Funke is an independent non-executive director. She is currently the audit and risk committee chair of Massmart Holdings Limited (a Walmart subsidiary company, housing its African retailing interests). She is also a Member of the Investment Committee of Cell C Limited and a Independent Non-Executive Director of Sabvest Limited. Previously Funke served as audit and risk committee chair of Transaction Capital Limited and has also served as independent non-executive director and audit and risk committee member of Datatec Limited (a global IT services business operating across Africa, Europe, North America and Asia).
Funke has over 22 years’ experience operating at executive board level, having previously served as chief financial officer of JSE listed companies namely Tiger Brands Limited, Primedia Limited and as executive director and chief financial officer designate of Barloworld Limited. She was an executive director of EMTS Limited (trading as 9mobile), Nigeria’s fourth largest telco as well as acting in an interim capacity as chief financial officer. She also founded and led the private equity business of the Kagiso Trust Investment Group.
Education: Bachelor of Business Science (Hons) (Operational Research) from the University of Salford, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW); Chartered Accountant with the South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
Board Committees: Actuarial; Audit; Risk