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Directorate

Executive directors / committee


Alan Olivier - CA(SA)

Chief Executive Officer - Grindrod Limited

Appointed to the board May 1999. Alan was employed in 1986 in the Shipping division and held senior treasury and financial positions before his appointment as chief executive of Unicorn Shipping in 1995. Alan is a director of local and international subsidiary companies, including Grindrod Bank Limited and is deputy chairman of The United Kingdom Mutual Steamship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Limited.

Andrew Waller - CA (SA)

Group Financial Director

Appointed March 2011. Previously a partner at Deloitte & Touche, Andrew has 15 years public practice experience.

Dave Rennie - Master Mariner

Chief Executive Officer - Ports and Terminals

Appointed to the board October 2002. Director of major local and international subsidiaries and associates, including Ocean Africa Container Lines (Pty) Limited, Oil Tanking Grindrod Calulo (Pty) Limited and Baobab Holdings Limited. Chairman of Maputo Port Development Company and Grindrod Mauritius Limitada. Dave is the current chief executive officer of Grindrod (South Africa) (Pty) Limited, which houses the group's BEE business. He was employed in 1978 and has diverse port, terminal and freight logistics experience.

David Polkinghorne - BCom; MA(OXON)

Chief Executive Officer - Financial Services

Appointed to the board November 2006. Managing director of Grindrod Bank Limited and executive director of all the Financial Services companies. Director of various outside companies where he is involved in the audit, risk and remuneration committees, and trustee of two large charitable trusts which require asset management input. David has been involved in the financial services sector for over 20 years. He has had exposure to all areas of corporate and investment banking and, in particular, has extensive experience in commercial property finance, private equity and corporate finance.

Martyn Wade - .

Chief Executive Officer - Shipping

Appointed to the board in 2011. Director of major international subsidiary companies. Martyn has 32 years' international shipping experience and has worked for ship owners, operators and brokers. He was a member of the original Baltic Exchange for 10 years.

Wayne Hartmann - B Comm, BSC (Eng)

Chief Executive Officer - Trading

Wayne joined the group on the 1st June 2012 with 26 years of oil industry experience covering inter-alia African operations, oil refining, trading and shipping. He was previously a director for Engen Petroleum Limited and a director for subsidiary companies in the Engen Group.

Bongiwe Ntuli - CA(SA)

Executive - Corporate Services

Appointed to the executive committee in December 2012. Bongiwe Ntuli currently heads up the Group Information Technology, Group Human Resources, Group Procurement and CSI function of the Group. Bongiwe was previously the Chief Financial Officer of the Grindrod Freight Services division and is currently a director of major local subsidiary companies and associates, including Grindrod (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd, Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo (Pty) Ltd, Röhlig-Grindrod (Pty) Ltd, RRL Grindrod (Pty) Ltd and Vanguard Rigging (Pty) Ltd. Bongiwe qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001 after serving her articles with Ernst and Young in South Africa including a secondment to New York. Bongiwe joined Freight Services, on 1 May 2008, on her return from London where she had worked for Anglo American plc at their Head Office as a Senior Corporate Accountant for Anglo Industrial Minerals division. Bongiwe previously held various finance, treasury and risk management positions within Anglo American at Head Office and in their subsidiaries in different countries including South Africa, Canada and London.


Non-executive directors


Michael Hankinson - CA(SA)

Chairman - Non-Executive Director

Independent non-executive director. Appointed December 2009. Chairman of the Spar Group Limited and Brand-Corp Holdings (Pty) Limited. Non-executive director of Apollo Tyres Limited (Delhi), and Illovo Sugar Limited. Mike is a former chief executive of Dunlop Tyres International (Pty) Limited and Romatex Limited. Chairman of the remuneration/nomination committee. Member of the audit Committee.

Hassen Adams - Pr Tech Eng (Civil Engineering)

Non-Executive Director

Independent. Appointed 2000. Consulting Engineer. Deputy chairman of SunWest, Table Bay Hotel and Proman Project Managers. Chairman of ASCH Consulting Engineers. Has diversified business interests in engineering, project management, leisure and gaming.

Jannie Durand - BAcc (Hons), MPhil, CA(SA)

Non-Executive Director

Appointed 9 May 2012. Chief Executive Officer of Remgro Limited, former Chief Executive Officer of VenFin Limited and currently a director of a number of companies, including Rainbow Chicken Limited, Capevin Investments Limited, Kagiso Tiso Holdings (Pty) Limited, Sabido Investments (Pty) Limited and Discovery Holdings Limited.Peter John Liddiard is his Alternate.

Mike Groves - CA(SA)

Non-Executive Director

Independent non-executive director. Appointed August 1986. Non-executive director of Value Group Limited and Grindrod Bank Limited. Mike was managing director of the group from 1986 to 1999 and has many years experience in the shipping industry and in the role as a non-executive director of listed companies. Chairman of the audit committee. Member of the remuneration/nomination committee.

Mkhuseli Faku - BA (Law)

Non-Executive Director

Appointed December 2009. Group executive chairman and founder of Calulo Investments (Pty) Limited. Calulo has a 15% equity interest in Grindrod (South Africa) (Pty) Limited. Mkhuseli has extensive experience in the South African oil industry and has served on the boards of the South African Petroleum Industry Association, African Minerals and Energy Forum and World Petroleum Congress (South Africa). He is a non-executive director of Grindrod (South Africa) (Pty) Limited and a director of various Calulo subsidiaries.

Petrus Johannes Uys - BSc; MSc (Cum Laude); MBA

Alternate Non-Executive Director

Appointed August 2013. Director of Remgro Management Services Ltd. Former director of Vodacom South Africa and currently a director of a number of companies – Mediclinic International Ltd, TSB Sugar Holdings (Pty) Ltd, Marc Group, Dark Fibre Africa (Pty) Ltd, CIV Fibre Network Solutions (Pty) Ltd, CIV Power (Pty) Ltd, CIE Telecommunication (Pty) Ltd, Central Lake Trading 77 (Pty) Ltd.

Sandile Zungu - BSc (Mechanical Engineering); MBA

Non-Executive Director

Appointed December 2009. Chairman of Aflease Gold Limited and non-executive director of Uranium One Africa Limited. Member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment and previous director of Barnard Jacobs Mellett Holdings Limited. Sandile established Zungu Investments Company (Pty) Limited in 2000.

Walter Geach - (Advocate); LLB; MCom; CA (SA); FCIS

Non-Executive Director

Independent non-executive director. Appointed July 2008. Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, Walter is a senior professor and fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His areas of specialisation are Financial Accounting, Taxation, Corporate Governance, Business Law and Financial Services. He previously served on the tax committee of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants KZN and was a technical committee member of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA). He has lectured at the Universities of Cape Town, Natal and Durban-Westville. Walter is a non-executive director of Grindrod Bank Limited, GFS Holdings Limited and Grindrod Financial Holdings Limited. He is the author of a number of books including the Guide to the Companies Act and Regulations and Guide to the Close Corporations Act and Regulations. Member of the audit committee.

Cato Brahde - BSc (Hons), MSBA, CEng MRINA

Independent non-executive director

Appointed January 2013. Cato qualified as a naval architect at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, gained a Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University, and holds a Diploma in Company Direction. His current position is Managing Director of Tufton Oceanic (Isle of Man) Limited. He has many years of international shipping experience.

Grant Gelink - CA (SA); B.Compt (Hons) (Unisa); BCom (Hons) (Unisa); H Dip Education (Unisa); Dip Public Administration (Peninsula Technical College)

Independent non-executive Director

Grant has had extensive work experience within Deloitte & Touche which spans over 26 years and served as chief executive of Deloitte from 2006 until his retirement from the firm in 2012. He currently serves as a non-executive director of Altron Limited, Eqstra Holding Limited, MTNZhakele Limited and Santam Limited. Prior to joining Deloitte, Grant was a high school teacher.

Nkululeko Sowazi - BA and MA (UCLA)

Non-Executive Director

Independent non-executive director. Sowazi is the chairman of Kagiso Tiso Holdings (Proprietary) Limited and currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of, inter alia, Exxaro Resources Limited; Aveng Limited and Actom Holdings (Proprietary) Limited. and He has vast knowledge and experience across a broad range of industries, more specifically in the mining and construction and financial services and investment sectors.