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The Board consists of nine directors, of which two are executives. There are four independent directors and three non-executive directors. The company's executive directors, the Chief Executive Officer and Financial Director are based at the company’s registered address being First floor, Oval Building (West), Wanderers Office Park, 52 Corlett Drive, Illovo, South Africa.

 

Mike Teke
Chairman of the Board and non-executive director
BA(Ed) (University of Limpopo), B.Ed (University of Limpopo), BA (Hons) RAU, MBA (Unisa)
Appointed 08 April 2013

 

Mr Teke was elected as Board Chairman on 01 July 2016 after serving as a non-executive director for three years. Mike is the executive chairman and controlling shareholder of Masimong Group, a diversified investment company. Mike is also the founding and controlling shareholder of Dedicoal, a service-based mining and beneficiation vehicle, active in the South African mining sector. He is also one of the founding members and former CEO of Optimum Coal Holdings, a company that delisted on the JSE after it was acquired by Glencore in 2012. He remained as chairman of Optimum Coal until 2015. He previously served in various HR roles at Unilever, Bayer, BHP Billiton and Impala Platinum. Mike is also the chairman of the Richards Bay Coal Terminal. He was appointed as vice president of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa in 2011 and in 2013 he was appointed president of the Chamber of Mines. He further serves as non-executive chairman of Anchor Group and Tellumat. He also acts as the deputy chairman at the University of Johannesburg.


Lizette Lynch
Chief executive officerB.COMPT (UNISA)
Appointed 25 June 2008

 

Ms Lynch is the Chief Executive Officer of the company since 15 July 2015. Lizette joined Rolfes in January 2008 as a consultant, appointed permanently in April 2008 and subsequently appointed as group financial director on 25 June 2008. She was appointed on 27 June 2014 as chief operating officer and company secretary. After completing her studies at Unisa and auditing articles, Lizette started her career at SA Oil Mills. In 1997, she was appointed financial manager at iafrica.com. She joined Distribution and Warehousing Network Limited (Dawn) in 2001 as Financial Director in a subsidiary and, rising through the ranks, was appointed head of group internal audit, with a seat on the SSD board of Dawn, and fulfilled the role of financial director in subsidiary businesses as the need arose. Rolfes derives benefit from Lizette’s over 20 years’ experience in listed company environments on executive board, board committee and senior management level.


Johan Ferreira
Group financial director
Master’s in Business Administration CA(SA)
Appointed 30 November 2015

 

Mr Ferreira is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Master’s in Business Administration. Johan worked as audit manager at KPMG in the Energy and Natural Resources Department involved in various mining engagements including the JSE listing of Optimum Coal. He joined Optimum Coal as group financial accountant and was later promoted to group financial controller of the group. During this time he was involved in various mining transactions including the Glencore acquisition of Optimum. As part of Glencore he worked in the South African coal division as finance manager of Xstrata operated coal mines post-merger including group financial controller functions of Optimum Coal. Most recently Johan was involved in commodity trading finance in Switzerland. Johan was appointed as interim financial director at Rolfes on 30 November 2015. His finance skill and expertise quickly became evident and the Board appointed him as group financial director on 19 February 2016.


Erhard van der Merwe
Non-executive director
BCom Hon (Accounting) and CTA (University Of Johannesburg), MCom (Business Management) (University of Johannesburg), CA (S.A)
Appointed 01 February 2007

 

Erhard served as chief executive officer of Rolfes since 2007. He relinquished his role as CEO in July 2015 to focus on group corporate actions and special projects and was appointed to fulfil his role on the Board in a non-independent non-executive directors’ capacity. He has a wealth of business and corporate finance experience in the listed environment. Erhard qualified during 1989 as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. He worked as a senior audit manager on large national and international clients until 1991, following which he was seconded to the London office before returning to Johannesburg during 1993. He spent a further 13 years in the corporate finance industry completing a number of local and international due diligence, corporate advisory, mergers and acquisitions, JSE and SRP transactions and assignments. Effective 01 July 2016, Erhard fulfils an executive role at Pinnacle Holdings Limited, focusing on international expansion opportunities.


Jarred Winer
Non-executive director
B.Com Hons Investment Management, Postgrad Cert in Advanced Corporate /Securities Law and MDP
Appointed 30 November 2015

 

Mr Winer is the Chief Executive Officer at Westbrooke Capital Management (Pty) Ltd. He co-founded the firm in 2012. From 2005 to 2011 Jarred played various investment banking roles at Barclays and Absa Capital including corporate finance, financial sponsor coverage, and leveraged finance. He has been a non-executive director at Amalgamated Electronics Corporation Limited since 18 March 2015.Jarred gained extensive experience on several international and local capital raisings, leverage buyouts, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions for leading financial sponsors, and corporate.


Seapei Mafoyane
Independent non-executive director
MBA (Wits Business School), BSc (University of Natal)
Appointed 26 August 2012

 

Ms Mafoyane is the chief executive officer at Shanduka Black Umbrellas, a non-profit company involved in the support of emerging black businesses through enterprise development. Seapei brings together CEO and COO expertise and the world of SMME incubation. Seapei joined Discovery Health Limited and worked in the Vitality team eventually becoming the quality manager and then functional head of Vitality. She then joined Standard Bank of South Africa as head of customer and strategy, business banking credit, personal and business banking South Africa and subsequently moved to South African Breweries Limited as business performance and capability leader.


Andile Dyasi
Independent non-executive director
PhD, MS (Chemistry), BSc (Honours), BSc (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Appointed 30 June 2014

 

Dr Dyasi is a registered scientist (chemist). He currently serves as the vice president of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions. He also chairs the Personnel and Finance Committee of the Council. He has substantial experience in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries having served as a research and development chemist in one of South Africa’s well-known chemical producers and also having served as manager within the veterinary and pharmaceutical industries. Dr Dyasi has over 20 years senior/executive management experience gained from both the private sector the higher education sector. Previously, Dr Dyasi served as the Campus Principal at MEDUNSA and later served as managing director of OBP Limited.


Dinga Mncube
Independent non-executive director
M.Com (Business Management), MSc (Forest Products)
Appointed 30 June 2014

 

Mr Mncube has 20 years’ executive experience in forestry, timber processing, paper and pulp business. He currently serves on the boards of Distribution and Warehousing Network Limited (DAWN), York Timber Holdings, Siyaqhubeka Forests (chairman) and Food and Trees for Africa. Dinga has previously chaired the National Forests Advisory Council, Forestry South Africa and has been a board member of Sappi Southern Africa. He played a leading role in the revival of Project Grow, an award winning enterprise development programme at Sappi. He played a key role in driving Sappi’s R814 million black economic empowerment transaction in 2010.


Mathukana Mokoka
Independent non-executive director
B.Com Hon (Accounting) (University of Natal), CA(SA), Postgraduate Diplomas in Management (Financial Accounting) and Auditing (University of Cape Town)
Appointed 09 November 2015

 

Ms Mokoka is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa). She obtained her B.Com (Hons) from the University of Natal and her Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the University of Cape Town. Mathukana holds various non-executive directorships at Autopax Passenger Services (SOC) Ltd, Palabora Mining (Pty) Ltd and CSG Holdings Ltd amongst others. She has extensive experience in strategic & financial management, corporate finance and the deal making environment. Mathukana is a member of various professional bodies, including the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Directors.


 
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