Director’s curricula vitae

Non-executive directors

M I (Mark) Carr (Dr) (52) BSc, PhD, MBA, CertEng, FIMechE (British): Dr Carr was appointed as a non-executive director of Illovo in 2006. As chief executive of the AB Sugar Group since April 2004, he has led the development of Associated British Foods' sugar activities across the world. He has also served on the executive of the World Sugar Research Organisation and the European Confederation of Sugar Producers. Prior to joining the sugar industry, Dr Carr held a variety of senior positions within Corus Group plc, formerly British Steel plc, including assignments in the USA and Europe. He gained a doctorate in mechanical engineering at Swansea University and an MBA from Warwick University. He is a director of Vivergo Fuels Limited, the World Sugar Research Organisation and chairman of Azucarera Ebro SA. 

J (Jonathan) Cowper (40) MSc, ACMA, MAAT (British): Mr Cowper was appointed as a non-executive director of Illovo with effect from 10 March 2015. He is the Financial Director of AB Sugar and he is also a director of British Sugar Plc. Mr Cowper is a Chartered Management Accountant with a Master's degree in Strategic Business Management. Prior to his appointment at British Sugar Plc, he held a number of senior management positions in the AMEC Plc group of companies, including business unit finance director and divisional finance director of AMEC Power & Process from 2003 until 2009, regional director of AMEC Asia Pacific based in Australia from 2009 until 2015, and operations director for AMEC's Philippines based business from January 2012 until 2015.

G (Godfrey) Gomwe (59) BAcc, CA(Z), MBL (Zimbabwean): Mr Gomwe was appointed as an independent non-executive director with effect from 1 June 2015. Prior to his retirement on 31 March 2014, Mr Gomwe held the position of chief executive officer of Anglo American Thermal Coal, prior to which he was the executive director of Anglo American South Africa and served on a number of Anglo American operating boards and executive committees. He is also a past director of World Coal Association and chairman of its Energy and Climate Committee. Whilst CEO of Anglo American Zimbabwe Limited, Mr Gomwe also chaired Hippo Valley Estates, one of the largest irrigation sugar estates in Africa, as well as National Foods Limited. He is currently chairman of Tshikululu Social Investments and a director of Thebe Investment Corporation, AECI Limited and Econet Wireless Zimbabwe.

M J (Mike) Hankinson (66) BCom, CA(SA) (South African): Mr Hankinson was appointed as an independent non-executive director in 2008. After qualifying as a chartered accountant, he joined the Romatex group in 1976 where he rose to the position of group chief executive in 1994. In 1997 he joined Dunlop as chief executive officer, and during his tenure presided over the sale of the business to a private consortium, its delisting from the JSE, and its sale to Apollo Tyres Limited. In 2007, he was appointed as a non-executive director of Apollo Tyres and relinquished his position at Dunlop. Currently he is chairman of The Spar Group Limited (having been appointed as such in 2004). He has been a non-executive director of Grindrod Limited since 2009 and its chairman since May 2014.

S (Suresh) Kana (Dr) (60) MCom, BCompt (Hons), CA(SA) (South African): Dr Kana has been appointed by the board as an independent non-executive director with effect from 15 July 2015. As a member of the King Committee on Governance in South Africa, he was convenor of its Accounting and Auditing Task Force for King III, and with effect from 1 July 2015, he will join the central committee responsible for drafting King IV. He is chairman of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and the Financial Reporting Standards Council (FRSC), member of the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa, trustee of the Constitutional Court Trust and has served on numerous other professional and statutory bodies in the past. Dr Kana joined Coopers & Lybrand (later to become PwC) in 1976 and is currently the Territory Senior Partner of PwC Africa and a member of PwC's Global Strategy Council, until his retirement on 30 June 2015. He also served for four years on PwC's Global Board. He has been appointed a non-executive director of the JSE Limited and Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited with effect from 1 July 2015. Dr Kana is co-author, with Prof Geoff Everingham, of "Corporate Reporting" a leading textbook in financial reporting.

D (Len) Konar (Dr) (61) DCom, MAS (Illinois), CA(SA), CRMA (South African): Dr Konar was appointed as an independent non-executive director in 1995 and as chairman of the Audit Committee in 1997. He qualified as a chartered accountant and is a professional director of companies. He was previously executive director of the Independent Development Trust where, among other activities, he was responsible for the internal audit and investments portfolios. Prior to that he was professor and head of the department of accountancy at the University of Durban Westville. He is a member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance, the Corporate Governance Forum, National Association of Corporate Directors (USA) and the Institute of Directors. He is also chairman of Steinhoff International Holdings Limited, Exxaro Resources Limited and Mustek Limited, and a non-executive director of Alexander Forbes Equity Holdings Proprietary Limited, Sappi Limited and Lonmin plc. He chairs or serves on the audit committees of these and other organisations. He was co-chairman of the Oversight Panel of the World Bank and past chairman and member of the external audit committee of the International Monetary Fund in Washington.

P A (Paul) Lister (51) LLB (British): Mr Lister was appointed to the board in 2006. He is currently Director of Legal Services and Company Secretary of Associated British Foods plc, having been appointed as such in January 2001. He was formerly associate general counsel of Diageo plc. He holds a law degree from University College London and is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales. 

D G (Don) MacLeod (68) BCom, AMP (Oxford) (South African): Mr MacLeod joined the South African sugar industry in 1971 and became part of the Illovo group in 1973. He spent 10 years in various management positions before being appointed to the board in 1983. He was previously finance director, was appointed Managing Director in 1992 and became chief executive in 1995. Upon his retirement in 2009 he became deputy chairman and in 2011 was appointed Chairman. He is a past chairman of the South African Sugar Association and the South African Sugar Millers' Association. 

P M (Phinda) Madi (Prof) (51) BProc (Unizul), EDP (HEC – Paris), EDP (Northwestern – Chicago, USA) (South African): Professor Madi was appointed as an independent non-executive director in November 2002. He obtained his law degree from the University of Zululand in 1987, and joined the French Bank of South Africa in that year as corporate banking and legal officer. From 1992 to 1994 he acted as in-house consultant on employment equity for the Standard Bank group. A founding member and commissioner of South Africa's Black Economic Empowerment Commission, he is also a founder of several consulting and publishing companies and author of three books on business strategy and transformation. In 2001, he was appointed visiting professor of business leadership studies at Rhodes University. He is a non-executive director of Nampak Limited, Sovereign Food Investments Limited and The Spar Group Limited. He is also controlling shareholder and chairman of Allcare Medical Aid Administrators Proprietary Limited and Respiratory Care Africa Proprietary Limited.

C W N (Nosipho) Molope (50) BSc (Medical Sciences), BCompt (Hons), CA(SA) (South African): Mrs Molope was appointed as an independent non-executive director in 2008. After qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1999, she was appointed finance executive of Akulalwa Corporate Advisors. In 2001, she joined Wipcapital as manager: specialised funds management, and later that year was appointed group financial executive of Viamax, a subsidiary of Transnet Limited. In 2004, she joined Zungu Investments Company as financial director, and in 2005 was appointed as chief financial officer of the Financial Services Board. She resigned in December 2008 to focus on her role as a professional non-executive director of companies. She is also a director of several other companies including Andulela Investments Holdings Limited, BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa, Engen Limited, Nampak Limited, Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (South Africa), Old Mutual Life Holdings (South Africa) Limited, Toyota Financial Services (South Africa) Limited, MTN Proprietary Limited and four other MTN subsidiaries.

A R (Ami) Mpungwe (64) BA (Hons); PGD International Law and Diplomacy (University of Zambia); SMP (University of Pretoria); Leadership Certificate Programme (Kagiso Leadership School) (Tanzanian): Mr Mpungwe was appointed as an independent non-executive director with effect from 1 September 2009. He was the first Tanzanian High Commissioner to South Africa. He retired in 1999 after 25 years' service in the Tanzanian diplomatic service, and has a wealth of political and commercial experience in operating on the African continent. He is a non-executive director of three of Illovo's operating subsidiaries; Illovo Sugar (Malawi) Limited which is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange, Zambia Sugar Plc which is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange, and Kilombero Sugar Company Limited in Tanzania. He is also a director of a number of other companies in Tanzania, and was previously a director of Illovo from 2001 to 2006.

T S (Trevor) Munday (65) BCom (South African): Mr Munday was appointed as an independent non-executive director with effect from 9 March 2010, and as its Chairman with effect from 15 July 2015. After spending his formative years, from 1971, in a wide-ranging number of roles in financial and commercial management positions both in southern Africa and Europe, in the late 1980s, Mr Munday was appointed finance and commercial director of AECI Explosives and Chemicals Limited. In 1990, he was appointed managing director of Dulux Paints and thereafter managing director of Polifin Limited. In 2001, he was appointed executive director and chief financial officer of Sasol Limited with responsibility also for corporate affairs and various other portfolios. In 2003, he assumed global responsibility for Sasol's chemical businesses and in 2005 he became deputy chief executive of Sasol Limited. At the end of 2006 he retired from executive roles and became a non-executive director of various companies. He is currently chairman of Reunert Limited and the lead independent director of Barclays Africa Group Limited and Absa Bank Limited. He was also previously lead independent director of Life Healthcare Group Holdings Limited, prior to stepping down on 30 January 2014.

Executive directors 

G B (Gavin) Dalgleish (49) BScEng(Chem), MScEng(Chem) (South African): Mr Dalgleish was appointed to the board in September 2011, assumed the position of operations director in 2012, and was appointed Managing Director with effect from 1 September 2013. He holds a master's degree in chemical engineering and first joined Illovo in 1988 as a postgraduate student. He has since held a number of technical, business-development, operational and general management positions in Illovo. Most recently he spent three years leading the Australia-based global technology unit of AB Mauri, a yeast business which is a subsidiary of Illovo's holding company, Associated British Foods plc, before returning to Illovo in December 2010. 

M H (Mohammed) Abdool-Samad (44) BCom, CA(SA) (South African): Mr Abdool-Samad was appointed to the board as Financial Director in 2011. He holds a BCom degree and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1996. From 1996 to 2000, he held various managerial positions at Deloitte & Touche. In 2001 he joined Anglo American plc, providing risk management and treasury audit services to the group. He was appointed senior finance manager of Anglo Coal South Africa in 2005, chief financial officer in 2006, and after a restructure, chief financial officer of Anglo American Thermal Coal in 2009, responsible for Anglo American's global thermal coal assets. 

J P (John) Hulley (55) NatDipMechEng, MDP (General Management) UNISA (South African): Mr Hulley was appointed to the board on 1 September 2013 as its Operations Director. From 1978 until 1993 he served the company in various positions and, after rejoining the company again in 2000, he held various management positions in the company's South African operations, before being appointed General Manager of the company's Swaziland subsidiary, Ubombo Sugar Limited in 2008, and subsequently its Managing Director. He also held management positions in other companies in the sugar industry, including a leading engineering and project management consulting company providing services to the sugar industry and other heavy engineering industries. 

L W (Larry) Riddle (55) BCom, CA(SA) (South African): Mr Riddle was appointed to the board on 1 April 2009 as Commercial Director. After qualifying as a chartered accountant, he joined Illovo Sugar in 1986. He held a number of senior management positions within the company prior to his appointment as a director. He is a past chairman of the South African Sugar Millers' Association and the Ethanol Producers' Association of South Africa. 


Date: Wed, 15 July

Time: 14:00

Venue: Illovo Sugar Park

Notice of AGM


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