Nicky Newton-King

Independent Non-Executive Director

Independent Non-Executive Director

BA LLB Degrees (Stellenbosch Stellenbosch), LLM Degree (University of Cambridge), LLD Degree (Honoris Causa) (Stellenbosch University)


Appointed: 01 January 2023


Board committee membership: Risk Management and Compliance Committee and Social, Ethics and Sustainability Committee.

 Other directorships: Director of various companies in MTN Group,  Investec plc and Investec Ltd


Skills, expertise and experience:  She has extensive experience in legal, business, capital markets, banking and regulation. Nicky was a partner at Webber Wentzel before joining the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in mid-1996.  Nicky was an executive of the JSE for 23 years, of which 8 were as the chief executive officer.


At the JSE, Nicky was responsible for the transformation of the company to a commercially minded modern securities exchange with a diverse leadership and workforce. During her tenure, the JSE also played an influential role amongst its global exchange peers, especially in relation to the then developing area of ESG. Nicky’s passion for sustainability and the role that business can play in achieving a more equitable society has seen her dedicate much of her time to initiatives in this space.


Nicky is also the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Stellenbosch University and a trustee of the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre.