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Wendy Lucas-Bull

Chairman of Barclays Africa Group Limited, Absa Bank Limited and Absa Financial Services Limited, South Africa

Wendy Lucas-Bull was appointed chairman of Barclays Africa Group Limited, Absa Bank Limited and Absa Financial Services Limited in April 2013. She spent most of the early part of her career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), where she was an international partner who specialized in retail and investment banking, financial exchanges and insurance both in South Africa and Internationally. She moved to Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) in 1994 as an executive director. With the creation of the FirstRand Group, Ms. Lukas-Bull moved to First National Bank in 1999. She then went on to lead all the retail businesses of the FirstRand Group, which included First National Bank, WesBank, Outsurance and Firstlink, as CEO of FirstRand Retail. She was the founding chairman of Business Against Crime, which began in 1994. In 2005, she co-founded Peotona Group Holdings, a women's investment consortium and development group. Ms. Lukas-Bull served on the President's Advisory Council on Black Economic Empowerment for the period 2011 - 2014. Her previous board positions include Barclays PLC, Barclays Bank PLC, Alexander Forbes Ltd, Anglo American Platinum Limited, Aveng Ltd (deputy chairman), Development Bank of Southern Africa, Dimension Data Plc, Eskom Holdings, Lafarge Mining & Industries South Africa (chairman), Nedbank Group, South African Financial Markets Advisory Board and Telkom SA. She holds B.Sc. degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.

 

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