Zimkhitha Zatu

BCom, HDipAcc, CA(SA)

Zimkhitha was appointed as an independent non-executive director on the board effective 2018. Zimkhitha is highly entrepreneurial, while committed to solid commercial and business practice and sound governance. She co-founded ZAAM Investments Proprietary Limited, a 100% female-owned and managed company focusing on project development, consultancy services and strategic investments within key economic sectors in South Africa. She is a shareholder and director of Mathupha Capital, which has investments in the rail sector. She heads up Edge, an innovative proposition launched by Standard Bank with the aim of providing a unique service experience for accountants and entrepreneurs. Her board roles include deputy chairperson of National Film and Video Foundation and director of Rail 2 Rail Proprietary Limited and SAFCOL, respectively. She held directorships at African Women Chartered Accountants, Commuter Transport Engineering, Sedibeng Iron Ore Mine Proprietary Limited, SAICA Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fund and Siyazisiza Trust.

Zimkhitha completed the GIBS Executive Leadership Programme and is completing her thesis for a master’s degree (corporate finance) through the University of Liverpool. As a highly analytical person, she has excellent strategic insights and strong operational experience as well as an in-depth understanding of infrastructure projects.

Committee membership: Member of the audit committee