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Anusuya Govender is currently the Chief People Officer for Old Mutual. She had held executive roles in major blue-chip companies and has over 20 years’ experience across the Human Capital value chain. 
Prior to being appointed as CPO, she was the Group Remuneration and Benefits Executive for Old Mutual. 
She has demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of reward strategies and related programs and thrives in leading large-scale transformation and change. Anusuya is accredited as a Master Reward Specialist with SARA.

Martin Hopkins is the Head of Reward Advisory Services in Bowmans’ Employment & Benefits Department. 
Martin is an applied mathematician and computer scientist by training and has advised top South African and international companies and their board committees on the full range of compensation matters. These include executive remuneration, strategy development and evaluation, investment decisions, value driver models, balanced scorecards, performance management, and IT to deliver value.

He worked at a multinational professional services network headquartered in London, United Kingdom, where he was responsible for the South African Rewards Consulting Practice, focusing on remuneration and benefits. 

Martin has an MSc in applied mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University in the USA. He also has B.Sc. and a B.Sc. Honours degree in applied mathematics and computer science from the University of the Witwatersrand, where he won numerous awards, including the Chancellor’s Medal for Most Distinguished Graduate. He is a member of the South African Reward Association and a Master Reward Specialist.

Lenja Dahms-Jansen is a Partner in Bowmans’ Employment and Benefits practice. 

She has extensive expertise in employment law, remuneration and benefits, and pension law. Her experience extends to advising public and private entities on the employee life cycle including, inter alia, engagement and retention; remuneration policies and practices; implementing and administering incentive schemes; misconduct and poor work performance proceedings, business transfers and outsourcing; retrenchments and restructuring; sexual harassment and unfair discrimination; and employment terminations.  

Lenja has BA (politics and law) and LLB degrees from the University of Witwatersrand (both cum laude) and she is a member of the South African Society for Labour Law and the South African Reward Association. She is a Global Remuneration Professional candidate with WorldatWork. She is the co-author of Social Media in the Workplace published by LexisNexis, a leading global provider of legal, regulatory, and business information.

SARA Webinar
Professionalisation Event

21 February 2024
15:00 -16:30

SARA will be hosting its first webinar of 2024, where we will delve into a crucial discussion on the Impact of the Companies Amendment Bill, 2023 on Remuneration Governance and Reporting, led by esteemed speakers Martin Hopkins and Lenja Dahms-Jansen.  This will be followed by an exclusive presentation on Old Mutual’s Fair and Responsible Pay Project.  This project was the SARA 2023 Project of the Year winner and will be presented by Anusuya Govender. 

This promises to be an insightful and engaging event brought to you by the SARA Professionalisation Committee. We encourage you to mark your calendars or register below.

Further details will be shared in the new year.

SARA Professional Designated Members:  No charge
Paid up SARA Members:    R250
Non-Members:    R450

Online registration is now closed. Should you still wish to register kindly email saraservices@vdw.co.za.