Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa (58)BProc
Non-executive chairman, appointed July 6 2004.
Executive chairman of Shanduka Group (Pty) Limited. Joint non-executive chairman of Mondi plc and non-executive chairman of MTN Group Limited and SASRIA Limited. Non-executive director of SAB Miller plc, Lonmin plc, Macsteel Global BV, Alexander Forbes Equity Holdings Limited and The Standard Bank Group Limited. Cyril is the past chairman of the Black Economic Empowerment Commission and has received several honorary doctorates.
Board committee membership: nominations
Brian Joffe (64)CA(SA)
Chief executive, appointed March 1 1989.
Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries. Since founding Bid Corporation in 1988, Brian served as executive chairman until his appointment as chief executive in 2004. He has over 32 years of South African and international commercial experience. Brian was one of the Sunday Timesâ€™ top five businessmen in 1992 and is a past recipient of the Jewish Business Achiever of the Year award, was listed as one of the Top 100 Africans of the Year in the Africa Almanac in 2001, was voted South Africaâ€™s Top Manager of the Year in 2002 in the Corporate Research Foundationâ€™s publication â€śSouth Africaâ€™s Leading Managersâ€ť, represented South Africa at the coveted â€śErnst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Yearâ€ť award in 2003, voted the Sunday Timesâ€™ Businessman of the Year in 2007, awarded an honorary doctorate in May 2008 by Unisa and selected in 2010 by Wits Business School Journal as one of South Africaâ€™s top 25 business leaders, having made a significant impact on business in South Africa over the last five years.
Board committee membership: risk and sustainability, acquisition, nominations and transformation
|Bernard Larry Berson (46)
Chief executive of Bidvest Foodservice, appointed OctoberÂ 27 2003.
Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries. Bernard has 24 years of international financial, administrative and management experience in numerous industries, the past 16 years in the Australian, New Zealand, Asian, South African and European foodservice industries.
Board committee membership: risk and sustainability David Edward Cleasby (49)
Group financial director, appointed July 9 2007.
Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries and associate companies. David was financial director of Rennies Terminals when Bidvest acquired Rennies Group in 1998. In 2001, he joined the Bidvest corporate office where he has been involved in both Group corporate finance and investor relations. David wasÂ appointed as an alternate director to Peter Nyman on JuneÂ 28 2006 and appointed Group financial director on JulyÂ 9 2007.
Board committee membership: risk and sustainability, acquisition
|Anthony William Dawe (45)
Chief executive of Bidvest Freight, appointed JuneÂ 28 2006.
Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries. Anthony has 17 yearsâ€™ experience in the freight industry with most of those years focused in the South African port environment. Prior to this, Anthonyâ€™s finance experience was in London and for one of the large accounting firms in SouthÂ Africa.
Board committee membership: risk and sustainability, transformation Lionel Isaac Jacobs (67)
Commercial director Bidvest South Africa, appointed AugustÂ 20 2003.
Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries, Bassap Investments (Pty) Limited and Dinatla Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited. Lionel is an entrepreneur with extensive negotiating and investment skills and established Bassap Investments (Pty) Limited, a core shareholder in the Dinatla Consortium, to further his commitment to the principles of black economic empowerment.
Board committee membership: transformation
(chairman) Peter Nyman (66)
CA(SA), HDip Tax Law
Executive director, appointed February 1 1991.
Peter has been an executive director of the Group for nearly 21 years. He is a director of Bidvest Bank Limited, Chairman of the Trustees of the Quantum Medical Aid Society, Bidcorp Group Pension Fund and Bidcorp Group Provident Fund and Chairman of McSure Limited and McLife Assurance Company Limited.
Board committee membership: risk and sustainability
|Lindsay Peter Ralphs (55)
Managing director of Bidvest South Africa, appointed May 10 1992.
Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries. Lindsay joined Bidvest as operations director in 1992. In 1994 he was appointed managing director of Steiner and following the acquisition of Prestige to form Bidserv, appointed its chief executive. During the Group restructuring in February 2011, Lindsay was appointed managing director of Bidvest South Africa.
Board committee membership: risk and
sustainability, acquisition, transformation Alan Charles Salomon (62)
CA(SA), BSc (London) (with honours)
Executive director, appointed SeptemberÂ 10 1990.
Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries and managing director of Bidvest Bank. Alan has 32 yearsâ€™ experience in the fields of manufacturing, distribution and treasury management.
Board committee membership: risk and sustainability
Rachel mathabo Kunene (71)BA (English Lit) (UCLA)
Appointed December 8 2003. Director of PMB Petroleum Services (Pty) Limited, Dinatla Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited, Ikhwezi Lomso Laundries (Pty) Limited and Ilembe Airport Construction Services (Pty) Limited (King Shaka Airport). Managing Trustee of Mazisi Kunene Foundation Trust. Mathabo is the founder and chief executive officer of Nandi Heritage (Pty) Limited and president of Kunene Manuscript Museum (Durban South Africa).
Tania Slabbert (44)BA, MBA
Appointed December 8 2003. Non-executive director of BP South Africa (Pty) Limited, Discovery Holdings (Pty) Limited, Dinatla Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited and the Business Womenâ€™s Association. Since 2001, Tania has been the chief executive officer of WDB Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited, a company that funds the small businesses of over 47 000 rural female entrepreneurs across South Africa.
Board committee membership: nominations, transformations
Alfred Anthony da Costa (46)BCom (Hons)
Appointed December 8 2003. Director of the IQUAD Group Limited, chairman of the boards of RGT Smart Limited, Dinatla Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited and Bidvest Wits University Football Club (Pty) Limited. Alfred is chief executive officer of Ukuvula Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited, council member of the University of South Africa and past president of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber and is also a trustee of the Bidvest Dinatla Trust. He is a director of various subsidiary and associate companies of the Ukuvula group. Alfred has 21 yearsâ€™ experience in top management.
Frederick John Barnes (60)British
The previous chief executive of Bidvest Europe and 3663 First for Foodservice. Fred has extensive international foodservice and distribution experience.