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Barry Scott steps down as SAIA CEO

Barry Scott steps down as SAIA CEO
06-11-14 / Staff Writer

Barry Scott steps down as SAIA CEO

Johannesburg - After 20 years at the helm of the South African Insurance Association (SAIA), Barry Scott will finally be stepping down as the Chief Executive Officer, the association revealed through a statement.

The statement read "As indicated in our statement of 10 September 2014, the SAIA Executive Board Committee agreed to enter into discussions regarding a separation between the SAIA and Mr Barry Scott As a result of these discussions the SAIA Board and Mr Barry Scott have agreed that after 20 years as Chief Executive Officer of SAIA, Mr Scott will be leaving SAIA at the end of November 2014. Until the SAIA Board finalises the appointment of a successor to Mr Scott, the day to day responsibilities of the SAIA will be overseen by the SAIA EXCO with the Chairman taking up a more active Executive role in managing the affairs the SAIA."

The statement said the SAIA Board would like to place on record that it deeply appreciates the valuable contribution to the industry and the association brought about by Mr Scott over the 20 years he has been Chief Executive Officer.

"The manner and consistency with which he has led in the provision of high quality support to its members has been exemplary, during a period when the industry has been working hard to respond appropriately to the changing regulatory environment."

"We wish Mr Scott well as he tackles new challenges in future and are sure that he will bring his substantial experience in leadership to bear on these challenges for many years to come" it concluded.

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