Joy-Marie Lawrence is a non-executive director of WDB Investment Holdings. She qualified as a lawyer and has an Executive Masters in Business Administration (cum laude) from the University of Cape Town Business School, a Masters in Law from the University of Witwatersrand as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree and an LLB from the University of Cape Town.
She completed her legal articles at Webber Wentzel in Johannesburg. She was also the Commercial Legal Adviser to the MTN Group. This involved advising both their local and African operations which included spending time in Nigeria to assist with establishing MTN Nigeria’s start-up operations. Thereafter she worked at the SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) as Senior Legal Adviser providing regulatory and commercial legal advice pertaining to Broadcasting, Telecommunications, IT and Company Law. In 2005 she relocated to Cape Town and joined Business Connexion a JSE-listed ICT company and is currently the Regional Executive for the Western Cape of EOH a JSE-listed ICT company.
Her other directorships include, Chairperson of the South African National Space Agency and trustee of the Legal Resources Trust.