BASA is governed by a Board of Directors comprising:

  • The chief executive officers of Nedbank, ABSA, First National Bank, Standard Bank, Investec and Capitec Bank, who represent South Africa’s six big banks.
  • Two chief executive officers to represent international banks operating in South Africa
  • Two chief executive officers to represent the other South African banks
  • The Managing Director of BASA

Board membership from April 2022:

L Fuzile (Chairman) *

Standard Bank

A Pullinger (Deputy Chairman)*

First Rand

Ms. Bongiwe Kunene (Managing Director)


A Rautenbach


M Brown


G Fourie

Capitec Bank

R Wainwright


M Sassoon


JK Bedu-Addo

Standard Charted - International

P. Taylor

Citibank - International

H Kallner


*Richard Wainwright replaced Mike Brown as the Board Chair from 25 June 2020. Lungisa Fuzile took up the position of Board Deputy Chair at the same time.

Board Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is a sub-committee of the Board that assists it in executing its fiduciary responsibilities. The committee is delegated some of the power and authority of the Board, in the management and affairs of BASA, between Board meetings.