Directors

  • Stephen Koseff

    Stephen Koseff

    Independent Non-Executive Chairman
    Age:
    66
    Qualifications:
    CA(SA), MBA, H.Dip. BDP and Hon. DCom (Wits)
    Appointed:
    August 16 2017

    Stephen Koseff is chief executive officer of Investec Limited (Investec) which has dual listing on both the London Stock Exchange and the JSE. Stephen has been with Investec for 37 years in various capacities and has been in his current role as chief executive officer since 1996. Stephen is a qualified chartered accountant and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and a Higher Diploma in Business Data Processing. In 2017 Stephen was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Commerce by the University of Witwatersrand. In addition to his directorships of Investec and Investec plc and various other Investec subsidiaries, he is a non-executive director of the South African Banking Association. He is a current board member of Business Leadership South Africa. He is a former Chairman of the South African Banking Association, a former non-executive director of The Bidvest Group Limited and former director of the JSE, former member of the Financial Markets Advisory Board, and former chairman of the Independent Bankers Association.

  • Bernard Larry Berson

    Bernard Larry Berson

    Chief Executive
    Age:
    52
    Qualifications:
    Australian CA
    Appointed:
    March 10 2016
    Board committee: 
    Acquisitions; social and ethics committee

    Since 1996, Bernard has been involved in all aspects of the development of Bidcorp’s foodservice business in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, and in 2010 assumed responsibility for Bidcorps’ global foodservice businesses, including its operations in the UK and Europe. Over the past 21 years Bernard has been involved in all material acquisitions and directing the strategic focus of the businesses. Bernard was appointed as chief executive of Bid Corporation Limited on April 14 2016.

  • David Edward Cleasby

    David Edward Cleasby

    Chief financial officer
    Age:
    55
    Qualifications:
    CA(SA)
    Appointed:
    September 12 2007
    Board committee: 
    Acquisitions committee

    David was financial director of Rennies Terminals when Bidvest acquired Rennies group in 1998. In 2001, he joined the Bidvest corporate office where he was involved in both group corporate finance and investor relations. David was appointed as Bidvest financial director on July 9 2007. David managed Bidvest’s interests in the investments made by the group over the years. David was appointed as chief financial officer of Bid Corporation Limited on April 14 2016.

  • Douglas Denoon Balharrie Band

    Douglas Denoon Balharrie Band

    LEAD INDEPENDENT
    NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Age:
    73
    Qualifications:
    CA(SA)
    Appointed:
    March 20 2016
    Board committee: 
    Acquisitions committee (chairman), nominations committee (chairman) and remuneration committee (chairman)

    Doug has extensive experience in both commerce and industry and has previously served in the capacity of independent director in a number of JSE top 40 companies.

  • Tasneem Abdool-Samad

    Tasneem Abdool-Samad

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Age:
    45
    Qualifications:
    CA(SA)
    Appointed:
    September 16 2019

    In 2014 Tasneem was appointed to the Board of Reunert Limited as Non-Executive Director and is a member of the Audit Committee; Risk Committee; and Nominations and Governance Committee. Chairs the Investment Committee. Tasneem sits on the Board of Absa Group Limited as Non-Executive Director. Member of the Group Audit and Compliance Committee, member of the Board Finance Committee and the Group Credit Risk Committee. Appointed to the Board of Absa Financial Services Limited as a Non-Executive Director. Member of the Absa Financial Services Group Actuarial Committee (which includes a number of entities in the Wealth, Investment and Insurance Cluster). Chairs the Absa Financial Services Audit Risk and Compliance Committee (which includes in its terms of reference a number of the regulated entities and public entities within the Wealth, Investment and Insurance Cluster of the Absa Financial Services Group). Appointed to the Board of Long4Life Limited as a Non-Executive Director. Serves as Chairman on the Audit and Risk Committee, member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, member of the Social and Ethics Committee.

  • Paul Cambo Baloyi

    Paul Cambo Baloyi

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Age:
    61
    Qualifications:
    MBA (Manchester Bangor University of Wales), MDP, SEP (Harvard)
    Appointed:
    March 10 2016
    Board committee: 
    Audit and risk committee, acquisitions committee and remuneration committee

    Paul is the managing director of CAP Leverage Proprietary Limited. He is a former chief executive officer and managing director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa. Paul also served as chief executive officer and managing director of DBSA Development Fund. Paul has spent 30 years in the financial services sector, with both Standard Bank and the Nedbank group. His last position at Nedbank was as managing director of Nedbank Africa. Paul has been an independent non-executive director on many boards locally and internationally including, African financial institutions. He was a council member of the Institute of Bankers and also served as chairman of the Ned Medical Aid. Other boards include Old Mutual South Africa, AUSTRO Group Limited, Basil Read Limited (chairman) and CAP Leverage Proprietary Limited. Paul also serves on various board committees (audit, risk, remuneration and nominations) as member and chairman.

  • Brian Joffe

    Brian Joffe

    Non-Executive Director
    Age:
    70
    Qualifications:
    CA(SA)
    Appointed:
    August 17 1995
    Board committee: 
    Acquisitions and Nominations committee

    From 1988 to 2004, Brian served as executive chairman of The Bidvest Group Limited until his appointment as chief executive in 2004. Brian has over 33 years of South African and international commercial experience. Brian was one of the Sunday Times’ top five businessmen in 1992 and is a past recipient of the Jewish Business Achiever of the Year award, was listed as one of the top 100 Africans of the Year in the Africa Almanac in 2001, was voted South Africa’s Top Manager of the Year in 2002 in the Corporate Research Foundation’s publication South Africa’s Leading Managers, represented South Africa at the coveted Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year awards in 2003, voted the Sunday Times’ Businessman of the Year in 2007, awarded an honorary doctorate in May 2008 by Unisa and selected in 2010 by Wits Business School Journal as one of South Africa’s top 25 business leaders, having made a significant impact on business in South Africa and was listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the 20 most powerful people in African business. Brian was appointed to the Bidcorp board on August 17 1995, assuming the executive chairman role at listing date, and is currently non-executive director of Bid Corporation Limited (since April 2018).

  • Dolly Mokgatle

    Dolly Mokgatle

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Age:
    61
    Qualifications:
    B Proc (Univ of North) LLB (Law) (WITS)
    Appointed:
    October 4 2016
    Board committee: 
    Social and ethics committee, nominations committee

    Dolly, is a qualified attorney with a BProc (University of Limpopo), LLB (Wits), HDip Tax Law (Wits). Co-founder and executive director of Peotona Group Holdings. Chairperson of Total SA, Unisa School of Business Leadership. Non-executive director of Kumba Iron Ore, IQ Business, Lafarge Industries SA, Lafarge Mining Industries SA. Founding chairperson of Palesa Ya Sechaba Foundation NPC, director of Junior Achievement South Africa, member of Unisa Council, and trustee of Pearson Marang Education Trust. Appointed as a member of the Deputy President’s Advisory Panel on Eskom in February 2015.

  • Nigel George Payne

    Nigel George Payne

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Age:
    57
    Qualifications:
    CA(SA), MBL
    Appointed:
    March 20 2016
    Board committee: 
    Audit and risk committee, social and ethics committee (chairman), acquisitions committee and remuneration committee

    Nigel is a professional non-executive director, with no executive responsibilities. He is a director of the Mr Price Group Limited (chairman), The Bidvest Group Limited, JSE Limited and Vukile Property Fund Limited.

  • Clifford Rosenberg

    Clifford Rosenberg

    Independent Non-Executive Directors
    Age:
    55
    Qualifications:
    Bachelor of Business Science (Hons) - Uni of Cape Town; Master of Science in Management (Hons) - Boston University
    Appointed:
    September 16 2019

    Clifford is on the board of the following ASX entities: Afterpay Touch Group; Nearmap; TechnologyOne and A2B. LinkedIn: 2009-2017. As MD ANZ & S.E.Asia, he was the first APAC employee hired by the world’s largest professional network to open the ANZ office. Built the Australia operation to be the 3rd largest revenue generating business globally with a team of +300 across the Sydney and Melbourne offices. In 2016 LinkedIn was acquired by Microsoft. Investor, advisor, board member in the tech community: 2006 to Present. Two of the more prominent success stories being the restaurant booking platform, Dimmi.com.au (recently rebranded as thefork.com.au), which was sold to TripAdvisor in 2015; and Afterpay, which had one of the most successful IPO’s on the ASX in 2016 and is now an ASX top 100 company. Yahoo! ANZ: 2003-2006. MD ANZ and instrumental for a number of key initiatives including a multi-year auctions partnership with Ebay. Yahoo! entered into a JV with Seven West Media in 2006. iTouch: 2000-2003. Joined the company prior to listing on the LSE in 2000 as ANZ founder and MD. Grew the ANZ business to be the leading wireless application service provider in Australia. The company was acquired by Buongiorno (a DOCOMO company) in mid-2007. Vodafone Australasia: 1998-2000. Head of corporate strategy and GM wireless internet: Reporting to the CEO, was responsible for all aspects of strategy and headed up the launch of the first mobile content services for Vodafone. Cap Gemini and Bain Consulting: 1988-1998. Principal and Managing consultant, specialising in business transformation and strategy across a broad range of industries including mining, retail and telecommunications.

  • Helen Wiseman

    Helen Wiseman

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Age:
    51
    Qualifications:
    BSc (Hons) University of Manchester, CA, GAICD
    Appointed:
    March 20 2016
    Board committee: 
    Audit and risk committee (chairman), social and ethics committee

    A non-executive director, Helen has extensive international business experience across a range of sectors including manufacturing, distribution, mining, energy and financial services. Helen has chaired regional audit committees of the Bidvest International Foodservice business since 2011 and has held various board and audit committee roles, including her current role as audit and risk committee chairman for Bid Corporation Limited.

    • Acquisitions committee
    • Nominations committee
    • Audit and risk committee
    • Remuneration committee
    • Social and ethics committee