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Board of Directors

TREVOR MUNDAY Chairman, Independent non-executive director

Time on the board
Appointed to the board: 1 June 2008

Appointed chairman: 1 June 2009

  • Investment Committee
    Nomination and Governance Committee (Chairman)
    Remuneration Committee
    Risk Committee
    Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee

  • Absa Bank Limited (Lead Independent Director)
    Barclays Africa Group Limited (Lead Independent Director)

  • BCom

    Following his formative career, Trevor held a wide range of financial and commercial management positions, both in southern Africa and Europe. In the mid-1980s, he was appointed finance and commercial director of AECI Explosives and Chemicals Ltd. In 1990, he was appointed managing director of Dulux Paints and, between 1996 and 2000, was managing director of Polifin Ltd.

    In 2001 Trevor was appointed executive director and chief financial officer of Sasol Ltd, also responsible 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 Ltd. Trevor retired from his executive roles at the end of 2006 and in 2007 became a non-executive director of a number of companies. Among others, Trevor served as chairman of Illovo Sugar Ltd until its delisting in June 2016.

TASNEEM ABDOOL-SAMAD Independent non-executive director

Time on the board
Appointed to the board: 1 July 2014

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

  • Absa Bank Board
    Absa Financial Services Board
    Absa Financial Services Audit and Risk Committee (Chairman)
    Absa Financial Services Actuarial Committee
    Momentum Health Audit Committee

  • CA (SA)

    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.

SEAN JAGOE Independent non-executive director

Time on the board
Appointed to the board: 20 April 2000

  • Investment Committee
    Remuneration Committee

  • Ceramic Industries Ltd
    Reinet Advisors (UK) Ltd
    Meridian Audio Ltd (UK)
    MQA Ltd (UK)
    Arendale Holdings Corporation (USA)
    Silver Sun Partners LLC (USA)
    Kaenon, Inc. (USA)

  • BSc (Eng), MBA

    Sean has over 30 years’ experience in banking and finance and is an executive with Reinet in London.

    During his investment banking career he worked at JP Morgan, Fidelis Partners, Morgan Stanley and Rand Merchant Bank. Prior to entering investment banking, Sean worked at the Industrial Development Corporation.

SARITA MARTIN Independent non-executive director

Time on the board
Appointed to the board: 1 December 2013

  • Audit Committee
    Nomination and Governance Committee
    Remuneration Committee (Chairman)

  • BProc, LLB, MBA, Certified Commercial Mediator, Executive Coach, Facilitor Faculty at the Institute of Directors Southern Africa.

    An admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, Sarita started her career as a candidate attorney at the Office of the Public Defender. She left public office to join the corporate world in 1999.

    Sarita held various senior positions in the fields of compliance, corporate governance and company secretariat at several listed companies including Standard Bank Ltd, African Bank Ltd, Absa Group Ltd and Anglo American Platinum Ltd.

    Sarita is currently a corporate governance and board secretariat consultant, company secretary and executive coach and an IoDSA facilitator for board appraisals. She also serves as a member of the Litigation Committee of the Financial Services Board (FSB) and has accredited as a commercial mediator and executive coach.

PHUTI MAHANYELE Independent non-executive director

Time on the board
Appointed to the board: 1 October 2015

  • Audit committee
    Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee

  • Comair
    Blue Label Telecoms

  • BA Econ; MBA, EDP

    Phuti Mahanyele has a BA Economics from Rutgers University, USA and an MBA from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. She completed the Kennedy School of Government Executive Education programme ‘Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century’ at Harvard University in 2008.

    Phuti has extensive commercial experience, which includes head of project finance South Africa at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. Prior to that, Phuti was vice-president at Fieldstone, where she joined the firm in New York in 1997 and later transferred to the South African office.

    In 2004, Phuti joined Shanduka heading up the energy business. Phuti served as Shanduka Group CEO from September 2010 to November 2015.

THABANG MOTSOHI Independent non-executive director

Time on the board
Appointed to the board: 1 June 2008

  • Risk Committee
    Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee

  • Lenomo Strategic Advisory Services

  • BSc; Executive Management Programme, Harvard.

    Thabang is an experienced and leading corporate strategy consultant with over twenty years experience in corporate strategy development and long term organizational planning and performance management. His forte and focus is to help organizations to clarify their common purpose and strategic intent and vision and to articulate their strategies and what must be done to achieve their objectives and vision in a dynamic operating context. 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 time he was elected vice-president of the African Civil Aviation Commission for the East African region. He joined Transnet in 1994 and was promoted to chief transformation strategist at Transnet Group, He became chief executive of PX in 1998, a position he held until January 2000.

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

THANDI ORLEYN Non-executive director

Time on the board
Appointed to the board: 23 May 2007

  • Nomination and Governance Committee
    Remuneration Committee
    Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee (Chairman)

  • BP Southern Africa Proprietary Limited (Chairman)
    Ceramics Industries Limited
    Toyota SA Proprietary Limited
    Toyota Financial Services (South Africa) Limited
    Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd.

  • BJuris, BProc, LLB

    Thandi is a director and shareholder of Peotona, an investment company owned and managed by four women. She is Chairperson of the University Council of Fort Hare University and serves on a number of trusts and foundations.

    Thandi was previously an attorney and regional director of the Legal Resources Centre, national director of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and, later, national director of a commercial law firm.

    Thandi is an accredited mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution. She is also a mediator and arbitrator for Tokiso Dispute Settlement.

BRAND PRETORIUS Independent non-executive director

Time on the board
Appointed to the board: 22 February 2011

  • Investment Committee
    Nomination and Governance Committee
    Risk Committee (Chairman)
    Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee

  • Italtile Limited
    Metair Investments Limited (non-executive chairman)
    Tata Africa Holdings
    Tongaat Hulett Limited
    Agrinet

  • MCom (Business Economics)

    Brand 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, the University of Pretoria, University of the Free State and an honorary doctorate in marketing from the Durban University of Technology. Brand is a Fellow in Leadership at the Gordon Institute of Business Science and he serves on the advisory boards of the business incubator InvoTech as well as Alexander Proudfoot.

    Brand is a member of the Board of Trustees of the READ Educational Trust and is an ambassador for the corporate social investment initiatives Partners for Possibility, the Valued Citizens Initiative and the national Rally to Read programme.

RYNHARDT VAN ROOYEN Independent non-executive director

Time on the board
Appointed to the board: 1 November 2009

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

  • WIP Beleggings ( Edms ) Bpk

  • CA(SA)

    Rynhardt held various financial and commercial positions during his 31-year career with Sasol. At retirement in 2008, he was group general manager, 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 trustee of the Sasol Pension Fund and the chairman of the Sasol Pension Fund Investment Committee.

ALAN DICKSON Chief Executive Officer

Time on the board
Appointed to the board: 21 November 2013 and appointed CEO effective 1 October 2014

Appointed to Reunert
1 January 1997

  • Group Executive Committee
    Risk Committee
    Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee
    Group Transformation Committee

  • BSc (Eng), MSc (Eng), MBA

    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 businesses 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 Chief financial officer

Time on the board
Appointed to the board: 15 June 2015

  • Risk Committee
    Group Executive Committee
    Group Transformation Committee

  • CA(SA)

    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 Group human resources and transformation executive director

Time on the board
Appointed to the board: 1 April 2015

Appointed to Reunert
1 September 2013

  • Group Executive Committee
    Group Transformation Committee

  • BA, LLB

    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 13 years of her career within the human resources (HR) domain and has held executive roles in both generalist and specialist positions.

    Prior to joining Reunert, Mohini spent 11 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.

MARK TAYLOR Executive Director

Time on the board
Appointed to the board: 21 November 2013

Appointed to Reunert
1 October 2012

  • Group Executive Committee
    Group Transformation Committee

  • Mark is an ICT industry veteran with more than two decades of experience.

    Mark began his career at Nedbank in the early 1980’s as an IT specialist and worked extensively in the mainframe arena.

    Mark was involved in both the mergers of Plessy into Nedtel Cellular and then into Nashua. He was appointed Operations and IT Director of Nashua Mobile during 1999. Mark served as managing director of Nashua Mobile from July 2003 to September 2008.

    Prior to re-joining Nashua Mobile on 1 October 2012, Mark held various senior executive positions at Vodacom, including in supply chain and logistics, online digital platforms and served as managing director of the Vodacom Payment Services company.

    Mark currently serves as an executive director of Reunert and heads up the Reunert ICT Segment.



Executive Committee

ALAN DICKSON Chief Executive Officer

Time on the board
Appointed to the board: 21 November 2013 and appointed CEO effective 1 October 2014

Appointed to Reunert
1 January 1997

  • Group Executive Committee
    Risk Committee
    Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee

  • BSc (Eng), MSc (Eng), MBA

    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 businesses 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.

MARK TAYLOR Exective Director

Time on the board
Appointed to the board: 21 November 2013

Appointed to Reunert
1 October 2012

  • Group Executive Committee
    Group Transformation Committee

  • Mark is an ICT industry veteran with more than two decades of experience.

    Mark began his career at Nedbank in the early 1980’s as an IT specialist and worked extensively in the mainframe arena.

    Mark was involved in both the mergers of Plessy into Nedtel Cellular and then into Nashua. He was appointed Operations and IT Director of Nashua Mobile during 1999. Mark served as managing director of Nashua Mobile from July 2003 to September 2008.

    Prior to re-joining Nashua Mobile on 1 October 2012, Mark held various senior executive positions at Vodacom, including in supply chain and logistics, online digital platforms and served as managing director of the Vodacom Payment Services company.

    Mark currently serves as an executive director of Reunert and heads up the Reunert ICT Segment.

MOHINI MOODLEY Group human resources and transformation executive director

Time on the board
Appointed to the board: 1 April 2015

Appointed to Reunert
1 September 2013

  • Group Executive Committee
    Group Transformation Committee

  • BA, LLB

    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 13 years of her career within the human resources (HR) domain and has held executive roles in both generalist and specialist positions.

    Prior to joining Reunert, Mohini spent 11 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.

PETER VAN DER BIJL Chief Operating Officer: Reutech

Appointed to Reunert
17 July 2008

  • Group Executive Committee
    Group Transformation Committee

  • MSc (Elec Eng), MSc (Aerospace)

    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. He currently leads the digital television migration and renewable energy initiatives within Reunert.

NICK THOMSON Chief Financial Officer

Time on the board
Appointed to the board: 15 June 2015

Appointed to Reunert
15 June 2015

  • Risk Committee
    Group Executive Committee
    Group Transformation Committee

  • CA(SA)

    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.

KAREN LOUW Group Company Secretary

Appointed to Reunert
1 June 2012

  • Group executive committee
    Group transformation committee

  • B.Com (Law), LL.B (cum laude), LL.M (Tax), LL.M (Corporate Law), Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

    Karen has more than 17 years’ post-article legal experience. She has extensive experience in corporate law and corporate governance, with a particular focus on the Act. She holds a post-graduate qualification from the Chartered Secretaries of Southern Africa in Company Secretarial and Governance Practice. Karen joined Reunert as company secretary in 2012.