Our Group values

Despite our geographical and cultural diversity, we are bound together by our values. They encompass beliefs, commitment and motivations and guide all our business dealings with each other, our customers, the community and other stakeholders. We bring these together through ACT NOW!.

  • Pushing Beyond Boundaries

    In our field of expertise, we strive as individuals, as a team, and as an organisation to break new ground and achieve higher levels of performance, reaching to the depth of our abilities.

  • Respect

    At work, we treat each other as we would like to be treated - we value and learn from the strength of our diversity. We actively listen to others and recognise that everyone has a contribution to make.

  • Integrity

    As employees of a highly respected financial services company, we act honestly and openly and we are trustworthy and consistent in all that we do. We act in accordance with the highest ethical standards.

  • Accountability

    In our careers with Old Mutual, we take responsibility for the commitments we make, the actions we preform and the problems that arise. We accept that we will be judged by our actions.

We bring these together through ACT NOW!

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.

    • 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

    • Siyabulela Lucas
      Nedbank believe in growing their staff
      Siyabulela Lucas

      Switchboard operator, Nedbank

  • 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.

    • 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

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

      Media and Communications Associate, Old Mutual Asset Management

    • 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.

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

      Head of Bancassurance, Old Mutual Nigeria

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

      Head of Legal and Secretary, Old Mutual Asset Management

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

      Cluster Head: Listed Capabilities, Old Mutual Investment Group

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

      Head of Business Solutions, Old Mutual Colombia and Mexico

  • 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.

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

      Assistant, Financial & Regulatory Reporting , Mutual & Federal

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

      Fund Manager, Old Mutual Global Investors

    • Sipho Makhubu
      Staff are involved in decision making
      Sipho Makhubu

      Manager, Human Resources, Mutual & Federal

    • Mark Thomson
      It's an exciting time
      Mark Thomson

      Acting Chief Financial Officer, Old Mutual Ghana

  • 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.

    • Lillian Mbayiwa
      I'm very proud to be part of Old Mutual
      Lillian Mbayiwa

      Group Marketing Executive, Old Mutual Zimbabwe

    • Jessica Brescia
      I want to be part of a winning team
      Jessica Brescia

      Head of Legal, Old Mutual Global Investors

    • Nku Nyembezi-Heita
      We're on the cusp on something great
      Nku Nyembezi-Heita

      Independent non-executive director, Old Mutual Group

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

      Chief Actuary, Old Mutual-Guodian

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