Our Board of Directors

Mr A Tugendhaft

Non-Executive Director - Chairperson

Appointed: 24 November 1998

Appointed as Chairperson: 3 October 2017

Qualifications:

BA (Wits), LLB (Wits)

Committees:

Member of Remuneration Committee

About Mr A Tugendhaft:

Mr Tugendhaft is the senior partner of attorneys Tugendhaft, Wapnick, Banchetti and Partners. He is an accomplished practitioner in commercial and corporate law and has more than 45 years’ experience in practice.

External Membership and Appointments:

Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairperson of Motus Holdings Ltd.

Ms P Natesan

Independent Non-Executive Director - Lead Independent Director

Appointed: 6 December 2017

Qualifications:

BCom (Cum Laude), BCom (Honours) (Nelson Mandela University), CA (SA)

Committees:

Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee

About Ms P Natesan:

Ms Natesan is the CEO at the Institute of Directors in South Africa, serving as an executive director on their board and overseeing the business growth and performance on a day-to-day basis. Her areas of expertise include governance, finance, risk and compliance as well as strategy development.

She is a corporate governance specialist and a thought leader in corporate governance in South Africa, having penned many articles and papers on the topic. She also holds the prestigious Chartered Director (SA) designation.

External Membership and Appointments:

Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, King Committee on Corporate Governance and Institute of Directors in South Africa; and an Independent Non-Executive Trustee of the Professional Provident Society Holdings Trust.

Ms SH Chaba

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 31 August 2012

Qualifications:

BA (Economics and Industrial Psychology), Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (Wits), Senior Executive Programme (Wits and Harvard Business School)

Committees:

Chairperson of the Social and Ethics Committee and the Remuneration Committee as well as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

About Ms S Chaba:

Ms Chaba is an HR expert and business strategist who sits on a number of boards in the private and public sectors. She works as a consultant and in an advisory capacity as a board member. She runs businesses in the areas of horticultureand construction sectors. She has extensive public and private sector experience at both executive and board levels. In the public sector, she has served in all three spheres of government and in state-owned enterprises such as Gauteng Provincial Government, City of Johannesburg and the Central Energy Fund. She has significant experience in the ICT sector, having served on the Boards of Sita and, USAASA for 9 years.In the private sector, she has experience in the petrochemical, retail, construction and financial industries such as Sasol Limited, AECI Limited, Edgars and Creditworx (A Thebe Investment Corporation (Pty) Ltd subsidiary). She also has significant experience in the Insurance Sector having served as a Non-Executive Director for Safrican Insurance Company (a SANLAM subsidiary) and a Specialist HR Consultant for both the Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity and Indemnity Insurance Funds REMCOs.

External Membership and Appointments:

Director of , Safrican Insurance Company Limited, Dijalo Mbung (Pty) Ltd, Amispan, Azonex (Pty) Ltd, Africa Cornices (Pty) Ltd. and Kgosi Neighbourhood Foundation, a non-profit organisation.

Mr RD Lyon

Executive Director - Chief Financial Officer

Appointed: 1 January 2013

Qualifications:

BA (Economics and Business Law), CA

About Mr RD Lyon:

Mr Lyon qualified as a CA in Scotland in 1983 and then joined Fisher Hoffman Stride in South Africa shortly thereafter. He served as a Financial Manager in Metro Cash and Carry (Pty) Ltd for three years before taking on the Finance Director role in Cashbuild Limited for seven years. He has been with Alviva and Axiz for over 20 years and in general commerce for over 30 years. He fulfils the role of Group Compliance Officer.

Mr P Spies

Executive Director – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Appointed: 27 January 2016

Qualifications:

BComm (University of Johannesburg)

About Mr P Spies:

Mr Spies has extensive experience in the ICT industry having served in various roles, including that of CFO and CEO at Tarsus Technology Group. His experience includes the successful national expansion of various companies, various mergers and acquisitions, the establishment of a channel finance business and expansion into Africa. With over 25 years’ experience, he is a stalwart of the ICT industry, and is well respected by the Group’s customers, vendors and staff.

Mr PN Masemola

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 29 July 2019

Qualifications:

BScEng (Mech) (University of Cape Town)

Committees:

Member of the Social and Ethics Committee.

About Mr PN Masemola:

Mr Masemola is a past director of Cisco South Africa (Pty) Ltd and Cisco Technical Services (Pty) Ltd. He led Cisco’s Smart & Connected Communities strategy in South Africa and assisted the Gauteng Provincial Government with its Broadband strategy. He also led the Internet Business Solutions Group within Cisco Systems South Africa, and was part of a wider group of consultants that collaborated across the world on ICT solutions. Prior to that, he led government sales at Hewlett Packard South Africa where he developed the sales strategy. He has held various senior management and board positions and is currently an investor in start-ups in the ICT, mining and energy sectors.

External Membership and Appointments:

Investor in and director of Datacyte (Pty) Ltd and Mokwatla Industrial Solutions (Pty) Ltd. Director at Bona Lesedi Disability Centre.

Ms MG Mokoka

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 29 July 2019

Qualifications:

BCom (Accounting) (University of Limpopo), Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Financial Accounting) (University of Cape Town), BCom Honours (Accounting) (University of Natal), Postgraduate Diploma in Auditing (University of Cape Town), CA (SA)

Committees:

Member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

About Ms MG Mokoka:

Ms Mokoka is an experienced financial professional with experience in the areas of strategic financial management and corporate finance. Her previous positions include The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited , where her responsibilities included the identification, negotiation, structuring and implementation of transactions, and at Cadiz Financial Services (Pty) Ltd, as a corporate financier offering advice in relation to mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, capital raising, B-BBEE transactions and business valuations. She currently serves exclusively in an independent non-executive director capacity on selected boards.

External Membership and Appointments:

Director of Sanlam Ltd, Palabora Mining (Pty) Ltd, CSG Holdings Ltd and Stadio Holdings Ltd. Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA) and African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA).