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Rhett Barker


Position: CEO
Division: Group
Inception at Barker: 1 January 1989
Personal Information

I attended King Edward High School and really enjoyed every second of my five years there. In my final year at KES I was a prefect, captained the school rowing club, competed in the KES athletics Team and played 1st team rugby.

After matriculating in 1987 I studied Business Science at the University of Cape Town for one year which did not go that well so I moved back home to Johannesburg and unrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce degree at UNISA. I was always keen to join our family business and started in 1989. I completed my Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 1992 and by then was fully entrenched at KO Barker Insurance Brokers.

I have never regretted joining the family business and I have learned so much working alongside my parents, and other members of the Barker Team over the years.

I am passionate about our business, our Team and delivering our very own and unique personal touch to our amazing clients.

On the personal side, I married Tessa Drysdale in 1993 and we are incredibly fortunate to work together at Barkers. We have two daughter and a son who bring so much joy and love to our lives. To stay fit and healthy I enjoy mountain biking, road riding, running, triathlons and trail running which I often do with friends and family. I also enjoy travelling, sailing and camping in the wild.

I love South Africa and feel extremely privileged and blessed to be surrounded by such special friends and family.