Executive Team

Financial Services

Richard Tebbutt

Halcyon Managing Director - Halcyon Financial Services

Tammy Boniface

Financial Planner

Lorretta Davis

Portfolio Administrator

Sannette Unwin

Financial Advisor

Tania Lutge

Portfolio Manager

Commercial, Personal & Specialised Insurance

Claire Barnes

Halcyon Managing Director - Short Term Insurance

Michelle Morton

Office Manager/ Portfolio Manager

Lesley Seymour

Accounts Executive

Glenda Ireland-Low

Portfolio Assistant

Valencia Mateyisi

Head of Personal Lines Insurance

Amy Fietze

Commercial Underwriter

Kerry-Lee Roper

Commercial Underwriter

Bianca van der Byl

Junior Accounts Executive

Lee-Ann Marais

Domestic Underwriter

Craig Douglas

Account Executive – Port Elizabeth

Shenette Douglas

Admin Support – Port Elizabeth


Sharifa Jagers

Claims Handler

Zintle Stamper

Claims Administrator

Lindelwa Nante-Majozini

Claims Administrator

Medical Aid & Gap Cover

Sannette Unwin

Financial Advisor

Sherri Booysen

Junior Health Services Assistant

Direct Services

Fredrick Darke

Director: Halcyon Direct Services

Bronwyn Pete

Admin Manager

Christelle Samson

Administrator - Supervisor

Fundi Makaleni

Admin Clerk

Siya Pinana

Admin Clerk

Human Resources & Finance

Lizelle Human

HR Manager / Financial Controller

Tahira Gregory

Accounts Administrator

Front Desk Administrator

Cameron Briceland

Front Desk Administrator


Lyndall Woodbridge

Marketing Manager

Compliance Team

Claire Barnes
Lizelle Human
Bruce Pocock

Compliance Team

Richard Tebbutt CFP®

B Comm, H Dip Financial Planning, BA H Dip Journ

Director: Halcyon Financial Services

Richard is a founding member of the Halcyon Group and heads up the Halcyon Financial Services Division with his specialised knowledge of financial markets, risk management and strategic financial planning. He is a seasoned director with over 33 years of extensive expertise in the finance industry and is dedicated to meeting the financial needs of his clients with unprecedented excellence. Richard is passionate about his family and the East London community. He is also an outdoors enthusiast and is a regular presence, paddling on the Nahoon River.

Claire Barnes

B Comm, Fellowship (FIISA)

Director: Halcyon Group

Claire has been with Halcyon for over 25 years and holds the position of Operational Manager and Director of Halcyon Short Term. Claire’s unwavering commitment lies in providing Halcyon clients with exceptional service and tailored insurance solutions specific to their individual needs. She embraces the development of new and innovative products aimed at advancing the insurance industry and is dedicated to staying at the forefront of market trends. Claire is a valued member of the BNI network and assists as a Director Consultant to serve and lead members as well as holding a Mentor role in the Rotary Leadership Programme. Beyond Claire’s professional accomplishments, she is an enthusiastic sportswoman and plays a variety of sports from tennis, squash and padel to cycling.

Gary Briceland

Director: Halcyon Group

Gary is a co-founder of the Halcyon Group. With a career spanning over 35 years, he has been instrumental in shaping the trajectory of the Halcyon Group. He has cultivated lasting relationships with both individuals and businesses, earning a reputation for integrity and reliability within the industry. Living in the picturesque beachside community of Kwelegha, Gary remains active by swimming and enjoying the seaside lifestyle.

Fred Darke

Director: Halcyon Direct Services

Fred heads up the Halcyon Direct Services Division which manages risk associated with Halcyon Direct Services Funeral Parlors within the Group. With 40 years of industry experience and 30 years of association with Halcyon, his commitment, knowledge and expertise position him to deliver the best service to all stakeholders of HDS Funeral Parlors. Namely Menlinet Pty Ltd Trading as Matabeses Funeral, VFS Funerals and Siselamandla, which collectively have 22 branches within the Eastern Cape and Free State. Fred has emerged as a trusted leader holding the title of Chairman and Director of the National Funeral Parlor Association South Africa. He is a passionate sportsman which has seen him achieve 4 provincial colours. Fred is currently Vice-President of Border Bowls and has previously served on Border Referees, Lions Referees and Molteno Golf Club Committees. A devoted family man, he is dedicated to his 3 daughters, 5 grandchildren and the Halcyon family.