Deon Botha



B Com (Law)
B Com Honors (Business Sciences)

Experience and expertise

Deon is a corporate governance specialist at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). He joined the National Treasury of South Africa as a parliamentary officer dealing with financial legislation. He was appointed a manager in the office of the then director-general, Maria Ramos and served as head ministerial support services and private secretary to ​former Finance Minister, Trevor Manuel. In 2004 he was seconded by the National Treasury to the then Public Investment Commissioners as senior manager of special projects to drive the Public Investment Commissioners and the establishment of the Public Investment Corporation.

He was then tasked with establishing a corporate governance function within the PIC and he was appointed as senior corporate governance specialist. Deon is responsible for all environmental, social and governance matters at the PIC investments and operations. Deon is also a senior research fellow of the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Stellenbosch.


Non-executive director
Treasury and Economic Regulation Committee Member
Commercial Board Committee Member

Appointment date
1 August 2013​