New deputy Ombudsman for long-term insurance

The Ombudsman for Long-term Insurance (OLTI) has announced that their Council appointed Denise Gabriels as Deputy Ombudsman under Ombudsman Judge Ron McLaren, with effect from 1 August 2021.

Gabriels who has spent many years as a customer-centric legal professional in the life insurance and pension funds industries, has worked as an adjudicator at OLTI since April 2018. Prior to that she was employed at Old Mutual as a Senior Legal Adviser and manager. 

Gabriels has demonstrated legal and business acumen; and skills in leadership, relationship building, mentoring, communication and decision-making.

She has a BA (Soc Sc), LLB and MBA as well as post-graduate diplomas in Legal Practice and in Financial Planning.

Gabriels will take over as the new Deputy Ombudsman from incumbent Jennifer Preiss who is retiring.

The Office of OLTI congratulates Gabriels on her appointment and is confident that she will excel in her new position.

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