Directorate

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Executive directors

Bruce William Strong (54)

CEO

Executive Director

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

Bruce has been the CEO of Mpact since 2009. Prior to being appointed CEO, he held various management positions in Mondi,both in South Africa and Europe. Bruce has almost 30 years’ experience in the paper and packaging industry. He currently serves as Chairman of Packaging SA and is a past Chairman of the Paper Manufacturing Association of SA and the South African Manufacturing Circle.

Brett David Vaughan Clark (58)

CFO

Executive Director

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

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

Anthony John Phillips (Tony) (76)

Chairman

Independent Non-Executive Director

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.

Alethea Berenice Anne Conrad (Lea) (58)

Independent Non-Executive Director

BA (Rhodes University, 1983), LLB (Rhodes University, 1986), Management Advancement Programme (Graduate School of Business, Wits University, 1995), International Executive Development Programme (Graduate School of Business, University of Witwatersrand and London Business School, 2009)

Lea joined Mpact as an Independent Non-executive Director in September 2022. She is a member of Social and Ethics Committee and a trustee of the Mpact Foundation Trust. Lea is the Managing Director of Conrad Advisory. She is an Independent Non-Executive Director of YeboYethu RF Limited and is also the Independent Chairman of the Afrimat BEE Trust. She served as an Executive Director of the Oceana Group Limited from 2007 to 2016. During her 16-year tenure at the Oceana Group, Lea held executive management positions and also served as a Director on the boards of various subsidiaries and as Chairman of the Oceana Empowerment Trust. She was formerly an Independent Non-Executive Director of UNISA Enterprises and the Chairman of the board of African Phoenix Investments Limited.

Penuell Cornwell Sibusiso Luthuli (50)

Independent Non-Executive Director

BCom (University of Zululand), Post Graduate Diploma in Accountancy (University of Durban Westville), CA(SA)

Sibusiso joined Mpact as an Independent Non-executive Director in December 2018. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, a Trustee of the Mpact Share Incentive Scheme and was appointed as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee effective as of 2 June 2022. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mpande Property Fund Manager, a fund that invests in the unlisted property sector. He is the former Chief Executive and Principal Officer of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund and one of the founding members and former Deputy Chairman of Batseta, a pension fund industry body. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Ithala Bank Limited and Chairman of Cipla Medpro Pharmaceuticals Limited. He currently serves as a Non-executive Director of Telkom SA Limited and is also a former Non executive Director and Chairman of the Finance, Risk and Compliance Committee of BCX Limited.

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Maya Makanjee (61)

Independent Non-Executive Director

BA Fine Arts (University of Mumbai), BCom (University of KwaZulu-Natal), MBL (cum laude) (University of South Africa)

Maya joined Mpact as an Independent Non-executive Director in September 2016 and is a member of the Social and Ethics Committee and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee, and a trustee on the Mpact Foundation Trust. She was appointed as Chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee effective as of 2 June 2022 following the retirement of Ntombi Langa-Royds. Maya is the Non-executive Chairman of Datatec Limited and an Independent Non-executive Director of Truworths International Limited, as well as a trustee on the Board of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. She has gained extensive experience across Africa and in some parts of Asia and has held senior executive/director roles at Telkom, Nestlé, SABMiller, FinMark Trust and Vodacom.

Timothy Dacre Aird Ross (Tim) (78)

Independent Non-Executive Director

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, a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and a Trustee of the Mpact Share Incentive Scheme. He previously (for 37 years) was a Partner at Deloitte & Touche, and was the Head of Johannesburg Audit, Head of Client Services and a member of the Deloitte & Touche Executive Committee and Board. Tim served on the boards of listed companies Liberty, Eqstra, PPC and Adcorp as an Independent Non-executive Director serving mostly as Chairman of the Audit Committees.

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Donald Gert Wilson (Don) (66)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Bachelor of Commerce and Certificate in the Theory Of Accounting (CTA) from Rhodes University, CA(SA)

Don was previously Executive Director: Finance of Sappi Limited and Finance Director of Barloworld Limited. He currently serves as a Non-executive Director of Tiger Brands Limited. Don is a member of Mpact’s Audit and Risk Committee, as well as a member of Mpact’s Remuneration and Nominations Committee, the latter appointment coming into effect as of 1 September 2022.

Fikile Constance Futwa (47)

Independent Non-Executive Director

BCom Accounting (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting (University of KwaZulu-Natal), CA (SA)

Fikile was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-executive Director with effect from 17 May 2024. She was also appointed as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee from the same date. Fikile currently serves on the board of Mix Telematics Limited, which was previously listed on the JSE and the NYSE, where she chairs the Audit and Risk Committee and serves on the Social and Ethics Committee. She also serves on the Board of Fairvest Limited, where she is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Social and Ethics Committee. She is a trustee on the Fatlhosang Development Trust.

COMPANY SECRETARY

Donna Maree Dickson (42)

BCom Law, Professional Post Grad: Governance and Secretarial (CSSA), FCIS, Post Grad: General Management (GIBS, University of Pretoria), MBA (GIBS, University of Pretoria)

Donna has held the position of Group Company Secretary at Mpact since 1 May 2020. She has more than 12 years’ experience in the company secretarial and governance field. She was previously the Group Company Secretary at MultiChoice Group Ltd. Other previous roles include heading the Company Secretarial and Legal departments at Advtech Group Ltd and Clinix Health Group Ltd as well as holding various governance and legal management positions at Telkom SA SOC Ltd.