Meet the Team

Rhett Barker

  • Position: CEO
    Division: Group
Personal Information

I attended King Edward High School and really enjoyed every second of my five years there. In my final year at KES I was a prefect, captained the school rowing club, competed in the KES athletics Team and played 1st team rugby.

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Lloyd Barker

  • Position: Director
    Division: Personal
Personal Information

I grew up in Joburg, having shared my early years at Rivonia Prep, King Edwards and then onto St Andrews in Grahamstown.  I married my high school sweetheart Sally and the two of us have built a family with our three children; Luke, Ella, Holly and a brood of Jack Russel’s.

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Liz Steele

  • Position: Personal Insurance Consultant
    Division: Personal
Personal Information

I worked for L.K. Jacobs/National Board of Executors in the Insurance division for two years straight out of school with Ken Barker. I made the decision to leave with Ken Barker when he decided to open his own insurance brokerage back in 1 April 1973.

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Kim Millar

  • Position: Personal & Fleet Insurance Consultant
    Division: Personal
Personal Information

I matriculated at Roosevelt High school. Following which I completed my Certificate of Proficiency and ICIBS in Short-term Insurance, as well as furthering my Insurance studies through UNISA later on.

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Sally Barker

  • Position: Marketing and Compliance
    Division: Personal
Personal Information

If i had to describe myself it would be a Mother, Wife, Sports Enthusiast, Nature Nut and Happiness Hunter.

 

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Louise Forsyth

  • Position: Personal Insurance Consultant
    Division: Personal
Personal Information

Matriculated at Roosevelt High School in 2000. Relocated to England for two years, where I worked and travelled around Europe. Completed my qualification in Short Term Insurance in November 2008.

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Leanne Panicco

  • Position: Personal Insurance Administrator
    Division: Personal
Personal Information

Schooled at De La Salle Holy Cross College and Matriculated in 2000. Completed my BA Journalism degree in 2003.

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Bev Barker

  • Position: Financial Director
    Division: Accounts
Personal Information

Went to St Andrews School and matriculated in 1963. Studied Radiography after leaving school and worked for a further two years at Baragwanath Children’s Hospital.

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Ken Barker

  • Position: Chairman
    Division: Commercial
Personal Information

After matriculating at Jeppe Boy’s High, I completed my National Service in the Airforce. I am told that I am a born salesman, a fact which was evidently recognized in the Short Term Industry and after working for the then CF Lawsons Insurance Brokers, I was offered a Sales Management position in the Insurance Broking division of National Board of Executors, at the age of 26 years.

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Jennifer Bassett

  • Position: Commercial Insurance Consultant
    Division: Commercial
Personal Information

I’m a Natal girl at heart, having completed my schooling at Scottburgh High. I worked for Fussell Insurance Brokers for 10 years and then joined Barker Insurance in 2002

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