Mr. Simon Ridley is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Bank. He retired from Standard Bank Group in 2018, where he served as Group Financial Director. In this capacity, he was a member, respectively of the Group Executive Committee, Group Risk Oversight Committee, CIB and PBB Credit Committees; Chairman, Group Capital Management Committee as well as Group Asset & Liability Committee. He was responsible for financial controls, mergers and acquisitions, and treasury and capital management.
Mr. Ridley also served on the Boards of Standard Bank Group Limited; Standard Bank of South Africa Limited; Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited; Standard Bank London Holdings Limited; Standard Advisory London Limited; Standard Bank Tutuwa Foundation NPC. In terms of qualification, Mr. Ridley holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm) as well as Diploma in Accounting (Dip.Acc.) from the University of Natal, South Africa. He is a Chartered Accountant and had also attended the Advanced Management Programme at Oxford University.