Mr Ian Bettesworth

Chief Risk Officer

A results-driven and detail-orientated professional, Ian Bettesworth is the CRO at Bigen with more than 30-years’ experience in engineering, project management, strategy and governance and risk management.

Ian’s current responsibilities include managing all forms of organisational risk, conceptualising project investments and leading the Group’s human capital operations. He has also served as an executive director of the Bigen Africa Group Holdings board and company secretary for the Bigen Group. He led the amendment of legal and capital structures and constitutional documents.

Prior to taking up the baton as CRO, Ian was commended for a number of significant engineering achievements, including the implementation of a benchmark bulk water supply system in eastern Tshwane and the design, planning and implementation of the 96 Ml/day Vaalkop Southern Water Supply Scheme that became the augmentation scheme for demand growth in a rapidly growing mining area.

Recognised for his expertise in municipal and public works water supply and sanitation schemes, township conceptualisation and development and municipal infrastructure and restructuring, Ian also managed the installation of bulk supply and distribution systems for the Royal Bafokeng nation and the conceptualisation, design and preparation of the Roodeplaat/Temba bulk water supply project (90 Ml/day) in northern Tshwane, at the time the largest financed municipal water service project in South Africa.

“Bigen combines the capabilities of our employees and strategic partners to provide extensive institutional risk management, capability and support services including political, policy and economic analyses, as well as stakeholder engagement, legal due diligence and development, transaction and capacity building advice.”