Old Mutual Group: Rex Tomlinson

Rex joined Old Mutual in April 2016

Rex Tomlinson, Group Chief of Staff at Old Mutual, has held a number of senior executive line roles in businesses that have required significant change management in a number of sectors. He has spent five years as a business advisor working with CEOs on the challenges around the execution of their strategies and as a non-executive director of listed and unlisted boards in South Africa. Prior to his current role, Rex has been the HR Director at both Illovo Sugar Limited and Nampak Limited before moving into line management roles at Nampak. He joined Liberty Holdings Limited in 2004 and was appointed to the board and Deputy Chief Executive in 2005.



2016 – Present:          Group Chief of Staff, Old Mutual Group

2010 – 2016:               Business Advisor, Execoffice & Cliptheticket


2004 – 2010:               Group Deputy Chief Executive, Liberty Holdings

1999 – 2004:               Chief Executive, Nampak Limited

1996 – 1999:               HR Director, Nampak Limited

1995 – 1998:               HR Director, Illovo Sugar



1994 – 1994:               Executive Programme, Business Administration and

                                        Management, Stanford University

1986 – 1986:               DPM, Human Resources, University of the


1982 – 1984:               BCom, Industrial Psychology, Economics, University

                                        of South Africa


About Old Mutual Group

Old Mutual provides investment, savings, insurance and banking services to 19.4 million customers in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. Originating in South Africa in 1845, Old Mutual has been listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges, among others, since 1999. Old Mutual consists of four businesses, which operate as standalone entities, namely: Old Mutual Emerging Markets, Nedbank, Old Mutual Wealth and Old Mutual Asset Management.