Management Board
Louis Du Preez
Louis du Preez (51)

The Supervisory Board nominated Louis du Preez as commercial director and managing director on 19 December 2017. He acted in such capacity until his appointment by the general meeting on 20 April 2018.

Louis obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Stellenbosch and went on to qualify as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1997 after completing his articles. He joined Jan S de Villiers and was appointed a partner of the firm in 1998. With the merger of Werksmans Attorneys in 2009, he became a member of the national executive committee of the combined firm and served as such until early 2017. While practising as an attorney, he advised clients on a variety of corporate and commercial matters. He joined the Group as general counsel in mid-2017. Louis du Preez served as non-executive director of KAP Industrial Holdings Limited from 1 October 2017 until 3 April 2019. He has also served as a non-executive director of Pepkor since January 2018. He currently continues to serve as a director of several other Group companies.

Effective 1 January 2019, the Supervisory Board designated Louis as chief executive officer.

BCom, LLB

Theodore de Klerk (48)
Theodore de Klerk (50)

The Supervisory Board nominated Theodore de Klerk as operational director and managing director on 28 February 2018. He acted in such capacity until his appointment by the general meeting on 20 April 2018.

Theodore completed his articles with Ernst & Young and worked for four years as a corporate tax consultant. He joined Murray & Roberts as financial director of its marine construction operation and spent five years with Gensec Investment Bank as part of its corporate finance advisory unit, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings and related structuring functions. In 2003, he joined Steinhoff as a senior executive with responsibility for corporate advisory services and investor relations. In 2008 he was appointed chief executive officer of SteinBuild, the group’s southern African building materials division, a position he held until 2015. He served as a non-executive director of KAP Industrial Holdings Limited from 1 October 2017 until 3 April 2019. He currently continues to serve as a director of several Group companies.

Effective 1 September 2019, the Supervisory Board designated Theodore as chief financial officer.

BCom (Hons), CTA, HDip (Tax), CFM

Supervisory Board
Moira Moses
Moira Moses (55)

Moira Moses was appointed to the Supervisory Board on 20 April 2018, for a period that runs with effect from the conclusion of the AGM on 20 April 2018 until the close of the Company’s annual general meeting to be held in 2022.

On 22 May 2020, the Supervisory Board designated Moira as chairperson of the Supervisory Board and appointed her as chairperson of the nomination committee. She is a member of the audit and risk committee and chairperson of the human resources and remuneration committee. She graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1987 and completed a Management Advancement Programme at the Business School of the University of the Witwatersrand in 1995. She enjoyed a successful career in the motor industry, holding the position of managing director of Land Rover, Volvo and Jaguar in southern Africa from 2000 to 2004. Moira was with Transnet Limited from 2005 to 2012 and held the position of Group Executive, Capital Projects. She has held a number of non-executive board positions, including Transnet Limited, Viamax (Pty) Ltd, Afrisam Group and MTN Group Limited. From 2007 to 2015 she served on the board of the Public Investment Corporation, and from 2009 to 2018 at the Government Employees Pension Fund. She is currently on the boards of Kansai Plascon Africa Limited and Thusanang Trust, a non-profit organisation focused on child education. With effect from 29 October 2018, she was appointed as non-executive director of Steinhoff Investment Holdings Limited and is a member of the audit committee of Steinhoff Investment Holdings Limited. On 22 May 2020, Moira was appointed as the chairperson of Steinhoff Investment Holdings Limited.

BA

Paul Copley
Paul Copley (45)

Paul was appointed to the Supervisory Board on 30 August 2019, for a period that runs with effect from the conclusion of the annual general meeting on 30 August 2019 until the close of the Company’s annual general meeting to be held in 2022.

Paul is a UK chartered accountant and licensed insolvency practitioner. He spent 20 years at PwC, working principally in Business Recovery Services, in both formal insolvency and restructuring
roles. Most notably, he was appointed joint administrator of Lehman Brothers International (Europe), where he worked full-time from 2008 to 2014. While at PwC, Paul was also joint receiver of OW Bunker, the world’s largest independent marine fuel distributor. Paul left PwC in 2016 to take up the role of CEO of Kaupthing ehf. He currently also serves as the managing director of Aldan Management and is concurrent administrator of Phones 4U Limited. In October 2019, he reprised his role as joint receiver of OW Bunker.

Paul also serves on the board of Noble Group Holdings Limited as a non-executive director.

BA Hons (English Language & Literature), Chartered Accountant (ICAEW), Insolvency Practitioner (JIEB)

Khanyisile Kweyama
Khanyisile Kweyama (55)

Khanyisile was appointed to the Supervisory Board on 20 April 2018, for a period that runs with effect from the conclusion of the annual general meeting on 20 April 2018 until the close of the Company’s annual general meeting to be held in 2022.

She is a member of the governance, social and ethics committee, was chairperson of the human resources and remuneration committee until 30 January 2019 and remains a member after handing over the chairperson’s role to Moira Moses. Khanyisile obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Management and a master’s degree in Management from the University of Witwatersrand in 1999. She has extensive commercial experience working in a number of international companies. She served as group executive of human resources & industrial relations at Allied Technologies from 2003 to 2008, and as group executive of global HR, transformation and sustainability at Barloworld Ltd from 2008 to 2011. She also served as executive head of human resources at Anglo American Platinum Limited from 2011 to 2012 and executive director of Anglo American Southern Africa Limited from 2012 to 2015. More recently, she served as chief executive officer of Business Unity SA from 2015 to 2017.

Khanyisile has won a number of awards throughout her career. For example, she was selected as the “Most Influential Woman in the Mining, Resources and Extractive Sector” from 2012 to 2015 and was recognised as one of the “100 Most Inspiring Women in Mining” in 2014 and 2015. She has also been appointed to various offices at national and statutory bodies. She was appointed to the Employment Equity Commission in South Africa from 2008 to 2012 and elected vice president of the Chamber of Mines in South Africa in 2013 and 2014. She is a member of both the National Planning Commission and Gauteng Eminent Persons Group, and previously also was chairperson of the Interim Board of the SABC, and she served as chairperson of the board of Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) from 2018 to 2020.

MM (Management)

Hugo Nelson
Hugo Nelson (50)

Hugo was appointed to the Supervisory Board on 20 April 2018, for a period that runs with effect from the conclusion of the annual general meeting on 20 April 2018 until the close of the Company’s annual general meeting to be held in 2022.

He is a member of the audit and risk committee and the human resources and remuneration committee. He was a medical doctor before earning an MBA from the University of Oxford and he is also a chartered financial analyst. He has a wealth of experience in the South African asset management industry. Hugo joined Coronation Fund Managers Limited in 1999 as part of the investment team, initially as an equity analyst, then as portfolio manager, responsible for both institutional and retail assets. He served as the chief executive officer at Coronation Fund Managers Limited from November 2007 to January 2013. He has also served as the chief executive officer of Coronation Asset Management Proprietary Ltd, as a non-executive director of Namibia Asset Management Ltd. (from May 2008 to January 2013) and as a director of Coronation Global Fund Managers (Ireland) Limited. He currently serves as an independent non-executive director of Coronation Fund Managers Limited and is the founding partner of Fortitudine Vincimus Capital Advisors (Pty) Ltd. He is also a trustee of the DG Murray Trust and a patron of George Whitefield College.

With effect from 30 August 2019, he was appointed as non-executive director of Steinhoff Investment Holdings Limited and is a member of the audit committee of Steinhoff Investment Holdings Limited.

MBChB, MBA (Oxon), CFA

David Pauker
David Pauker (61)

David was appointed to the Supervisory Board on 30 August 2019, for a period that runs with effect from the conclusion of the annual general meeting on 30 August 2019 until the close of the Company’s annual general meeting to be held in 2023.

David earned a bachelors’ degree in Industrial and Labour Relations in 1981 and in 1984 he obtained a degree in law from the Columbia Law School. He spent 25 years at Goldin Associates, a turnaround and restructuring advisory firm based in New York, retiring in 2015 as the firm’s executive managing director and practice leader. At Goldin, he was senior advisor to companies and institutional investors and oversaw independent investigations of corporate affairs. He has acted as C-suite officer for many companies undergoing reorganisation.

In 2016, he was appointed as chief restructuring officer for Essar Steel Minnesota; the company emerged from bankruptcy and was reorganised as Mesabi Metallics. He has held numerous roles on boards throughout his career and is currently chairman the board of the Government Development Bank Debt Recovery Authority of Puerto Rico. He also serves on the boards of Lehman Brothers (post-reorganisation) and the Residential Capital Trust.

B.S. (Industrial and Labour Relations), J.D.

Peter Wakkie
Peter Wakkie (72)

Peter was reappointed to the Supervisory Board on 30 August 2019, for a period that runs with effect from the conclusion of the annual general meeting on 30 August 2019 until the close of the Company’s annual general meeting to be held in 2021.

He is deputy chairman and chairman of the governance, social and ethics committee. He earned a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Utrecht in 1972. He then joined the Dutch law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek specialising in mergers and acquisitions and corporate litigation and served as the firm’s managing partner from 1997 to 2001. He then became a founding partner of the firm Spinath & Wakkie B.V. in 2010 (renamed Wakkie & Perrick). He served as a member of the executive board of Royal Ahold N.V. from 2003 to 2009 where he also held the position of chief corporate governance counsel. He was heavily involved in Royal Ahold's restructuring and divestment program and became chief architect of its corporate responsibility strategy. Peter has held numerous roles on supervisory boards throughout his career. He is currently a member of the supervisory board of BCD Holdings N.V. He was deputy chairman of the supervisory board of ABN AMRO Bank N.V. from 2009 to 2015 and chairman of the supervisory board of Wolters Kluwer N.V. until 2017. He also served as the chairman of the supervisory board of TomTom N.V. until April 2019.

LLB

Alexandra Watson
Alexandra Watson (64)

Alexandra was appointed to the Supervisory Board on 20 April 2018, for a period that runs with effect from the conclusion of the AGM on 20 April 2018 until the close of the Company’s annual General Meeting to be held in 2022.

She is chairman of the Company’s audit and risk committee, and a member of the governance, social and ethics committee and the nomination committee. She served as a professor in the College of Accounting at the University of Cape Town until March 2018, where her area of expertise was financial reporting and other forms of corporate reporting. She is also a former chairman of the Accounting Practices Committee (Technical Accounting Committee of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants) and is currently the chairman of the South African Financial Reporting Investigations Panel. She has been a non-executive director of Coronation Fund Managers Limited since May 2008 and chair of its audit and risk committee, as well as lead independent non-executive director since October 2017. She is a director of WWF – SA, and until December 2019 she was a board member and vice-chairman of the Global Reporting Initiative, an Amsterdam-based organisation promoting understanding and communication of sustainability issues. With effect from 29 October 2018, she was appointed as non-executive director of Steinhoff Investment Holdings Limited, and on 22 May 2020 she was appointed as the deputy chairperson of the board of the same company.

BCom (Hons), UCT, CA(SA)