Member of the Board of directors
Year of birth: 1958
Mr Ian Kirk was appointed Deputy Chief Executive of Sanlam on 1 January 2015 and Group Chief Executive on 1 July 2015. He qualifies as an executive director and serves on the Audit, Risk, SES, Nominations and Human Resources and Remuneration committees. He is an expert in general insurance, life insurance, financial markets and investment, and general and international business.
Mr Kirk was formerly Chief Executive of Santam from 2007 to 2014 and Chief Executive: Strategy and Special Projects at Sanlam. He was appointed to the PriceWaterhouse partnership in 1986, was the CEO of Capital Alliance Holdings and Deputy CEO of the Liberty Group.
He is currently a director of Santam, Shriram Capital, Afrocentric, Sanlam Life, other subsidiary boards in the Sanlam Group and the chair of the Association of Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA).
Mr Kirk qualified as a CA(SA) and has an HDip BDP and FCA (Ireland).