SHA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Santam Limited. Santam is a level 2 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 130 specialists are employed at SHA. The short video above 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

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 Shandre Joseph or call us 011 731 3600