Anthony John Phillips (Tony)


BSc (Eng) (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Tony is an Independent Non-executive Director and the Chairman of Mpact. He previously held the position of CEO of Barloworld, serves as Chairman on a number of companies’ boards of directors, and is involved in various Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) including the World Wildlife Fund and Nurturing Orphans of AIDS for Humanity (NOAH).

Executive directors

Bruce William Strong


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

Bruce has been the CEO of Mpact since March 2009. Prior to this, he was the General Manager of the Paper Manufacturing division of Mpact. He has 17 years of experience in the paper and packaging industry, both locally and in Europe.


Brett David Vaughan Clark


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

Brett joined Mpact as CFO Designate and Executive Director with effect from 1 June 2012 and officially assumed the role of CFO on 1 July 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. Brett has also worked for Nampak Limited in various positions in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Independent non–executive directors

Neo Phakama Dongwana

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

Neo is an Independent Non-executive Director of Mpact. She is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has previously served in the position of Audit Partner at Deloitte. She is also a Non-executive Director of Anglovaal Industries Limited, Barloworld Limited, Barloworld South African Proprietary Limited and the PPC Ntsika Fund Proprietary Limited. Neo is a member of the Education Committee of the IRBA and is a member of the FSB Appeal Board.


Nomalizo Beryl Langa-Royds (Ntombi)

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

Ntombi is an Independent Non-executive Director of Mpact. She also runs her own human resources consultancy business and has more than 25 years of experience in human resources. Ntombi is a Non-executive Director of companies such as African Bank Limited, African Bank Investments Limited (ABIL) and PPC Limited.


Timothy Dacre Aird Ross (Tim)

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

Tim is an Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of Mpact. He previously (for a period of 37 years) held the position of Partner at Deloitte, and was the Head of Johannesburg Audit, Head of Client Services and a member of the Deloitte executive committee and Board. He is a Non-executive Director as well as Chairman of the audit committees of Liberty Life Holdings Limited, Liberty Group Limited, Eqstra Holdings Limited, Adcorp Holdings Limited and PPC Limited.


Andrew Murray Thompson

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

Andrew is an Independent Non-executive Director of Mpact. He is a current 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.