Member of the Board of Directors
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1950
Christiaan Gerhardus Swanepoel was the Chief Actuary of Sanlam from 1 January 1990 up to his retirement on 31 August 2005. He qualifies as an independent non-executive director of Sanlam Limited and Sanlam Life Insurance Limited.
He is currently the chair of the Sanlam Risk and Compliance committee as well as of the Sanlam Customer Interest committee. The Board has appointed him to these committees because of his expert knowledge in finance, actuarial, risk and compliance as well as ethics governance. He also has directorships in Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Developing Markets Limited and Channel Life Limited.
He served as adviser to the Van der Horst committee, which led to the creation of the Financial Services. He also served on the Advisory Committee on Long-term Assurance (FSB) for three terms.
Mr Swanepoel qualified as an actuary in 1975. He served the actuarial profession as a member of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA) council, including a stint as honorary secretary, as a member of the Life Assurance Committee (12 years of which 6 as convener), as an examiner of the subject Life Assurance of the professional examinations and as the first chair of ASSA’s board of examiners.