Jonathan Dixon

IAIS Secretary General

Jonathan Dixon is Secretary General of the IAIS, a position he has held since November 2017. 

Jonathan has a long association with the organisation.  Prior to becoming Secretary General, he was a member of the Executive Committee from 2009 – 2017 and served as Chair of the Implementation Committee from 2012 – 2017. In addition, Jonathan chaired the Governing Council of the Access to Insurance Initiative, a joint programme of the IAIS and development partners aimed at strengthening responsible and inclusive insurance.

Prior to joining the IAIS, Jonathan was Deputy Executive Officer at the Financial Services Board of South Africa, with responsibility for insurance regulation and supervision. He was appointed to this position by the Minister of Finance in 2008. Previously, he also worked for 10 years for the National Treasury of South Africa on economic and financial sector policy issues.

Jonathan holds a master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, UK, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

The insurance sector is being called upon to be front and centre in helping to build a more resilient and equitable future, at a time when both insurers and supervisors look to be more innovative and agile in how they operate. These forces create the foundation for significant strides in achieving the IAIS’ strategic objectives in the next few years, built on strong cooperation and collaboration among our Members and with our stakeholders.