Equity Group Holdings Plc has announced the appointment of Christopher Newson as a Non-Executive Director to its Board.

Speaking on the appointment, Equity Group Chairman Professor Isaac Macharia described Christopher as a seasoned banker with immense experience across the region that will be useful to the board in its strategic oversight in the region. 

“We are pleased to welcome Christopher to the Equity Group board. He has vast experience in senior leadership, management and Board level governance, relationship management, integration, and business expansion experience in financial services, risk and governance disciplines, and diverse business maturities. His willingness to seek new challenges, resilience, energy, intellect, and desire to make a difference make him a great fit for the Group," Macharia stated. 

Mr. Newson is a career banker with over 29 years of unique expertise in Investment and Commercial Banking and Alternative Asset Management gained in relation to Sub-Saharan Africa, with the last nine years being at the chief executive level. 

He spent 24 years with the Standard Bank Group in several executive roles including Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Standard Bank for Africa, CEO of Stanbic IBTC in Nigeria, and the Director of Corporate and Investment Bank.