Donna joined the JSE in August 2014 as Director of Capital Markets. In this capacity she is responsible for all primary and secondary market activity across all asset classes. This includes the sourcing of new debt and equity primary issues, the development and on-going management of all secondary market trading in cash and derivative markets (Equities, Bonds, Interest Rates, Commodities and Currencies). She also oversees the JSE wide Group Strategy, New Product and Market Development.
Prior to that, Donna spent 30 years at Citibank. She joined the firm in New York in 1985 as part of the Country Debt Restructuring Unit and followed on to occupy positions in NY as the head of the Treasury Marketing Unit; in Sao Paulo Brazil as the head of derivatives in the treasury, and lastly moved to South Africa in 1995 where Donna held several senior positions such as Head of Strategic Planning and Direct Equity Investments, Africa Division; Head of Strategic Planning and Public Affairs, Sub-Saharan Africa; Chief Operating Officer, Africa Division; and her last position of Managing Director, Chief Country Officer of Citi South Africa.
Donna graduated cum laude from Duke University in 1978 and holds a Master of Arts Degree from Georgetown University (1982), majoring in Latin American Studies and Economics. She is dedicated to community service and for many years sat on the boards of Junior Achievement Southern Africa, Operation Hope Africa and Conservation South Africa. She also served as the President of the American Chamber of Commerce from 2011-2013, was the Chairperson of the International Banking Association of South Africa and was a board member of the South African Banking Association.