BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

1.

JOHN ABBOTT (59)
CFO BSc (TRP), BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)

After qualifying in town and regional Planning, John worked in town planning in Zimbabwe until 1977. He spent some time in the auditing profession until 1985 and then joined the finance department of WBHO in 1989. He was appointed as group CFO and to the board of Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon Limited in 2005.

 
2.

KOBIE BOTHA (57)
PR Eng BSc Eng

Kobie graduated from the University of Pretoria and joined WBHO in 1981, after working for Government and both consultants and contractors. He worked on various contracts within the Roads and Earthworks division and was appointed as a director in 1987. In 2009 as group managing director of the Roads and Earthworks division.

He was appointed as an executive director to the board of Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon Limited and chairperson of the Risk Committee.

 
3.

NOMGANDO MATYUMZA** (46)
LEAD INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA(SA), LLB

Rev. Nonmgando Matyumza is an ordained Minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Pastor of Umlazi in the Natal Conference. Gando qualified in 1993 as a chartered accountant and obtained an LLB degree from the University of Natal.

She is currently serving on the boards of Cadiz Limited, Hulamin Limited, KZN Growth Fund Managers and Khula Enterprise Finance. She is also a member of the Transnet Board of Directors serving on the risk, nomination and governance committees. She is also chairperson to the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund.

         
4.

SAVANNAH MAZIYA* (42)
BCom, (Hons), MBA

Savannah is the group CEO of Bunengi Holdings, a company with mining, infrastructure, healthcare and agricultural divisions. She previously occupied the position of CEO of African Broadcast Network (a large TV network in Africa with over 120 million viewers).

Savannah currently serves on the boards of Rand Water, NRCS and Pinnacle Point Limited.

 
5.

MALCOLM MCCULLOCH (56)* CA(SA)

Malcolm has occupied a senior executive position within the construction industry for many years. He participated in the Advanced Management Programme at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, and is currently on the boards of a number of companies, including Wilderness Safaris Limited and The Kelly Group Limited. He has been a board member since 2003.

 
6.

NONHLANHLA MJOLI-MNCUBE** (51)
BA, MCRP

Nonhlanhla obtained a BA from the University of Fort Hare, an MSc in urban and regional planning from the University of Cape Town and a certificate in technology from Warwick University (UK). In addition she is a SPURS (Special Programme in Urban and Regional Studies) fellow from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (USA) and also holds a senior executive programme certificate from Harvard (USA).

She is a past economic advisor to ex deputy president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka focusing on the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative of South Africa (ASGISA) and Joint initiative for priority skills Acquisition (JIPSA) and currently runs her own company

         
7.

LOUWTJIE NEL (49)
CEO BSc (Eng)

Louwtjie joined WBHO in 1987 after graduating from RAU with a BSc in Civil Engineering and completing his national service. He was appointed as managing director of the Building and Civil Engineering division in 2001 and then as group CEO and to the board of Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon Limited in 2008.

 
8.

JAMES NGOBENI** (58)
BA (Hons) Geography, MCRP

James obtained his masters degree in city and regional planning from the University of Cape Town and a diploma/certificate in housing finance at Harvard University, Massachusetts.

He is currently managing director of Matingi and Associates, a town planning, transport planning and project and construction management company, where he is responsible for the co-ordination and management of finance and operations.

James is currently on the boards of the MAMOET Southern Africa (Proprietary) Limited, Rand Airport (Germiston), Matingi & Associates CC, Ilembe Consortium

 
9.

SHEREEN VALLY-KARA (49)
COMPANY SECRETARY
ACIS

Shereen joined WBHO on 1 June 2007 and was appointed as company secretary to the Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon Limited board on 24 October 2007. In addition to obtaining a certificate as a chartered secretary in 1994, she has completed the management advancement programme at Wits Business School in 1996 and received a certificate in corporate governance from the University of Johannesburg.

         
10.

MIKE WYLIE (60)
CHAIRMAN Pr Eng, BSc (Eng), BCom (Hons)

Mike joined WBHO three years after graduating from the University of Cape Town. He was appointed managing director of the Building and Civil Engineering division in 1988 and assumed the role of chairman in 2002.MIKE WYLIE (60) CHAIRMAN Pr Eng, BSc (Eng), BCom (Hons) Mike joined WBHO three years after graduating from the University of Cape Town. He was appointed managing director of the Building and Civil Engineering division in 1988 and assumed the role of chairman in 2002.

       

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