Robert Shaw


Robert has over 40 years of experience in the Insurance and Reinsurance industry across all classes of Short Term and risk areas of Long Term business.

He started his career at Munich Reinsurance Company of South Africa Ltd and spent approximately 30 years in the Reinsurance industry.

He has been instrumental in setting up 20 insurance companies in Southern Africa and has served on the Boards of 10 of those over the years. 

Robert provides oversight and guidance to the Executive Directors of Freshfields


Debbie Mackay

Executive Director

Debbie relocated to South Africa in 2011. Upon completing her BA Commerce degree in Edinburgh, she started her financial career as a Quality Assessor at Standard Life PLC.

At the age of 23, she was headhunted by the Cobra Group PLC, Europe’s largest Sales and Marketing Company, where she worked as a Financial Product Trainer, driving excellence among staff in the company’s Customer Service department.   

Debbie manages the day to day operations and coordinates all work activities at Freshfields to ensure a customer-focused operation that meets our standards, goals and objectives.

Her passion is customer service, so do contact her should you require any advice or help in respect of your Commercial or Guarantee Insurance needs.