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Executive directors / committee

Alan Olivier - CA(SA)

Executive Director and CEO

Chairman of Grindrod Bank Limited and director of major local and international subsidiaries and associates. Chairman of the United Kingdom Mutual Steamship Assurance Association Limited (P&I Club). Alan was employed in 1986 in the Shipping division and held senior treasury and financial positions before his appointment as CEO of Unicorn Shipping in 1995. He was appointed to the board of directors of Grindrod Limited in 1999 and as the CEO of Grindrod Limited in 2007.

Andrew Waller - CA (SA)

Executive Director and Group Financial Director

Appointed 1 March 2011. Director of local and international subsidiaries. Andrew was previously a partner of Deloitte & Touche for 15 years during which time he was responsible for a number of South African listed companies. He has four years service with the group.

David Polkinghorne - BCom; MA(OXON)

Executive Director

Managing director of Grindrod Bank Limited and executive director of all the Financial Services Division group companies. Director of companies and trustee of various charitable trusts and foundations. Chairman of the Grindrod Pension and Grindrod Provident Funds. David has been involved in the financial services sector for more than 25 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. He has 16 years’ service with the group.

Martyn Wade - .

Executive Director

Appointed 16 November 2011. Director of major international subsidiary companies and UK Freight Demurrage & Defence Association (UK). Martyn has 37 years of international shipping experience and has worked for shipowners, operators and brokers in London, Johannesburg, New York and Singapore. Martyn was a member of the original Baltic Exchange for 10 years. He has six years service with the group.

Bongiwe Ntuli - CA(SA)

Executive Director

Director of major local subsidiary companies and associates, including Grindrod Bank, Grindrod (SA) Proprietary Limited, Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo Proprietary Limited and Röhlig-Grindrod Proprietary Limited. Bongiwe joined Freight Services in May 2008 as CFO after holding various positions within Anglo American. She was appointed to the Grindrod Executive as Executive Corporate Services in 2012 and as CEO Port, Terminals and Rail in 2014.

Non-executive directors

Michael Hankinson - CA(SA)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Independent non-executive director. Appointed December 2009. Chairman of the Spar Group Limited. Non-executive director of Illovo Sugar Limited. Mike is a former chief executive of Dunlop Tyres International (Pty) Limited and Romatex Limited. Chairman of the remuneration/nomination committee.

Hassen Adams - Pr Tech Eng (Civil Engineering)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Hassen is a consulting engineer and has diversified business interests in engineering project management, leisure, gaming and property developments. He is the executive chairman of Grand Parade Investment Limited.

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

Non-Executive Director

CEO of Remgro Limited and a director of a number of companies, including Distell Group Limited, Mediclinic International Limited, RCL Foods Limited and RMI Holdings Limited. *Petrus Johannes Uys is his Alternate Non-Executive Director

Tantaswa Nyoka - CA(SA); Post-graduate diploma in Accounting; BAdmin (Hons); Higher diploma in banking law; Certificate of proficiency in short-term insurance

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed 27 November 2014. Previously executive head of people and transformation at KPMG. Tantaswa has in-depth experience in strategy, accounting and auditing. She served on the KPMG national policy board and the executive committee and senior partners’ forum. She is president of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa and member of the presidential BEE Advisory Council.

Mkhuseli Faku - BA (Law), MAP (Wits Business School), OPM (Harvard Business School)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Group executive chairman and founder of Calulo Investments Proprietary Limited and director of various Calulo group companies. Mkhuseli has extensive experience in the South African oil and logistics sectors and serves on the boards of Total South Africa and Rhodes University.

Petrus Johannes Uys - MSc (Engineering); MBA

Alternate Non-Executive Director

Director of major local and international companies and also serves on the Remgro Management Board. Pieter is a former CEO of Vodacom Limited. *Jannie Durand is his Alternate Non-Executive Director

Sandile Zungu - BSc (Mechanical Engineering); MBA

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed 15 December 2009. Executive chairman and founding member of Zungu Investments Proprietary Limited and chairman of EOH Holdings Limited. Sandile serves on the Presidential Advisory Council on Black Economic Empowerment and was a member of the World Economic Forum in his capacity as Young Global Leader.

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

Independent Non-Executive Director

Non-executive director of Grindrod Bank Limited. Walter is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and a senior professor at the University of the Western Cape. Walter’s areas of specialisation are financial accounting, taxation, corporate governance, business and financial services.

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

Independent Non-Executive Director

Non-executive director of Grindrod Shipping Limited. Managing director of Tufton Oceanic (Isle of Man) Limited. 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. 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

Appointed 1 January 2013. Non-executive director of Altron Limited, MTN Zakhele Limited, FirstRand Limited and Santam Limited. Grant has had extensive work experience with Deloitte & Touche, which spans over 26 years, and he served as chief executive from 2006 until his retirement from the firm in 2012.

Nkululeko Sowazi - BA and MA (UCLA)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed 25 February 2014. Chairman on the board of Litha Healthcare Holdings and currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Idwala Industrial Holdings, Actom Holdings and Vanguard Group (Ghana). Previously served on the boards of Aveng Limited and Exxaro Resources Limited, inter alia. Nkululeko has over 15 years’ experience in investment management and has vast knowledge of and exposure to the mining, infrastructure and financial services sectors.