Board of Directors



  • Ben Kruger (55)
    Ben Kruger
    Group chief executive of SBG, and an executive director of SBSA

    BCom (Hons) (Pretoria), CA(SA), AMP (Harvard)

    Appointed 2013

    Ben is the group chief executive of SBG, and an executive director of SBSA. He is director of Stanbic Africa Holdings and previously served as chairman of Standard Bank Plc.

    Board committee memberships
    • group social and ethics committee
    • group model approval committee (chairman)
    • group IT committee
    • SBSA large exposure credit committee
    Other appointments
    • Standard Bank Plc
    • Stanbic Africa Holdings
    • Institute of International Finance (IIF)
  • Kgomotso Moroka (60)
    Kgomotso Moroka
    Independent non-executive director of SBG and SBSA

    BProc (University of the North), LLB (Wits)

    Appointed 2003

    Kgomotso Moroka is a senior advocate and for 15 years was a member of the Judicial Services Commission. She is currently a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Project Literacy and the Apartheid Museum.

    Board committee memberships
    • group/SBSA directors’ affairs committees
    • group/SBSA risk and capital management committees
    • group social and ethics committee (chairman)
    External appointments
    • Gobodo Forensic and Investigative Accounting (chairman)
    • Royal Bafokeng Platinum (chairman)
    • South African Breweries
    • Multichoice South Africa Holdings
    • Netcare
  • Shu Gu (47)
    Shu Gu
    Deputy chairman and non-executive director of SBG

    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering(Shanghai Jiaotong University), Master’s Degree in Economics (Dongbei University of Finance and Economics), Doctorate Degree in Economics (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

    Appointed 2014

    Shu Gu has served as a senior executive vice president of ICBC since 2013. He joined ICBC in 1998 and was appointed as General Manager of Finance and Accounting department in 2006. In 2008, he was appointed as Board Secretary and concurrently General Manager of Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations department. He became President of ICBC Shandong Branch in 2010.

    Board committee memberships
    • Group director’s affairs committee
    • Group risk and capital management committee
    • Group IT committee
  • Richard Dunne (66)
    Richard Dunne
    Independent non-executive director of SBG and SBSA

    CTA (Wits), CA (SA)

    Appointed 2009

    Richard Dunne was previously the chief operating officer of Deloitte, South Africa.

    Board committee memberships
    • group/SBSA audit committees (chairman)
    • group/SBSA risk and capital management committees
    • group IT committee
    External appointments
    • Anglo American Platinum
    • AECI
    • Tiger Brands
  • Francine-Ann (Fran) du Plessis (60)
    Fran du Plessis
    Independent non-executive director of SBG and SBSA

    BCom (University of Stellenbosch), LLB (University of Stellenbosch), BCom (Hons) (University of Cape Town), CA(SA)

    Appointed 2014

    Fran du Plessis is an advocate of the High Court of South Africa and a chartered accountant.

    Board committee memberships
    • Group/SBSA audit committees
    • Group social and ethics committee
    External appointments
    • ArcelorMittal South Africa
    • KWV Holdings
    • LDP Chartered Accountants and Auditors
    • Naspers
    • Royal Bafokeng Holdings
  • Thulani Gcabashe (57)
    Thulani Gcabashe
    Chairman of SBG and SBSA

    BA (Botswana and Swaziland), Masters in Urban and Regional Planning ( Ball State)

    Appointed 2003

    Previously, Thulani Gcabashe was chief executive of Eskom and a director of the National Research Foundation

    Board committee memberships
    • Group/SBSA director’s affairs committees
    • Group/SBSA audit committees
    External appointments
    • Imperial Holdings (chairman)
    • Built Environment Africa Capital (executive chairman)
    • MTN Zakhele (chairman)
  • Andre Parker ( 63)
    Andre Parker
    Independent non-executive director of SBG and SBSA

    BEcon, BEcon (Hons), MCom (University of Stellenbosch)

    Appointed 2014

    Andre Parker was previously managing director for Africa and Asia, SAB Miller Plc.

    Board Committee memberships
    • Group remuneration committee
    • Group IT committee
    • SBSA large exposure credit committee
    External appointments
    • Tiger Brands (chairman)
    • Distell
  • Atedo Peterside CON (59)
    Atedo Peterside
    Independent non-executive director of SBG and SBSA

    BSc (Economics) (The City University, London), MSc (Economics) (London School of Economics and Political Science)

    Appointed 2014

    Atedo Peterside CON was previously the chairman of the Committee on Corporate Governance of Public Companies in Nigeria. He is the founder of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, where he was the chief executive from inception of the bank in February 1989 at age 33 (then IBTC) until 2007 and chairman from 2007 until September 2014. He is the chairman of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc.

    External appointments
    • ANAP Holdings Limited (chairman)
    • ANAP Business Jets Limited
    • Cadbury Nigeria Plc
    • Nigerian Breweries Plc
    • Unilever Nigeria Plc
  • Simon Ridley (59)
    Simon Ridley
    Group financial director and executive director of SBG and SBSA

    BCom (Natal), CA (SA), AMP (Oxford)

    Appointed 2009

    Simon Ridley is the group’s financial officer and an executive director of SBG and SBSA. He serves as a director of Stanbic Africa Holdings as well as Tutuwa Staff Holdings and Tutuwa Community Holdings. In 2014, he was appointed director and chairman of both Standard Bank London Holdings Limited and Standard Bank Advisory London Limited.

    Board committee memberships
    • group model approval committee
    • SBSA large exposure credit committee
    Other appointments
    • Stanbic Africa Holdings
    • Standard Bank London Holdings (chairman)
    • Standard Advisory London Limited (chairman)
    • Tutuwa Staff Holdings
    • Tutuwa Community Holdings
  • Myles Ruck (59)
    Myles Ruck
    Independent non-executive director of SBG and SBSA

    BBusSc (Cape Town), PMD (Harvard)

    Appointed 2002

    Myles Ruck was previously chief executive of SCMB, deputy chief executive of SBG and chief executive of Liberty Group.

    Board committee memberships
    • group/SBSA risk and capital management committees (chairman)
    • Group/SBSA director’s affairs committees
    • SBSA large exposure credit committee (chairman)
    Other appointments
    • ICBC (Argentina) (vice chairman)
    • Mr Price Group
    • Thesele Group
  • Peter Sullivan (66)
    Independent non-executive director of SBG and SBSA

    BSc (Physical Education) (University of NSW)

    Appointed 2013

    Peter Sullivan was previously chief executive of Standard Chartered Bank, Africa and an executive director and chief executive of Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong.
    He previously served as a director on Standard Bank Plc.

    Board committee memberships
    • group/SBSA audit committees
    • group/SBSA risk and capital management committees
    • group IT committee (chairman)
    Other appointments
    • Healthcare Locums Plc (chairman)
    • Winton Capital Management Limited (chairman)
    • Techtronic Industries
    • AXA China Region
    • AXA Asia
  • Sim Tshabalala (47)
    Sim Tshabalala
    Group chief executive of SBG and chief executive of SBSA

    BA LLB (Rhodes), LLM (University of Notre Dame USA), HDip Tax (Wits), AMP (Harvard)

    Appointed 2013

    Sim is the group chief executive of SBG, chief executive of SBSA, a director of Tutuwa Community Holdings and a director of BASA.

    Board committee memberships
    • group social and ethics committee
    • group IT committee
    • SBSA large exposure credit committee
    Other appointments
    • Liberty Holdings
    • Liberty Group
    • Stanbic IBTC Bank (chairman)
    • Stanbic Africa Holdings (chairman)
  • Swazi Tshabalala (49)
    Swazi Tshabalala
    Independent non-executive director of SBG and SBSA

    BA (Economics) (Lawrence University, USA), MBA (Babcock School of Management, Wake Forest University)

    Appointed 2014

    Swazi Tshabalala was previously the chief executive officer of the Industrial Development Group. Since 2013, she has been an executive director of Kupanua Investments.

    Board committee memberships
    • Group/SBSA risk and capital management committees
    External appointments
    • Liberty Group
    • Liberty Holdings
  • Wenbin Wang (39)
    Wenbin Wang
    Non-executive director of SBG

    Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Masters degree in Business Administration, PhD (Management) (Renmin University of China)

    Appointed 2014

    Wenbin Wang joined ICBC in 2000. He previously served in various positions in ICBC, including deputy general manager of corporate strategy and investor relations department and senior executive vice president of ICBC Xi’an Branch.

    Board committee memberships
    • Group IT committee (alternate to Shu Gu)
    • Group risk and capital management committee (alternate to Shu Gu)
    • Group director’s affairs committee (alternate to Shu Gu)
  • Ted Woods (68)
    Ted Woods
    Independent non-executive director of SBG and SBSA

    BCom (Wits), MBA (Cape Town), CA (SA), CFA

    Appointed 2007

    Ted Woods was previously chairman of Deutsche Securities, South Africa.

    Board committee memberships
    • group remuneration committee (chairman)
    • group/SBSA audit committees
    • group/SBSA risk and capital management committees



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