Robin Frew, Chairman

Re-elected 14 September 2019

Robin has served as a member of our Board of Directors since January 1996 and was appointed Chairman in October 2016. Robin is a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee. Robin was a Founding Director and Chief Executive Officer of Radiospoor Telecommunications Ltd, a specialist provider of mobile cellular services. Radiospoor was involved in the Cellular industry as a service provider to the Vodacom and MTN businesses from the outset in 1993. Radiospoor listed its business on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 1997. The business was sold in 2001. Robin then co-founded a private equity investment business and currently manages a private investment partnership, Masalini Capital (Pty) Ltd, in the role of Managing Director.

Richard Bruyns

Re-elected 26 September 2018

Richard has served on our Board of Directors from August 2007. In October 2016, he was appointed as the Lead Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee. He is also a member of our Audit and Risk Committee, and our Social and Ethics Committee. Richard has been managing listed companies since 1998, when he was with Hodgson and Darling, and has served as a member and/or chairman of board committees of various listed companies over the years.

Ian Jacobs

Re-elected 26 September 2018

Ian was elected as a member of our Board of Directors in June 2016, and serves as a member of our Nominations and Remuneration Committee. Ian graduated from Yeshiva University, New York in 1997. He worked as a research analyst focused on small capitalization companies from 1997 to 2002 at Schroders, Sidoti & Co. and Goldman Sachs & Co. respectively. In 2003, after graduating from Columbia Business School, New York, Ian joined Berkshire Hathaway Inc. where he worked on investment research and other projects as directed by the Chairman/CEO. In 2009, Ian left Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to form 402 Capital LLC, a concentrated value focused manager that invests in businesses with structural competitive advantage.

Fundiswa Roji-Maplanka

Appointed 2 October 2017

Fundiswa is a Chartered Accountant. She is the founding partner of an investment holding company, Dlondlobala Capital, which she cofounded in 2015. Ms. Roji-Maplanka has professional experience in finance, audit, corporate governance, strategy, private equity, mergers & acquisitions, investment management, and investor relations. She was a senior manager responsible for strategy and investor relations at the Imperial Group until the end of 2014. Prior to joining the Imperial Group, she worked for over a decade at Kagiso Trust Investments, and later at Kagiso Tiso Holdings as a director of investments. During her tenure at Kagiso Trust Investments, she was a member of various boards across industries including Macsteel, Bytes Technology Group, Multotec, UTI Pharma and Universal Print Group. She was a member of the boards of radio assets of Kagiso Media including JacarandaFM and East Coast Radio as part of managing the Media and ICT portfolio of the Kagiso Group. In the public arena, she has served on the board of Technology Innovation Agency and on the audit committee of the Commission for Gender Equality. She has also served as a non-executive director of the South African Venture Capital Association.

Fikile Futwa

Appointed 4 July 2018

Fikile founded and manages an accounting firm, Your Financial Partner, which is registered with SAICA. She has more than 17 years corporate experience which includes external audit, accounting, payroll, financial management, corporate finance, corporate governance, taxation and B-BBEE regulations.

Fikile started her accounting articles at Andersen Consulting and completed them with KPMG. Post articles, she worked in corporate finance for Eskom and Anglo-American Corporation Limited. She later joined Discovery Limited, where she headed up the Discovery CA(SA) training program and Group Accounting department. She was also involved in the implementation of Enterprise Development funding transactions. Whilst at Discovery, Fikile worked with small and medium businesses that were applying for Enterprise Development funding. Fikile also serves as a non-executive director on various boards.