Our Directors

Board and Executive Commitee

Qualifications
Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Principles (University of London), AMP (Harvard), MSc (University of London)

Appointed March 2018

Areas of expertise and contribution
Experience in the fields of finance and economics including having previously held the position of Deputy Minister of Finance from 2004 to 2008

Other directorships
Brait SA, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Vodacom, Harith General Partners

Qualifications

  • Venture Capital & Private Equity: IE Business School, Madrid, Spain 2018
  • Senior Management and Senior Leadership: IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland 2006 & 2014
  • The General Manager Program: Harvard Business School, Boston, USA 2005
  • Industrial Engineering: Twente University, Enschede, Nederland 1990 – 1995

Appointed to board 1 October 2019

Areas of expertise and contribution

  • Strategy Design & Execution
  • Budget/P&L/Cash Flow Management
  • Project Management & Consulting
  • Acquisition & Restructuring
  • Post-Merger Integration
  • Customer Value Management
  • Supply Chain & Manufacturing
  • International Trading & Shipping
  • Quality Control & Compliance
  • Back-Office Optimization including Shared Services
  • Employee Engagement

Other directorships

Owner: Striance.com – Online platform to connect change management professionals

Guest Speaker: Various conferences and business schools, Worldwide

Qualifications
BCom (Hons) (University of Cape Town), MPhil (management studies) (Oxford University), CA(SA)

Appointed March 2018

Areas of expertise and contribution

Extensive experience in business building as well as investment skills

Other directorships
Allied Electronics Corporation Limited

Qualification
CA(SA)

Appointed February 2017

Areas of expertise and contribution

Accounting, auditing, advisory, mergers and acquisitions, entrepreneurship and leadership consulting

Other directorships
Clicks Group Limited

Qualifications
BProc (University of Limpopo), LLB (University of the Witwatersrand), Certificate in Trial Advocacy (University of Texas, Austin, USA)

Appointed April 2018

Areas of expertise and contribution
Political strategy, public policy, human rights and conflict resolution

Other directorships
Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, the Open Society Foundation, Lexis Nexis, the Southern African Political and Economic Trust, the Thabo Mbeki Foundation

Qualification
BAcc (University of the Witwatersrand), MBA (London Business School), CA(SA)

Appointed March 2018

Areas of expertise and contribution

Investment banking and corporate finance experience including mergers and acquisition, investment evaluation, strategic long-term financial planning and cross-border transactions

Other directorships
Novus Holdings Limited

Qualifications
CA(Z), CA(SA), RPA(Z), MCSZ

Appointed November 2013

Areas of expertise and contribution
Experience spans several economic sectors and disciplines including production, sales and marketing and information technology

Qualifications
BSc (Hons) (geology, chemistry) (University of Pretoria), MBL (Unisa)

Appointed January 2015

Areas of expertise and contribution
Over 30 years’ experience in all facets of the cement industry, including aggregates, readymix and lime

Qualification
CA(SA)
Appointed 1 November 2019
Areas of expertise and contribution
Corporate Governance, internal Controls and Risk Management. Strategy Development and Implementation, Leadership Development.
Other directorships
Grand Parade Investments Limited, Adcorp Holdings Limited

Qualifications
BCom, LLB, BAcc, CA(SA)
Appointed May 2019
Areas of expertise and contribution
Wide ranging international finance and general business experience in a highly competitive global industry as chief financial officer of Sappi Limited and, post his retirement from Sappi, non-executive positions in the FirstRand group, private equity, industry and construction.
Other directorships
Hudaco, Sasfin Bank, Bravo Group (private-equity owned), First Rand Insurance Company

 

GROUP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Qualifications

  • Venture Capital & Private Equity: IE Business School, Madrid, Spain 2018
  • Senior Management and Senior Leadership: IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland 2006 & 2014
  • The General Manager Program: Harvard Business School, Boston, USA 2005
  • Industrial Engineering: Twente University, Enschede, Nederland 1990 – 1995

Appointed to board 1 October 2019

Areas of expertise and contribution

  • Strategy Design & Execution
  • Budget/P&L/Cash Flow Management
  • Project Management & Consulting
  • Acquisition & Restructuring
  • Post-Merger Integration
  • Customer Value Management
  • Supply Chain & Manufacturing
  • International Trading & Shipping
  • Quality Control & Compliance
  • Back-Office Optimization including Shared Services
  • Employee Engagement

Other directorships

Owner: Striance.com – Online platform to connect change management professionals

Guest Speaker: Various conferences and business schools, Worldwide

Qualification
CA(SA)
Appointed 1 November 2019
Areas of expertise and contribution
Corporate Governance, internal Controls and Risk Management. Strategy Development and Implementation, Leadership Development.
Other directorships
Grand Parade Investments Limited, Adcorp Holdings Limited

Qualifications

National diploma chemical engineering (Vaal University of Technology), MBA (University of Stellenbosch)
Appointed to exco November 2015

Areas of expertise and contribution
Engineering and technical expertise, Operations management and strategic leadership in the Rest of Africa

Qualifications
BA Social Science (University of KwaZulu-Natal), MBA (University of South Africa)
Appointed to exco October 2017
Areas of expertise and contribution
23 years’ experience in human resources

Qualifications
BSc (University of Cape Town), BSc (Hons) Metallurgy (University of Pretoria), Masters in Business Administration (University of South Africa)
Appointed to exco February 2018
Areas of expertise and contribution
Over 23 years of experience in the cement manufacturing, quality assurance and cement process optimisation industries

Qualification
CIS
Appointed to exco June 2019
Areas of expertise and contribution

  • Company Secretarial Practice
  • Corporate governance
  • Risk Management
  • Compliance