The Bidvest Group

Executive Directors

Nompumelelo Madisa

Nompumelelo (Mpumi) Thembekile Madisa


Age: 41

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. Was appointed CEO-designate on 4 March 2019.

    Appointed as CEO 1 October 2020.

    Appointed non-executive Chairperson of the Adcock board 23 February 2021.

Mark John Steyn

Mark John Steyn


Age: 50

Qualifications: BCom, DipAcc, CA(SA)

Appointed: 1 March 2018

  • Mark joined Bidvest in May 1997 and has held various financial positions within Bidvest Freight. Since 2012, Mark held the position of chief financial officer of Bidvest Freight. Mark was appointed to the Bidvest board as chief financial officer, effective 1 March 2018. He serves on all South African divisional boards, divisional audit committees and serves as a trustee on the various Group retirement funds.

Gillian Claire McMahon

Gillian Claire McMahon

Executive director

Age: 48

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.