INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
Anthony (Tony) Dixon
CA(SA), F Inst. D
Appointed: 1 December 2010
Tony spent 30 years of his business career with Coopers & Lybrand (PricewaterhouseCoopers), becoming Regional Chairman – KwaZulu-Natal, and was a long-serving member of the firm’s National Executive and Governing Board. Since 1995 Tony has held a number of executive and non-executive directorships on the boards of publicly listed companies, including Guardian Insurance before its acquisition by Santam and Altech before its acquisition by Altron. He is currently an independent non-executive director of Consolidated Infrastructure Group Limited, The Pivotal Fund Limited and South African Airways (SAA) and the Chairman of the Altech Finance and Risk Committee. Tony was Executive Director of the Institute of Directors for five years and for a number of years he provided the secretariat role to the King Committee, of which he was a member from 2003 to 2013.
Edward (Ted) Garner
CA (SA), MBL (UNISA), MSIA (Carnegie Mellon, USA)
Appointed: 5 June 2008
Ted is a Chartered Accountant with a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Most of his working career has been in the Tongaat Sugar company/Tongaat-Hulett group which he joined in 1967. He was appointed Financial Director of the Tongaat-Hulett group in 1978 and in addition was Executive Chairman of various operating divisions of the group and Vice-Chairman of Triangle Sugar Corporation in Zimbabwe. Since his retirement from the Tongaat-Hulett group in 2000, Ted has focused on various directorships and his business consultancy.
Appointed: 5 June 2008
Warwick qualified as a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) in 1988. He completed his articles with Kessel Feinstein and moved into the commercial environment in 1987. Over the last 28 years he has served on various boards of both listed and unlisted companies as Financial Director in the construction, mining and technology sectors. He is currently the Group Financial Director of a privately held industrial holding group.
Pr Eng; BSc Eng Elec (Natal); NHD Eng Elec (DUT); Financial Management Diploma
Appointed: 25 February 2014
Ernest is a founding member and a shareholder in Igoda Projects, of which he has been the Chief Executive Officer since 2004. His career began as an apprentice electrician in 1984, working his way up through Technikon and later University studies. His experience includes 10 years as an engineering technician in various companies including Unilever, Watson Edwards Consulting Engineers, and Spoornet to mention but a few. Ernest has also practiced as a consulting engineer for more than 15 years executing various projects from conceptual engineering designs, contract administration and business management. He is a co-founder of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and a member of the regional committee of the Black Management Forum (BMF). He serves as a Director on the Boards of the following companies: Fluor Igoda Pty Ltd (Chairman) and Electrowave Pty Ltd.
BA (Hons), MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Appointed: 1 February 2003
Glen attained a BA Honours degree at Rhodes University in 1984 and following completion of his compulsory national service he then joined Integrated Business Information Systems (Pty) Ltd as a research and design manager (statistics and research methodology). On completing his MBA at the University of Pretoria, Glen made a strategic career change and joined Investec Group Ltd where he headed both the Northern Transvaal and later the KwaZulu-Natal operations for a continuous period of twelve years, going on to be appointed divisional director of Investec Private Bank in 1995. Upon his resignation from Investec Private Bank in 2003, Glen joined Santova and has been instrumental in development of the Group over the last 10 years as CEO.
Anthony (Lance) van Zyl
Appointed: 22 February 2011
Lance started his freight career in 1993 as a consolidator with a medium-sized company specialising in import and export consolidations. He received ‘in house’ training and worked through all the divisions, culminating in a managerial position. In 2001 he left the organisation to join Aviocean as General Manager and six months later bought out his partner to acquire 100% of the business. Lance sold his interest in Aviocean to Santova in March 2010 and as a result Lance was appointed a director of Santova in February 2011.
Group Financial Director
Appointed: 1 March 2012
David is a Chartered Accountant and completed his articles with Deloitte in Durban in 1992. Since then he has held a number of senior financial positions, both in South Africa and in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Santova David’s was the Chief Executive Officer of Gane Capital, a privately held company involved in specialised lending and asset management. Prior to this he was Chief Operating Officer of Investec Private Bank, Durban. David joined Santova as Group Financial Director in 2012.
FCIS, M Inst. D
Appointed: 8 May 2003
Jenny began her career in Rhodesia in the early 1970’s working for an investment banking organisation where she gained wide experience in all aspects of company secretarial work. She emigrated to South Africa in 1975 and joined the Head Office of the same organisation where she enhanced her company secretarial experience and gained her Associate membership of the Southern African Institute of Chartered Secretaries, and subsequently became a Fellow of the Institute. In 1994 she moved to KwaZulu-Natal and after eight years as Office Manager of an Auditing Practice, left in 2002 to build her own company, Highway Corporate Services (Pty) Ltd, which provides outsourced company secretarial services to listed and unlisted companies.
BCom, LLB, ACIS
Group Legal Advisor
Appointed member of Group EXCO: 25 January 2013
Andrew completed his BCom and LLB degrees at the University of Natal and thereafter he served his articles at Deneys Reitz Incorporated. During his articles he gained experience in maritime, commercial and labour law and on completion was admitted as an attorney. He left Deneys Reitz to join the Santova Group in early 2005 where he has served as Group Legal Adviser for the past 10 years. In addition to his role as Group Legal Advisor he serves as a director of Santova Logistics (Pty) Limited and chairs the Risk Management Committee and National Customs Committee. Andrew was appointed a member of the Group Exco in January 2013.