Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1953
Anton Botha has been a member of the Board of directors since 2006. He qualifies as an independent non-executive director and is the Chairman of the Human Resources and Remuneration committee as well as a member of the Audit and Risk committee. The Board has appointed him as Audit committee financial expert. He is also an expert in risk and compliance as well as financial markets, investments general business, human resources, marketing and international business.
Mr Botha obtained a BProc and BCom in marketing from the University of Pretoria. He further holds a BCom (Hons) in Investment Management from the University of Johannesburg and took part in the Executive Development Programme at Stanford University in the USA.
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:
Mr Botha made a career in investments at Gencor, Genbel and Gensec from 1981 to 2001. Between 1986 and 2001, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Gensec during which time he helped to build 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.