Advocate Deon Alers
Chief Risk Officer
Advocate Deon Alers is a risk manager and legal advisor with a proven track record of 13 years’ experience in the infrastructure development environment with a primary focus on infrastructure implementation risk management and advice, including legal risk. His work experience is complemented by degrees in commerce and law from the University of Pretoria.
As Chief Risk Officer for the Bigen Group, Deon leads the legal, audit and risk support unit within Bigen’s corporate directorate. He is responsible for enterprise risk management, legal risk management and compliance, risk transfer, dispute resolution as well as occupational health and safety within the Bigen Group.
Deon has been with Bigen for more than 11 years, and during this time fulfilled various roles in the Group. Amongst others, he was responsible for the implementation of an enterprise risk management system in compliance with the international standard ISO 31000, which assists the Group in managing its risks proactively within Board approved risk appetite levels.
“I strive to reduce the effect of uncertainty on Bigen’s objectives, to the benefit of all Bigen’s stakeholders,” says Deon.