The Board of Directors

Dr. Susan Mboya joined Liberty Kenya Board in 2012 and was appointed Chairman on 29 November 2012. She is the Chairman of the Company and the Group Director, Eurasia, Africa Group (EAG) for Women’s Economic Empowerment at Coca Cola.

In this role, Susan is leading the Group’s deployment of an initiative undertaken by the Coca-Cola Company from September 2010 to empower five million women entrepreneurs across the Coca-Cola System by 2020.

In May 2009, Dr Mboya was awarded a honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Lakeland College in Wisconsin, for her work on the Zawadi Africa Educational Fund. In December 2010 she was awarded the Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS), the highest civilian award from the Kenya Government in recognition of her dedication and service to the Country’s youth through the Zawadi Africa Educational Fund.

Mr Peter Gethi was appointed to the Board on 17 December 2009. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Agriculture Economics and has expansive managerial experience in Agriculture Business Management.

He has been a General Manager with Kilimanjaro Plantations Limited (TZ) and Senior Group Manager with SCEM Limited (formally Standard Chartered Estate Management). He currently works both as an Agricultural Consultant and is involved with Real Estate Development as Managing Director of Nebange Ltd.

He is also the Chairman of Heritage Insurance Company Kenya Limited and Liberty Life Assurance Kenya Limited and a director of The Heritage Insurance Company Tanzania Ltd, CfC Stanbic Holdings Limited and CfC Stanbic Bank Limited. He serves on the Audit and Risk Committees of Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited, and Heritage Insurance Company Tanzania Limited.

Mr. Gayling R. May, who was appointed to the Board in December 2009, has an extensive accounting background having worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in various countries for 37 years. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales (FCA), a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (CPS).


He holds directorships in Swissport Kenya Limited, British American Tobacco Kenya Limited, Liberty Life Assurance Company Kenya Limited, Heritage Insurance Company Kenya Limited, Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited. He is currently the Regional Representative of the Eastern Africa Association, a business information service based in Nairobi, and active throughout East Africa.

Mr. Mike du Toit joined Liberty in 2010. He is the Company’s Managing Director and Liberty Group’s Regional Executive for East and Central Africa responsible primarily for strategic growth initiatives, governance and stakeholder engagement.

Prior to this he was Managing Director of Stanbic Bank Limited having led the merger of the Stanbic and CfC Groups.

As a career banker, he has extensive experience in the financial services field across sub-Sahara Africa having worked and lived in, amongst others Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Uganda. He also sits on the boards of all Group associated insurance and asset management companies across the region

Mr Philip Odera was appointed the Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Limited on 2nd March, 2015. Mr Odera has been with Standard Bank for 15 years where he joined as General Manager at Stanbic Bank Kenya Limited. He has served Standard Bank in various capacities as Country Head and Managing Director in Kenya, Malawi and Uganda. Prior to joining Standard Bank, he served as Consumer Bank Head at Citibank NA, Kenya.

He has 29 years of experience in banking and financial services industry, rising from position of Commodities Analyst in Boston (USA) at Kramer Brokerage Company to his current position as Chief Executive, Stanbic Bank Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Economics) from St Lawrence University, New York and a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Suffolk University, Boston both in the United States of America. He sits as an Executive Director in the Stanbic Bank Board and Non-Executive Director on the Board of SBG Securities Limited.

Mr. Sandile Hlophe joined Liberty in 2015.

He is the Chief Executive - Group Arrangements. He holds a BAcc (UKZN), PGDip Acc (UKZN), CA(SA). He has extensive executive management and corporate finance experience. He joined Liberty from EY Africa where he led a Pan Africa Corporate Finance practice and served in the Executive Committee.

He spent three years at the Standard Bank Group and was also a partner and Board member at KPMG South Africa.

Caroline is the Company Secretary.

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