DAVID BROWNIndependent Non-executive Chairman
David holds a BComm degree from the University of South Africa and an MBA from the University of Cape Town. In addition, he attended the Management Development Programme at the School of Business Leadership, and the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in the USA. He spent 30 years with the Standard Bank Group, where he held various senior positions, including managing director of Stanbic Bank Botswana, managing director of Stanbic Bank Zambia, managing director of Stannic Asset Finance and managing director of Standard Bank’s Commercial Banking division. He was appointed CEO of Mercantile Bank and Mercantile Holdings Limited (a JSE-listed company) in 2004 and stepped down as CEO in 2013.