About us

Who we are & What we do

The British Chamber of Business in Southern Africa is a powerful business-to-business network with strong working links to UK government and in particular to the UK Dept of International Trade. We are affiliated to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) umbrella organisation in the UK, and part of the BCC’s Global Business Network. We work closely with the South African Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

With over 100 corporate members, the Chamber is led by Chair, Jon Foster-Pedley. Jon is the Dean and Director of Henley Business School Africa, Chairs the Association of African Business Schools, is a Life Fellow Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK and Distinguished Professor, Woxen University.   From our Johannesburg headquarters and Cape Town office we provide members with a platform for networking, lobbying and learning alongside a broad spectrum of British and South African businesses.

We also offer bespoke business support services including market entry introductions, visit programme coordination (UK and South Africa) and more.

 

Meet the Team

Our Board of Directors sets the direction of the British Chamber of Business in Southern Africa, providing strategic guidance across operations, programmes, member benefits, and policy initiatives.

As corporate leaders and dedicated members, our board possesses a nuanced understanding of the diverse needs within our membership.

From expansive multinational corporations to dynamic technology sector enterprises experiencing rapid growth, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) aspiring for global expansion, our members collectively represent a broad spectrum of industries and aspirations.

Chair of the board
Jon Foster-Pedley
Jon brings his experience in leadership and strategy across four continents to his role as President of the Chamber
Chamber Patron
Antony Phillipson
His Excellency Mr. Antony Phillipson, British High Commissioner to South Africa, is patron of the Chamber.

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Manola Sanchez Aragú
General Manager
Paul Bondi
Managing Director, Rothschild South Africa
Richard Gouverneur
Managing Director: South Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa Jaguar Land Rover
Dr. Rutendo Hwindingwi
Founder and CEO Tribe Africa Advisory.
Tshepo Ncube
Head: Global Corporates South Africa, Absa Group
Rene Stegmann
Executive Director, Relocation Africa
Jason Morris
Joint Managing Director at Snaid & Morris Attorneys
Marise Lerm
Marketing and Communications Liaison

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