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Our Board of directors

As leaders, our challenge is to build competence,
encourage enthusiasm and inspire dedication.
In this light, we place significant emphasis on our core values of partnership and empowerment
reflected by our profit share incentives for
every employee in the business, our focus on
skills transfer, and the opportunities for
career development at all levels
across the operations.

board of directors

1. Giovanni Ravazzotti (76)
2. Luciana Ravazzotti Langenhoven (50)
3. Jan Potgieter (50)
4. Susan du Toit (46)
Position: Non-executive Chairman

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

Position: Non-executive Deputy Chairman
Appointed: 2018

Luciana has 25 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).

Position: Chief Executive Officer
Qualifications: BCompt (Hons), CA(SA) Advanced Management Programme (INSEAD)
Appointed: 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 non-executive director on the board of Fortress REIT Limited.

Position: Lead independent non-executive director
Qualifications: CA(SA), MCom (Financial Management)
Appointed: 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. Susan currently works with a number of organisations in the non-profit sector.

5. Brand Pretorius (71)
6. Ndumi Medupe (48)
7. Brandon Wood (37)
8. Tsundzukani Mhlanga (37)
Position: Independent non-executive director
Qualifications: MCom Business Economics
Appointed: 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 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, Agrinet and Metair Investments.

Position: Independent non-executive director
Qualifications: BAcc, CA(SA)

Appointed: 2014

Ndumi is a Chartered Accountant (SA). She has held various positions including running her own auditing and consulting practice for 15 years and clientele included both listed and state-owned entities in financial services, mining, energy and forestry. Her areas of expertise include auditing, financial management and risk management. Ndumi currently serves as a non-executive director on the board of City Lodge.

Position: Executive director:
Qualifications: BAcc, CA(SA)

Appointed: 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 and served in this position for five years. In 2018, Brandon was appointed as Executive Director: Commercial and Supply Chain, and then as Executive Director: Retail in 2019.

Position: Executive director: Finance and Administration
Qualifications: CA(SA), MBA

Appointed: 2018

Tsundzukani is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and also holds a Masters’ in Business Administration, as well as a certificate in Mining Tax Law. She was previously Financial Director of a JSE-listed property sector company and prior to that, acting Chief Financial Officer of a mining company.

9. Nkateko Khoza (42)
10. Zizipho Nyanga (38)
Position: Independent non-executive director
Qualifications: BCom, MBA

Appointed: 2018

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.

Position: Independent non-executive director
Qualifications: CA(SA), Executive development programme (GIBS)
Appointed: 2019

Zizipho is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and is the Chief Executive Officer of Masisizane Fund, a role to which she was appointed in 2016. Prior to that, she served as Head: Post Investment Monitoring and Business Support at the Company from 2014. Ms Nyanga’s previous experience includes Deal Maker at the Industrial Development Corporation, Financial Manager at Kagiso Media and Senior Manager at EY South Africa. Her areas of expertise are entrepreneurship development, deal making, financial management, audit and risk management. Zizipho currently serves as a non-executive director of Adapt IT and AMAMA NPC.