Management

John William Hunt (53)

MD of Mpact Recycling

BSc (Eng), MSc (Eng) (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

John has held the position of Managing Director of the Recycling division since May 2011. His previous role was as the Business Manager for Technology Optimisation in the Group. He has served as the Executive Director of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa and has more than 20 years’ experience in the paper industry.

 

Hugh Michael Thompson (51)

MD of Paper Manufacturing

BCom, CTA (University of South Africa), CA(SA)

Hugh has been the Managing Director of the Paper Manufacturing division since October 2009. He fulfilled the role of CFO of Mpact until March 2007 and then the role of Managing Director of the Plastics division until September 2009. He has more than 10 years’ experience in the packaging sector. He was previously Senior Vice President (Corporate Finance) for Anglo American South Africa Limited.

 

Ralph Peter von Veh (65)

Member of the Mpact Executive Committee

Ralph was the Managing Director of the Corrugated business until 31 December 2015, having been in this position since 1999. Ralph remains with the Group as a member of Mpact’s Executive Committee, responsible for Remade, Mpact Polymers, Detpak and Pyramid, and represents Mpact’s interests on the boards of other Mpact subsidiaries and associates. Ralph will also assume responsibility for certain strategic business initiatives. Prior to joining Mpact, Ralph was the Regional Director of Kohler Corrugated. He has more than 40 years’ experience in the paper and packaging industry. Ralph is a director of Packaging SA.

 

Neelin Naidoo (53)

MD of Plastics

MBA (Herriot Watt University, United Kingdom), FCIS, FCMA

Neelin joined Mpact as the Managing Director of Mpact Plastics on 1 November 2013. Neelin was the CEO of MCG Industries and has over 30 years’ experience in the packaging industry. He is a Director of the Polyolefin Recycling Company (Polyco).

 

Johan Stumpf (49)

MD of Corrugated

BEng (Hons) (Industrial), MBA (cum laude)

Johan joined Mpact on 1 October 2015 and was appointed Managing Director of the Corrugated business with effect 1 January 2016. He served as Managing Director of the Klein Karoo Group since 2009. Prior to joining the Klein Karoo Group, Johan spent six years as Managing Director of Sundays River Citrus Company (Pty) Ltd, the largest packer and marketer of citrus in southern Africa. Johan’s diverse experience also includes six years with SABMiller as production and engineering manager as well as management and executive roles in supply chain management and consulting.

 

Noriah Sepuru (45)

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 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.