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Thulani Gcabashe (55)

Non-executive Chairman BA, MURP, PED, IMD

Thulani is the retired chief executive of Eskom, the executive chairman of Built Africa Holdings and the chairman of MTN Zakhele. He currently serves as a director of Standard Bank Group and The Standard Bank of South Africa and is a past trustee of the Freedom Park Trust. He is also a director of the Retail Motor Industry Association (RMI) and a director of the Passenger Rail Agency (PRASA). Thulani was appointed to the board in January 2008 and as chairman in April 2008.




Ashley (Oshy) Tugendhaft (65)

Non-executive Deputy Chairman BA, LLB

Oshy is the senior partner of Tugendhaft Wapnick Banchetti & Partners, a leading Johannesburg niche law firm. He is also a non-executive director of Pinnacle Technology Holdings Limited. He was appointed to the board in April 1998 and as deputy chairman in March 2008.




Hubert Brody (49)

BAcc (Hons), CA (SA)

Hubert joined the group in April 2000 as chief financial officer of IMPERIAL Bank, was appointed as chief executive of the Motor division in 2003 and joined the executive committee in September 2004. He was appointed to the board in August 2006 and was chief executive from July 2007 to February 2014. He joined the Board as a non-executive on the 1 March 2014.




Thembisa Dingaan (40)

BProc, LLB (Natal), LLM (Harvard), H Dip Tax (Wits)

Thembisa is the chairman of Ukhamba holdings, an empowerment shareholder in Imperial. She is also a director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa, where she is the chair of the investment and credit committee, and a non-executive director of Mustek Limited and Adapt It Holdings Limited. In addition, she is a Member of Council of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She was appointed to the board of Imperial in November 2009.




Schalk Engelbrecht (67)

BSc, MBL, MDP Insead

Schalk is the retired chief executive of AECI, where he is currently the chairman. He was appointed as chief executive of AECI in 2003 and was appointed chairman of AECI in May 2012. Schalk was the managing director of Chemical Services (Chemserve) before joining the AECI board. He was appointed to the Imperial Holdings board in June 2008.




Recht Louis Hiemstra (57)

BCompt (Hons)

Tak served as director, strategic development of Imperial until his retirement as executive director in 2012. He was responsible for strategy and enterprise and business development. He is the chairman of Distribution and Warehousing Network (DAWN) Limited. He joined the group in 1992 and was appointed to the board in August 1995.




Phumzile Langeni (38)

BCom (Accounting)

Phumzile is the executive chairman of Afropulse Group, a woman-led investment, investor relations and corporate advisory house. She previously was an executive director of junior platinum miner, Anooraq Resources. She is currently the chairman of Astrapak Holdings, and an independent non-executive director of Massmart Holdings Limited, Mineworker’s Investment Company, Peermont Global, Metrofile, Primedia and the Port Regulator. She was appointed to the board in June 2004.




Michael John Leeming (69)

BCom, MCom, FCMA, FIBSA, AMP

Mike is a former executive director of Nedcor Limited. He has served as chairman of the Banking Council of South Africa and as president of the Institute of Bankers. He is currently a non-executive director of the Altron Group, AECI and Woolworths. Mike was appointed to the board in November 2002.




Mohammed Valli Moosa (56)

BSc

Valli is the non-executive chairman of Anglo Platinum and Sun International, a non-executive director of Sanlam and Sappi, and executive director of Lereko. He is chairman of WWF (SA). Previously, he was president of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the chairman of Eskom. He also served as a cabinet minister in the national government. Valli was appointed to the board in June 2005.




Roderick John Alwyn Sparks (54)

BCom, CA (SA), MBA

Roddy is a former managing director of Old Mutual South Africa and Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (SA), and the former chairman of Old Mutual Unit Trusts, Old Mutual Specialised Finance and Old Mutual Asset Managers (SA). He is a non- executive director of Truworths International and Trencor and serves on the board of advisers of the UCT Graduate School of Business. Roddy was appointed to the board in August 2006.




Younaid Waja (61)

BCom, Hons B Compt, CA(SA), H Dip Tax Law

Younaid is a practicing tax and business consultant. He is a non-executive director and a subcommittee member of Dipula Income Fund, Pareto; subsidiaries of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency: Supplier Park Development Company (SPDC), Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) and The Innovation Hub Company (TIH). His recent past directorships include PIC, Telkom, Real Africa Holdings and Blue IQ. His former memberships include vice-president of ABASA, chairman of the PAAB – now the IRBA; a member of the Income Tax Special Court and treasurer of the Black Business Council. He was appointed to the board in June 2004.




IMPERIAL in the News

Preliminary summarised audited results for the year ended 30 June 2014
27 Aug 2014
Highlights
Revenues exceed 100 billion for the first time
Foreign operations now 27% of operating profit
Non-vehicle operations now 54% of operating profit

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Texting– a silent killer distracting drivers on our roads
02 Jul 2014
Statistics highlight the dangers of texting and driving
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Imperial eyes Africa, South America
27 Feb 2014
OUTGOING Imperial Holdings CEO Hubert Brody says the group is "as entrepreneurial as ever" and has significant opportunities to grow in developing markets, including South America and Africa outside South Africa.

In Mr Brody’s last results presentation as CEO on Wednesday — before Massmart and Transaction Capital nonexecutive chairman Mark Lamberti takes over next week — he announced an acquisition in Nigeria, and the group’s entry into South America.

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