Robert Emslie, Lead Independent non-Executive Director

Johannesburg, Gauteng

CA(SA)

Appointed to the board: 1 August 2009

Robert Emslie has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector and has held positions as the head of Absa Business Banking, Absa Africa and Absa Corporate and Business Bank. He was also a member of the Absa Group EXCO and during his time at Absa he was a board member of the following listed companies: Paramount, Ambit and Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe.

Robert retired from his career in the banking industry in 2008 and currently serves on the boards of several unlisted and listed companies including SilverBridge Holdings Limited, Finbond Group Limited and New Europe Property Investments plc.