Management

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Bruce William Strong

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

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 also worked for Nampak Limited in various positions in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

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Christoff Botha

MD: Paper Converting

Executive committee

B. Com (Honours) University of the Free State, AMP (Harvard Business School)

Christoff joined Mpact as the Managing Director of Mpact Paper Converting on 1 May 2020. He held various leadership positions in the previous 12 years in Novus Holdings including Divisional MD, Group Executive and Executive Director in the Heatset, Labels and Flexibles Division. He has over 18 years of experience in the print and packaging industry.

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John William Hunt

MD: Recycling

Executive committee

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 30 years’ experience in the paper industry.

Hugh Michael Thompson

MD: Paper Manufacturing

BCompt (Hons) (University of South Africa), CTA (University of South Africa), CA (SA), AMP (Harvard Business School)

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 15 years’ experience in the packaging sector. He was previously Senior Vice President (Corporate Finance) for Anglo American South Africa Limited.

Ziyaad Carrim

Chief Information Officer

Management committee

AMP (Yale School of Management)

Ziyaad has held the position of Chief Information Officer since August 2021 and has over 18 years’ ICT experience within the Mpact Group. His previous role was as the Infrastructure Manager, and Head of ICT of the Group.

Donna Maree Dickson

Group Company Secretary

Management committee

BCom Law, Professional Post Grad: Governance and Secretarial (CSSA), FCIS, Post Grad: General Management, 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.

Spurgeon Lange

Group HR Manager

Management committee

B Soc Sc (Hons) University of Cape Town, FNFM (University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business)

Spurgeon has held the position of Group HR Manager since August 2021. His previous role was as the Divisional HR Manager for the Paper Converting division. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the print and packaging industry, and prior to that spent 10 years in the metals and engineering industry in various HR leadership roles

Penelope Ntuli (Penny)

Group Communications Manager

Management committee

PRM (Masters) Tshwane University of Technology,
Accelerated Management Programme (Yale School of Management)

Penny joined Mpact as Group Communications Manager in November 2018. She was previously a Communications Director (SA) and Public Affairs Director (GMEA) at Tetra Pak for five years and Chief Director for Social and Governance Clusters at Government Communication and Information Systems. She has served in various organisations including MultiChoice, Tiger Brands and Sentech.

Georgina Sarah Robinson

Group Legal Counsel

Management committee

BA LLB, LLM (Taxation), LLM (Commercial Law) (University of Cape Town)

Gina has held the position of Group Legal Counsel since May 2015. She was previously employed by ENS Africa in its corporate commercial department.