Head of Legal, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa (390 views)

October 9, 2017
  • Legal Executive
  • Compliance
  • Regulatory and Governance Experience
  • Admitted Attorney
  • Financial Services Industry Experience
  • Senior Leadership Experience

Job Summary

  • Take a practical and operational approach to the legal function of the company
  • Develop and drive legal strategy
  • Implement instructions from the Board
  • Engage with all stakeholders relating to compliance requirements
  • Legislation updates
  • Develop best practice strategies

About the client

Our client is an established life assurance company with a national footprint. The company is growing at a rapid pace and educates its’ employees.

Job description

The person will be responsible for all legal functions in South Africa. This will include training staff.

Keep abreast of legal trends in the Finance Market

The role will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa

Identify opportunities to develop new processes and practices to strengthen the quality and consistency of legal and compliance opinions.

Coordinate with legal service providers. Manage council.

Identify and manage compliance and legal risk.

Ideal Candidate

An admitted attorney who ideally has insurance/assurance experience of 10 years:

  • Corporate/Commercial Experience Essential
  • Compliance Experience Essential
  • Fluent Afrikaans and English (Written and Spoken)
  • Knowledge of the local district
  • Financial Services Industry Experience
  • If not based in cape Town, willing to relocate
  • 6 Years Leadership experience
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