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Executives and board

Currently eleven executives make up the senior management team, with Lizé Lambrechts as Chief Executive, appointed in January 2015. Santam has nine directors, serving on its board. The board is headed by VP Khanyile who is currently serving as chairman.

Santam Senior Management and appointment date

  • Lizé Lambrechts, Chief Executive Officer, Appointed (2015)
  • Edward Gibbens, Executive Head: Commercial & Personal, Appointed (1992)
  • Kevin Wright, Executive Head: IT & Operations, Appointed (2013)
  • Ebrahim Asmal, Executive head: Group Sourcing & Transformation, Appointed (2012)
  • Karl Socikwa, Executive Head: Market Development & Sustainability, Appointed (2021)
  • Mokaedi Dilotsotlhe, Chief Marketing Officer, Appointed (2016)
  • Quinten Matthew, Executive Head: Specialist Business, Appointed (2009)
  • John Melville, Executive Head: Underwriting, Reinsurance and International, Appointed (2010)
  • Hennie Nel, Chief Financial Officer, Appointed (2012)
  • René Otto, CEO MiWay, Appointed (2012)
  • Enid Lizamore, Executive Head: Human Resources, Appointed (2018)
  • Asher Grevler, Chief Risk Officer, Appointed (2018)


Santam Limited Board of Directors


Exec board
  • M Chauke* Independent non-executive director (2021), Appointed 3 June 2021
  • C Da Silva* Independent non-executive director (2021), Appointed 3 June 2021
  • MP Fandeso* Independent Non-executive director (61),

    Appointed 15 January 2020
    B.Sc. (Hons) (University of Wales), MBA (Wharton Business School), CSEP (Columbia Business School). Director of Tiger Brands (Ltd) and Thebe Investment Corporation

  • PB Hanratty Non-executive director (2020),

    Appointed 11 August 2020

  • D Loxton* Independent non-executive director (2021), Appointed 3 June 2021
  • L Lambrechts** Chief Executive Officer (55),

    BSc (Hons), FIA (1992), EDP (Manchester)
    Appointed 1 January 2015
    Director of Stalker Hutchison Admiral (Pty) Ltd, Centriq group of companies, MiWay group of companies, Emerald Risk Transfer (Pty) Ltd, Santam Structured Insurance group of companies,
    Saham Finances S.A., SAN JV and chairperson of SAIA.

  • MLD Marole* Independent non-executive director (58),

    BComm, Dip Tertiary Education, MBA
    Appointed 13 December 2011
    Director of MTN Group Ltd, Mobile Telephone Networks Holdings (Pty) Ltd, MTN International (Pty) Ltd, South African Post Office SOC Ltd, Richards Bay Minerals (Pty) Ltd and Development Bank of Southern Africa. Trustee of the Emthunzini BBBEE Community Trust

  • M Moholi* Independent non-executive chairman (2021), Appointed 3 June 2021
  • HD Nel** Chief financial officer, executive director (50),

    CA(SA)
    Appointed 17 September 2012
    Director of Centriq group of companies, MiWay group of companies, Santam Structured Insurance group of companies, Santam Specialist Underwriting Managers, Swanvest 120 (Pty) Ltd, Brolink (Pty) Ltd, Sanlam Emerging Markets (Pty) Ltd, First Bank Nigeria General
    Insurance Ltd, Guardian National Insurance Company Ltd, Indwe Broker Holdings Ltd and Santam Namibia Ltd.

  • MJ Reyneke* Independent non-executive director (60),

    CA(SA)
    Appointed 26 August 2003
    Director of African Rainbow Capital (Pty) Ltd, Ubuntu-Botho Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd, UBI General Partners (Pty) Ltd and Uyanda STI Careers (Pty) Ltd.

  • PE Speckmann* Independent non-executive director (62),

    CA(SA)
    Appointed 8 February 2017
    Director of MiWay group of companies, Centriq group of companies, BrightRock group of companies, African Rainbow Life Ltd, Sanlam Developing Markets Ltd, Sanlam Investments Ltd, Safrican Insurance Company Ltd and Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd. Previous group
    financial director of MMI Holdings group. Former roles include senior finance positions at Old Mutual, Pepkor Group, Seagram SA and audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

* - Non-executive Director
** - Executive Director