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​​​​​Andrew Birrell

Member of the Board of directors

Nationality: British / South African

Year of birth: 1969

Mr Birrell was appointed to the Board of directors on 1 September 2019, and he qualifies as an independent non-executive director. The Board has appointed him as an expert in life insurance, general insurance, health insurance, stock broking and asset management, as well as retail online banking. His non-executive roles include non-executive chairman of Assupol Life Limited and Assupol Holdings Limited (South Africa) from 1 July 2016 to 31 March 2019.

He originally joined the Assupol Board on 1 May 2013 and served as a member of various board committees, including the audit, actuarial, remuneration and risk committees. He also served as a non-executive director of JSA Group and YASA Limited (all UK based companies); alternate director of SC Lowy Partners, the holding company of a Hong Kong domiciled specialist investment bank; non-executive director of Investec Life Limited (South Africa) from April 2017 to August 2019; non-executive director of Sun Life of Canada UK; chair of the risk committee since June 2018; and executive director of Universal Partners Limited, an investment holding company listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and JSE Securities Exchange, since listing in August 2016.

Mr Birrell has served on boards and board committees of regulated companies involved in life insurance, health insurance, general insurance, stock broking, investment management and banking in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, Scandinavia and Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Business Science degree (Actuarial, 1990) from the University of Cape Town and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries (1994), Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (1994), Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA Global Association, 2009), and a Member of the Institute of Directors (UK, 2015).

 

 

http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Patrice MotsepePatrice MotsepeDeputy Chairman. Non-executive Director. Director since 2004.02002.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/PATRICE MOTSEPE.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/PATRICE MOTSEPE.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Rejoice SimelaneRejoice SimelaneNon-executive Director. Director since 2004.100010.0000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/REJOICE SIMELANE.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/REJOICE SIMELANE.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Sipho NkosiSipho NkosiLead Independent Director. Independent Non-executive Director. Director since 2006.03003.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/productcatalog/SanlamPeoplePhotos/Sipho_Nkosi.jpg, https://www.sanlam.com/productcatalog/SanlamPeoplePhotos/Sipho_Nkosi.jpg
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Karabo NondumoKarabo NondumoIndependent Non-executive Director. Director since 2015.09009.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/KARABO NONDUMO.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/KARABO NONDUMO.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Lizé LambrechtsLizé LambrechtsAppointed Chief Executive Officer: Santam Limited in 2015.0044.000000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/LIZE LAMBRECHTS.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/LIZE LAMBRECHTS.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Mathukana MokokaMathukana MokokaIndependent Non-executive Director. Director since March 2018.00013.0000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/MATHUKANA-MOKOKA.PNG?RENDITIONID=5&HEIGHT=86, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/MATHUKANA-MOKOKA.PNG?RENDITIONID=5&HEIGHT=86
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Paul HanrattyPaul HanrattyIndependent Non-executive Director. Director since 2017.06006.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/PAULHANRATTY.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/PAULHANRATTY.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Robert RouxRobert RouxAppointed Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Investments in 2015.0088.000000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/ROBERTROUX.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/ROBERTROUX.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Shirley ZinnShirley ZinnIndependent Non-executive Director. Director since December 2018.130012.0000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/SHIRLEY-ZINN.PNG, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/SHIRLEY-ZINN.PNG
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Sydney MbheleSydney MbheleAppointed Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Brand in 2019.0010.0000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/productcatalog/SanlamPeoplePhotos/SDNEY-MBHELE.PNG, https://www.sanlam.com/productcatalog/SanlamPeoplePhotos/SDNEY-MBHELE.PNG
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Temba MvusiTemba MvusiAppointed Chief Executive Officer: Group Market Development in 2004. Executive Director. Director since 2009.08055.000000000000008.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/productcatalog/SanlamPeoplePhotos/Temba Mvusi.png?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/productcatalog/SanlamPeoplePhotos/Temba Mvusi.png?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Thinus Alsworth-ElveyThinus Alsworth-ElveyAppointed Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Corporate in 2019.0011.0000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/THINUS-ALSWORTH.PNG, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/THINUS-ALSWORTH.PNG
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Wikus OlivierWikus OlivierAppointed Acting Chief Financial Officer: Sanlam Limited in 2019.01212.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/WIKUS_OLIVIER.PNG, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/WIKUS_OLIVIER.PNG
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Andrew BirrellAndrew BirrellIndependent Non-executive Director. Director since 2019.0505.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/ANDREW BIRRELL.PNG, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/ANDREW BIRRELL.PNG
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Anton BothaAnton BothaChairman: HR Committee. Independent Non-executive Director. Director since 2006.05004.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/ANTON BOTHA.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/ANTON BOTHA.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Anton GildenhuysAnton GildenhuysAppointed Chief Actuary and Chief Risk Officer: Sanlam Limited in 2015.0033.000000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/ANTON_GILDENHUYS.JPG, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/ANTON_GILDENHUYS.JPG
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Chris SwanepoelChris SwanepoelIndependent Non-executive Director. Director since 2011.110011.0000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/CHRIS SWANEPOEL.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/CHRIS SWANEPOEL.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Heinie WerthHeinie WerthAppointed Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Emerging Markets in 2019. Executive Director. Director since 2016.12099.0000000000000014.0000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/HEINIE WERTH.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/HEINIE WERTH.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Ian KirkIan KirkAppointed Group Chief Executive Officer in 2015. Executive Director. Director since 2015.07011.000000000000007.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/IAN KERK.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/IAN KERK.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Jeanett ModiseJeanett ModiseChief Executive: Human Resources. Chief Executive since 2019.150015.0000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/productcatalog/SanlamPeoplePhotos/Jeanett_Modise.png, https://www.sanlam.com/productcatalog/SanlamPeoplePhotos/Jeanett_Modise.png
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Johan van ZylJohan van ZylChairman. Non-executive Director. Director since 2016.01001.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/JOHAN VAN ZYL.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/JOHAN VAN ZYL.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Jurie StrydomJurie StrydomAppointed Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Personal Finance in 2017.0022.000000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/JURIE-STRYDOM.PNG, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/JURIE-STRYDOM.PNG
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Elias MasilelaElias MasilelaIndependent Non-Executive Director since 201916016.0000000000000http://www-admin.sanlam.com:81/productcatalog/SanlamPeoplePhotos/Elias_Masilela.png, /productcatalog/SanlamPeoplePhotos/Elias_Masilela.png

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