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Executive directors

Bruce William Strong (49)

CEO

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 23 years’ experience in the paper and packaging industry. He also currently serves as Chairman of both the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa and Packaging SA, and is the immediate past Chairman of the South African Manufacturing Circle.

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Brett David Vaughan Clark (53)

CFO

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

 

Independent non–executive directors

Anthony John Phillips (Tony) (71)

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 a 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 Ltd, a director of enX Ltd and Special Advisor to Nomura South Africa.

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Neo Phakama Dongwana (45)

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

Neo joined Mpact as an Independent Non-executive Director in April 2011. She is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Social and Ethics Committee. She was a Partner at Deloitte & Touche for nine years and before that spent time as an equities analyst at Gensec Asset Management. Neo is a director of AVI Limited, Barloworld Limited and Nedbank. She is the Chairman of the Takeover Regulation Panel (TRP) and serves as a member of the Financial Services Board (FSB) Appeal Board.

 
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Nomalizo Beryl Langa-Royds (Ntombi) (56)

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 the Remuneration Committee. She is also a Trustee of the Mpact Share Incentive Scheme and a Trustee of the Mpact Foundation. She has close to 30 years of experience in Human Resources. Ntombi is a non-executive director of Murray and Roberts Holdings Limited, Redefine Properties Limited, Kumba Resources Limited and Europe Assistance SA.

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Maya Makanjee (56)

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

Maya joined Mpact as an Independent Non-executive Director in September 2016. She is a member of the Social and Ethics Committee and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. She was a director of Vodacom Proprietary Limited, a member of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee and Chairman of the Vodacom Foundation. Maya is a Non-executive Director of Tiger Brands Limited, AIG South Africa Limited, AIG Life South Africa Limited, Truworths International Limited, FEM Education Foundation, and a Trustee on the Board of Nelson Mandela Foundation.

 
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Timothy Dacre Aird Ross (Tim) (73)

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 a 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 PPC Limited.

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Andrew Murray Thompson (60)

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

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

 
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Noriah Sepuru (46)

Company Secretary

FCIBM, ACIS

Noriah was appointed Group Company Secretary at Mpact on 1 December 2011. Prior to this, Noriah was Company Secretary at Jasco Electronics Holdings Limited and spent four years at Barloworld Limited in various company secretarial positions. Noriah is a member of the Institute of Directors South Africa, an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Business Management.