Steve is the former CEO of the Absa Group. He resigned on 28 February 2009, after gaining 22 years of extensive banking and financial services experience at an executive level and across all areas of banking.
After completing his articles with Ernst & Young (1980 – 1983) and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Steve became a lecturer in accounting at the University of South Africa (1983 – 1988). He joined the Absa Group in 1988 and held various positions in the Group until he was appointed as Group Chief Executive in August 2004.
Steve is an honorary professor in the School of Accounting at the University of Pretoria He also serves on the boards of Steinhoff, Senwes, Vukile Properties Fund and Clover. He also acts as Non-Executive Chairman of the Efficient Group, an integrated JSE-listed financial services company offering a comprehensive value proposition in financial services to private clients, institutional investors and financial advisers.