Fred Robertson (Chairman)
Fred Robertson serves as Executive Chairman of Brimstone Investment Corporation Ltd, a company which he co-founded in 1995. His Non-Executive chairmanships include Lion of Africa Insurance Company Limited, Sea Harvest Limited, and House of Monatic. He also serves as non-executive director on the boards of Remgro Limited, Aon Re Africa (Pty) Limited, Old Mutual Emerging Markets Limited, Novus Holdings Limited, and Swiss Re South Africa.
Fred’s trusteeships and patronages include, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of the Western Cape Foundation; Interim Chairman of the Jakes Gerwel Foundation; Member of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology Entrepreneurship Advisory Board; Trustee of the Masizizane Fund; Patron to the South African Academy for Young Leaders; and Patron to the Youth Unemployment Prevention Project (YUPP). Fred received the CNBC AFRICA All Africa Business Leadership Awards (AABLA) Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014. In April 2016 Fred was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy by the University of the Western Cape.
Paul Myeza (Chief Executive Officer)
Paul joined Lion of Africa Life Assurance Company Limited as Chief Executive Officer in 2013 after being Managing Director at Amabubesi Consulting for 2 years. He served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam Employee Benefits from 2009 until 2010 as well as Chief Executive Officer of the Sanlam Employee Benefits Group Risk division from 2007 to 2009.
Myeza was Deputy Managing Director of the consultants and actuaries division of Alexander Forbes for 4 years. Myeza holds a Master in Management from the University of Southern Queensland (Australia) and a Higher Diploma from the University of Durban Westville.
Faizel Cariem (Non-Executive Director)
Faizel joined Commlife Holdings as the Group Financial Accountant in 2008 after completing his audit articles at Mazars. He continued in that role until 2013 at which point he was appointed to the Board of Commlife Holdings as an Executive Director. Faizel holds directorships on several of the group’s subsidiaries including Lion of Africa Life Assurance Company as a non-executive director. Faizel also serves as a sponsor appointed trustee of the Twilight Group Pension and Twilight Group Provident Funds.
Duzi Ndlovu (Non-Executive Director)
Duzi joined the board of Lion of Africa Assurance Company in 2013. He also serves as executive director of M²IT Capital a private equity and investment holding company. He is the co-founder of Argon Asset Management where he previously served as Chief Investment Officer and executive director. Prior to that Duzi was portfolio manager at Real Africa Asset Management and also served as acting Chief Executive Officer. Duzi holds a BComm degree from Wits University and an Mphil from Stellenbosch University. He is also a CFA charterholder awarded by the CFA Institute.
Nisaar Pangarker (Non-Executive Director)
Nisaar joined Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited in 1995 as a member of the Investment management team, which led the company to its JSE listing in 1998. Nisaar is a Managing Executive of Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited. He joined Commlife Holdings in 2002 when it acquired the APO Burial Society and joined the Board of Lion of Africa Life Assurance Company in 2007. He founded Lion of Africa Fund Managers in 2002. Nisaar is a Non-Executive Director of Commlife Holdings, serving on many of the group’s boards and committees. He is a member of the investment committee of the Masisizane Fund. He also serves on the boards of African Peoples Investment Company, Die Suidoosterfees and Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. Nisaar is chairman of the Ilimalethu Trust. He holds a BBusSc (Finance Honours) degree from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch.
Stanley Stubbs (Non-Executive Director)
Stanley Stubbs (Chartered Accountant) joined Brimstone Investment Corporation Ltd in 1998 and left as the Chief Financial Officer. He was the Group Financial Director at Lenco Holdings Ltd from 2002 to 2008. Stanley holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Cape Town. He is currently consulting to Commlife Holdings (Pty) Ltd on a part time basis and serves on the boards of numerous companies including Mobile Industries Limited.
Lynn Witten (Non-Executive Director)
Lynn Witten joined Lion of Africa Life Company as Non-Executive Director in July 2010, bringing with her over 20 years’ experience in the Life Assurance industry. She has served Metropolitan Odyssey and Metropolitan’s Retail Executive Team in senior management roles and holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town. In 2007, Lynne launched her private management consultancy specialising in executive coaching.