Futhi Mtoba is Chairman of Deloitte Southern Africa. She joined the firm in 1988 and rose up the ranks to become the first black female partner and subsequently Chairman at Deloitte Southern Africa. She is also the past President of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA), a body dedicated to nurturing emerging black accountants.
She is a CA (SA), holding a Higher Diploma in Banking Law (Rand Afrikaans University); B Compt (Hons) (University of South Africa); BA (Econ) (Hons) (University of South Africa); BA (Econ) (University of Botswana and Swaziland).
Her commitment to the academic excellence and skills development of the younger members of society has led her to also serve as Chairperson of Council at the University of Pretoria and as a Board Member on the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation. The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation‘s specific mission is the fostering of job creation by funding the education and training of university students. The programme has been extended to offer promising learners from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity of completing their secondary school education at a leading institution, in order to ensure the realisation of their potential and to increase the pool of potential applicants for university funding.
During her term as ABASA President, she was the visionary behind the launching of the Nkuhlu Subvention Fund. This fund was set up to subsidise salaries of black chartered accountants who commit to lecturing at previously disadvantaged universities, thus encouraging them to pursue a profession in academia.
She is a Member of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative. The Global Compact strives to be the world’s most inclusive voluntary initiative to promote responsible corporate citizenship, ensuring that business, in partnership with other social actors, plays its essential part in achieving the United Nation’s vision of a more sustainable and inclusive global economy and therefore achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
She is Chairperson and a Trustee of WDB Trust. This Trust is a woman-centred socio-economic development programme, targeting poor women by empowering them through access to reliable financial services, appropriate business skills and technical support as well as information and communication technology training.
In June 2009, she was appointed by Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), as Chairperson of the National Anti-Corruption Forum (NACF).
In 2009, Futhi was appointed a Trustee on the Board of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
In May 2010, Futhi was appointed President of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA).