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John William Hunt (54)

MD of Mpact Recycling

BSc (Eng), MSc (Eng) (University of KwaZulu- Natal)

John has held the position of Managing Director of the Recycling division since May 2011. His previous role was as the Business Manager for Technology Optimisation in the Group. He has served as the Executive Director of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa and has more than 20 years’ experience in the paper industry.

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Neelin Naidoo (54)

MD of Plastics

MBA (Herriot Watt University, United Kingdom), FCIS, FCMA

Neelin joined Mpact as the Managing Director of Mpact Plastics on 1 November 2013. Neelin was the CEO of MCG Industries and has over 30 years’ experience in the packaging industry. He is a Director of Polyco.

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Johan Stumpf (50)

MD of Corrugated

BEng (Hons) (Industrial), (University of Pretoria) MBA (Cum Laude)

Johan joined Mpact in October 2015 and is the Managing Director of the Corrugated business. He previously served as Managing Director of the Klein Karoo Group and subsequently as Managing Director of Sundays River Citrus Company, the largest packer and marketer of citrus in southern Africa. Johan’s diverse experience also includes six years with SABMiller as production and engineering manager as well as management and executive roles in supply chain management and consulting.

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Hugh Michael Thompson (52)

MD of Paper Manufacturing

BCom, CTA (University of South Africa), CA (SA)

Hugh has been the Managing Director of the Paper Manufacturing division since October 2009. He fulfilled the role of CFO of Mpact until March 2007 and then the role of Managing Director of the Plastics division until September 2009. He has more than 10 years’ experience in the packaging sector. He was previously Senior Vice President (Corporate Finance) for Anglo American South Africa Limited.

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Ralph von Veh (66)


Ralph was the Managing Director of the Corrugated division until 31 December 2015, having been in this position since 1999. Ralph represents Mpact’s interests on the boards of various Mpact subsidiaries, including Mpact Polymers, Detpak and associates. Ralph has more than 40 years’ experience in the paper and packaging industry.