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Non-executive

NKATEKO PETER MAGEZA   Nkateko (Peter) Mageza (59)
FCCA (UK)
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRPERSON

Peter was appointed as the chairperson of the board on 16 November 2011 following his appointment to the board. Peter was the group chief operations officer and executive director of ABSA Group Limited until 2009. Peter started his career within the audit environment at Coopers & Lybrand and worked as an audit manager within Transnet Limited’s group internal audit services. He became the chief executive officer of Autonet in 1995, the road passenger and freight logistics division of Transnet. Peter is a non-executive director of Sappi Group Limited, MTN Group Limited, RCL Group Limited, Anglo American Platinum Limited and Remgro Group Limited.

     
     
MARTHINUS JOHANNES (MARTIN) CROUCAMP   Marthinus Johannes (Martin) Croucamp (69)
IAC, AEP, AMP
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Martin has spent his entire career in the banking sector, which included being managing director of MLS Bank Limited and a member of ABSA’s executive team, as well as a member of the ABSA enterprise risk management committee. He chaired the Imperial Bank risk and remuneration committees until November 2010. He has extensive general business management experience at executive level, with particular emphasis on strategy formulation, marketing and administration.

     
     
SANKIE DOLLY MTHEMBIMAHANYELE-MAHANYELE   Sankie Dolly Mthembi-Mahanyele (63)
BA, PHD (HON)
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Sankie has been a deputy secretarygeneral of the African National Congress and served in government as Housing Minister for eight years. She was awarded a doctorate by the Central University of Technology in the Free State in recognition of her work in this department. Sankie was the first female cabinet minister to act as State President for South Africa. Sankie is currently a director of Edwin Construction Proprietary Limited, Ma-Africa Film Productions Proprietary Limited and the Central Energy Fund (state-owned enterprise).

     
     
ANTHONY JOHN (TONY) PHILLIPS   Anthony John (Tony) Phillips (68)
BSC (ENG)
LEAD INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Tony was appointed MD of Barlows Equipment Co in 1988, and MD of Finanzauto SA, Spain in 1992. He was appointed a director of Barloworld Limited in 1996 and was CEO from 1998 until 2006. From 2005 until 2007 Tony was the chairperson of Pretoria Portland Cement Company Limited. Tony is currently a director of Austro Group Limited (chairperson), Newman Lowther and Associates (chairperson), Worldwide Fund for Nature, Wasteman Holdings Proprietary Limited, Kansai Plascon Proprietary Limited (vice-chairperson) and Mpact Limited (chairperson).

     
     
TIMOTHY DACRE AIRD (TIM) ROSS   Timothy Dacre Aird (Tim) Ross (70)
BCOM, CA(SA)
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Tim was a partner with Deloitte & Touche for 36 years and retired in May 2008. He led the Deloitte Johannesburg audit practice and served on the executive committee as client service director, as well as on the board and remuneration committees. Tim was the lead advisory partner for a number of multinational clients and headed the Deloitte World Cup 2010 initiative. He is an independent non-executive director of Liberty Life Limited, PPC Limited, Mpact Limited, Adcorp Holdings Limited and CIDA Empowerment Proprietary Limited.

     
     
VELI JOSEPH MOKOENA   Veli Joseph Mokoena (54)
BA, PDM (WBS)
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Veli is a director and co-founder of investment holding company Ninathi Investments Holdings Proprietary Limited. Until December 2010, Veli was CEO of Ukhamba Holdings Proprietary Limited. He was also previously an executive director of Imperial Fleet Services. Veli is currently a director of DAWN Limited, Executive Carport Proprietary Limited and chairperson of Giuricich Brothers Construction Proprietary Limited.

     
     
SALUKAZI (SALU) DAKILE-HLONGWANE   Salukazi (Salu) Dakile-Hlongwane (64)
BA (ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS), MA (DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS)
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Salu is the chairperson of Nozala Investments Proprietary Limited, a company she co-founded in 1996. Her early career experience included: senior investment officer at the Lesotho National Development Corporation; African Development Bank; senior manager – Structured Finance division at FirstCorp Merchant Bank, and assistant general manager at BoE Specialised Finance. Salu is a non-executive director of some of Nozala’s investee companies. She is also a director of MultiChoice South Africa Holdings Proprietary Limited, a trustee of Nozala Trust and Chancellor House Trust.

     
     
  LOUIS LEON VON ZEUNER (53)
B.ECON
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Louis served as deputy group chief executive officer of Barclays Africa Group Limited from 2009 to 2012. Louis obtained a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Stellenbosch and holds several international qualifications. Louis is an independent non-executive director of Edcon Holdings Limited, AFGRI Limited, MMI Holdings Limited, Telkom SA, SOC Limited, Paycorp Limited, Cricket South Africa, Rugby Players Commercial Board and SA Rugby’s executive committee.

     

Executive

JAN LODEWYK (JANNIE)* SERFONTEIN   Jan Lodewyk (Jannie) Serfontein (39)
BCOM (HONS), CA(SA)

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (“CEO”) AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO)

Jannie was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Eqstra in July 2015. He served as Chief Financial Officer of the Group for the past 4 years since his appointment in January 2011. He started his career with Deloitte & Touche in 1999. After completing his training contract, he spent two years in the United States of America in Deloitte & Touche’s Washington DC practice as part of its global development programme. He returned to South Africa in 2002. In 2007, he joined the Deloitte & Touche partnership as an assurance partner in the Pretoria office.