which still offered personal intimate service.

Today, we are one of South Africa’s largest independent insurance brokers, controlling in excess of R350 million in premiums each year. We arrange insurance for sole traders, SMEs and multi-national organisations through to cover for private individuals.

We operate throughout South Africa with branches located in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, staffed by over 70 friendly, professional and enthusiastic employees.

Our Expertise

Our staff are all registered with the FSCA, professionally qualified and trained to provide you with the consistent dependable service you deserve. 

Our Commitment to Results

Achieving the best outcomes for our clients is in our DNA, this starts with ensuring you have the most appropriate insurance covers available for your specific needs right through to obtaining the best possible claims settlement and service.

Our Philosophy

We strive to provide exceptional service levels, access to the latest technology and products all while maintaining the individual, personal service that we are known for. 

Our Experience

Our team have over 500 years combined experience in the Short Term Insurance industry and there is very little we haven't seen and dealt with before.

The Team


The Managment Team are Rowan Lyle (MD), Hayden Simpson (Sales Director), Paul Rushforth (Operations Director), Nico Barnard (Financial Director), Bryan Rugg (General Manager), Nicola Rugg (Financial Manager) and Zaiby Patel (Internal Compliance).

Done Deal

Account Executives

Our Account Executives are Murray Gibson, Allan Barnes, Stuart Hurter, Alan Rosenthal, Selwyn Machet, John Daly, Jeannie Johnstone. Mandi Cairns, Charnelle Botha, John Thorne, Cindy Simpson and Brian Gombart


The Underwriters are Neville du Toit, Natasja Mollentze, Alex Jenkins, Shaheed Craayenstein, Linda Mathembisa, Tini Schekkerman, Elby Baloi, Storm Frost, Michael Lloyd, Estelle Botha, Aggie Messinezi, Juby Akoojee, Bev Webster, Estelle Perel, Jaco Smit, Linzi Reece, Tracy Raliphiswa, Ursula Landers and Marlize Bester

E-Mail: underwriting@galileorisk.co.za


People Working in Open Office
On Fire


Our Claims team is Michael Saunders, Damin Connell, Fuaad Sijore, Lizzie Selepe, Angelique van Rensburg, Renier van Loggerenberg, Ilza van de Sandt, Antizia Lawrence, Ingrid Mitsialis, Marlene Williams, Marina Moore, Alinah Mathabathe and Jeandre Saunders


Our admin team is Olga Andrews, Pemla Thabete, Palesa Matjele, Sandy Stuart, Cindy Govender, Celindi Cebekhulu and Patricia Mayisela