Rob Shuter, Independent Non-Executive Director

Rob brings a wealth of complex financial, regulatory and strategic experience gained from over 30 year’s in the telecommunications and financial services sectors.

Contribution and experience

Rob brings a wealth of complex financial, regulatory and strategic experience gained from over 30 year’s in the telecommunications and financial services sectors.

Rob served on the BT Group plc executive committee as the divisional CEO of BT Enterprise between 2021 and January 2023, prior to which he served for 3 years as Group President and CEO of MTN Group Ltd a telecommunications company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Rob also held a number of senior executive positions within the Vodafone Group between 2009 and 2016 including most recently as Chief Executive Officer, European Cluster in addition to serving between 2009 and 2011 as Chief Financial Officer of Vodacom Group Ltd, which was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and was a majority owned subsidiary of Vodafone Group.

Rob worked in the financial services sector between 1992 and 2009 which included executive positions in retail banking at Nedbank Group Ltd and investment banking at Standard Bank Group Ltd. More recently Rob served as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for The GSM Association the global trade association for mobile network operators worldwide.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town, a Post-graduate Diploma in Accountancy from the University of Natal and is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa).

Rob has a broad range of experience across both telecommunications and finance and has operated as both a Group CEO and Group CFO in listed company environments. His experience in capital allocation, risk, finance and M&A is invaluable in his role as Chair of the Audit Committee. Rob also has a comprehensive understanding of running complex capital-intensive businesses across multiple geographies which brings a rich insight to the broader board dynamic.

Appointment to the Board

11 June 2024

Board Committees

  • Chair of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee