B.BusSc (Actuarial), MBA, AMP (Harvard) and member of IODSA
Michael John Harper, B.BusSc (Actuarial), MBA, AMP (Harvard) and member of IODSA is an independent company director, non-executive Chairman of MTN SA Pty Ltd, deputy Chairman of UAP Holdings in East Africa, and director of Emerce Commerce Pty Ltd and Truth Pty Ltd.
Mike served as Independent Chairman of Old Mutual Insure Pty Ltd for 6 years until July 2018, and spent many years as a senior executive in Old Mutual Limited, from which he retired after 32 years of service in 2011. He was at that time their Strategy Director of Emerging Markets, and had served as Managing Executive of their South African Retail, Corporate and Product Development cluster.
Mike has 40 years of Retail Financial Services experience, covering aspects from product development, sales, marketing, technology and business strategy. He ran one of SA’s largest life assurance field sales forces and has served on financial services company boards in Guernsey, China, Kenya and South Africa. He enjoys international travel, cycling, swimming and hiking (especially Drakensberg and Himalayas).