Wendy Lucas Bull
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Wendy Lucas Bull

Wendy Lucas Bull
Chairperson, Absa Group Limited
South Africa

Ms. Wendy Elizabeth Lucas-Bull, also known as WE, B.Sc, is the Founder at Peotona Group Holdings. Ms. Lucas-Bull had been an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Absa Bank Limited since April 1, 2013. She serves as the Chairman of ABSA Financial Services Ltd. Ms. Lucas-Bull has been the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Absa Group Ltd. since 2018 and served as its Group Chairman of the Board since April 1, 2013 until 2018.


She served as a Non-Executive Director at Barclays PLC from September 19, 2013 to March 1, 2016. She was Executive Director of Rand Merchant Bank for five years. Ms. Lucas-Bull served as a Non-Executive Director of Barclays Bank PLC until March 1, 2016. She served as an Executive Director of Anglo American Platinum Limited from March 5, 2009 to January 01, 2014. Ms. Lucas-Bull served as a Member of President’s Advisory Council for BEE from August 2011 until October 2014. From 1998 through 2004, she was with the FirstRand Group where she served as a Director of various FirstRand Group Companies (including Momentum, Momentum Life, Outsurance, Discovery Holdings Limited, WesBank). Ms. Lucas-Bull Holdings SOC Limited from July 2002 to June 27, 2011.


She was the Chairman at Trinitas Private Equity (Pty) Ltd. She was a Trustee of Alex Children’s Clinic Friends Trust, Presidency Research Report for the Infrastructure Inputs Sector Strategy in 2007 and HSRC Construction Industry Study in 2007. Ms. Lucas-Bull was a representative of South Africa on the Global Trade and Poverty Forum. As an extension of this she is examining initiatives in India, South America and the rest of Africa.


Since 1994, Ms. Lucas-Bull has been involved in facilitating strong partnerships between business and government. Ms. Lucas-Bull holds a B.Sc. degree from University of Witwatersrand in 1976.


She was also named among the Inaugural List of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2019 by Avance Media.

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