Chris Copeland

Partner
Chris Copeland joined VCIB in 1985. During this time, he has established longstanding relationships with his clients through his work ethic and unbelievable service.  In certain instances, he is dealing with the 3rd generation client which is testament to the trust that his clients have in him. He has over 50 years’ experience in the Insurance Industry and this knowledge that he has acquired is not only passed on to the staff, but it also assists him in tailoring optimal solutions for his clients.  Outside of work, Chris likes to spend time with his family over a “lekker” braai. 

Ryan Copeland

Director
Ryan Copeland joined VCIB in 2007. During this time, Ryan has focused on operational efficiency, flawless client delivery, and ensuring the business taps into technology to drive customer value. Prior to VCIB, he worked at RMB Private Bank in the Structured Lending Division. His time there gave him invaluable experience in terms of dealing with clients and tailoring solutions to satisfy their needs.  Ryan holds a B. Com Hons in Finance from The University of Witwatersrand. Outside of work, Ryan is a family man, passionate about running and is still working on his golf game.

Bernice van Leeuwen

General Manager

Bernice van Leeuwen

General Manager
An experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the insurance industry, Bernice joined VCIB in April 2020. She is Skilled in IT Strategy, Data Warehousing, Management, IT Operations Management, and Risk Management. Her passion for innovation and digital transformation drives her. “I want to see a world changed by those brave enough to embrace change and innovate“. Bernice spends her free time with her 2 kids and 3 pets, love running, yoga and red wine equally

Juanita Myburgh

Accounts Executive

Juanita Myburgh

Accounts Executive
Juanita is passionate about meeting new people and building lasting relationships. She is known for providing best-in-class customer service and communications with 5+ years experience in the short term insurance industry. In her free time, Juanita enjoys hiking, sports and spending time with family.