Directorate

Anthony John Phillips (Tony) (70)

Chairman

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 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. Tony is currently vice chairman of Kansai Plascon Africa Limited, a Director of enX Limited and Special Advisor to Nomura South Africa.

 

Executive directors

Bruce William Strong (48)

CEO

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

Bruce has been the CEO of Mpact Limited since 2009.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the paper and packaging industry, Bruce has worked in South Africa and in Europe, in various management roles.

Bruce also serves as vice chairman of Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa and is the immediate past chairman of the South African Manufacturing Circle, a corporate association of manufacturers whose membership includes small, medium and large companies across all manufacturing sectors.

 

Brett Clark (52)

CFO

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

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

Neo Phakama Dongwana (44)

BCom, Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting, BCom (Hons) (University of Cape Town), CA (SA)

Neo joined Mpact as an Independent Non-executive Director in April 2011. She is Chairperson of the Mpact Foundation Trust and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Social and Ethics Committee. Neo was the first black female to be placed in the Top 10 of the Part II Qualifying Examination for Chartered Accountants in 1998. She was a Partner at Deloitte & Touche for nine years and before that spent time as an equities analyst at Gensec Asset Management. She is a director of AVI Limited, Barloworld Limited, Mutual and Federal and SABSA Holdings (Pty) Ltd. She also serves as a member of the Financial Services Board (FSB) Appeal Board.

 

Nomalizo Beryl Langa-Royds (Ntombi) (54)

BA (Law), LLB (National University of Lesotho)

Ntombi joined Mpact as an Independent Non-executive Director in April 2011. She is the Chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee and the Chairman of Remuneration Committee. She is also a Trustee of Mpact Share Incentive Scheme and a Trustee on the Mpact Foundation Trust.

She has more than 27 years of experience in Human Resources. Ntombi is an Independent Nonexecutive Director of Murray and Roberts Holdings Limited, Redefine Properties Limited and Europe Assistance SA.

 

Timothy Dacre Aird Ross (Tim) (72)

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 and member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. 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. He is a Non-executive Director of Adcorp Holdings Limited and PPC Limited.

 

Andrew Murray Thompson (59)

BSc (Eng) (University of the Witwatersrand), MBA (Finance) (University of Pennsylvania, Wharton)

Andrew joined Mpact as Nonexecutive Director in October 2004. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Social and Ethics Committee. He previously served as the CEO of Mondi Limited as well as an Executive Director of Anglo American South Africa Limited.

 

Maya Makanjee (54)

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

Maya Makanjee was appointed to Mpact’s Board as an Independent Non-executive Director, with effect from 5 September 2016. She is a member of the Social and Ethics Committee and the Remuneration and Nominations Committee.

Maya is currently a Non-executive Director of Tiger Brands Limited, AIG South Africa Limited, AIG Life South Africa Limited and a Trustee on the Board of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Until recently, Maya was a Director of Vodacom (Pty) Ltd, a member of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee and Chairman of Vodacom Foundation, South Africa.