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Interim Board of Directors as on 23 June 2017

Note: Some of the profiles listed are currently under review and the latest profiles will be published as soon as they become available.  

 
Mr Zethembe Khoza
 
Interim Chairman
Zethembe, the former head of Customer Services at Telkom, heads up his own investment company, specialising in consulting, civil construction work and building maintenance. He is experienced in infrastructure planning and commercialisation. Zethembe acted as Chief Executive from 12 March to 17 April 2015
 
Sean Maritz
Interim Group Chief Ex​ecutive
(No profile available at present)
Mr Anoj Singh
 
Chief Financial Officer
IFC
Mr. Singh qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2000. He has over 15 years’ experience in Finance; Auditing; Commercial; Strategy Development and Execution; Financial Risk Modelling and Management; Treasury and Capital Project Management. Mr Singh was previously the CFO of Transnet SOC Ltd.
 
Professor Dr. Pathmanathan Naidoo ​

Independent non-executive
SES*, IFC, BTC, ARC
Dr. Naidoo is Professor of Research in Sustainable Development at the Department of Mechanical Engineering Science, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg. He holds the City of Johannesburg Chair in Green Economy and Innovation. He is a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineers, a Fellow of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers, a senior member of IEEE, a member of IET, a member of Cigre and a member of the Institute of Directors Southern Africa. He is a registered professional engineer and a specialist consultant in electrical energy and​ power systems
Mr Giovanni Leonardi
 
Independent non-executive
SES
 
Giovanni is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of experience in both general and project management. From 2004 to 2012 he served as the Chief Executive of a leading Swiss electricity and energy services provider with focus on Europe. He currently holds the seats of chairman and member on various supervisory boards.
Dr Pulane Molokwane

Independent non-executive
ARC, BTC*, IFC, P&G
Dr Molokwane is a Nuclear Physicist and an Environmental Specialist with expertise in Ground water remediation, nuclear waste, process and solid waste management. She has authored 30 peer reviewed papers and a Book Chapter. She is the founder of OLOENVIRON Pty Ltd. She previously worked as Executive Technical Director of South African Intellectual Property Fund; Senior Environmental Specialist at Sasol Technology Pty [Ltd]; and Senior Nuclear Fuel Design Physicist at Pebble Bed Modular Reactor(PBMR). Dr Molokwane holds a few directorships. She serves on the Advisory Body to the President of South Africa( National Planning Commission). Dr Molokwane is a registered Radiation Physicists with the South African Council for Natural Scientific  Profession.  She holds PhD from Environmental Engineering (University of Pretoria), M.Sc. (Applied Radiation Science and Technology), Post-Graduate Diploma (Applied Radiation Sciences and Technology) and B.Sc(Physics) (North-West University).
Dr Banothile Makhubela
Independent non-executive
BTC, SES, P&G*
 
 
Dr Banothile Makhubela obtained PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cape Town in 2011, Master of Science (MSc) in Chemistry by dissertation from University of Cape Town in 2008, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry from University of Cape Town in 2006 and Bachelor of Science (BSc) from University of Zululand in 2005. Dr Makhubela is currently advising/supervising scientific research projects at BSc Honours, Masters and Ph.D level within University of Johannesburg and University of Cape Town. She is Non-Executive Director on the Board of PetroSA. Her skills in research, chemistry in the energy industry is expected to add value to the Board.
MR Simphiwe Dingaan
Independent non-executive
ARC, BTC, IFC*
 
 
Mr Simphiwe Dingaan obtained a B.Com degree from the University of Natal in 1997. Mr Dingaan’s career has complementary corporate and entrepreneurial leadership roles. After working for Rand Merchant Bank and Mondi, Mr Dingaan founded Veraison (Pty) Ltd, an investment holding company specialised in the medical industry. Over a period of three years he led a team that built one of the foremost medical facilities in Kwa-Zulu Natal from concept to completion. His current Directorships, amongst others, include Gateway Private Hospital, Amoricare, Askhar and Dingaan. His skill in Corporate Financial Management, Auditing, Risk and Project Management is expected to add value to the Board.
 
Mr Sathaseelan Gounden
 
Independent non-executive
ARC*, SES, P&G
 
 
Mr Sathie Gounden obtained a B. Compt from Unisa; a Higher Diploma in Accounting (CTA) from the University of Durban- Westville; a Certificate in Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination from the University of Pretoria; completed an Executive Leadership Development Programme at NABA supported by the Harvard Business School and is an Accredited Mediator. He has extensive auditing, accounting, forensics, consulting and tax experience; is an expert in financial reporting using IFRS / SA GAAP / GRAP. He is expected to add value to the Board, with his knowledge in risk management; the PFMA & Treasury regulations; Financial reporting; the King Code on Corporate Governance, the Companies Act and BBBEE.
Board committees:
 
ARC:  Audit and Risk Committee
P&G:  People and Governance Committee
SES:  Social, Ethics and Sustainability Committee
IFC:    Investment and Finance Committee
BTC:   Board Tender Committee
RBP:   Board Recovery and Build Programme Committee
 
Denotes chairmanship of a committee