Appointment of non-executive directors
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 2005/022939/06)
Share Code: JSE
ISIN Code: ZAE000079711
APPOINTMENT OF NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
In compliance with JSE Listings Requirements, shareholders are
advised that Ms Zarina Bassa and Ms Faith Khanyile will join the
Board as independent non-executive directors, effective 1
Zarina Bassa has extensive strategic and operational experience
in banking and financial services, as well as within audit and
Zarina’s previous executive roles include serving as executive
director of Absa Bank and as a partner and Chief Operating
Officer of Ernst & Young’s sub-Saharan Africa practices.
She is currently an independent non-executive on the boards of
Woolworths Holdings Ltd, the Investec Group and Oceana Group
Ltd, and serves as chairman of Yebo Yethu Ltd.
Zarina is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered
Accountants (SAICA) and has participated in executive leadership
programmes at Harvard, Wharton and Insead.
She has previously served as chairman of the Public Accountants’
and Auditors’ Board, founding member and Chairman of the
Auditing Standards Board, board member of SAICA, member of the
Accounting Standards Board, member of the JSE GAAP Monitoring
Panel, as well as Chairman and Vice President of the Association
for the Advancement of Black Accountants in Southern Africa.
Zarina has also previously served as a board member of the
Financial Services Board.
Ms Bassa will serve as chairman of the JSE’s Group SRO Oversight
Committee and as a member of the Group Risk Management Committee
as from 1 November 2018.
Faith Khanyile has extensive strategic experience in financial
services, corporate and investment banking, strategy development
She currently serves as CEO of WDB Investment Holdings (WDBIH),
a strategic transformational investment company, and has been
associated with WDB for over twenty years. Prior to her role at
WDB, Faith spent twelve years with Standard Bank, Corporate and
Investment Bank (CIB) in various senior management and executive
roles, including as a member of the CIB Executive Committee.
At WDBIH, Faith is responsible for strategy formulation and
execution, people management and leadership, sourcing of
investments, stakeholder management, and representing WDBIH in
some of its strategic investments as a non-executive director.
She serves as a non-executive director on the boards of
Discovery Limited and Safari RSA Investments. Faith also sits on
the board of Seed Engine, a supporter and funder of SMMEs.
Faith holds a BA Economics (Honours) degree and a MBA, and
received an Honorary Doctorate in Laws from Wheaton College, USA
in recognition of her role in the upliftment of rural women in
South Africa through WDB.
Ms Khanyile will join the JSE’s Group Audit Committee and Group
SRO Oversight Committee as from 1 November 2018.
The Board welcomes Ms Bassa and Ms Khanyile and looks forward to
26 October 2018
RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)
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