Our board of directors

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

  • Andre de Ruyter (51)

    Andre de Ruyter (51)
    Chief executive officer

    Qualifications: BA, BLC, LLB, MBA

    Appointed: 1 April 2014

    Mr de Ruyter spent more than 20 years with the petrochemicals group Sasol in a number of senior management roles. He was a member of the Sasol group executive committee from 2009 to 2014 and was appointed as CEO of Nampak in 2014.

    Experience and expertise:

    Strategic leadership; commodities, sales, manufacturing and production; economic, finance and corporate structuring; legal and regulatory; people management and socioeconomic development; entrepreneurship; corporate knowledge, governance and risk management; and global experience.

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  • Glenn Fullerton (52)

    Glenn Fullerton (52)
    Chief financial officer

    Qualifications: CA(SA)

    Appointed: 1 September 2015

    Mr Fullerton commenced his career at Deloitte where he completed his articles in 1987. He has held numerous senior finance positions at HL&H and Computicket, before joining the Malbak group in 1995, where he was finance director in various divisions until 2000. Mr Fullerton then joined MB Technologies Group as chief financial officer and in 2009, became chief executive officer until October 2013, when he left on a sabbatical. He became chief financial officer of Nampak in September 2015.

    Experience and expertise:

    Strategic leadership; economic, finance and corporate structuring; people management and socio-economic development; corporate knowledge, governance and risk management; and global experience.

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INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

  • Peter Surgey (64)

      

    Peter Surgey (64)
    Chairman of the board

    Qualifications: BA LLB

    Appointed: 29 July 2009

    Mr Surgey was managing director of Plascon and chief executive officer of Barloworld Coatings from 1992 to 2003. From 1995 to 2008 he was a director of Barloworld Limited and also served as director of Control Instruments (Pty) Limited and NCS Resins (Pty) Limited (where he also served on the remuneration and audit committees). He served as a trustee for 14 years on The President's Award – The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award. He is currently chairman of Eazi Access Rentals (Pty) Limited, chairman of Autozone Investments (Pty) Limited (Ethos Fund V1 Companies) and a director and shareholder of Earth Probiotic Industrial (Pty) Limited.

    Experience and expertise:

    Strategic leadership; commodities, sales, manufacturing and production; economic, finance and corporate structuring; legal and regulatory; people management and socio-economic development; entrepreneurship; corporate knowledge, governance and risk management; and global experience.

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  • Emmanuel Ikazoboh (70)

    Emmanuel Ikazoboh (70)

    Qualifications: FCCA, MBA

    Appointed: 1 October 2013

    Mr Ikazoboh is currently the chairman of the board of Ecobank Transnational Inc. and managing director of a business process outsourcing company in Nigeria, Hedonmark Management Services. Previously he served as administrator of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and chairman and CEO of Deloitte West and Central Africa.

    Experience and expertise:

    Strategic leadership; economic, finance and corporate structuring; corporate knowledge, governance and risk management; and global experience.

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  • Ipeleng Mkhari (45)

        

    Ipeleng Mkhari (45)

    Qualifications: BA

    Appointed: 1 October 2013

    Ms Mkhari is the co-founder and CEO of Motseng Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited, a diversified investment holding company that was founded in 1998 and operates in South Africa and other African countries. She is also a director of Kap Industrial Holdings Limited and the South African Property Owners Association.

    Experience and expertise:

    Strategic leadership; entrepreneurship; and risk management.

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  • Kholeka Mzondeki (52)

    Kholeka Mzondeki (52)

    Qualifications: FCCA – UK, BComm, Dip (Investment Management)

    Appointed: 1 September 2019

    Ms Mzondeki currently leads a portfolio career, sitting on several JSE listed company boards as an independent non-executive director and consults on financial/wealth management. She is an internationally (United Kingdom) qualified chartered accountant and has extensive experience in senior finance executive roles. She was chosen by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) as an Ambassador and on the audit committee of the United Nations World Food Programme.

    Experience and expertise:

    Strategic leadership; manufacturing and production; risk management; economic, finance and corporate structuring; corporate knowledge, governance and risk management; and global experience.

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  • Clifford Raphiri (56)

        

    Clifford Raphiri (56)

    Qualifications: PGDip Mechanical Engineering, BSc ((Honours) Mechanical Engineering) and MBA

    Appointed: 1 March 2019

    Mr Raphiri is a senior executive with deep proven, operational and strategic experience gained as a director of a listed bluechip company for many years. He was the manufacturing and technical director of South African Breweries and is currently the executive director of Phetogo Investments. He also serves as a non-executive director and chairman of Adcock Ingram Holdings and a non-executive director of the Thesele Group.

    Experience and expertise:

    Strategic leadership; manufacturing and production; risk management; people management and socio-economic development; and global experience.

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  • Simon Ridley (64)

        

    Simon Ridley (64)

    Qualifications: B Comm, Dip Acc (postgraduate) CA(SA)

    Appointed: 1 March 2019

    Mr Ridley was the group financial director of Standard Bank Group until his retirement in 2016. He currently serves on a number of boards including as non-executive director and chairman of Standard Advisory London Limited, Standard Bank London Holdings Limited, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC (Nigeria) and non-executive director of Liberty Holdings Limited and Liberty Group Limited.

    Experience and expertise:

    Strategic leadership; risk management; economic, finance and corporate structuring; legal and regulatory; corporate knowledge, governance and risk management; and global experience.

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  • Lesego Sennelo (42)

    Lesego Sennelo (42)

    Qualifications: BCompt, BCom Honours (Accounting), Higher Diploma (Auditing), CA(SA)

    Appointed: 22 November 2019

    Ms Sennelo is the founder and managing director of Gosele Advisory Services, a financial advisory consultancy. She currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of OneLogix Group Limited, Oceana Group Limited, Redefine Properties Limited, Reef Tankers, and Ohorongo Cement in Namibia. She is also a board member and treasurer of the International Women's Forum of South Africa (IWFSA). She is a qualified chartered accountant with vast experience in both the private and public sectors, spanning over 15 years.

    Experience and expertise:

    Strategic leadership, economic, finance and corporate structuring, people management and socio-economic development, entrepreneurship, corporate knowledge, governance and risk management and global experience.

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Board committees:   Nominations and remuneration committee Audit and risk committee Social, ethics and transformation committee