Garth Napier, Old Mutual Insure’s Managing Director, was born in Kokstad and matriculated in a small town of Matatiele in 1996. After completing his honours degree in accounting at the University of KwaZulu-Natal he opted to forgo going the route of becoming a Chartered Account and instead joined global consulting firm McKinsey & Co. where he spent two years as a business analyst.
Following this experience, he was offered the opportunity to study for an MBA full-time at Harvard University in Boston, USA. After graduating from Harvard, he returned to South Africa where he worked for companies such as McKinsey and Edcon.
Garth has a deep understanding of African consumer behaviour, and since being appointed Managing Director of Old Mutual Insure in November 2018, has helped re-position the business as a truly Africa-focused insurer that delivers customer-centric solutions to its customer base.