Board Profiles

Mteto Nyati - Chairperson

Mteto Nyati is a former Chief Executive Officer of MTN SA and Altron. He has held senior leadership and executive roles in multinational IT companies such as IBM and Microsoft. In 2004, Mr Nyati was named one of Yale University's World Fellows on Global Leadership.

Daniel Leseja Morakane - Group Chief Executive

Dan Leseja Marokane is a seasoned turnaround expert, a charismatic and inspirational leader, with a proven track record of disciplined execution in operational, strategic and change leadership roles in large organisations. He has led operations across the oil, gas, power/energy and manufacturing sectors where he has overseen procurement budgets of over R100 billion and capex budgets of R60 billion annually, achieving cashflow improvements of R3 billion over a two-year period and facilitating asset disposals of R6.5 billion. Prior to taking the helm at Eskom, Dan led staff complements of up to 35 000 people.

He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering (UCT) an MSc Petroleum Eng (London) and an MBA (UCT). He is passionate about people, helping them realise their inherent value and full potential, which is critical to driving performance.

Calib Cassim - Chief Financial Officer

Calib Cassim is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who leads and oversees all aspects of the company’s financial strategy. He provides strategic guidance to Eskom’s Executive Committee and Board on key regulatory issues on long-term financial plans and Economic Regulatory strategy, amongst others, in accordance with Nersa’s various pricing mechanisms. 

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also holds a master’s degree in business leadership (MBL). In his previous role as the General Manager for Financial Planning and Economic Regulation he was responsible for price application for electricity prices to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa).

Dr Rod Crompton - Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr Rod Crompton is the Director of the Energy Leadership Centre at Wits Business School, South Africa. Previously, he ran Crompton Consulting specialising in energy, economic regulation and industrial policy using his experience acquired over nearly 40 years in the energy and chemical fields in various African countries. He was a full-time board member of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) for 11 years. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Director-General at the Department of Minerals and Energy where he was responsible for hydrocarbons and energy planning for nine years. Dr Crompton has also worked at the Department of Trade and Industry and was the Managing Director of the Minerals and Energy Policy Centre. He has served on the boards of the Minerals and Energy Education and Training Institute, CEF (Pty) Ltd, PetroSA (Pty) Ltd, Soekor (Pty) Ltd and iGas (Pty) Ltd.

Dr Busiswe Vilakazi - Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr Busisiwe Vilakazi is a senior researcher in the field of medical device development at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). She is a millennial board member with expertise in ICT, Research and Innovation, Data Science and Analytics, Strategy and Digital Transformation.

Dr Claudelle von Eck - Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr Claudelle von Eck is an organisational development and change manager and the former Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Internal Auditors of South Africa (IIA SA). She serves on oversight bodies including the Department of International Relations and Cooperation’s (DIRCO) Audit Committee, the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) Board, and the Remuneration and Social and Ethics Committee. Dr von Eck is a fellow member of the Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA) and a member of the Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA).

Dr Tsakani Mthombeni - Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr Tsakani Mthombeni obtained a BSc, MSc and PhD in Electrical Engineering. He served as an external examiner at the University of Pretoria, University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University. He was the Chairperson of the Energy Intensive Users Group (EIUG) of South Africa. Dr Mthombeni is the Executive of Sustainable Development at Implats, where he is responsible for developing and implementing the group’s Sustainable Development Strategy. Prior to this role, he was Vice President: Group Head of Carbon and Energy at Gold Fields, leading Gold Fields’s Energy Management and Climate Change Strategy.

Ayanda Mafuleka - Independent Non-Executive Director

Ayanda Mafuleka is a Chartered Accountant. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (FASSET) implementing the strategic direction of the SETA. She is the former Chief Financial Officer of the National Credit Regulator (NCR).

Bheki Ntshalintshali - Independent Non-Executive Director

Bheki Ntshalintshali is a former trade unionist and has previously served as the former General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) having been elected in 2015. Mr Ntshalintshali worked at Sasol, where he joined the Chemical Workers’ Industrial Union (CWIU). In 1994, Mr Ntshalintshali was elected as Deputy General Secretary of the CWIU, but stood down the following year, to study in England. He returned to South Africa in 1996 and took part in the talks which merged the CWIU into the new Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (CEPPWAWU). Later in the year, he became the Organising Secretary of COSATU, rising to become Deputy General Secretary.

Clive Le Roux - Independent Non-Executive Director

Clive Le Roux is a Chief Nuclear Officer at Eskom and an experienced Power Station Manager at Matimba Power Station and Koeberg Nuclear Power Station. He spent the last 10 years in Eskom as a Consultant (Greybeard) as well as a Human Resource Consultant - technically sound with good people skills.

Fathima Gany - Independent Non-Executive Director

Fathima Gany is a financial professional, registered as a full member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Her career, which spans over 20 years, is predominantly in the role of finance leadership for global, multinational and state-owned entities across Africa and the Middle East. Her broad scope of authority as a senior finance executive includes strategic, corporate and operational finance, accounting, treasury, taxation, contracts, procurement and public finance.

Leslie Mkhabela - Independent Non-Executive Director

Leslie Mkhabela is the founder and chairman of Mkhabela Huntley Attorneys (MHA). He has over 24 years experience practising as an attorney in South Africa. He has provided advice on a variety of complex matters and transactions to the firm’s vast client base, which comprises public and private companies, industry regulators, high-net-worth individuals, and eminent persons. Mr Mkhabela has been recognised by Best Lawyers in the Dispute Resolution category. Leslie is an attorney with experience in regulated industries; providing legal opinions and general legal advice, litigation and arbitration in commercial disputes, judicial reviews, and constitutional and administrative law.

Lwazi Gongwana - Independent Non-Executive Director

Lwazi Gonqwana is an engineer by profession with 25 years of working experience in manufacturing, construction, financial services, logistics, energy and government services. He has worked for multiple organisations including Unilever, Tiger Brands, Barclays Africa, Transnet, and the Department of Public Enterprises.

Tryphosa Ramano - Independent Non-Executive Director

Tryphosa Ramano is a qualified and registered Chartered Accountant (CA) with extensive experience in financial services and various other key economic sectors. She has made and continues to make a significant contribution to the public sector, banking and financial services, mining, manufacturing and aviation industries through various leadership and management roles. Currently, Ms Ramano is self-employed as a consultant and serves as a board member of the International Women's Forum South Africa (IWFSA) and the Solidarity Fund. Her previous executive positions are as follows: Chief Financial Officer for WIPHOLD and Chief Financial Officer for South African Airways (SAA). Her previous directorships are as follows: Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), Adcorp, Sasria, SAA, Landbank, DBSA, Board of Auditors at African Union, PPC Ltd, USB Executive Development (USB-ED), South African Express Ltd and PPC subsidiaries outside of South Africa.