BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Vivian is an entrepreneur extraordinaire – with diverse interests in the property, leisure, renewable energy, information technology and power sectors. A recipient of various National and International Awards for business excellence and philanthropy – including the Lifetime Business Achiever and Living Legends Awards. Founder and Chairman of Edison Power Group, one of the largest electrical companies in Africa. He is the Co-Chairperson of the South Africa – India CEO Forum. He has served on several company boards with tremendous experience in corporate governance and the Companies Act.
DR. ANNA MOKGOKONG MBChB, BSc Deputy Chairperson
Dr. Mokgokong is one of the foremost business and community leaders in South Africa. She is the executive chairperson and founder of the listed Community Investment Holdings. She has substantial interests in healthcare, mining, logistics, telecommunications, energy and infrastructure sectors. A key player on the JSE serving on 5 listed companies of which she is the Chairperson of 3. She is the first female director of Shoprite Holdings, the largest retailer in Africa. A recipient of many accolades and awards including Businesswoman of the year in SA and The Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World Award and voted SA’s most influential womens CEO.
Rob Alexander is a prolific deal maker and founder of Ducatus Property Group. He is one of the largest private property developers in SA with a portfolio which includes 11 shopping centres and several office developments. Armed with 30 years of experience in the property sector, he has gained considerable respect and support from the top financial institutes in the country. He is clearly passionate about property and is a firm believer that it is a key to wealth creation.
JUDGE VEM TSHABALALA BA, Law UKZN; LL.D, UNIZulu; BA, Fort Hare
He served as Judge President of KwaZulu-Natal from 2000 to 2010. In 1969 he was the first Black Advocate to practice in KwaZulu-Natal. He is the Chancellor of Durban University of Technology. A former director of several businesses, he has held leadership positions in business, sporting, educational, cultural and charity organisations. Judge Tshabalala has played an important part in reshaping the future of South Africa. Received meritorious awards for outstanding service to the community.
PROFESSOR DILIP GARACH (CA) MCom
Prof. Garach is a Chartered Accountant with a Master’s in commerce and is the CEO of Garach & Garach. He is a certified financial planner and was South Africa’s Financial Planner of the year in 2004. He is an extraordinary Professor at Western Cape University and was former Professor in Tax and Fiscal studies at UKZN. A former National Board Member of SARS and a member of the Minister of Finance Accountancy Review Commission. He serves on several Company Boards and has received various community awards. Adjunct Professor of MANCOSA, Graduate School of Business.
GRAHAM WOOD (CA) SA
Graham is one of the most experienced and respected hospitality personalities in South Africa with over 19 years of involvement in this sector. He is the former MD of Tsogo Sun Hotels (formerly Southern Sun Hotels) where he oversaw the operation of 95 hotels in SA, Africa and the Middle East. He was appointed Divisional Director of Resorts for Sun International after serving as Director of Operations of Sun City Resorts. Graham will play a strategic leadership role, overseeing the financial, commercial and operational performance of the Radisson Blu Durban, Umhlanga Hotel.
One of the most respected community leaders and social activist in KwaZulu-Natal and arguably in South Africa. He is the Chief Trustee of Jumma Musjid, the largest Mosque in the Southern Hemisphere. He is a seasoned businessman and has earned tremendous respect for his integrity and a champion of good business practice. He is renowned for his 50 years of services to the community. He is the CEO of the Grey Street Feeding Scheme and holds several leading positions in charities and welfare organisations for which he has received numerous awards.
Attorneys – Shepstone & Wylie | Auditors – PKF | Company Bankers – Standard Bank | Transfer Secretaries – Computershare | Company Secretary – Ramathe KZN