Susan is the Head of Data & Analytics at Standard Bank South Africa. She leads the Data Management and Data Engineering capabilities that enable Data Analytics initiatives across Standard Bank South Africa. She is also leading the data monetization programme focused on creating commercial value for the business. In addition to her role as Data & Analytics Head, she is also the Deputy Information Officer for Standard Bank South Africa looking after all aspects of Data Privacy & Protection, where one of her key stakeholders is the South African Information Regulator.
Before joining Standard Bank, Susan spent most of her career in management consulting, working in strategy development and execution for public, private and social sector organisations in banking, energy, mining, education, healthcare and small business development. She has worked across a number of jurisdictions, including South Africa, Nigeria, Guinea (Conakry) and France. She spent 3 years of her management consulting career as an entrepreneur where she was the founder and managing director of her own boutique consulting company. In 2013 she took a 6-month sabbatical and spent the time as part of the central team that designed the teaching and learning model for Nova Pioneer, a network of private schools offering affordable, quality education. Her corporate career includes working for Allan Gray as an IT Business Analyst and working at Discovery Vitality leading the design and implementation of their physical activity strategy.
Susan holds a B.Com (Hons) degree in Information Systems from the University of Cape Town as well as an MBA from the WITS Business School.