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Ms Modise was appointed as Chief Executive Group Human Resources and Executive Director in 2019. She joined the Sanlam Group in 2014 as Executive: HR and Transformation at Santam, where she spent three years before she became Chief Human Resources Officer at Sanlam Investments. Thereafter, she assumed the role of Chief Executive: Group Human Resources for the Sanlam Group on 1 July 2019, with the effective date of 1 September 2019.


Ms Modise previously served as Non-executive Director and Chair of the Board: Human Resources, and Remuneration Committee of Foskor, and Non-executive Director for Save the Children South Africa (a global NGO that focuses on the rights of children).

Ms Modise is an accomplished Human Resources Executive with more than 20 years’ experience in other blue-chip and multinational companies such as SAP, Hewlett Packard, Nedbank and AngloGold Ashanti, where she worked before joining the Sanlam Group.


Ms Modise’s academic background includes a BCom Degree, an MDP, an MBL degree, a Senior Executive Programme (Harvard) and an Advanced Management Development Programme (INSEAD).