Our Board of
directors

  • Giovanni Ravazzotti

    Age: 77

    Appointed: Founding member

    Role: Non-executive Chairman

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

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  • Luciana Ravazzotti Langenhoven

    Age: 51

    Appointed: 2018

    Role: Non-executive Deputy Chairman

    Qualifications skills, experience : Luciana has 26 years of experience with the Group, having worked in various roles including HR, IT, accounting, sales and marketing in the South African business, and was involved in the research and establishment of Ceramic Industries' Centaurus factory in Australia. Luciana is currently a non-executive director on the boards of Centaurus Pty Ltd in Australia (appointed in 2000) and Ceramic Industries (Pty) Ltd (appointed in 2006).

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  • Jan Potgieter

    Age: 51

    Appointed: 2014

    Role: Chief Executive Officer

    Qualifications skills, experience : BCompt (Hons), CA(SA) Advanced Management
    Programme (INSEAD)

    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 non-executive director on the board of Fortress REIT Limited.

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  • Susan du Toit

    Age: 47

    Appointed: 2009

    Role: Lead independent non-executive director

    Qualifications skills, experience : CA(SA), MCom (Financial Management)
    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. Susan currently works with a number of organisations in the non-profit sector.

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  • Brandon Wood

    Age:  38

    Appointed:  2013

    Role:  Chief Financial Officer

    Qualifications skills, experience : BAcc, CA(SA)
    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 and served in this position for five years. From 2018, Brandon has served as Executive Director: Commercial and Supply Chain and Executive Director: Retail prior to being appointed as CFO with effect from 3 August 2020.

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  • Brand Pretorius

    Age: 72

    Appointed: 2011

    Role: Independent non-executive director

    Qualifications skills, experience : MCom Business Economics
    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 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 InvoTech and Agrinet, and as non-executive Chairman of Metair Investments.

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  • Nkateko Khoza

    Age: 44

    Appointed: 2018

    Role: Independent non-executive director

    Qualifications skills, experience : BCom, MBA
    Nkateko is the Chief Executive Officer of Dzana Investments, a venture founded by her father, Dr Reuel Khoza. Dzana Investments is a holding company with interests in mining, property, energy, education, health and the ICT sector. She was formerly associate director at Deloitte Consulting where she was responsible for business development and client service.

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  • Isaac Malevu

    Age: 46

    Appointed:  2020

    Role:  Independent non-executive director

    Qualifications skills, experience :  CA(SA)
    saac is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Client Coverage in the Corporate Investment Banking division within the Standard Bank Group Limited. Prior to that he was audit partner at EY. Isaac has been appointed as the CFO of the Industrial Development Corporation with effect from 1 October 2020. Isaac has in excess of 20 years of international experience and thought leadership in a range of specialist areas including finance, treasury, corporate strategy, risk management and corporate governance. His appointment reflects the Group´s continuing commitment to enhancing the diversity of the Board and the expertise available to the business.

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