Directorate

Anthony John Phillips (Tony) (67)

Chairman

BSc (Eng) (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Tony joined Mpact as an Independent Non-executive Director in April 2011. He is the Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Tony was appointed MD of Barlows Equipment Co in 1988, and MD of Finanzauto SA, Spain in 1992. He was appointed a director of Barloworld Limited in 1996 and was CEO from 1998 until 2006. From 2005 until 2007 Tony was the Chairman of Pretoria Portland Cement Company Limited. Tony is currently a director of Austro Wood (Pty) Ltd, Austro Group Limited (Chairman), Wasteman Holdings (Pty) Ltd (Chairman), Newman Lowther and Associates (Chairperson) and Kansai Plascon Africa (Pty) Ltd (Vice Chairman).

Executive directors

Bruce William Strong (45)

CEO

BSc (Eng) (Summa cum laude) (University of KwaZulu-Natal), BCom (Hons) (University of South Africa)

Bruce joined Mpact as CEO in March 2009. Prior to this, he was the General Manager of the Paper Manufacturing division of Mpact. He has more than 15 years of experience in the paper and packaging industry, both locally and in Europe.

 

Brett Clark (49)

CFO

BCom, Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting (University of Port Elizabeth), CA (SA), CIMA

Brett joined Mpact as the CFO in June 2012. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and was previously a Principal at ABSA Capital Private Equity, an Executive Director of Brait Private Equity and CFO of Clover Industries Limited and Unihold Limited, respectively. Brett has also worked for Nampak Limited in various positions in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Independent non–executive directors

Neo Phakama Dongwana (41)

BCom, Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting, BCom (Hons) (University of Cape Town), CA (SA)

Neo joined Mpact as an Independent Non-executive Director in April 2011. She is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Social and Ethics Committee. Neo was the first black female to be placed in the Top 10 of the Part II Qualifying Examination for Chartered Accountants in 1998. She was a Partner at Deloitte & Touche for nine years and before that spent time as an equities analyst at Genesco Asset Management. She is a director of AVI Limited, Barloworld Limited, Mutual and Federal, South African Breweries (Pty) Ltd and SABSA Holdings (Pty) Ltd. She is a member of the Education and Monitoring Committees of the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (IRBA) and also serves as a member of the Financial Services Board (FSB) Appeal Board.

 

Nomalizo Beryl Langa-Royds (Ntombi) (52)

BA (Law), LLB (National University of Lesotho)

Ntombi joined Mpact as an Independent Non-executive Director in April 2011. She is the Chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee and the Chairman of Remuneration Committee. She is also the Trustee of Mpact Share Incentive Scheme. She owns Nthake Consulting, a human resources consultancy business and has more than 26 years of experience in human resources. Ntombi is a director of African Bank Limited (ABIL), PPC Limited and Murray and Roberts Holdings Limited.

 

Timothy Dacre Aird Ross (Tim) (69)

CTA (University of KwaZulu-Natal), CA (SA)

Tim joined Mpact as an Independent Non-executive Director in April 2011. He is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. He previously (for 37 years) was a Partner at Deloitte & Touche, and as the Head of Johannesburg Audit, Head of Client Services and a member of the Deloitte & Touche Executive Committee and Board. He is a Non-executive Director of Liberty Life Holdings Limited, Liberty Group Limited, Eqstra Holdings Limited, Adcorp Holdings Limited and PPC Limited.

 

Andrew Murray Thompson (56)

BSc (Eng) (University of the Witwatersrand), MBA (Finance) (Wharton School)

Andrew joined Mpact as a Non-executive Director in October 2004. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Social and Ethics Committee. He was, until recently, a Non-executive Director of Adcock Ingram Holdings Limited and previously served as the CEO of Mondi Limited as well as an Executive Director of Anglo American South Africa Limited.