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TS Munday
Chairman, independent non-executive director
Director of companies BCom
Appointed to the board from 1 June 2008 and as chairman from 1 June 2009
Date of birth: 12 September 1949
Since 1971, Trevor has held a wide range of financial and commercial management positions both in southern Africa and Europe. In the late 1980s, he was appointed finance and commercial director of AECI Explosives and Chemicals Limited. In 1990 he was appointed managing director of Dulux Paints and, between 1996 and 2000, was managing director of Polifin Limited.

In 2001 Trevor was appointed executive director and chief financial officer of Sasol Limited with responsibility also for corporate affairs and various other portfolios. Two years later he assumed global responsibility for Sasol’s chemicals businesses.

In 2005 and 2006 he held the position of deputy chief executive of Sasol Limited. Trevor retired from his executive roles at the end of 2006 and in 2007 became a non-executive director of a number of companies.

He serves as a board member of Barclays Africa Group Limited, Absa Bank Limited, Illovo Sugar Limited, Life Healthcare Group Holdings Limited and Iron Minerals Beneficiation Services Proprietary Limited.
 
 
SD Jagoe
Independent non-executive director
Investment banker BSc (Eng), MBA
Appointed to the board in 2000
Date of birth: 9 June 1951
Sean has over 30 years’ experience in banking and finance and is an executive with Reinet Limited in London. His investment banking career includes experience gained at JP Morgan, Fidelis Partners, Morgan Stanley and Rand Merchant Bank. Prior to entering investment banking, he worked at the Industrial Development Corporation.

Sean also serves on the board of Ceramic Industries Limited.
 
 
S Martin
Independent non-executive director
LLB, MBA
Appointed to the board: 1 December 2013
Date of birth: 19 March 1972
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 has held various senior positions in the fields of compliance, corporate governance and company secretariat at several listed companies including Standard Bank Limited, African Bank Limited, Absa Group Limited and Anglo American Platinum Limited.

Sarita is currently a corporate governance and board secretariat consultant, company secretary coach and an Institute of Directors facilitator for board appraisals. She also serves as a member of the Litigation Committee of the Financial Services Board (FSB).
 
 
LM Mojela
Independent non-executive director
Director of companies Bcom
Appointed to the board from 1 April 2013
Date of birth: 23 April 1956
Louisa is a founder and Group CEO of Wiphold. Louisa has held positions at Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank, the Development Bank of Southern Africa and the Lesotho National Development Corporation.

Louisa received a Bachelor of Commerce from the National University of Lesotho and later completed the Executive Leadership Programme at Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Louisa serves on several boards including Distell, Sun International, USB-ED, Sasol Mining and Life Healthcare Group Holdings Limited.
 
 
TJ Motsohi
Independent non-executive director
Strategy consultant BSc
Appointed to the board 1 June 2008
Date of birth: 9 November 1947
Thabang is a leading strategy consultant with over 15 years’ experience helping organisations with corporate strategy development and repositioning challenges in changing market environments. 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 vicepresident 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, as general manager in 1997 and to chief executive of PX in 1998, a position which he held until January 2000.

Thabang has attended executive management programmes at the London Business School, the University of Singapore and Harvard Business School.
 
 
NDB Orleyn
Non-executive director
Director of companies BJuris, BProc, LLB
Appointed to the board in 2007
Date of birth: 13 January 1956
Thandi is a director and shareholder of Peotona, an investment company owned and managed by four women – Cheryl Carolus, Wendy Lucas-Bull, Dolly Mokgatle and herself. Thandi is an adjunct professor of Law at the University of Cape Town and a member of the University Council of the University of Fort Hare. She serves on the boards of BP Southern Africa Proprietary Limited as chairman, Impala Platinum Holdings Limited, Toyota SA Proprietary Limited, Tokiso Dispute Settlement Proprietary Limited and Foster Wheeler South Africa Proprietary Limited. She also serves on a number of trusts and foundations.

Thandi was an attorney and regional director of the Legal Resources Centre, national director of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and 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.
 
 
SG Pretorius
Independent non-executive director
Director of companies MCom (Business Economics)
Appointed to the board 22 February 2011
Date of birth: 15 February 1948
Brand Pretorius 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 as well as at the Centre for Responsible Leadership at the University of Pretoria. He serves on the board of the READ Educational Trust and on the advisory board of the University of Stellenbosch Business School. He is also the vicechairman of Business Against Crime South Africa.

Brand serves as non-executive director on the boards of the Barclays Africa Group Limited, Tongaat Hulett Limited and Tata Africa Holdings. He is the non-executive chairman of Italtile Limited and is also a member of the global advisory board of the consultancy firm Alexander Proudfoot.
 
 
JC van der Horst
Independent non-executive director
Director of companies BA, LLD
Appointed to the board in 1993
Date of birth: 4 February 1944
Johannes worked for Old Mutual from 1971 to 2002. He was general manager (investments) from 1985 to 1997.

In September 1997 he was appointed to lead Old Mutual’s demutualisation project, which culminated in July 1999 with its listing on the London Stock Exchange and the JSE Limited.

Over the past 25 years he has served on the boards of various JSE-listed companies. He currently serves on the board of Foord Compass Limited.
 
 
R van Rooyen
Independent non-executive director
Director of companies CA (SA)
Appointed to the board 1 November 2009
Date of birth: 23 January 1949
Rynhardt retired in 2008 after 31 years as group general manager of Sasol. He held various financial and commercial positions during his career with Sasol. At retirement he was 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 member of the Sasol Pension Fund Investment Committee.
DJ Rawlinson
Chief executive
CA (SA)
Appointed to the board in 1992 as financial director and on 21 September 2011 as chief executive officer
Date of birth: 23 February 1949
After completing his articles, David joined Coopers & Lybrand and was then seconded to England for a number of years.

He has been involved in the electronics and electrical engineering industry for over 21 years, working for CG Smith, GEC South Africa and as deputy managing director of GEC Alstom South Africa. In 1992 David was appointed financial director of Reunert. He was appointed CEO of Reunert on 21 September 2011.
 
 
MC Krog
Chief financial officer
CA (SA)
Appointed to the board 21 September 2011
Date of birth: 6 June 1969
Prior to joining Reunert, Manuela spent 18 years in the accounting and auditing profession with Deloitte & Touche South Africa, mainly in the audit division, where she served clients across a range of industries.

Manuela is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
 
 
AE Dickson
Executive director: CBI-electric
MSc (Eng), MBA
Appointed to the board 21 November 2013
Date of birth: 14 December 1970
Alan completed a Masters 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 within the organisation before assuming responsibility for all commercial activity in February 2000. He was appointed commercial director in 2007 and held this position until being appointed managing director in February 2009. Alan was promoted to managing director of CBI-electrical businesses on 25 October 2012. The African Cables and Low and Medium Voltage operations report to him.
 
 
MAR Taylor
Executive director: Nashua
Appointed to the board on 21 November 2013
Date of birth: 15 June 1963
Mark is an ICT industry veteran with more than two decades of experience. Prior to re-joining Nashua Mobile on 1 October 2012, Mark was the managing director of Vodacom Payment Services (M-PESA) as well as managing executive for Vodacom’s Supply Chain and Logistics divisions.

Mark joined Vodacom from Nashua Mobile, where he was MD from July 2003 to September 2008. During this time he was instrumental in transforming Nashua Mobile from a corporate-focused business into a multi-channel company.

Mark began his career as an IT specialist where he worked extensively in the mainframe arena in the banking industry and in the consolidation of IT systems.

He was the project manager responsible for the merger of Plessey and Nedtel in 1999, and played the same role when Nedtel and Nashua merged to form Nashua Mobile in 2001.
AP Openshaw
Managing director: Nashua Communications
BSc Pharm, AEP
Appointed to the Reunert group 1 June 2011
Date of birth: 16 February 1964
Andy is a born entrepreneur. After obtaining his pharmacy degree at Rhodes (1985), he joined Glaxo Pharmaceuticals. In 1991 he left to assist in setting up national veterinary pharmaceutical distribution group Lakato Vet Ag.

In 1995 Andy made the transition to telecommunications when he sold his veterinary interests and took over TDC, a telecommunications business specialising in access network products. Andy became an early channel partner to ECN which he invested in and joined full-time as chief commercial officer in 2007. ECN was bought by Reunert in June 2011 and he was appointed managing director on 3 November 2011.

Andy was promoted to Nashua Communications managing director on 1 October 2012 following the merger of the ECN and Communications entities.
 
 
DP van der Bijl
Chief operating officer: Reutech
MSc (Elec Eng), MSc (Aerospace)
Appointed 17 July 2008
Date of birth: 31 March 1956
Peter started his career at Denel in 1979 working on the design of military systems and progressed via various management positions to spend eight years in export marketing.

Between 2000 and 2005, Peter was marketing director for the French design company GECI, based in Paris, after which he joined Thales Defence South Africa as general manager of the Land and Joint business. Peter was appointed chief operating officer of Reutech in 2008 and he currently leads the digital television migration initiative in Reunert.

Peter is managing director of Reutech Proprietary Limited.
 
 
MW de Beer
Chief executive: Reutech Communications
BSc (Elec Eng)
Appointed to the group in 1989
Date of birth: 3 August 1965
Martin joined the group as an electronic design engineer in 1989 and held a number of management positions in engineering, operations and programme management until his appointment as engineering director in 1998. He was appointed chief executive of Reutech Communications in October 2002.
 
 
DG Hallas
Acting chief executive: Nashua
MBA
Appointed 1 February 1991
Date of birth: 16 July 1967
Dave joined Nashua in February 1991 as a sales executive working for both Nashua Limited and Nashua North. Being employed back at Limited as fax product manager he progressed to group product manager and then marketing manager. He was appointed marketing director in 2009. Dave completed his MBA at the Henley Business School and currently heads up Nashua Office Automation as acting chief executive officer.
 
 
CF Kies
Chief executive: Reutech Radar Systems
BEng (Elec), MEng (Elec), EMBA
Appointed to the group in 1988
Date of birth: 9 September 1963
Carl joined Reutech Radar Systems as a graduate design engineer in 1988. During 1993 he became involved as a system design engineer working on maritime defence systems at Maritech. From 1997 Carl performed various roles such as systems architect and project manager in the IT industry, working with companies such as Old Mutual and Dimension Data. In 2002 he founded a software engineering firm Acuo Technologies, as part of the Reunert group. Carl became chief executive of Reutech Radar Systems in 2010.
 
 
BJ Korb
Managing director: Quince Capital
CA (SA)
Appointed 1 January 2009
Date of birth: 20 February 1975
Bertus completed his articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1997 after which he joined PwC Corporate Finance. In 2001 he left PwC for the Absa Group, where he held a number of positions, including group capital manager. He founded and headed up Absa Retail Bank’s special projects team before ending his eight year career with Absa as general manager: finance for Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance. Bertus was appointed as managing director of Quince Capital in January 2009.
 
 
DF Kruger
Chief executive: Reutech Solutions
NDT (Ind Eng), MDP (Unisa)
Appointed to the group in 1982
Date of birth: 8 February 1957
Frik joined the group in 1982 as project planner. He held a number of management positions in projects, production and business development before being transferred to Reunert in 1996 to manage the Reunert supply chain optimisation project. On completion of the project Frik worked at Panasonic and Saco Systems.

In 2001, he joined Reutech Radar Systems to establish a Gauteng liaison and project office. From 2004 until his appointment as chief executive of Reutech Solutions in September 2010, he was a member of the Reutech radar business development group.
 
 
SG Newnes
Chief executive: CBI-electric: Aberdare ATC Telecom Cables
BCompt
Appointed to the group in 1984
Date of birth: 4 May 1957
Selwyn joined the Reutech division in 1984 as financial manager and was appointed financial director of Reutech Solutions in 1987. He held this position until 1999 when he became operations director, responsible for the consolidation and streamlining of Reutech Solutions. In 2001 he was appointed CEO of Reutech Solutions. During his tenure, he started transforming a mainly military business into a well-balanced enterprise of both military and commercial activities. He was appointed CEO of CBI-electric: Aberdare ATC Telecom Cables Proprietary Limited in September 2010.
 
 
NG Stopforth
managing director: PANSOLUTIONS
Appointed to the group in 1990
Date of birth: 27 December 1961
After completing a national diploma in cost and management accounting at the Port Elizabeth Technikon, and spending a few years at the SARS special investigative division, Neil joined the company in 1990 as administration manager in Port Elizabeth. He has held many positions across a variety of divisions in the business. Neil was appointed managing director of PanSolutions in January 2012.
 
 
MK Tucker
Chief executive: Reutech Fuchs Electronics
BEng (Elec)
Appointed to the group in 1984
Date of birth: 30 November 1960
Mike obtained a Bachelor’s degree in light current electrical engineering from Stellenbosch University. He joined Fuchs Electronics as an electronic engineer in 1984 and filled various roles before being appointed technical director in 1998. In 2001, he completed a programme for management development at Harvard Business School. He was appointed chief executive in 2005.

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K Louw
Group company secretarial and compliance manager
BCom (Law), LLM (Tax), LLM (Corporate Law), Admitted Attorney of the High Court
Date of birth: 3 March 1974
Karen has more than 14 years’ legal experience. Karen worked in the corporate law advisory practice of KPMG from 2004. She has extensive experience in corporate law, with a particular focus on the Companies Act.

Karen joined Reunert on 1 June 2012 as group company secretarial and compliance manager.