People: Bidvest Group Ltd (BVTJ.J)

BVTJ.J on Johannesburg Stock Exchange

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24 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Cecilia Phalatse

51 2013 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Brian Joffe

67 2004 Chief Executive, Executive Director

David Cleasby

52 2007 Group Financial Director, Group Corporate Finance and Investor Relations, Executive Director

Bernard Berson

48 2003 Chief Executive - Bidvest Foodservice, Executive Director

Anthony Dawe

47 2006 Chief Executive - Bidvest Freight, Executive Director

Lindsay Ralphs

57 2011 Chief Executive - Bidvest South Africa, Executive Director

Nompumelelo Madisa

2013 Executive Director

Craig Brighten

2009 Company Secretary

Douglas Band

69 2011 Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

Alfred da Costa

48 2003 Non-Executive Director

Paul Baloyi

58 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Eric Diack

56 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Alexander Maditsi

50 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Florah Mantashe

2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Sibongile Masinga

46 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Donald Masson

82 1992 Independent Non-Executive Director

Nigel Payne

54 2006 Independent Non-Executive Director

Tania Slabbert

46 2003 Non-Executive Independent Director

Faith Tlakula

56 2006 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Cecilia Phalatse

Ms. Cecilia Wendy Lorato Phalatse has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of The Bidvest Group Ltd., effective March 25, 2013. She holds BA Political Science (Hons) University of Leeds UK, MA Southern African Studies University of York UK. Lorato is a non-executive director of Pick n Pay. Lorato has held various positions over the years including, Deputy Director General in the Office of the President and a number of other positions in the FMCG and Retail Banking sectors. Lorato was a CEO and co-founder of Nozala Investments, a woman led and controlled investment company.

Brian Joffe

Mr. Brian Joffe is Chief Executive, Executive Director of The Bidvest Group Ltd. He holds CA(SA). He has been Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries. Since founding Bid Corporation in 1988, Brian served as executive chairman until his appointment as chief executive in 2004. He has over 33 years of South African and international commercial experience. Brian was one of the Sunday Times’ top five businessmen in 1992 and is a past recipient of the Jewish Business Achiever of the Year award, was listed as one of the Top 100 Africans of the Year in the Africa Almanac in 2001, represented South Africa at the coveted “Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year” awards in 2003, voted the Sunday Times’ Businessman of the Year in 2007, awarded an honorary doctorate in May 2008 by Unisa and selected in 2010 by Wits Business School Journal as one of South Africa’s top 25 business leaders, having made a impact on business in South Africa over the last five years. Listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the 20 most powerful people in African business.

David Cleasby

Mr. David Edward Cleasby is Group Financial Director, Group Corporate Finance and Investor Relations, Executive Director of The Bidvest Group Ltd. Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries and associate companies. David was financial director of Rennies Terminals when Bidvest acquired Rennies group in 1998. In 2001, he joined the Bidvest corporate office where he has been involved in both Group corporate finance and investor relations. David was appointed as an alternate director to Peter Nyman on June 28 2006 and appointed Group financial director on July 9 2007.

Bernard Berson

Mr. Bernard Larry Berson is Chief Executive - Bidvest Foodservice, Executive Director of The Bidvest Group Ltd. He is a Australian CA. He has been Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries. Bernard has 25 years of international financial, administrative and management experience in numerous industries, the past 17 years in the Australian, New Zealand, Asian, South African and European foodservice industries.

Anthony Dawe

Mr. Anthony William Dawe is Chief Executive - Bidvest Freight, Executive Director of The Bidvest Group Ltd. He holds CA(SA). He has been Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries. Anthony has 18 years’ experience in the freight industry with most of those years focused in the South African port environment. Prior to this, Anthony’s finance experience was in London and for one of the accounting firms in South Africa.

Lindsay Ralphs

Mr. Lindsay Peter Ralphs is Chief Executive - Bidvest South Africa, Executive Director of The Bidvest Group Ltd. He holds CA(SA). He has been Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries. Lindsay joined Bidvest as operations director in 1992. In 1994 he was appointed managing director of Steiner and following the acquisition of Prestige, Bidserv was created and Lindsay was appointed its chief executive. During the Group restructuring in February 2011, Lindsay was appointed CEO of Bidvest South Africa.

Nompumelelo Madisa

Mr. Nompumelelo Thembekile Madisa is Executive Director of the Company. Mpumi has had 8 years executive service with the Group and currently serves as an executive director on a number of Bidvest subsidiary boards including Bidvest South Africa.

Craig Brighten

Mr. Craig Andrew Brighten is the Company Secretary of The Bidvest Group Ltd.

Douglas Band

Mr. Douglas Denoon Balharrie Band is Lead Independent Non-Executive Director of The Bidvest Group Ltd., since 13 October 2011. He is Non-executive director of The Standard Bank Group Limited and MIH Holdings Limited. Doug has experience in both commerce and industry and has served in an executive position in various blue-chip listed companies.

Alfred da Costa

Mr. Alfred Anthony da Costa is Non-Executive Director of The Bidvest Group Ltd., since December 8 2003. He holds BCom (Hons). He has been Director of the IQUAD group Limited, Dinatla Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited, chairman of the boards of RGT Smart Limited, and Bidvest Wits University Football Club (Pty) Limited. Alfred is chief executive officer of Ukuvula Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited, council member of the University of South Africa and past president of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber and is also a trustee of the Bidvest Dinatla Trust. He is a director of various subsidiary and associate companies of the Ukuvula group. Alfred has 22 years’ experience in top management.

Paul Baloyi

Mr. Paul Cambo Baloyi is an Independent Non-Executive Director of The Bidvest Group Ltd. Paul is currently the managing director of CAP Leverage Pty Ltd. Until April 2012, has been chief executive officer and managing director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa from June 11 2006. Paul also served as chief executive officer and managing director of DBSA Development Fund. Prior to this Paul had spent 30 years in the Financial Services Sector, with both Standard Bank and the Nedbank group. His last position at Nedbank was as managing director of Nedbank Africa. Paul has been an independent non-executive director on many boards locally and internationally including, African financial institutions. He was a council member of the Institute of Bankers and also served as chairman of the Nedmedical Aid. Other boards include, Old Mutual South Africa, CAP Leverage, ACBF on which he is chairman and Bidvest Bank Limited.

Eric Diack

Mr. Eric Kevin Diack is an Independent Non-Executive Director of The Bidvest Group Ltd. He holds BAcc CA(SA), AMP Harvard. Eric has experience of the South African industrial and mining landscape. He has been integral to the negotiation and conclusion of a multitude of transactions during his corporate and entrepreneurial career. Eric has served on numerous listed company boards; namely: AMIC, AECI, ArcelorMittal, Daewoo, Dorbyl, Haggie, Highveld Steel, LTA, McCarthy’s, Terra and Tongaat. Eric is a director on the board of Adcock Ingram, Bidvest Bank Limited and Bidvest Bank Holdings Limited. Eric is chairman of the audit committee of Bidvest Bank.

Alexander Maditsi

Mr. Alexander Komape Maditsi is an Independent Non-Executive Director of The Bidvest Group Ltd. He holds BProc, LLB (Wits), LLM (Pennsylvania), LLM (Harward), Dip Company Law (Wits). Alex is the current franchise director for Coca-Cola Southern and Eastern Africa. Alex has held various positions in Coca-Cola over the past 15 years. Alex has held various legal positions in companies in both South Africa and the United States.

Florah Mantashe

Ms. Florah Nolwandle Mantashe is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Nolwandle serves as the Transformation executive at Pretoria Portland Cement Limited and has been with them since 2008.

Sibongile Masinga

Ms. Sibongile Masinga is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She has been Independent Non-executive Director of Mvelaserve Limited prior to the purchase of Mvelaserve by Bidvest. Bongi is the chief executive and one of the founding members of the Afropulse Group.

Donald Masson

Mr. Donald Masson is an Independent Non-Executive Director of The Bidvest Group Ltd. He holds ACIS. He has been Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries, Valley Irrigation Limited, chairman of Cashbuild Limited, and a trustee of various pension funds. Donald is a former president of the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut and a former member of the President’s Economic Advisory Council and chairman of the SA Post Office. He has 45 years of diverse business experience in senior executive positions at listed, unlisted and parastatal organisations.

Nigel Payne

Mr. Nigel George Payne is an Independent Non-Executive Director of The Bidvest Group Ltd. He holds BCom (Hons), CA(SA), MBL. He has been Director of a number of companies including the JSE Limited, Mr. Price Group Limited (chairman), Vukile Property Fund Limited and BSi Steel Limited and is chairman of Bidvest Bank Limited. Nigel is a authority on corporate governance and risk management and is a member of the King Committee.

Tania Slabbert

Ms. Tania Slabbert is Non-Executive Independent Director of The Bidvest Group Ltd., since December 8 2003. She holds BA, MBA. Tania is the CEO of WDB Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited a company which, through its shareholder, the WDB Trust, provides women entrepreneurs across South Africa with access to financial and non-financial resources to support their businesses. Nonexecutive director of BP South Africa (Pty) Limited, Discovery Holdings (Pty) Limited, Caxton Holdings (Pty) Limited and Dinatla Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited.

Faith Tlakula

Advocate Faith Dikeledi Pansy Tlakula is Independent Non-Executive Director of The Bidvest Group Ltd. She holds DTech (Legal Studies) Honoris Causa (VUT), BProc (UNIN – now UL), LLB (Wits), LLM (Harvard). She is the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of South Africa, Director of MMRT (Pty) Limited, Lehotsa Investment (Pty) Limited and Khomanani Women’s Investment (Pty) Limited, former Chairperson of Board of the National Credit Regulator and Chancellor of the Vaal University of Technology. Pansy is a member of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights, part of the African Union, for which she is the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa.
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