BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Paul Nkuna, Chairman
Mr. Nkuna was appointed to our Board of Directors in February 2007. Since 2003 Mr. Nkuna has been the Chief Executive Officer of MIC. From 2000 to 2003, he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of MIC. From 1997 to 2000, he was Executive Chairman of MIC. Since 2000, he has been the Chairman of Primedia Limited and the Chairman of its remuneration committee. Mr. Nkuna holds a Management Advanced Programme certificate from Wits Business School and an Effective Directorship certificate from Kagiso Leadership School and the Gordon Institute of Business.
Anthony Puttergill, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Mr. Puttergill became Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Peermont Global in 2002 and also served as the Group Financial Director. In November 2006, he was appointed as the CEO of the new Peermont Global (Pty) Ltd which eventually acquired control of Peermont Global Limited in April 2007. He has been instrumental in the formulation, funding, structuring and execution of various strategic initiatives, such as; the management-led institutional buy-out of the company in 2003 and the subsequent listing of Peermont Global in 2004, the acquisition of the South African interests of Caesars South Africa Inc. for US$145 million in March 2005, the acquisition of a controlling interest in the Tusk Group announced in December 2005, and the US$ 1 billion buyout, delisting and reorganisation of Peermont in April 2007. His qualifications include a BComm, B.Acc and CA (SA).
Grant Robinson, Group Financial Director and Executive Director
Mr. Robinson joined Peermont in October 2004 and was appointed to the Board of Directors, as Group Financial Director, in June 2006. He has been involved in the execution of a number of strategic initiatives since joining the Group. Examples of these are the acquisition of the South African interests of Caesars South Africa Inc. in March 2005, the acquisition the Tusk Group announced in December 2005 and the US$1 billion buyout, delisting and reorganisation of Peermont in April 2007. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Robinson was a Partner and Director of KPMG Inc. and KPMG Services (Proprietary) Limited, ultimately in the Information, Communication and Entertainment division. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accounting Degrees from the University of Witwatersrand and is registered with South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Thabo Mokoena, Group Development and Executive Director
Mr. Mokoena was appointed to the Peermont Board of Directors in June 2007. He joined Peermont in August 2006, when the acquisition of the Tusk Resorts Group by Peermont became effective. He had served as an Executive Director of the Tusk Resort Group since its inception in 1997. His first assignment at Peermont was Regional Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for Tusk units. Mr. Mokoena currently holds the position of Executive Director and Group Development Executive. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of the Witwatersrand. Prior to joining the hotel and gaming industry, Mr. Mokoena had served in various capacities at Ford Motor Company (South Africa) and Moribo Investments (a Thebe Subsidiary).
Clifford Elk, Non-Executive Director
Mr. Elk was appointed to our Board of Directors in June 2007. In 2005, Mr. Elk founded, and is still the Chief Executive Officer of Emdon Elk, a strategic consultancy business assisting companies design and develop executive black empowerment strategies. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Elk was an executive at SA Teemane Holdings (Proprietary) Limited. From 1995 to 2003, he was the Chief Executive Officer of MIC. Since 2003, he has been a Non-executive Director of MIC. Mr. Elk holds a Bachelor of Architecture from University of the Witwatersrand.
David Field, Non-Executive Director
Mr. Field was appointed to our Board of Directors in November 2006. In April 2007, he founded, and has since been the Chief Executive Officer of Capitau Holdings Limited. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Field was an Executive Director of Brait South Africa Limited. From 2001 to 2004, he was the head of Specialised Debt Finance at Brait South Africa Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of South Africa and a Masters in Business Administration from Warwick University, and he is a Certified Associate of the Institute of Bankers.
Monde Tabata, Non-Executive Director
Mr. Tabata was appointed to our Board of Directors in June 2007. Since 2004, he has served as Managing Director of Megapro Marketing (Proprietary) Limited. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Tabata was Deputy Chief Executive of Megapro Marketing (Proprietary) Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rhodes University.
Phumzile Langeni, Non-Executive Director
Ms. Langeni is an Executive Chairperson of Afropulse Group, a women led Investment, Investor Relations and Corporate Advisory house. She is the Economic Advisor to the Honourable B P Sonjica Minister of Minerals and Energy (DME). Ms. Langeni was previously an executive director of junior platinum miner, Anooraq Resources, as an independent non-executive Director of Imperial Holdings, Massmart Holdings Limited, Mineworker's Investment Company, Peermont Global and the Port Regulator.
Tshidi Madima, Non-Executive Director
Ms. Madima was appointed to our Board of Directors in February 2007. Since 2006, she has been an Executive Director of MIC. From 2004 to 2006, Ms. Madima was an Investment Manager at MIC. From 2000 to 2004, she was an Investment Analyst at MIC. Since 2002, Ms. Madima has been a Non-executive Director for Primedia Limited and a member of its audit committee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Accounting and Financial Management, and a Masters of Arts in Accounting and Financial Economics from the University of Essex.
Keshan Pillay, Non-Executive Director
Mr. Pillay was appointed to our Board of Directors in November 2008. Mr. Pillay is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Makalani Holdings Limited, a company created to fund BEE transactions and to make and hold targeted investments. Mr. Pillay is a senior transactor with significant experience in the structuring and financing of BEE transactions. He was previously the executive director responsible for finance and strategy of the Mineworkers Investment Company ("MIC") where he was a driving force in growing MIC's asset base strongly in the 10 years he was there. Other independent directorships help by Mr. Pillay include Primedia (Proprietary) Limited, Tracker Investment Holding (Proprietary) Limited, Eastvaal Motor Holdings (Proprietary) Limited, Rand Merchant Bank (a division of FirstRand Bank Limited) and Fuel Group Holding Company (Proprietary) Limited. Mr. Pillay holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Durban Westville and Executive Development Programme from WITS Business School.
Abel Dlamini, Non-Executive Director
Mr. Dlamini is the Chief Executive Officer and one of the founding partners of Sekela, a firm of chartered accountants specialising in Risk Management, Internal Audit and Forensic Investigations. Since the establishment of Sekela, he has led and successfully delivered internal audit services to many public sector entities including South African Airways, South African Broadcast Corporation, National Nuclear Regulator, Railway Safety Regulator, National Library of SA, Transnet Limited to mention a few. He also serves and chairs the audit committees of many public sector entities including Medical Research Council, SA National Biodiversity Institute, Alpha Conference and Witwatersrand Hospice. Abel established the audit committee of the Kwa-Zulu Natal University (Durban Westville) in 2000. He currently sits in the Board and Audit Committees of Peermont Global (Pty) Ltd and Rare Holdings. Mr. Dlamini's qualifications include Bachelor of Accountancy, Honours B Compt and Chartered Accountant (SA).