Board of directors - Executive

From left:
Nick Wentzel, Pat Gallagher, Gerrit Oosthuizen, David Rawlinson


Chief executive
Appointed to the board 1 August 2010
Born 27 July 1955

Nick holds a BCom from the University of Johannesburg and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1977.

His management experience includes working in the corporate finance division of Hill Samuel Merchant Bank, being a general manager in the industrial division of General Mining, and serving as divisional chairman of Tiger Foods. He managed the unbundling of Astral Foods and became the first CEO of that company following its unbundling. Since 2009 he was CEO of Parmalat SA as well as taking responsibility for Africa. On 1 August 2010 he was appointed chief executive of Reunert.

Executive Director
Appointed to the board in 1993
Born 5 March 1950

After completing his articles at Deloitte & Touche, Pat qualified as a chartered accountant. Pat joined the Barlow Rand Group in 1976. He was promoted soon after and subsequently served as managing director for various companies in the Barlow Rand Group.

1993, Pat was appointed executive director of Reunert and chairman of Reunert Consumer and Commercial Holdings.

Commercial director
Appointed to the board in 1997
Born 31 March 1954

Gerrit practised as a lawyer for nine years before joining the Barlow Rand Group as industrial relations adviser in 1987.

In 1996 he was appointed executive director: human resources at PPC Limited and the following year returned to Reunert as an executive director. Gerrit’s current responsibilities include general commercial work and legal affairs.

Financial director
Appointed to the board in 1992
Born 23 February 1949

After completing his articles, David joined Coopers & Lybrand and was then seconded to England for three years.

He has been involved in the electronics and electrical engineering industry for over 20 years, working for CG Smith, GEC and as deputy managing director of Alstom.

In 1992 David was appointed financial director of Reunert.