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.

Ernest Ngubo

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.

Mark Stewart

Appointed: 9 December 2022

Mark joined BDO South Africa as a trainee accountant in 1985 and has gone on to hold senior partnership positions in the firm, including the National CEO role between 2014 and 2022 and has most recently accepted a role with BDO International as the Regional Director for Africa. Mark is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and a Registered Auditor with the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors. He has also held committee positions within the Natal Society of Chartered Accountants Regional Committee and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Examinations Committee and Senior Partners Forum. In addition to his roles at BDO South Africa and BDO International, Mark has previously held a non-executive position with a JSE listed company, various directorships in private entities and has served as a Trustee for several charitable organizations.

Tammy Woodroffe

Appointed: 2 March 2023

Tammy is an Independent Tax Practitioner with a Masters in Taxation. Tammy qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2000 after completing her articles at KPMG in Durban. She was part of the KPMG tax team from 1999 until 2005 when she and a colleague started their own tax consultancy business focusing on corporate and international tax. Her experience includes corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, tax incentives, large business corporate tax compliance, international structuring, double tax treaty network and transfer pricing.

Glen Gerber

BA (Hons), MBA
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 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.

James Robertson

Appointed: 14 February 2023

James is a qualified Chartered Accountant and joined the Santova Group in 2020 as Group Financial Manager before being appointed as Group Financial Director in 2023. Prior to joining Santova, James was Group Financial Manager of a multinational private equity backed Group providing food logistics and facilities services to various industries across 15 countries internationally.

Jennifer Lupton

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.

Andrew Lewis

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. 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.

Gerrit Fourie

EMLog (ELA), BTech. IE (TUT)
Appointed member of Group EXCO: 22 February 2017

Gerrit obtained his BTech degree in Industrial Engineering before joining Comparex (now BCX) in a solutions development role. His career spans various full-time and solution advisory roles within the automotive manufacturing, local distribution, fast moving consumer goods and international logistics sectors for local and multinational organisations. Gerrit is certified through the European Logistics Association as a Master Logistician (EMLog). He joined Santova in 2013 to lead the Supply Chain Solutions team and was subsequently appointed to the Group Exco in 2017.