Dr NZ Qunta


Nomusa Zethu Qunta, known as Zethu is an executive director of ZBQ Consulting Pty Ltd, which she founded in 2005. She has been in private business for over 14 years, specializing in governance, financial management and Strategy. She is also a founder of the ZBQ Foundation, an NPO (Public Benefit Organization) established to focus on uplifting Education in Historically Disadvantage Areas.

She has served in various state entities as a non-executive director, over the past 14 years, some of the entities she has served on are:  the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee for 6 years; Tourism KwaZulu-Natal as non-executive director and chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee; Road Accident Fund as a non-executive director and member of Audit and Risk Committee; Department of Sports and Recreation as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Prior to establishing her own business, she worked for Government Departments for over 12 years, from junior level to executive level as the Chief Financial Officer. Some of the departments she worked for are: Department of Economic Development, Department of Agriculture, Department of Education and KZN Provincial Treasury.

She currently is the chairman of the South African Railway Safety Regulator from November 2016 and she chairs the Audit and Risk Committee of the National Department of Rural Development and Land Affairs from January 2016.

Her qualifications include Masterís Degree in Economics from the University of Pretoria; Master of Business Administration from Oxford Brookes University (UK); Doctoral Degree from Wits University, with her thesis done on the effectiveness of the Development Finance Institutions in KwaZulu-Natal and in 2018 completed BA Honours in Theology from the University of the North West.


Dr Qunta was appointed by the President to serve as a Commissioner of the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers on 15 November 2019