Director of Companies
Bachelor of Economics, Chartered Director (SA)
Louis (59) currently serves as a non-executive director on the Boards of Transnet SOC Limited, Telkom SA SOC Limited, FirstRand Group Limited, First National Bank, and farming businesses Mahela (Pty) Limited and Wilde Klaweri (Pty) Limited. He is a member of Audit and Risk Committees on all the Boards on which he serves. Prior to this, he had a long and illustrious career at ABSA Group where he ultimately served as Deputy Group Chief Executive from 2009 – 2012. He also serves on the council of the University of Free State. 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. Prior to 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 Officer
BCom Accounting (Honours)(Cum Laude), CA (SA)
Rob (38) is an experienced senior Financial Executive within Tongaat Hulett and was acting in the CFO role from August 2018 to February 2019. He is a qualified CA (SA) with 16 years’ experience, 11 of which have been in the sugar industry and within an organisation previously listed on the JSE. He is well qualified and has the necessary experience and understanding to fulfil this role effectively. He was appointed to the Tongaat Hulett Board on 1 March 2019.
Director of Companies
Chartered Director (SA), CA (SA), MComm (Tax)
Linda (51) serves as an independent non-executive director on a number of JSE listed Boards, namely Aspen Holdings Limited, Omnia Limited and Momentum Metropolitan 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.
Director of Companies
B Comm, EDP, AEP
Robin (59) is an experienced former Chief Executive Officer of multi-beverage businesses, with 30 years’ experience in SABMiller, initially in commercial roles then transitioning into Managing Director of the East African businesses. Until recently he served as a non-executive director of The Beverage Company, a number two player in the soft drink sector after the recent acquisition of SoftBev. He was appointed to the Tongaat Hulett Board on 1 October 2019.
BSc Chem Eng, MSc Pet Eng, DIC, MBA
Dan (49) is a seasoned executive with over 20 years’ experience in the oil, gas and power industries in various operational and strategic leadership roles. He was previously the Chairman of the 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 SA 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 its turnaround journey. He was appointed to the Tongaat Hulett Board on 18 November 2019.
Director of Companies
B Acc (Hons), CA (SA)
Jean (48) previously Chief Executive Officer of Aquarius Platinum and of the platinum division of Sibanye-Stillwater, currently serves as a non-executive director of Mimosa Investments Limited, Northam Platinum Limited and DRD Gold Limited. He co-owns and manages investments in a a number of commercial property and hospitality assets and partnerships in South Africa, Namibia and the United Kingdom, and also serves on the Investment Committee and Board of a small focused Specialist Mining Finance Fund. He was appointed to the Tongaat Hulett Board on 1 October 2019.
David (63) has held senior roles at General Electric Company-UK, Pepsi Cola International, SA Breweries, De Beers Group and he most recently held the position of Executive Vice President at Anglo Gold Ashanti until March 2019, one of the largest gold mining companies in Africa. He has served on the Boards of directors of several prominent companies including Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited, Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited, AstraPak Limited and Platistone Holdings (Pty) Limited. He is a non-executive director at African Rainbow Minerals Limited and the Lead Advisor at his consultancy company, ESG Advisory Limited. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the Council of the University of the Free State. He was appointed to the Tongaat Hulett Board on 1 July 2020.
B Compt (Hons CTA), H Dip Tax Law, EDP, MBL, AMP
Andile (53) is the Executive in Residence at GIBS in Johannesburg. His past experience includes roles as executive director on the Anglo American South Africa Board, group executive of sustainability and risk at Impala Platinum and executive director of Glencore Xstrata South Africa. He served on the Chamber of Mines National Development Plan Committee and held executive and non-executive roles at Kagiso Trust Investments, was a director of Business Leadership SA and vice president of the Minerals Council South Africa. He is currently deputy Chairman of NEPAD Business Foundation and an independent non-executive director of PSG Consult. He was appointed to the Tongaat Hulett Board on 1 October 2019.
Chartered Director (SA), CA (SA), BCom Accounting (Hons), B Bus SC
Louisa (43) previously held senior roles at the National Empowerment Fund as a fund manager, and as a former investment banker at Rand Merchant Bank. She was also Chief Investment Officer of Circle Capital Ventures. She has served on the Boards of several prominent companies including African Bank Group, BAIC Automobile (South Africa) Proprietary Limited, Afgri Limited, South Oceans Holdings Limited and a member of the Fund Management Investment Committee of the National Empowerment Fund.
She currently serves as a non-executive director at Multichoice Group Limited, Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited and as the Lead Independent at the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa NPC. She was appointed to the Tongaat Hulett Board on 15 July 2020.