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He served as is the chair of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee and was also a member of the Audit, Actuarial and Finance and Risk and Compliance Committees. After his status was re-categorised as a non-independent non-executive director, he stepped down from the abovementioned roles with the effect from 11 June 2020. He is also an expert in finance, risk and compliance as well as in financial markets, investments, general business, human resources, marketing and international business.

Mr Botha is a director and co-founder of Imalivest, a private investment group that manages the capital of its owners, as well as the Imalivest unit trusts. Mr Botha also serves as a non-executive director on the Boards of African Rainbow Minerals. He is a non-executive director, a Board member of Sanlam Investment Holdings, Sanlam Capital Markets and Genbel Securities.


Mr Botha made a career in investments at Gencor, Genbel and Gensec from 1981 to 2001. Between 1986 and 2001, he was Chief Executive Officer of Gensec, and developed it into a leading South African investment banking group. Prior to becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Sanlam Limited in December 2000, Gensec was recognised as one of South Africa’s 40 largest listed companies.


Mr Botha obtained a BProc Degree from Unisa and a BCom Degree in Marketing from the University of Pretoria. He further holds a BCom Hons Degree in Investment Management from the University of Johannesburg and has completed an Executive Development Programme at Stanford University in the USA.