Sanlam board of directors and committee memberships

 
 
Independent non-executive directors
 
Desmond Smith (63) (Chairman)
Director since 2009
Qualifications: BSc, Fellow of Actuarial Society of SA, ISMP (Harvard)
Sanlam and Sanlam Life committee membership: Non-executive Directors (Chairman), Nominations (Chairman), Human Resources and Policyholders' Interest. 
Major external positions, directorships or associations: Reinsurance Group of America (SA), Medi-Clinic Corporation, InnovUS Tegnologie Oordrag, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies, Road Accident Fund, International Actuarial Association (President-Elect). 
Manana Bakane-Tuoane (62)
Director since 2004
Qualifications: PhD Economics (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Sanlam and Sanlam Life committee membership: Nominations, Human Resources, Policyholders' Interest, Non-executive Directors, Retail cluster.
Major external positions, directorships or associations: African Rainbow Minerals.
Anton Botha (57)
Director since 2006
Qualifications: BProc, BCom (Hons) Investment Management, EDP (Stanford)
Sanlam and Sanlam Life committee membership: Human Resources (Chairman), Non-executive Directors, Institutional cluster.
Sanlam Group directorships: Sanlam Capital Markets, Sanlam Investment Management, Genbel Securities. 
Major external positions, directorships or associations: JSE, University of Pretoria, Vukile Property Fund, Imalivest, African Rainbow Minerals.
Attie du Plessis (66)
Director since 2001
Qualifications: BCom, CA(SA), AMP (Harvard), AEP (Unisa)
Sanlam and Sanlam Life committee membership: Audit (Chairman), Risk (Chairman), Non-executive Directors, Institutional cluster.
Sanlam Group directorships: Sanlam Investment Management.
Major external positions, directorships or associations: Punter Southall.
Fran du Plessis (56)
Director since 2004
Qualifications: BCom (Hons) Taxation, BCom LLB, CA(SA)
Sanlam and Sanlam Life committee membership: Audit, Risk, Policyholders' Interest (Chairperson), Non-executive Directors.
Major external positions, directorships or associations: KWV, Naspers, LDP Incorporated, Kaap Agri, Palabora Mining, Tulca.
 
 
 
Valli Moosa (54)
Director since 2004
Qualifications: BSc Mathematics and Physics
Sanlam and Sanlam Life committee membership: Sustainability (Chairman), Non-executive Directors, Institutional cluster.
Major external positions, directorships or associations: Lereko Investments, Imperial, Sun International, Real Africa Holdings, Anglo Platinum, Sappi Ltd.
Sipho Nkosi (56)
Director since 2006
Qualifications: BCom (Hons) Economics, MBA, Diploma in Marketing, AMP (Oxford)
Sanlam and Sanlam Life committee membership: Non-executive Directors, Retail cluster.
Major external positions, directorships or associations: Exxaro Resources, Anooraq Resources, Eyesizwe Holdings.
Ian Plenderleith (67)
Director since 2006
Qualifications: MA (Oxon), MBA (Columbia), FCT, FCSI, CBE
Sanlam and Sanlam Life committee membership: Audit, Risk, Non-executive Directors, Institutional cluster.
Sanlam Group directorships: Sanlam UK.
Major external positions, directorships or associations: Past Deputy Governor of the SA Reserve Bank, Past Executive Director of the Bank of England, BH Macro, BMCE Bank International, Europe Arab Bank, Invoice Clearing Bureau South Africa, Wits Business School Advisory Board, British Museum Friends.
George Rudman (67)
Director since 2001
Qualifications: BSc, FFA, FASSA, ISMP (Harvard)
Sanlam and Sanlam Life committee membership: Audit, Risk, Non-executive Directors, Retail cluster.
Sanlam Group directorships: Santam.
 
 
 
Non-executive directors
 
Bernard Swanepoel (49)
Director since 2004
Qualifications: BCom (Hons), BSc Mining Engineering
Sanlam and Sanlam Life committee membership: Non-executive Directors, Retail cluster, Sustainability.
Major external positions, directorships or associations: African Rainbow Minerals, Wits Business School Advisory Board, Pretoria University Mining Engineering Advisory Board, Village Main Reef Gold Mining Co. (1934), To-the-Point Growth Specialists, Savannah Gold.
Lazarus Zim (50)
Director since 2006
Qualifications: BCom (Hons), MCom, DCom (HC)
Sanlam and Sanlam Life committee membership: Non-executive Directors, Sustainability.
Major external positions, directorships or associations: Kumba Iron Ore, Afripalm Resources, Northam Platinum, Mvelaphanda Resources, Sahara Computers.
Patrice Motsepe (49) (Deputy Chairman)
Director since 2004
Qualifications: BA Legal, LLB
Sanlam and Sanlam Life committee membership: Nominations, Human Resources, Non-executive Directors.
Major external positions, directorships or associations: African Rainbow Minerals, Harmony, Ubuntu-Botho Investments, Sizanani-Thusanang-Helpmekaar Investments, Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club, African Fashion International.
Rejoice Simelane (58)
Director since 2004
Qualifications: BA (Econ and Accounting); (UBLS), LLB (Unisa), PhD (Econ; Connecticut, USA)
Sanlam and Sanlam Life committee membership: Sustainability, Non-executive Directors, Retail cluster.
Major external positions, directorships or associations: African Rainbow Minerals, Ubuntu-Botho Investments, Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club, Council for Medical Schemes.
 
 
 
Executive directors
 
Johan van Zyl (54)
Director since 2001
Qualifications: PhD, DSc (Agric)
Group Chief Executive since 2003
Sanlam and Sanlam Life committee membership: Short-term Insurance cluster (Chairman), Retail cluster (Chairman), Institutional cluster (Chairman).
Sanlam Group directorships: Sanlam Investment Management (Chairman), Sanlam Netherlands Holding BV, Sanlam UK, Santam, Sanlam Developing Markets (Chairman), MiWay Group Holdings.
Major external positions, directorships or associations: University of Pretoria, Hans Merensky Foundation, ASISA (Association of Savings and Investment South Africa).
Kobus Möller (51)
Financial Director since 2006
Qualifications: BCompt (Hons), CA(SA), AMP (Harvard)
Sanlam and Sanlam Life committee membership: Short-term Insurance cluster, Retail cluster, Institutional cluster, Risk and Compliance.
Sanlam Group directorships: Sanlam Capital Markets, Sanlam Developing Markets, Sanlam Investment Management, Channel Life, Santam, Sanlam UK, MiWay Group Holdings.
Yvonne Muthien (54)
Chief Executive: Group Services
Qualifications: BA (Hons) (UWC), MA (Northwestern), DPhil (Oxford)
Executive Director since December 2009
Sanlam and Sanlam Life committee membership: Short-term Insurance cluster, Retail cluster, Institutional cluster.
Sanlam Group directorships: Santam.
Major external positions, directorships or associations: Trustee and Director of Sasol Inzalo Foundation, Chairperson of the President's Advisory Council on National Orders.
Temba Mvusi (55)
Chief Executive: Group Market Development
Qualifications: BA, ELP (Warton School of Business), MAP (Wits), PDP (UCT)
Executive Director since December 2009
Sanlam and Sanlam Life committee membership: Retail cluster, Institutional cluster.
Sanlam Group directorships: Sanlam Developing Markets, Sanlam Investment Management, Sanlam Private Investments, Channel Life.
Major external positions, directorships or associations: National Business Initiative, Walter Sisulu University, Bishops Cape Town.