Board of directors

The full names, ages and profiles of the directors at last practicable date are set out below:

Non-executive directors

Advocate Dumisa Buhle Ntsebeza SC

Chairman

Age: 64

Qualifications: BA, BProc, LLB, LLM (International Law)

Profile: Dumisa was appointed to the Barloworld board in May 1999. He is an advocate of the High Court of South Africa and a member of the Johannesburg Bar. In 2005 he was conferred the status of Silk and was the first black African advocate in the history of the Cape Bar to receive this recognition. He served as a commissioner on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and has been appointed from time to time as acting judge of the High Court of South Africa. On 1 July 2009, Dumisa was appointed to serve on the Judicial Services Commission (JSC).

Business address: Victoria Mxenge Group of Advocates, Sandown Office Village Park, West Court, First Floor, 81 Maude Street corner Gwen Lane, Sandton, 2196

Nationality: South African

 

Neo Phakama Dongwana

Age: 42

Qualifications: BCom (Hons), CA(SA)

Profile: Neo was appointed to the Barloworld board in May 2012. She was the first black female to be placed in the top 10 of the Part II Qualifying Examination for Chartered Accountants in 1998. She was the first female partner in the Cape Town office of Deloitte & Touche and the second black African female partner in the South African practice. She is a non-executive director of Anglovaal Industries Limited, MPact Limited SABSA Holdings (Pty) Limited and Mutual and Federal Insurance Company Limited.

Business address: PO Box 688, Northlands, 2116

Nationality: South African

 

Frances Ngozichukwuka Oluwatoyin Edozien

Age: 49

Qualifications: BA in Social Studies, MBA, MA (Cambridge)

Profile: Ngozichukwuka was appointed to the Barloworld board in March 2014. She is the chief executive officer and managing partner of InVivo Partners Limited and a non-executive director of PZ Cussons Plc, Diamond Bank, Pagatech and the Vlisco Group. Ngozichukwuka was formerly chief executive officer of Actis West Africa, founding chief executive officer of EVHA and regional director for Pfizer Inc in Anglophone East, West and Central Africa. She is a member of the Young President’s Organisation and African Leadership Network Advisory Council.

Business address: InVivo Partners Unit 8, Udi Street, Osbourne Estates, Ikoyi, Lagos State, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigerian

 

Alexander Gordon Kelso Hamilton

Age: 69

Qualifications: MA (Cantab), FCA

Profile: Gordon was appointed to the Barloworld board in January 2007. He retired in 2006 after a career of more than 30 years as a partner in the UK practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP. He is a non-executive director of Petra Diamonds Limited, Nedbank Private Wealth and UK-listed Lloyds underwriter Atrium Underwriters Limited. He served previously as non-executive director of the UK-listed Lloyds underwriter Beazley Plc.

Business address: Barloworld Corporate Office, 180 Katherine Street, Sandton, 2196

Nationality: British

 

Alexander Landia

Age: 51

Qualifications: Diploma in Mathematics, PhD Mathematics

Profile: Alexander was appointed to the Barloworld board in October 2013. He serves as a non-executive director of OJSC SUEK and as a director of Lambert Energy Advisory in London, a leading oil and gas advisory house. He co-founded Bernotat & Cie in Essen, a professional mentoring company for the upper management level. He was previously global gas lead partner at Accenture.

Business address: Lambert Energy Advisory Limited, 17 Hill Street, London W15LJ, UK

Nationality: German

 

Sibongile Susan Mkhabela

Age: 58

Qualifications: BA Social Work (Hons), Dip Business Management, MAP

Profile: Sibongile was appointed to the Barloworld board in January 2006. She is the chief executive officer of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust. She is currently the Chairperson of Black Sash and previously served as director for programmes and projects at the office of then deputy president Thabo Mbeki. She previously held senior positions at UNDP, UNEP and SA Council of Churches and is a Joel L Fleishman Civil Society Fellow (Duke University, North Carolina).

Business address: Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, 27 Eastwold Way, Saxonwold, 2196

Nationality: South African

 

Babalwa Ngonyama

Age: 39

Qualifications: BCom (Accounting), CA(SA), MBA, HDip (Banking Law)

Profile: Babalwa was appointed to the Barloworld board in May 2012. She is the chief executive officer of Black Business Council, a non-executive director and member of the audit committee of Implats Limited. Babalwa was formerly chief financial officer of Safika Holdings, group chief internal auditor of Nedbank Limited and a former audit partner in Deloitte’s Financial Institutions Services Team division. She was the founding chairman of African Women Chartered Accountants.

Business address: PO Box 76468, Wendywood, 2144

Nationality: South African

 

Sango Siviwe Ntsaluba

Age: 54

Qualifications: BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA(SA), HDip Tax Law

Profile: Sango was appointed to the Barloworld board in July 2008. He is the executive chairman of Amabubesi Group and a founder member of Sizwe Ntsaluba Gobodo, the largest black-owned consulting, accounting and auditing practice in South Africa.

Business address: Building 4 Parc Nicol, 3001 William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, 2191

Nationality: South African

 

Steven Bernard Pfeiffer

Age: 67

Qualifications: BA, MA (Oxon), JD (Yale)

Profile: Steven was appointed to the Barloworld board in August 2001. He is a partner and former elected chair of the executive committee of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, a USA legal firm, now part of global firm Norton Rose Fulbright. He is a non-executive director of Iridium Communications Inc, chairman emeritus of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, USA, a trustee of The Africa-America Institute in New York, a director of Project HOPE in Washington DC and a trustee of the NAACP Legal Defence Fund in New York.

Business address: Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, 801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC, USA 20004

Nationality: American

 

Oupa Isaac Shongwe

Age: 52

Qualifications: BA (Hons), MPhil (Oxon)

Profile: Isaac joined Barloworld Logistics Africa as executive director for business development and transformation in 2005. He was appointed to the Barloworld board and chief executive officer of Barloworld Logistics Africa in January 2007, chief executive officer of the Barloworld Logistics division in January 2009, followed by director for human resources, strategy and sustainability on 1 May 2011. On 31 May 2014 Isaac relinquished his executive management responsibilities and became a non-executive director of Barloworld effective 1 June 2014.

Business address: Suite 15, 2nd Floor, Katherine and West 114 West Street, Sandton

Nationality: South African

 

Executive directors

Clive Bradney Thomson

Chief executive

Age: 48

Qualifications: BCom (Hons), MPhil (Cantab), CA(SA)

Profile: Clive joined Barloworld in 1997 and was appointed to the Barloworld board in 2003 as finance director. He was subsequently appointed as chief executive officer of the Equipment division and then as chief executive officer of Barloworld on 18 December 2006. Previously he was a partner at Deloitte. In 1993 he completed his Master of Philosophy degree at Cambridge University, England, in the Economics and Politics of Development. Clive is a member of Council at St Stithians College and Chairman of the Finance Committee.

Business address: Barloworld Corporate Office, 180 Katherine Street, Sandton, 2196

Nationality: South African

 

Donald Gert Wilson

Finance director

Age: 57

Qualification: BCom, CTA, CA(SA)

Profile: Donald rejoined Barloworld as finance director in 2006 and was appointed to the Barloworld board in September 2006. Previously he was executive director – finance at Sappi Limited.

Business address: Barloworld Corporate Office, 180 Katherine Street, Sandton, 2196

Nationality: South African

 

Peter John Blackbeard

Chief executive officer: Power Systems southern Africa, Iberia, Russia and Handling

Age: 57

Qualifications: BSc Eng (Mech) (Hons), Dip Business Management

Profile: John joined Barloworld in 1996 and was appointed to the Barloworld board in 2004. He was previously chief operating officer of PPC. He was chief executive officer of the Scientific division prior to disposal of that business and in 2007 he was appointed chief executive officer of Barloworld Handling (formerly Barloworld Industrial Distribution). John was appointed chief executive officer of Barloworld Global Power on 1 October 2013.

Business address: Barloworld Handling, Ground Floor, Statesman House, Stafferton Way, Maidenhead SL6 1AD, England

Nationality: South African

 

Peter John Bulterman

Chief executive officer: Equipment: southern Africa, Iberia and Russia

Age: 58

Qualifications: HDip Mechanical Engineering

Profile: Peter joined Barloworld in 1975 and was appointed to the Barloworld board in October 2009. He was appointed chief executive officer of the Equipment division comprising the southern African, Russian and Iberian territories, on 1 October 2013. He is chairman of Barloworld Equipment UK.

Business address: Barloworld Corporate Office, 180 Katherine Street, Sandton, 2196

Nationality: South African

 

Martin Laubscher

Chief executive officer: Automotive and Logistics

Age: 54

Qualifications: BAcc, BCompt (Hons), CTA, MCom (Business Management)

Profile: Martin joined Barloworld in 1980 and was appointed to the Barloworld board in May 2005. He was appointed chief executive officer of the Automotive division in 2003 and chief executive officer of the Automotive and Logistics division following the integration of Logistics into Automotive on 1 May 2011. Previously he was the director responsible for the Automotive group franchise operations.

Business address: 6 Anvil Road, Isando, 1601

Nationality: South African

 

Dominic Malentsha Sewela

Chief executive officer: Equipment: southern Africa

Age: 49

Qualifications: BSc Chemical Engineering

Profile: Dominic rejoined Barloworld in 2007 as CEO to the Equipment division South Africa. Subsequently, combined with his role in 2009, he was appointed chairman and executive director of the Equipment division in Angola, Botswana and Namibia and in 2010, chairman and executive director of Barloworld Power southern Africa. Dominic was promoted to chief operating officer of Barloworld Equipment southern Africa and subsequently in 2014 was promoted to chief executive officer of Barloworld Equipment southern Africa. Prior to joining Barloworld, he was deputy managing director of Afgri Limited.

Business Address: Barloworld Equipment, 180 Katherine Street, Sandton, 2196

Nationality: South African