Kershia Singh

Head of Department

Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA)

Stream 2D — The regulatory dialogue on climate-related financial risk

Kershia Singh is currently the head of the Policy Support department at the Financial Sector Conduct Authority, within the Regulatory Policy division. Her portfolio involves, amongst others, driving the FSCA’s objectives of supporting financial inclusion and transformation of the South African financial sector, and the development of the FSCA’s approach to sustainable finance. In addition to policy development, the department is also responsible for deepening the FSCA’s customer and market insights to better inform regulatory and supervisory policy and approaches.

Before joining the FSCA in 2019, Kershia was the director responsible for market conduct policy in the National Treasury. She was involved in the Twin Peaks reform process, led by the National Treasury, from 2013 onwards. The reforms resulted in the enactment of the Financial Sector Regulation Act in 2017. A main focus of her area of work was the development of market conduct policy and legislation for the South African financial sector, as well as the reform of the financial sector ombuds system. She holds an Honours degree in Development Studies from Wits University and a Masters in Finance and Financial Law from the University of London.