Directorate

ADV RAYMOND HEATHCOTE SC (57)
INDEPENDENT, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Namibian Citizen
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APPOINTED
29 September 2010

QUALIFICATIONS
BA, LLB

ROLE AT THE COMPANY

  • Chairman of the board of directors of Trustco Group Holdings Ltd
  • Chairman of the nomination committee of Trustco Group Holdings Ltd
    • Interim appointments:
  • Member of the audit and risk committee of Trustco Group Holdings Ltd
  • Member of the remuneration committee of Trustco Group Holdings Ltd

EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE
Advocate Heathcote is an admitted advocate of the High Court of Namibia and was an acting judge of the High Court of Namibia in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. He is also an admitted advocate in South Africa. Several of his judgments have been reported in both the Namibian and South African Law Reports. Adv Heathcote is a member of the Society of Advocates and was honoured by being appointed as senior counsel in 2009. Adv Heathcote previously served as the president of the Society of Advocates and president of the Law Society of Namibia.

WINTON JOHN GEYSER (60)
INDEPENDENT, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Namibian Citizen
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APPOINTED
29 September 2010

QUALIFICATIONS
BCompt, BCompt (Hons), BCompt, CA (SA)

ROLE AT THE COMPANY

  • Member of the board of directors of Trustco Group Holdings Ltd
  • Chairman of the audit and risk committee of Trustco Group Holdings Ltd
  • Member of the remuneration and nomination committee of Trustco Group Holdings Ltd
  • Member of the social and ethics committee of Trustco Group Holdings Ltd
  • Chairman of the board of directors of Legal Shield Holdings Ltd
  • Chairman of the board of directors of Trustco Life Ltd
  • Chairman of the board of directors of Trustco Insurance Ltd
  • Member of the audit and risk committee of Legal Shield Holdings Ltd
  • Member of the remuneration and nomination committee of Legal Shield Holdings Ltd
  • Member of the board of directors of Trustco Bank Namibia Ltd
  • Chairman of the audit and risk committee of Trustco Bank Namibia Ltd
  • Member of the remuneration and nomination committee of Trustco Bank Namibia Ltd

EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE
Mr Geyser is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. He completed his articles with the audit firm Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte) and later joined their financial management services division. Since then he has performed accounting, taxation and consultancy work and has held various senior positions, such as the general manager finance at Agra (Co-op) Ltd and the financial director of M Pupkewitz & Sons. Mr Geyser currently holds the position of group managing director of Epic Holdings (Pty) Ltd and various other directorships in Namibian companies.

RENIER JACOBUS TALJAARD (61)
INDEPENDENT, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Namibian Citizen
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APPOINTED
5 July 2012

QUALIFICATIONS
BEcon, FCII, FIISA

ROLE AT THE COMPANY

  • Member of the board of directors of Trustco Group Holdings Ltd
  • Member of the audit and risk committee of Trustco Group Holdings Ltd
  • Chairman of the remuneration committee of Trustco Group Holdings Ltd
  • Member of the nomination committee of Trustco Group Holdings Ltd
  • Chairman of the social and ethics committee of Trustco Group Holdings Ltd
  • Member of the board of directors of Legal Shield Holdings Ltd
  • Member of the board of directors of Trustco Life Ltd
  • Member of the board of directors of Trustco Insurance Ltd
  • Member of the audit and risk committee of Legal Shield Holdings Ltd
  • Chairman of the remuneration committee of Legal Shield Holdings Ltd
  • Member of the nomination committee of Legal Shield Holdings Ltd
  • Chairman of the board of directors of Trustco Finance (Pty) Ltd

EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE
Mr Taljaard has vast experience, of more than 31 years, in both the short- and long-term insurance industries. After completing his FCII studies, Mr Taljaard was admitted as a fellow member of the Insurance Institute of South Africa and Namibia. He held various senior positions within the industry including managing director at Swabou Insurance, Nasria, Harvest Reinsurance Company, Trustco Insurance Ltd and Trustco Life Ltd. He served on the board of Trustco Insurance Ltd from 2000 to 2006, was appointed to the board of Trustco Group Holdings Ltd in 2012 and to the board of Trustco Insurance Ltd and Trustco Life Ltd as an independent non-executive director in 2013. In 2018 he was appointed to the board of directors of Trustco Finance (Pty) Ltd.

RICHARD MARNEY
British Citizen
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APPOINTED
26 March 2021

QUALIFICATIONS
BA, LLB

ROLE AT THE COMPANY

  • Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE
Mr Richard Marney is a British Citizen, and has a broad and varied 45-year career in emerging markets banking, investing, economics and asset management. He has been involved in senior level business development, risk management, fundraising and operating roles in commercial and investment banking, micro-finance, impact investment asset management, and private equity while working in globally recognised financial services organisations. Mr Marney has extensive experience on global company boards as well as investment and advisory committees across a broad range of sectors and regions. He has a strong track record in the design and execution of global financial strategies, broadening investor bases, and enhancing liquidity. Mr Marney currently resides in Malaysia but serves on various boards globally, including the African Guarantee Fund (Mauritius) and the Mikro Kapital Group (Luxembourg), as well as acting as a Senior Advisor – Risk Management of ResponsAbility (Zurich), where he was previously the Head – Risk Management.

DR QUINTON VAN ROOYEN (55)
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CEO Namibian Citizen
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APPOINTED
Acquired Trustco in 1992

QUALIFICATIONS
BIuris, LLB, DBL (Honoris Causa), Business Leadership & Entrepreneurship (IUM)

ROLE AT THE COMPANY

  • Member of the board of directors of Trustco Group Holdings Ltd
  • Member of the board of directors of various subsidiaries in the Trustco Group of companies

EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE
Dr van Rooyen’s business acumen, skill and leadership are the determining factors that have transformed the group into a successful triple listed entity. His creative approach to life makes the mundane extraordinary. He has a fearless attitude towards challenges that makes him an easy leader to follow. His talent and passion is to create products and services that are sustainable, socially responsible and that will yield extraordinary wealth for stakeholders by harnessing opportunities in Namibia and throughout Africa. Dr van Rooyen wholeheartedly believes that the full potential of Africa is yet to be realised and that change is the spice of life.

FLOORS JACOBUS ABRAHAMS (45)
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND GROUP FINANCIAL DIRECTOR
Namibian Citizen
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APPOINTED
22 August 2006

QUALIFICATION
BCom

ROLE AT THE COMPANY

  • Member of the board of directors of Trustco Group Holdings Ltd
  • Member of the board of directors of various subsidiaries in the Trustco Group of companies

EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE
Mr Abrahams completed his articles in 1999. During this period, he accumulated experience in the financial sector and serviced various audit clients. Mr Abrahams was appointed as group financial manager of Trustco in 2000 and subsequently group financial director in 2004. Mr Abrahams assumed the role of group treasurer in 2013. He was re-appointed as group financial director on a full-time basis in 2017, a position he holds to date.

QUINTON ZANDRE VAN ROOYEN (34)
DEPUTY CEO AND ALTERNATE DIRECTOR TO THE GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR
Namibian Citizen
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APPOINTED
9 May 2016

QUALIFICATIONS
BCom (Law), LLB

AWARDS

  • 2014: Ranked the “Fittest Man in Africa” at the CrossFit Games held in South Africa
  • 2014: Ranked 42nd in the international Reebok CrossFit Games “Fittest on Earth”
  • 2014: Inducted into the prestigious Namibian Business Hall of Fame, under the auspices of Junior Achievement Namibia and the Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

ROLE AT THE COMPANY

  • Alternate director to the group managing director of Trustco Group Holdings Ltd
  • Member of the board of directors of various subsidiaries in the Trustco Group of companies

EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE
Mr van Rooyen joined Trustco in 2010 after the completion of his studies with the main purpose of gaining experience in the group. Showing a natural flair for business, he thereafter took up a position within the finance and education divisions in 2011 specialising in determination and execution of strategy, including focusing on and developing acquisitions within the division. Mr van Rooyen was appointed as head of the Namibian operations in 2013 and subsequently appointed to serve on various boards of subsidiaries within Trustco. In November 2014 he took charge of the insurance and its investments segment and following his success therein was appointed as head of group business in October 2015. He currently holds the position of group head of the financial services segment in addition to his role as deputy CEO of the group and alternate director to the group managing director.