Nicky Newton-King

Nicky Newton-King

Director: BLSA

Q: What do you think is the most meaningful way to grow the economy?

A: “Prioritise, at a national level, those areas of the economy in which we believe SA should excel, and create partnerships between business, government and labour in those areas to invest, grow and employ.”

Nicky Newton-King is the CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange where she has been an executive for over 20 years.

Nicky holds a BA LLB from the University of Stellenbosch and an LLM degree from the University of Cambridge, becoming a partner at law firm Webber Wentzel prior to joining the JSE.

Nicky was a World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow in 2003 and, in the same year, South Africa’s Businesswoman of the Year. In 2006, she spent five months at Yale University as a Young Global Leader. Nicky serves on the Board of the World Federation of Exchanges.