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DIRECTORS


  Giovanni Ravazzotti (74)
 

Non-executive Chairman

Founder, in 1969, of the Italtile Group and Chairman of Ceramic Industries (Pty) Limited.

   
  Jan Potgieter (48)
 

BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed to the Board in 2014.

Jan is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and has extensive senior level experience in the retail and supply chain sectors, having most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and formerly Financial Director of Massdiscounters (a division of Massmart). He also served as a business manager at Clover SA and spent eight years at SABMiller in senior financial roles. Jan currently serves as a nonexecutive director on the boards of Fortress Income Fund and Novus Holdings.

   
  Brandon Wood (35)
 

BAcc, CA(SA)

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed to the Board in 2013.

Brandon is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and prior to joining the Group, was an audit manager at EY. He joined Italtile in 2010 as Group Financial Manager and was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in 2013.

   
  Susan du Toit (44)
 

CA(SA), MCom (Financial Management)

Lead independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board in 2009.

Susan is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and has held a number of positions within EY culminating in the position as lead audit partner on a number of entities listed on the JSE. Susan also held the position of team leader for a group of audit partners at EY.

   
  Siyabonga Gama (50)
 

BCom (Hons), AEP, CAIB(SA)

Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board in 2004.

Siyabonga is a past Chief Executive Officer of the National Ports Authority of South Africa and Transnet Freight Rail, past Chairman of the Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa, is Honorary Lifetime President of the Union of African Railways and is the Chief Executive Officer of Transnet.

 
  Brand Pretorius (69)
 

MCom Business Economics

Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board in 2011.

Brand Pretorius is a well-known and respected businessman in South Africa, particularly in the motor industry where he held the position of Managing Director for Toyota SA Marketing for eight years and that of Chief Executive Officer of McCarthy Limited from 1999 to his retirement on 1 March 2011. Brand currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Reunert, Tongaat Hulett and Metair Investments.

   
  Ndumi Medupe (46)
 

BAcc, CA(SA)

Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board in 2014.

Ndumi is a Chartered Accountant (SA), and is a founder and director of Indyebo Consulting (Pty) Ltd, a niche company that provides assurance, advisory and consulting services. Ndumi currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of City Lodge, Alviva Holdings and Foskor.

   
  Nomagugu Mtetwa (37)
 

Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board in 2017.

Nomagugu is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and has extensive experience in the financial services and telecommunications sectors, as well as state-owned entities. Nomagugu was formerly managing executive: Finance of Vodacom South Africa and a partner of PwC. Nomagugu currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of the Development Bank of South Africa, Aviation Co-ordination Services, and Equites Property Fund.

   
 

AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE

S M du Toit (Chairman), S G Pretorius, N Medupe, N V Mtetwa, J N Potgieter*, B G Wood*.
* By invitation.

 

REMUNERATION COMMITTEE

S M du Toit (Chairman), G A M Ravazzotti, S G Pretorius, J N Potgieter*, B G Wood*. * By invitation.

 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

G A M Ravazzotti (Chairman), S M du Toit, S G Pretorius.

 

SOCIAL AND ETHICS COMMITTEE

N Medupe (Chairman), J N Potgieter, B G Wood, G A M Ravazzotti*.
* By invitation.