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Santam appoints Gavin Kandier as Head of IT Operations

10 August 2011 Santam
Gavin Kandier

Gavin Kandier

Santam, South Africa’s leading short-term insurer is delighted to announce Gavin Kandier as its new Head of IT Operations. He will be reporting to Santam's Chief Information Officer.

His appointment dovetails strategically with the company’s recent appointment of a new Head of Web Channel, Lunga Siyo, who is responsible for launching the company’s E-Commerce Channel.

Gavin brings extensive technical expertise in information technology to this pivotal role and will oversee a wide variety of data computing tasks involving end-to-end responsibility for operations, infrastructure maintenance and support.

Jan De Klerk, Santam's Chief Information Officer, comments: “We are pleased to welcome Gavin to our team. His role is vital within the business and part of his task is to ensure that we continue to deliver the highest standards of service, both internally and externally. We have no doubt that his vast knowledge, commitment and dedication to rendering excellent service will merge perfectly with our hallmark of providing Insurance Good and Proper.”

Gavin joins Santam from Standard Corporate and Investment Bank where he was the IT Manager for Global Markets since 2008. In this role he introduced three new electronic Forex Market Trading Platforms to the operations in South Africa during a time where no other bank in the country had entered the Electronic Forex (eFX) Market to that extent. He has also worked for the Anglo American Corporation as an IT support manager.

Gavin has a National Diploma in Information Technology from the University of Johannesburg and has attained a Senior Management and Leadership certificate from the Gordon Institute of Business Science.

His appointment is effective from the 1st of August 2011.

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