Year of birth: 1958
Mr Ian Kirk was appointed Deputy Chief Executive of Sanlam in 2015 and Group Chief Executive on 1 July 2015. He qualifies as an executive director and serves on the Audit, Risk and Compliance, Social, Ethics and Sustainability, Nominations as well as Human Resources and Remuneration committees. He is an expert in general insurance, life insurance, financial markets and investment, as well as general and international business.
Mr Kirk was the Chief Executive of Santam from 2007 until 2014 and was also Chief Executive: Strategy and Special Projects at Sanlam. He was a partner in Pricewaterhouse, CEO of Capital Alliance Holdings and Deputy CEO of the Liberty Group.
He is currently a director of Santam, Beaux Lane (SA) Properties, Shriram Capital, Afrocentric, Sanlam Life other subsidiary boards in the Sanlam Group as well as the Chairman 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).