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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Mohamed Husain (60) Chair, Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the board:1 November 2020

Appointed chairman: 2022

Qualification: B. Proc.

  • Investment Committee
    Nomination and Governance Committee (Chair)
    Remuneration Committee

  • Knowles Husain Lindsay Inc
    Member of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association

  • Mohamed specialises in commercial litigation and has a particular interest in judicial reviews, administrative law, competition law, litigation and medical schemes law. He has been involved in many high-profile litigation matters representing large corporations, banks and the Competition Commission. He is well respected both locally and globally for his contribution to the advancement of the legal profession and the Rule of Law. In 2009 he was appointed for a two year term as President of the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association (CLA) which represents lawyers’ associations in 53 countries – the first South African to achieve this. Mohamed has been awarded at least 20 achievements in his career ranging from being the Past President of the CLA to being appointed as Provincial Electoral Officer responsible for conducting SA’s first democratic elections in 1994 in the Greater Johannesburg Region.

ALEX DARKO (67) Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the board: 1 October 2019

Qualification: MSc (Management Information Systems) Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA)

  • Audit Committee
    Remuneration Committee
    Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee

  • Nkululeko Leadership Consulting
    Absa Group Limited
    Absa Bank Limited

  • Alex is currently a Director at Nkululeko Leadership Consulting- a leadership consulting firm specialising in organisational culture, leadership, change management and strategy. As a management consultant, Alex has assisted a number of organisations and leaders (public and private) to successfully develop and implement strategies, improve leadership and organisational effectiveness, manage change and transform their organisational cultures. He mentors leaders and teams, both locally and internationally.

    Alex has over 30 years’ global multi-industry experience in Europe, the USA and Africa. He held a number of senior management positions at Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (while based in the UK), including Director of UK Shared Services, Director of Finance - Dun & Bradstreet Europe Ltd and Head of European Accounting Re-engineering. At Dun & Bradstreet, Alex established high performance teams and led significant organisational change initiatives in the UK and Europe which resulted in significant cost savings and major improvement in service levels.

    Alex served as the Head of Knowledge and Information (CIO) at AngloGold Ashanti.

    Alex chairs the Remuneration and IT Committees and serves on the Audit and Compliance and Separation Oversight committees at Absa Group.

Dr TUMEKA MATSHOBA-RAMUEDZISI (39)Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the board: 1 April 2018

Qualifications: CA(SA), Registered Auditor
PhD (Leadership)

  • Audit Committee
    Risk Committee
    Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee (Chair)

  • Financial and Fiscal Commission
    National Lotteries Participants Trust
    Ditikeni Investments Company Limited
    Adept Advisory (Proprietary) Limited

  • Tumeka is a CA(SA) and registered auditor with an MCom in Computer Auditing. She also holds a Bachelor of Business Science, with Honours in Finance. Tumeka spent six years as a senior lecturer in Auditing at the University of Johannesburg before going full-time into her own audit and advisory services firm – Ramuedzisi Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors.

    Tumeka has previously served on various committees and boards, including the Morokotso Trust (Implats Employee Share Ownership Programme), and the Complaints and Compliance Committee of ICASA.

JOHN HULLEY (60) Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board: 1 July 2018

Qualifications: NDip ME, MDP (Unisa)

  • Nomination and Governance Committee
    Remuneration Committee
    Risk Committee (Chair)

  • Ceramic Industries Proprietary Limited

  • John is an accomplished operations executive with a successful track record in business leadership, agri-processing, engineering and project management.

    John’s 40-year career started on the shop floor, and he progressed to Managing Director of Ubombo Sugar Limited in eSwatini before he was appointed as Group Operations Director of Illovo Sugar Africa. This position assumed group executive accountability for all aspects of agricultural operations, manufacturing of sugar and numerous by-products, health, safety, environment, quality, capital projects and procurement. His responsibilities spanned 18 manufacturing operations across six countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, including chairing the Enterprise Risk Committee of each of the Illovo Sugar Africa subsidiary boards.

PIERRE FOURIE (61) Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the board: 1 October 2019

Qualification: CA(SA)

  • Audit Committee (Chair)
    Investment Committee
    Risk Committee
    Nomination and Governance Committee

  • Pierre is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and has been an audit partner with KPMG Incorporated (“KPMG”) since 1990. He served on the board of directors of KPMG, and as interim chairman at various times. He also chaired a number of the firm’s committees, including its audit, social and ethics, nomination and remuneration, and transformation committees. He retired from KPMG in 2019. Pierre has also served as a member of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors’ Disciplinary Committee.

    He has a distinguished career in which he served in various leadership roles and gained valuable experience in a wide range of activities, over a wide range of industries, including International Financial Reporting Standards, JSE reporting requirements, assurance, governance oversight, enterprise risk management, compliance and strategy design and implementation.

Ralph Boëttger (60) Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board: 1 March 2022

Qualifications: B.Acc, B. Acc. Hons, CA(SA)

  • Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee
    Remuneration Committee
    Investment Committee (Chair)

  • Ralph served in several management positions prior to his appointment as CEO of Safair in 1996. He served as an executive director at Imperial holdings Limited with executive responsibility for the Aviation, Transport and Logistics and international businesses from 2001 until 2007.

    Ralph was the CEO of Sappi limited, an international paper and pulp company, with operations in the U.S.A., Europe, and South Africa from 2007 until 2014.

    Since 2014 he serves as an independent non-executive director on a number of boards.

SARITA MARTIN (48) Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board: 1 December 2013

Qualifications: BProc, LLB, MBA

  • Audit Committee
    Remuneration Committee
    Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee

  • Grayston Preparatory School Governing Board
    ActionAid South Africa National Advisory Board
    UsPlus Limited
    Nictus Limited
    Equity Express Securities Exchange (Pty) Limited (EESE)

  • Sarita is a Certified Commercial Mediator, an executive coach, a Faculty Facilitator at the Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA), and an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors of South and a Certified Director. She started her career as a candidate attorney at the Office of the Public Defender moving on to criminal prosecution and back to criminal defence. She left public office to join the corporate world in 1999.

    Sarita has held senior positions in compliance, corporate governance and company secretariat at several listed companies.  She is a corporate governance specialist and facilitates Board appraisals, governance training and advisory services for the IoDSA. She is also involved as a guest speaker for the Women in Leadership programme at GIBS and is a judge for the Gender Mainstreaming awards as well as a judge for the IoDSA/IFC annual case study competition. She serves as a co-opted member on the Certification Committee of the IoDSA.

TASNEEM ABDOOL-SAMAD (46) Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board: 1 July 2014

Qualification: CA(SA)

  • Audit Committee
    Investment Committee
    Nomination and Governance Committee
    Remuneration Committee (Chair)
    Risk Committee

  • Absa Group Limited Board
    Absa Financial Services Board
    Long4Life Limited
    Bidcorp Limited

  • Tasneem completed her BCom and Honours in Accountancy at the University of Natal. She has experience as a chartered accountant and served as a partner at Deloitte from 2006 to 2014.

    Tasneem transitioned out of audit to head up Deloitte's advisory business in KwaZulu-Natal. She also served on the Board of Deloitte.

Tina Eboka Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board: 1 March 2022

Qualifications: B.SC (Textile Eng), BSc (Applied Maths), MBA (Operations and Project Management)

  • Risk Committee
    Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee

  • Tina Eboka is a board-level Strategy Consultant with a 24-year career spanning the banking, science/technology research, retail and manufacturing industries in both the public and the private sectors. Tina is a recognised business turnaround specialist who excels at fueling change in South Africa and on the African continent.

    Tina served as Executive Director of Group Corporate Affairs with Standard Bank of South Africa, where she established and led group corporate affairs as a member of the Group Executive Committee. She was previously the executive director of Group Corporate Affairs with Standard Bank of South Africa, and has worked in various leadership roles at the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).

    Tina served as the Group MD of the NTP Radioisotopes group of companies from 2014 to 2021. In 2016, she was elected as vice-chair of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency’s High-level Group on the Security of Supply of Medical Radioisotopes (HLG-MR) and served in this capacity until her term ended in 2019.



EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE AND GROUP TRANSFORMATION COMMITTEES

ALAN DICKSON (49) Group Chief Executive Officer and Segment Head: Electrical Engineering

Appointed to the Board: 21 November 2013; appointed chief executive officer effective 1 October 2014

Appointed to Reunert: 1 January 1997

Qualifications: BSc (Eng), MSc (Eng), MBA

  • Risk Committee
    Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee
    Group Executive Committee (Chair)
    Group Transformation Committee (Chair)

  • Alan completed a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. He spent a short time in the consulting engineering fraternity before joining African Cables as a design engineer in 1997.

    Alan held several management positions in the organisation before assuming responsibility for all commercial activity in February 2000. He was appointed commercial director in 2007 a position he held until being appointed managing director in February 2009. Alan was promoted to managing director of the CBI-electric segment on 25 October 2012.

    On 21 November 2013 Alan was appointed as an executive director of the Reunert Board and as the chief executive officer of Reunert on 1 October 2014.

NICK THOMSON (61) Group Chief Financial Officer

Appointed to the board: 15 June 2015

Appointed to Reunert: 15 June 2015

Qualification: CA(SA)

  • Risk Committee
    Group Executive Committee
    Group Transformation Committee

  • Nick served as partner with Ernst and Young for 18 years before joining Transnet Freight Rail as chief financial officer in 2005. In addition to the normal aspects of the finance portfolio he chaired the investment committee and acquisition committees and was responsible for the negotiations of major commercial contracts.

    In April 2012, Nick was appointed as group chief financial officer at Afrox Ltd. His responsibilities included the financial portfolio, treasury function, procurement and strategy. He joined Reunert as chief financial officer on 15 June 2015.

MOHINI MOODLEY (45) Group Human Resources and Transformation Executive Director

Appointed to the Board: 1 April 2015

Appointed to Reunert: 1 September 2013

Qualifications: BA, LLB

  • Group Executive Committee
    Group Transformation Committee

  • Mohini is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and started her career within the legal profession, where she acquired experience in family, commercial and labour law.

    Mohini has spent the last 18 years of her career within the human resources (HR) domain and has held executive roles in both generalist and specialist positions. Mohini has also completed a post graduate diploma in Human Resource Management (academically). 

    Prior to joining Reunert, Mohini spent 12 years in the retail industry at Edcon, where she held various positions at management and executive level across all disciplines of HR with specific reference to employee relations and remuneration and benefits. While at Edcon, Mohini also occupied the position of principal officer for the internal medical aid scheme and the provident fund.



OTHER GROUP EXECUTIVES

Graeme Eddey (44) Managing Director: Skywire
Segment Head: Reunert ICT

Appointed to Executive Committee: 15 November 2021

Appointed to Reunert: 1 November 2009

Qualifications: National Diploma: Cost and Management Accounting

  • Group Executive Committee

  • Graeme is a cost accountant and holds a National Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting from the University of Johannesburg. He formerly held the position of Managing Director at CBi-electric: African Cables, was the Chief Financial Officer for Siemens Enterprise Communications, and a Financial Director at both Nashua Communications and Cbi-electric: African Cables. He has also held non-executive directorships at BICC Cafca and the Metal Fabricators of Zambia.

    Graeme joined the Reunert Group in November 2009 as Financial Director of Nashua Communications. In 2012, he moved to CBi-electric: African Cables and was promoted to African Cable’s Managing Director in 2014. Graeme was appointed as Managing Director at Skywire in 2019. On 1 October 2020, he was appointed as the Acting Segment Head for Reunert ICT, a position Graeme was permanently appointed into on 15 November 2021.

Karen Louw (47) Company Secretary

Appointed to Reunert: 1 June 2012

Qualifications: Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute

  • Group Executive Committee

  • Karen has more than 20 years’ post-article experience. She has extensive experience in corporate law and corporate governance, with a particular focus on the Companies Act. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute and holds a post-graduate qualification from the Institute in Company Secretarial and Governance Practice. She is one of the authors of the fifth edition of a comprehensive corporate governance textbook entitled “Corporate Governance Director’s Guide”.

Terry Lawrenson 57 Managing Director: CBi-electric: low voltage
Segment Head: Electrical Engineering

Appointed to Executive Committee: 1 October 2021

Appointed to Reunert: 14 January 2019

Qualifications: BSc Electrical Eng., Hons (BSc) Psychology, Mphil Applied Ethics, GCC (Mines & Works)

  • Group Executive Committee

  • Terry is an Electrical Engineer with a Honours degree in Psychology and a Master of Philosophy in Applied Ethics. He has formerly held the positions of Chief Executive Officer at Reid and Mitchell and Actom High Voltage Equipment, before becoming President of Joy Global Africa. Terry joined the Reunert Group in January 2019 as a Strategy Executive and was appointed to Managing Director: CBi-electric Low Voltage in May 2019.

    On 1 October 2021, Terry was promoted to the Segment Head for Electrical Engineering and joined Reunert’s Group Executive Committee.

Trevor Raman (51) Chief executive Officer: Reutech
Segment Head: Applied Electronics

Appointed to Executive Committee: 1 April 2021

Appointed to Reunert: 1 July 2020

Qualifications: BSc Eng (Hons), MBA (Aerospace)

  • Group Executive Committeee
    Member of the Reutech Board

  • Trevor is a mechanical engineer and holds a MBA in Aerospace from Toulouse, France. He formerly held positions as the Head of the Gripen South Africa’s acquisition program, General Manager R&D at Armscor, President and CEO of SAAB Grintek Defence and also as the Head of Saab Group Sales for Sub-Sahara Africa. Trevor joined Reunert on 1 July 2020 and was appointed as CEO of Reutech on 1 October 2020. In April 2021, Trevor assumed the role of Segment Head: Applied Electronics.

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