Management and board

 

Board of directors 

Board members' skills and experience and FirstRand committee memberships, group and external directorships are outlined on pages 78 to 83 of the 2016 FirstRand annual integrated report, which is published elsewhere on this website. 

 

 

Lauritz Lanser (Laurie) Dippenaar

Non-executive chairman

MCom, CA(SA)

Appointed July 1992

 
 
 

Johan Burger

CEO: FirstRand Limited

BCom (Hons), CA(SA)

Appointed January 2009 

 
 
 

Alan Pullinger 

Deputy CEO: FirstRand Limited 

MCom, CA(SA), CFA

Appointed October 2015 

 

 
 
 

Hetash Surendrakumar (Harry) Kellan

Executive financial director

CA(SA)

Appointed January 2014

 
 
 

Mary Sina Bomela

Non-executive director

BCom (Hons), CA(SA), MBA

Appointed September 2011 

 
 
 

Herman Bosman 

Non-executive director

BCom (Law), LLB, LLM, CFA

Appointed April 2017 

 
 

Jan Jonathan (Jannie) Durand

Non-executive director

BAcc (Hons), MPhil (Oxon), CA(SA)

Appointed October 2012 

 
 
  

Grant Glenn Gelink

Independent non-executive director

BCompt (Hons), BCom (Hons), CA(SA)

Appointed January 2013

 
 

Patrick Maquire (Pat) Goss

Independent non-executive director

BEcon (Hons), BAccSc (Hons), CA(SA)

Appointed May 1998 

 
 
 

Nolulamo Nobambiswano (Lulu) Gwagwa

Independent non-executive director

BA (Fort Hare), MTRP (Natal), MSC (cum laude) (London), PhD (London)

Appointed February 2004 

 
 
 

Paul Kenneth Harris

Non-executive director

MCom

Appointed July 1992 

 
 
 

William Rodger (Roger) Jardine

Independent non-executive director

BSc (Physics), MSc (Radiological Physics)

Appointed July 2010

 
 
 

Francois (Faffa) Knoetze

Non-executive director

BCom (Hons), Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa

Appointed April 2016

 
 
 

Russell Mark Loubser

Independent non-executive director

BCom (Hons) (Accounting), MCom (Statistics), CA(SA)

Appointed September 2014

 
 
 

Thandie Sylvia Mashego

Independent non-executive director

Master of Business Leadership (MBL), Leadership Development Programme,
BCom (Hons) (Accounting), CA(SA)

Appointed January 2017

 
 
 

Ethel Gothatamodimo Matenge-Sebesho

Independent non-executive director

MBA (Brunel), CAIB (SA)

Appointed July 2010 

 
 
 

Paballo Joel Makosholo

Non-executive director

MCom, CA(SA)

Appointed October 2015

 
  

Amanda Tandiwe (Tandi) Nzimande 

Non-executive director

BCom, CTA (UCT), CA(SA), H Dip Co Law (Wits)

Appointed February 2008

 
 
  

Benedict James (Ben) van der Ross

Independent non-executive director

Dip Law (UCT)

Appointed May 1998 

 
 
 

Jan Hendrik (Hennie) van Greuning

Independent non-executive

DCom (Economics), DCompt (Accounting Science), CA(SA), CFA

Appointed January 2009 

 
 
 
 

Strategic executive committee (Stratco) 

 

Johan Burger (chairman)

CEO: FirstRand Limited

BCom (Hons), CA(SA)

 
 
 

Alan Pullinger

Deputy CEO: FirstRand Limited

MCom, CA(SA), CFA

 
 
 

Harry Kellan

CFO: FirstRand Limited

CA(SA)

 
 
 

Jacques Celliers

CEO: FNB

BEng (Civil), MBA

 
 
 

James Formby

CEO: RMB

BCom (Hons), MPhil (Cambridge), CA(SA)

 
 

Chris de Kock

CEO: WesBank

BCom, AMP (Harvard) 

 
 
  

Boshoff Grobler

CEO: Ashburton Investments

BCom LLB, LLM (Banking and Stock Exchange Law)

 
 
 

Sifiso Mthembu

Head: Human Capital and Sustainability

BSocSc, BA (Hons) (Industrial Psychology),
Advanced HR Executive Programme (Michigan University)

  

Andries du Toit

Group Treasurer

BCom (Hons), CA(SA), HDip Tax, HDip International Tax