Lize Lambrechts

Lizé succeeded Ian Kirk in January 2015. She joined Santam from the Sanlam Group where she was Chief Executive: Sanlam Personal Finance (SPF) from 2002. During this time she successfully led SPF through extensive regulatory changes, positioning them as the leading financial services group they are today. Lizé, who first joined Sanlam as an Actuary in 1985, has held numerous senior memberships and directorships within Sanlam’s local and international operations. The industry describes Lize’s appointment as Chief Executive of the yellow umbrella as a well-deserved recognition of her achievements over the years, with the vision, qualities and experience to take Santam forward into the next stage of its development.


Peter JennettPeter, a Chartered Accountant with extensive management experience predominantly in the reinsurance and underwriting fields, was recently appointed Centriq’s CEO as of the 1st September 2016. Before joining Centriq in April 2013, Peter worked for Munich Re and the Hollard Group. Peter, formerly responsible for the group finance, group actuarial, risk finance solutions and affinity/alternative distribution clusters of Centriq Insurance Company Limited.


Martin Le RouxMartin heads up the Outsourced Business Solutions unit of Centriq Insurance Company Limited, which encompasses the company’s dynamic Underwriting Management portfolio, other outsourced partner solutions and initiatives, and Underwriting and Information Technology departments. Martin, who joined Centriq in 2006, has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He has a unique perspective and forward-thinking approach to the challenges faced by Centriq’s outsource partners, having worked in both large corporate environments such as Mutual and Federal, Aegis Insurance and the likes, and smaller entrepreneurial settings.  He holds a Master of Business Leadership and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA).


Quinten MatthewAs Head of Specialist Business at Santam, Quinten is responsible for the Insurer’s Underwriting Management as well as specialist branches of business, amongst others. Quinten holds directorships on various companies which include Corporate Sure, Travel Insurance Consultants, Stalker Hutchison Admiral, Infinit Private Client Solutions and Vulindlela Underwriting Managers. Quinten has a Fellowship in Insurance and a Certificate in Financial Analysis from the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS). He worked at Swiss Re and Mutual Federal before joining Santam in 2003.


Hennie NelAs Chief Financial Officer of Santam, Hennie is responsible for the finance function of the group, including financial reporting, corporate finance, investments, tax, internal audit, enterprise risk management, corporate communication and corporate legal services.  Hennie holds directorships of Centriq Insurance Holdings, Centriq Insurance Company Limited,  Centriq Life Insurance Company Limited, Emerald Risk Transfer, Stalker Hutchison Admiral, MiWay Group of Companies, Censeo and Riskor Underwriting Managers. He joined Santam in 2012.


John MelvilleJohn is the Executive Head of Risk Services at Santam. As such, he is responsible for Santam’s underwriting function; product solutions; actuarial services (covering pricing, capital modelling and solvency management); developing and implementing reinsurance strategy; and Santam Re. He joined Santam in 2010 from the Metropolitan Group, where he had worked for 16 years. In that time, he managed a range of functions, ultimately as the executive responsible for the Corporate/Employee Benefits Business Unit on the Group’s Executive Committee. John is an Actuary by profession, having qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in London in 1992. He has also completed an Executive Management Programme at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

MALCOLM D DUNN | Independent Non-Executive Director

Malcolm DunnMalcolm holds directorships on various companies which include Centriq Insurance Holdings, Centriq Insurance Company, Centriq Life Insurance Company, Miway Group of Companies, Munich Reinsurance of Africa Limited and Vumelana Advisory Fund. Malcolm is an accountant by profession and was partner in PwC from 1975 to 2005, prior to serving on the Board of Santam Limited as a Non Executive Director from 2011 to 2016.