Director of Companies
Bachelor of Economics, Chartered Director (SA)
Louis (60) currently serves as a non-executive director on the Boards of Transnet SOC Limited, Telkom SA SOC Limited, FirstRand Group Limited and First National Bank. He also serves on the Council of the University of Free State and is involved with two family businesses: Mahela (Pty) Ltd and Wilde Klawer (Pty) Ltd. With the exception of Tongaat, he is a member of the Audit and Risk Committees on all the Boards on which he serves. Before this, he had a long career at ABSA Group where he ultimately served as Deputy Group Chief Executive from 2009 to 2012.
He was appointed to the Tongaat Hulett Board on 10 December 2018.
Chief Executive Officer
Gavin (50) is an accomplished business executive with considerable experience in diverse and challenging markets within the alcoholic beverages industry. He was previously the Beer Group President and Chief Executive Officer of Anadolu Efes, a company listed on the Turkish stock exchange. Before this, Gavin served as the Managing Director of Anadolu Efes’ beer businesses in Turkey and Russia and spent 26 years within SABMiller, holding senior roles, both in South Africa and internationally.
He was appointed to the Tongaat Hulett Board on 1 February 2019.
Chief Financial OfficerExecutive Director
BCom Accounting (Honours), CA (SA)
Rob (39) is a qualified CA(SA) with 17 years’ experience, 12 of which have been in the sugar industry and within a JSE-listed environment. He joined Tongaat Hulett in January 2018 as an experienced financial executive and was acting in the CFO role from August 2018 to February 2019. Before joining Tongaat Hulett, Rob worked at Illovo Sugar Africa, Bidvest’s McCarthy group and served his articles at Deloitte & Touche.
He was appointed to the Tongaat Hulett Board on 1 March 2019.
Chartered Director (SA), CA (SA), MComm (Tax)
Linda (52) serves as an independent non-executive director on a number of JSE listed Boards namely Aspen Holdings Limited, Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited and Shoprite Holdings Limited. In addition, she chairs the Public Interest Oversight Board that oversees the setting of international standards for auditors, based in Madrid. Linda is a visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg.
She was appointed to the Tongaat Hulett Board on 1 October 2019.
BCom, EDP, AEP
Robin (60) is an experienced former CEO of multi-beverage businesses, with 30 years’ experience in SABMiller, initially in commercial roles then transitioning into Managing Director of the East African businesses. He previously served as a non-executive director of The Beverage Company, until he resigned on 1 July 2021.
He was appointed to the Tongaat Hulett Board on 1 October 2019
BSc Chem Eng, MSc Pet Eng, DIC, MBA
Dan (50) is a seasoned executive with over 20 years in the oil, gas and power industries in various operational and strategic leadership roles. He was previously the Chairman of Eskom Enterprises Board, and the Eskom Roshcon and Rotek Industries Board. He also served as a member of the UK High Commission Management Board in South Africa and is a member of the University of Johannesburg Engineering Advisory Board. He joined Tongaat Hulett as an executive in January 2018 and carried various responsibilities as the organisation embarked on the turnaround journey.
He was appointed to the Tongaat Hulett Board on 18 November 2019.
B Acc (Hons), CA (SA), CFA (AIMR)
Jean (49) previously CEO of Aquarius Platinum and CEO of the platinum division of Sibanye-Stillwater currently serves as a non-executive director of Mimosa Investments Ltd, Northam Platinum Ltd and DRD Gold Ltd. He co-owns and manages investments in a number of commercial property and hospitality assets and partnerships in South Africa, Namibia and the UK.
He was appointed to the Tongaat Hulett Board on 1 October 2019.
HND in Mechanical Engineering, MDP, MBA
David (63) is the lead advisor at his consultancy company, ESG Advisory Limited. He previously held the position of Executive Vice President at AngloGold Ashanti and held various senior positions in his career, such as CEO of Air Chefs, Managing Director and CEO of De Beer Consolidated Mines Limited. He served on Boards of directors of several prominent companies, is a member of the Institute of Directors and Deputy Chairman of the Council of the University of the Free State. David serves as a director on the Aveng Moolmans (Pty) Ltd Board.
He was appointed to the Tongaat Hulett Board on 1 July 2020.
BCompt (Hons CTA), H Dip Tax Law, EDP, MBL, AMP, HHCM
Andile (54) is the executive in residence at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in Johannesburg. Until 31 December 2019, he was the executive head for Anglo American in South Africa and served as executive director on the Anglo-American South Africa Board. His role included working with the South Africa based businesses to help deliver the group’s strategy in the region, provide leadership and coordination to the group’s stakeholder relations initiatives in South Africa, and facilitate regional alignment with the group’s central functions. Andile was previously group executive of sustainability and risk at Impala Platinum, and before that, executive director for Glencor Xstrata South Africa. Andile also
served on the Boards of several organisations and is currently pursuing his PhD through GIBS.
BCom Accounting (Honours), BBus Sc, CA (SA), Chartered Director (SA)
Louisa (44) is an independent financial trader and serves as an independent non-executive director of Multichoice Group, Royal Bafokeng Platinum and the Institute of Directors in South Africa. She held a position as the uMnotho Fund Manager at the National Empowerment Fund, and as an Investment Banker at Rand Merchant Bank. Before that, she was General Manager of the Investment and Finance divisions of Nozala Investments and Chief Investment Officer of Circle Capital Ventures. Louisa served her articles at KPMG, in the Financial Services division.
She was appointed to the Tongaat Hulett Board on 15 July 2020.