The Bidvest Group

Executive Directors

Lindsay Peter Ralphs

Lindsay Peter Ralphs

Chief executive

Age: 61

Qualifications: BCom, BAcc, CA(SA)

Appointed: 10 May 1992

  • Lindsay was appointed a director of Bidvest on 10 May 1992. He is a director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries, chairman of the Bidvest operational divisions and chairman of Bidvest Namibia. During his Bidvest career he has been Group operations director, managing director of Bidvest Steiner and was responsible for forming the Bidvest Services division in 1994. In February 2011, Lindsay was appointed CEO of Bidvest South Africa and in May 2016 was appointed chief executive of Bidvest Limited after the unbundling of the Bidvest foodservice division. Lindsay is a non-executive director of Adcock Ingram Holdings.

Nompumelelo Madisa

Nompumelelo (Mpumi) Thembekile Madisa

Executive director

Age: 38

Qualifications: Masters in Finance and Investment, BComm Honours in Economics and BSc in Economics and Mathematics

Appointed: 4 December 2013

  • Mpumi was previously chief director in the Gauteng provincial government. During her time at Bidvest, she has held various senior management and executive board director positions such as general manager business development, divisional director business development, corporate affairs director and sales and marketing director. She is a director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries.

    Appointed as non-executive director of the Adcock board of directors on 23 November 2017.

Hans Peter Meijer

Hans Peter Meijer

Group financial director

Age: 61

Qualifications: BCompt, MBL

Appointed: 23 May 2016

  • Peter joined the Bidvest corporate office in 1990 and in 1995 moved into a subsidiary divisional financial role as financial director of Steiner, appointed as financial director of the Bidvest Services division in 2001, and finally the Bidvest South Africa division in 2011. Peter serves on all South African divisional boards and divisional audit committees, and was appointed to the Bidvest board as group financial director on 23 May 2016.

Gillian Claire McMahon

Gillian Claire McMahon

Executive director

Age: 45

Qualifications: BCom Honours Business Economics and Industrial Psychology, MCom Industrial Psychology

Appointed: 27 May 2015

  • Gillian previously held various operational roles in customer service, operations, training and human resources. During her time at Bidvest, Gillian has held various senior management roles including commercial director of Bidtravel and is the current Group transformation executive. Gillian is a director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries.

Anthony William Dawe

Anthony William Dawe

Executive director

Age: 52

Qualifications: CA(SA)

Appointed: 28 June 2006

  • Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries, Anthony has many years’ experience in the freight industry with most of those years focused in the South African port environment. Prior to this, Anthony’s finance experience was in London and for one of the large accounting firms in South Africa.