Board of directors and management


Non-executive directors


TS Munday
Chairman, independent
non-executive director



Appointed to the board from 1 June 2008 and as chairman from 1 June 2009

From 1971 Trevor held a wide-ranging number of financial and commercial management positions both in southern Africa and Europe. In the late 1980s he was appointed finance and commercial director of AECI Explosives and Chemicals Limited. In 1990 he was appointed managing director of Dulux Paints and, between 1996 and 2000, was managing director of Polifin Limited. In 2001 Trevor was appointed executive director and chief financial officer of Sasol Limited with responsibility also for corporate affairs and various other portfolios. Two years later he assumed global responsibility for Sasol’s chemicals businesses. In 2005 and 2006 he was deputy chief executive of Sasol Limited. At the end of 2006 he retired from executive roles and in 2007 became a non-executive director of various companies.

He serves as a board member of Absa Group Limited, Absa Bank Limited, Illovo Sugar Limited, Life Healthcare Group Holdings Limited and Iron Minerals Beneficiation Services (Pty) Limited.

YZ Cuba
Independent non-executive director

BCom (Stats), BCom (Hons) (Acc), CA (SA)

Appointed to the board 1 January 2011
Date of birth: 17 September 1977

Yolanda is the executive director: development and decision support of SA Breweries and was previously the group chief executive officer of Mvelaphanda Group Ltd. She joined Mvelaphanda Holdings’ corporate finance division in January 2003. In July 2007 she was appointed chief executive officer of Mvelaphanda Group Limited, a position she held until the end of December 2010 after concluding the successful unbundling of the company.

Yolanda started her career in marketing with Robertsons’ Foods and then moved to Fisher Hoffman PKF, an auditing firm, where she completed her articles.

She serves on the boards of Absa Group Limited, Absa Bank Limited, Batho Bonke Capital (Pty) Limited, Business Venture Investments No.819, 821 and 906, Mvelaphanda Resources Limited, Reatile Resources (Pty) Limited, Vulani Amasango Investments (Pty) Limited, Z Capital (Pty) Limited and Steinhoff International Holdings Limited.

SD Jagoe
Independent non-executive director

BSc (Eng), MBA

Appointed to the board in 2000
Date of birth: 9 June 1951

Sean, who has 30 years’ experience in banking and finance, is a senior adviser with JP Morgan. Prior to joining JP Morgan, he worked at Fidelis Partners, Morgan Stanley, Rand Merchant Bank and the Industrial Development Corporation.

Sean also serves on the board of Ceramic Industries Limited, National Ceramic Industries Australia (Pty) Limited, and Fidelis Partners Limited and is a director of Peotona Development, a not-for-profit company.

TJ Motsohi
Independent non-executive director


Appointed to the board
1 June 2008
Date of birth: 9 November 1947

Thabang is a leading strategy consultant with over ten years’ experience helping organisations to deal with corporate strategy development and repositioning challenges in changing market environments. He has consulted to major corporate clients such as DBSA, SA Port Operations, Stats SA, City of Tshwane, FFC, Nozala and Transnet.

Thabang spent 13 years at executive level in the Civil Aviation Directorate in Lesotho. During this period he was elected vice-president of the African Civil Aviation Commission for the East African region for three years. He joined Transnet in 1994 and was promoted to the position of transformation strategist at Transnet Group as general manager in 1997 and to chief executive of PX in 1998, a position which he held until January 2000.

Thabang has attended executive management programmes at London Business School, University of Singapore and the Harvard Business School.

KW Mzondeki
Independent non-executive director


Appointed to the board
1 November 2009

Date of birth: 21 September 1967

Kholeka has held several senior finance positions across diverse industries. She was finance director at BP South Africa associate company. She joined 3M South Africa as corporate accountant and assumed the role of general manager finance. She has worked for Eskom in the consulting and treasury departments.

She serves on the audit committees of the United Nations World Food Programme and Lovelife, is a non-executive director of Sentula Mining, Bauba Platinum and is a Council member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in London. In 2008, Kholeka was a finalist in the BWA/Nedbank Businesswoman of the Year competition.

She also provides interim management on a contractual basis for companies in transformational change.

NDB Orleyn
Non-executive director

BJuris, BProc LLB

Appointed to the board in 2007
Date of birth: 13 January 1956

Thandi is a director and shareholder of Peotona, an investment company owned and managed by four women – Cheryl Carolus, Wendy Lucas-Bull, Dolly Mokgatle and herself. She is also a mediator and arbitrator for Tokiso Dispute Settlement. She is a member of the Competition Tribunal. Thandi is an adjunct professor of Law at the University of Cape Town and a member of the University Council of the University of Fort Hare. She serves on the boards of Toyota SA (Pty) Limited, Arcelor Mittal South Africa Limited, Freeworld Coatings Limited, Tokiso Dispute Settlement (Pty) Limited, BP Southern Africa (Pty) Limited and Foster Wheeler South Africa (Pty) Limited.

Thandi was an attorney and regional director of the Legal Resources Centre, national director of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and national director of a commercial law firm. Thandi is an accredited mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.

SG Pretorius
Independent non-executive director

MCom (Business Economics)

Appointed to the board
22 February 2011
Date of birth: 15 February 1948

Brand Pretorius started his career at Toyota South Africa in March 1973. Following a number of management positions in research, planning, sales and marketing he was appointed managing director of Toyota SA Marketing in 1988. In March 1995 he joined McCarthy Motor Holdings and was promoted to chief executive officer of the holding company, McCarthy Limited, in October 1999. He retired as an executive director of McCarthy and its controlling shareholder Bidvest, on 1 March 2011.

Brand has received numerous national marketing and leadership awards. He holds honorary professorships at the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Free State and is a Fellow in Leadership at the Gordon Institute of Business Science as well as at the Centre for Responsible Leadership at the University of Pretoria. He serves on the boards of the National Business Initiative, the Free Market Foundation, the READ Educational Trust and the advisory board of the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Brand serves as non-executive director on the boards of the ABSA Group Limited, ABSA Bank Limited, RGT Smart Market Intelligence Limited, Italtile Limited, Tongaat Hulett Limited and Tata Africa Holdings. He is also a member of the global advisory board of the consultancy firm Alexander Proudfoot.

JC van der Horst
Independent non-executive director


Date of birth: 4 February 1944
Appointed to the board in 1993

Johannes worked for Old Mutual from 1971 to 2002. He was general manager (investments) from 1985

In September 1997 he was appointed to lead Old Mutual’s demutualisation project, which culminated in July 1999 with its listing on the London Stock Exchange and the JSE Limited.

Over the past 25 years he has served on the boards of various companies listed on the JSE. He currently serves on the boards of Assore Limited and Foord Compas Limited.

R van Rooyen
Independent non-executive director


1 November 2009
Date of birth: 23 January 1949

Rynhardt retired in 2008 after 31 years as group general manager of Sasol. During his employment with Sasol he held various financial and commercial positions. At retirement he was a member of Sasol’s group executive committee and director and member of most of Sasol’s major subsidiaries and audit committees.

He is a director of Alert Steel Limited, Brikor Limited and WIP Investments Ninety Four (Pty) Limited. In addition, he is a trustee of the Sasol Pension Fund.

Executive directors


DJ Rawlinson


Appointed to the board in 1992 as financial director and on 21 September 2011 as chief executive officer
Date of birth: 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 21 years, working for CG Smith, GEC and as deputy managing director of Alstom. In 1992 David was appointed financial director of Reunert. He was appointed CEO on 21 September 2011.

BP Gallagher


Date of birth: 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.

With the unbundling of the Barlow Rand Group in 1993, Pat was appointed executive director of Reunert and chairman of Reunert Consumer and Commercial Holdings.

MC Krog


21 September 2011
Date of birth: 6 June 1969

Manuela started her career with Deloitte & Touche where she qualified as a chartered accountant in 1996. She was appointed to the position of audit partner in 1999 and served many clients in diverse industries with a specific focus on manufacturing, tourism and group audits.

Manuela was appointed financial director-­designate on 15 July 2011 and to the board as financial director on 21 September 2011.


A Dickson
Managing director: CBI-electric: african cables

MSc (Eng),MBA

Appointed in 1997
Date of birth: 14 December 1970

Alan studied at the University of the Witwatersrand and gained a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. He spent a short time in the consulting engineering fraternity before joining African Cables as a design engineer

He held several management positions within the organisation before taking up the responsibility heading up all commercial activity in February 2000. He was appointed commercial director in 2007 and held this position until being appointed managing director in February 2009.

CGP Oliver
Managing director: CBI-electric: low voltage

BSc (Eng) (Elec), MBL, Certificate of Competency (Factories)

Appointed in 1998
Date of birth: 29 January 1957

Chris started his career as an engineer in training with Eskom. He joined Armscor in 1986 as programme manager. He held the positions of divisional manager and executive manager at Denel Aviation. Chris joined CBI-electric: low voltage in 1998 as product manager and subsequently held the position of divisional manager until his appointment to the CBI board in 2005. In 2007 he was appointed managing director of CBI-electric: low voltage.

SG Newnes
Chief executive: CBI-electric: Aberdare ATC telecom cables


Appointed to the group in 1984
Date of birth: 4 May 1957

Selwyn joined the Reutech division in 1984 as financial manager. He was appointed financial director of Reutech Solutions in 1987, and served in this role until his transfer in 1999 to the position of operations director where he was responsible for the consolidation and streamlining of Reutech Solutions. In 2001 he was appointed CEO of Reutech Solutions. During his tenure, he was successful in transforming a mainly military business into a well-balanced enterprise of both military and commercial activities.

He was appointed CEO of CBI-electric: Aberdare ATC Telecom Cables (Pty) Limited in September 2010.

DP Coutinho
Managing director: Nashua Limited (Office Automation)


1 September 1987
Date of birth: 7 May 1963

Dave started 23 years ago as a technician at Nashua Ltd and has since worked his way through the ranks to be appointed managing director on 3 November 2011. His knowledge of all the operations within Nashua makes him key to the sales environment.

Dave has studied part time to enable him to face the challenges of each position he held. He completed a management diploma through the Henley Business School as well as a programme for Management Development with the University of Cape Town (UCT). In 2006 he graduated with a Masters in Business Administration through UCT in Systems Thinking.

CJ Radley
Managing director: Nashua Mobile


Appointed 1 July 2002
Date of birth: 18 February 1966

Chris completed his chartered accountant articles at Coopers and Lybrand in 1990. He continued working as audit manager before joining SDD, an IT distribution company in the Siltek Group, in 1995 as financial director.

In 2002 Chris joined Nashua Mobile as divisional director for credit with the main focus on reducing financial risk and exposure and to restructure regional activities. He was appointed to the Nashua Mobile board in 2004 and as managing director on 3 November 2011.

AP Openshaw
Managing director: ECN Telecommunications

BSc Pharm, AEP

1 June 2011
Date of birth: 16 February 1964

Andy is a born entrepreneur. After obtaining his pharmacy degree at Rhodes, he finished his internship at Glaxo Pharmaceuticals. In 1991 he left to setup a national veterinary pharmaceutical distribution group Lakato Vet Ag

In 1995 Andy made the transition to telecommunications when he sold his veterinary interests and took over TDC, a telecommunications business specialising in access network products. Via one of his later investments, Andy became an early channel partner to ECN. Andy sold out of HIH to join ECN on a full time basis as chief commercial officer in 2007. ECN was bought by Reunert in June 2011 and he was appointed managing director on 3 November 2011.

BJ Korb
Managing Director: Quince Capital


Appointed within Reunert group 1 June 2011
Date of birth: 16 February 1964

Bertus completed his accounting articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1997 after which he joined PwC Corporate Finance. He left PwC for the Absa Group in 2001, where he held a number of positions including group capital manager. He founded and headed up Absa Retail Bank’s special projects team before ending
his eight year career with Absa as the general manager: finance for Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance. In January 2009, Bertus was appointed as managing director of Quince Capital.

DP van der Bijl
Chief operating officer: Reutech

MSc (Elec Eng) Wits, MSc (Aerospace) Cranfield UK

Appointed 17 July 2008
Date of birth: 31 March 1956

Peter started his career at Denel (Kentron) in 1979 working on the design of military systems and progressed via various management positions to spending eight years in export marketing. Between 2000 and 2005, he was marketing director for the French design company GECI, based in Paris after which he joined African Defence Systems (a Thales subsidiary in South Africa) as general manager of the Land and Joint business. In 2008 he was appointed as chief operating officer of Reutech and he currently leads the digital television migration and renewable energy initiatives within Reunert.