Directors' curricula vitae

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Directors' curricula vitae
  • 1. Stephen Koseff

    Qualifications: CA(SA), MBA, H Dip. BDP and Hon. DCom (Wits)

    Age: 68


    Appointed: August 16 2017

    Experience and expertise: Stephen is the former chief executive officer of the Investec Group. Dual listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Stephen was with Investec for 39 years in various capacities and CEO from 1996 to 2018. In 2017, Stephen was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Commerce Degree by the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a former non-executive director the South African Banking Association, a former board member of Business Leadership South Africa, former non-executive director and chairman of the South African Banking Association, a former director of the JSE Limited, a former member of the Financial Markets Advisory Board, and former chairman of the Independent Bankers Association. Stephen is chairman of Bud Group Proprietary Limited and IEP Group Proprietary Limited and co-chair of Youth Employment Service (YES).

  • 2. Bernard Berson

    Qualifications: CA(Australia)

    Age: 54


    Appointed: March 10 2016

    Experience and expertise: Since 1996, Bernard has been involved in all aspects of the development of Bidcorp’s foodservice business in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. In 2010 assumed responsibility for Bidcorp’s global foodservice businesses, including operations in the UK, Europe and Emerging Markets. Over the past 20 years, Bernard has been involved in all material acquisitions and directing the strategic focus of the businesses.

    Bernard currently serves as chief executive of Bidcorp since April 14 2016.

    AC   SEC
  • 3. David Cleasby

    Qualifications: CA(SA)

    Age: 57


    Appointed: September 12 2007

    Experience and expertise: David was financial director of Rennies Terminals when Bidvest acquired Rennies group in 1998. In 2001, he joined the Bidvest corporate office where he was involved in both group corporate finance and investor relations. David was appointed as Bidvest’s financial director on July 9 2007. David managed Bidvest’s interests in the investments made by Bidvest over the years.

    David was appointed as chief financial officer of Bidcorp Limited on April 14 2016.



  • 4. Paul Baloyi

    Qualifications: MBA (Manchester Bangor University of Wales), SEP (Harvard), AMD: ENSEAD (France), MDP (Stellenbosch University)

    Age: 63


    Appointed: March 10 2016

    Experience and expertise: Paul is the managing director of CAP Leverage Proprietary Limited. From June 11 2006 until April 2012, he was the chief executive officer and managing director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa. Paul also served as chief executive officer and managing director of DBSA Development Fund. Prior to this, Paul had spent 30 years in the financial services sector, with both Standard Bank and the Nedbank group. His last position at Nedbank was as managing director of Nedbank Africa. Paul has been an independent non-executive director on many boards locally and internationally, including African financial institutions. He was a council member of the Institute of Bankers and also served as chairman of the Ned Medical Aid. Other boards include Old Mutual Limited, ENX Group Limited, Peermont Group Proprietary Limited and CAP Leverage Proprietary Limited.

    Paul also serves on various board committees (audit, risk, remuneration and nomination, and Investment committee) as member or chairman.

    ARC   AC   RC
  • 5. Doug Band

    Qualifications: BCom (Wits), CA(SA)

    Age: 75


    Appointed: March 10 2016

    Experience and expertise: Doug has extensive experience in both commerce and industry having previously served as CEO of CNA Gallo Limited. The Argus Group Limited and as executive chairman of The Premier Group Limited. In his board career he has also served in the capacity of an independent director of listed companies including The Standard Bank Group, MTN Group and Tiger Brands.

    AC   NC   RC
  • 6. Brian Joffe

    Qualifications: CA(SA)

    Age: 72


    Appointed: August 17 1995

    Experience and expertise: The founder of the Bidvest Group Limited and Bidcorp, Brian has over 50 years commercial experience, both locally and internationally.

    Amongst his achievements, Brian has been recognised by Sunday Times as SA’s businessman of the year, won the SA chapter of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Award and represented SA at the World Entrepreneur Awards.

    Profiled as one of South Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs by MME Media in association with Gordon Institute of Business Science Brian has been named by Wits Business School Journal as one of SA’s top 25 business leaders with significant impact on SA business.

    Brian is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate in Commerce from the University of South Africa, an Honorary Doctorate in Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand and awarded the Sunday Times Lifetime Achiever Award. He has been included in the Forbes list of the 20 most influential people in Africa and awarded the CNBC All Africa Life time Achievers Award. Brian currently serves as CEO of Long4Life Limited, a company he founded and listed on the JSE in 2017 and serves as a non-executive director of Bidcorp.

    AC   NC


  • 7. Dolly Mokgatle

    Qualifications: BProc (University of the North), LLB (Law) (Wits)

    Age: 63


    Appointed: October 4 2016

    Experience and expertise: Dolly, is a qualified attorney with a BProc (University of Limpopo), LLB (Wits) and a HDip Tax Law (Wits). Co-founder and executive director of Peotona Group Holdings. Chairperson of Total SA. Non-executive director of IQ Business, Lafarge Industries SA, Lafarge Mining Industries SA. Founding Chairperson of Palesa Ya Sechaba Foundation NPC, member of Unisa Council, and trustee of Pearson Marang Education Trust. Dolly was a member of the Deputy President’s Advisory Panel on Eskom in 2015.

    SEC   NC
  • 8. Nigel Payne

    Qualifications: BCom (Hons), CA(SA), MBL

    Age: 59


    Appointed: March 10 2016

    Experience and expertise: Nigel is a professional non-executive director, with significant listed company experience, including being the chairman of the Mr Price Group Limited and Vukile Property Fund Limited. He is a director and chairman of the audit and risk committees of Alexander Forbes Group Holdings Limited.

    Nigel is a former member of the King Committee on corporate governance and a former member of the international governing body of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Nigel has no executive responsibilities.

    ARC   SEC   AC   RC
  • 9. Helen Wiseman

    Qualifications: BSc (Hons) University of Manchester, CA, GAICD, IDP-C INSEAD

    Age: 53


    Appointed: March 10 2016

    Experience and expertise: A non-executive director, Helen has extensive international business experience across a range of sectors including food, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, distribution, mining, energy and financial services. Prior to embarking on her non-executive career, Helen was a partner at KPMG Australia. Helen chaired Bidvest’s International foodservice business divisional audit committees from 2011 to 2016.

    Helen has held various board and audit committee roles, including her current Bidcorp non-executive director role and audit and risk committee chairman for Bidcorp. Helen is currently a director of Soho Flordis International, the Australian Consumer Association (Choice) and Imalia. She is also Patron of SHINE for Kids (Australia).

    ARC   SEC