Meet our people

Select one of the letters below to hear from our staff, past and present, share their thoughts and experience of Our Culture and their experience of working within the Old Mutual Group.

  • A Aim high and take your team with you

    This is about focusing on stretch; high performance; not tolerating mediocrity; energy; courage; boldness and bravery; vision; an urgent desire to win; energising others; rallying people; and inspiring others.

    • Siyabulela Lucas
      Nedbank believe in growing their staff
      Siyabulela Lucas

      Switchboard operator, Nedbank

    • Joan Biwa
      We learn a lot from each other
      Joan Biwa

      Business Development Consultant, Old Mutual Namibia

    • Danuta Gray
      Ask for opportunity to develop
      Danuta Gray

      Independent non-executive director, Old Mutual Group

    • Francesca Parma
      I took opportunities and made the most out of them
      Francesca Parma

      Communications and Marketing, Old Mutual Wealth

  • C Customer first - they're the reason we're here

    This is about understanding customer needs; being responsive; knowing the competition; learning from what competitors do well; being a customer champion; having a future-focus.

    • Masood Bhamjee
      Customers and Staff held in high esteem
      Masood Bhamjee

      Consultant, Complaints , Mutual & Federal

    • Levana Cloete
      I work with great people
      Levana Cloete

      Stakeholder Consultant, Old Mutual Namibia

  • T Treat the business like it's our own

    This is about business acumen; being commercial, competitive and outsmarting competitors; entrepreneurship; investing resources well; driving for long-term value; being externally focused; promoting the organisation inside and out; spotting opportunities; innovating; finding new and better ways of doing things; taking calculated risks and deeply understanding implications; learning from mistakes; and managing change.

    • Laura Derderian
      Coming to work is a lot of fun
      Laura Derderian

      Media and Communications Associate, Old Mutual Asset Management

    • Dumo Mbethe
      You get the chance to invent the wheel
      Dumo Mbethe

      Strategic Programme Manager, Old Mutual Africa

    • Hanlie Stehli
      I love my job because I love dealing with people
      Hanlie Stehli

      Switchboard operator, Nedbank

    • Heloise van Heerden
      People allow me to be who I am
      Heloise van Heerden

      Manager, Human Resources, Mutual & Federal

  • N Need to listen carefully and talk honestly

    This is about listening well; communicating clearly; giving and receiving feedback; being transparent; having quality, balanced interactions; displaying genuine and authentic leadership; being visible and accessible; admitting mistakes; and candour - being open and honest.

    • Manuel Garcia Ospina
      To follow once I've seen it again.
      Manuel Garcia Ospina

      Head of Business Solutions, Old Mutual Colombia and Mexico

    • Kerrin Smith
      We're helping to change the industry
      Kerrin Smith

      Cluster Head: Listed Capabilities, Old Mutual Investment Group

    • Molly Mugler
      Working with the best in the business
      Molly Mugler

      Head of Legal and Secretary, Old Mutual Asset Management

    • Toyosi Olatunji
      We're like a family here
      Toyosi Olatunji

      Head of Bancassurance, Old Mutual Nigeria

  • O Own our decisions - decide and deliver

    This is about decisiveness; accounting for risks; executing; tracking and review; persevering; discipline; determination; resilience; managing performance; simplifying; applying rigour; asking when in doubt; delivering on commitments; and focusing on results.

    • Mark Thomson
      It's an exciting time
      Mark Thomson

      Acting Chief Financial Officer, Old Mutual Ghana

    • Lauren Stuart
      It's a dynamic multicultural organisation
      Lauren Stuart

      Assistant, Financial & Regulatory Reporting , Mutual & Federal

    • Sipho Makhubu
      Staff are involved in decision making
      Sipho Makhubu

      Manager, Human Resources, Mutual & Federal

    • Stephen Message
      I enjoy the autonomy the company has given me
      Stephen Message

      Fund Manager, Old Mutual Global Investors

  • W Win together - help others succeed

    This is about holding each other to account; supporting, encouraging and empowering; challenging; empathising; sharing knowledge; demonstrating confidence in others; collaborating towards a common goal; long-term relationships; creating value through cooperation and teamwork; working across boundaries; doing more together; acting like part of a bigger team; breaking down work silos; embracing diversity; flexibility; and global understanding.

    • Bongani Mngoma
      Old Mutual represented a hope for Africa
      Bongani Mngoma

      Branch Manager, Old Mutual South Africa

    • Kudakwashe Mudzengi
      There are opportunities for people to grow
      Kudakwashe Mudzengi

      Finance Manager, Old Mutual Africa

    • Siboniso Nxumalo
      The environment is nurturing
      Siboniso Nxumalo

      Equity analyst, Electus

    • Brett Wilson
      Cultural learnings for the company, and for me
      Brett Wilson

      Chief Actuary, Old Mutual-Guodian