Yuri van der Walt
The premiums and coverage the Acacia Insurance team achieved have been outstanding in what we understand to be a tough insurance market. Importantly they identified a number of exclusions that we were not aware of and they arranged for these to be amended.
I believe the success of Acacia is as a result of their dedication and professionalism employed in ensuring that the services provided to their clients is of the highest order. Clearly, they have an experienced and mature team who is capable of being able to think ‘outside the square’ and to solve problems.
Acacia Insurance is a thoroughly professional firm and we would recommend their services to any organisation.
Yuri van der Walt, VO Group CFO
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From the outset we were impressed by the time you took to understand how we operate and the key challenges facing us from the perspective of securing appropriate cover. Equally, your analysis of our current insurance cover and premiums was deep and clinical. This allowed the development of a very clear investigation checklist.
Your brief to potential providers was obviously effective as the response back to us was coherent and allowed for direct ‘apples for apples’ comparison. In that respect, the decision-making process was relatively easy. Given the size of premiums and the risk exposure, this was a matter for Board approval. Acacia maintained excellent and ongoing information flow to our Board and directly presented your findings.
On our behalf you negotiated effectively, both lifting the quality and breadth of our coverage. At the same time the premiums quoted to us came in at a most acceptable level. Achieving both an improvement in cover and great premiums is a difficult double act to achieve, but you did just that.
We are pleased to recommend the services of Acacia to any prospective clients.
David Clarke, ParaQuad CEO
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David Lee Young
Martin set the standard on client focus and performance well before client surveys and testimonials became fashionable.
I’ve had the pleasure of engaging Martin as our insurance adviser for many years through different firms. He always went into bat for us and scored a ton even when we were facing hard markets, major claims or just looking to re-structure our program.
His relationships in the insurance markets are exceptional. He ran his team servicing many clients but we always felt we had his priority.
I would have no hesitation in engaging him again and so it goes without saying that I would commend him to any position where exceptional team leadership and performance are required.
David Lee Young, Chief Operating Officer at JLL Hotels (Former Executive General Counsel – Asia Pacific JLL Group)
As Asia Pacific Regional Finance Director of a large multinational, multi modal freight/logistics and TPL warehousing company with more than 23,000 employees, one of my key accountabilities was managing risk for the businesses in my jurisdiction. When evaluating risk and insurance requirements across a complex and dynamic business framework, it is crucial that you partner with the right advisers. My personal view is that the time investment required by both parties to understand the business drivers, and functional activities conducted by large organisations such as the one I worked for is so great, that you have to develop relationships with people you both trust and carry levels of expertise not often found in the general market place.
To this end I was delighted to establish exactly this type of relationship with Martin and his team, who earned my confidence and consistently demonstrated their value throughout their tenure as our broker over many years.
Specifically, Martin was able to highlight deficiencies in our program, give us advice on how we approached risk and structure a program that better suited our business. The day to day service never wavered.
I can wholeheartedly recommend Martin to any organisation who seeks a valued insurance and risk business partner.
Wayne Derrick C.A., Former CFO (NZ) and Regional Finance Director – Asia Pacific Air Express International Corp (now DHL).