Edward (Ted) Garner

CA (SA), MBL (UNISA), MSIA (Carnegie Mellon, USA)
Appointed: 5 June 2008

Ted is a Chartered Accountant (“CA”) with a Masters of Business Administration (“MBA”). 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 Chairman and CEO of Electrowave Group. His career began as an apprentice electrician in 1984, working his way up through Technikon and later University studies. His engineering experience spans over various companies including Unilever, WSP and Transnet. Ernest has also practiced as a consulting engineer for more than twenty years, specialising in industrial, commercial buildings and government infrastructural projects. He is a co-founder of the National Society of Black Engineers (“NSBE”) and a former member of the regional committee of the Black Management Forum (“BMF”). He has served on various boards of private companies and Trusts, including being a of Chairman on the Board Directors for more than fifteen years in Fluor Igoda (Pty) Ltd.

Mark Stewart

Appointed: 9 December 2022

Mark is a CA and Registered Auditor with IRBA. Mark joined BDO SA as a trainee accountant in 1985 and over the last thirty-seven years 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. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors and 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 organisations.

Tammy Woodroffe

Appointed: 2 March 2023

Tammy is an Independent Tax Practitioner with a Masters in Taxation and over twenty years of corporate and international tax experience. Tammy is a qualified CA having completed her articles with 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.

Glen Gerber

BA (Hons), MBA
Appointed: 1 February 2003

Glen attained a Bachelor of Arts (“BA”) Honours (“Hons”) degree from 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 (“KZN”) 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 2002, Glen joined Santova and has been instrumental in the development of the Group over the last twenty 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.

James Robertson

Appointed: 14 February 2023

James qualified as a CA having completed his articles with Deloitte in 2016. James left Deloitte in 2017 to join a commodities trading business before taking a position as Group Financial Manager of a multinational private equity-backed Group providing food logistics and facilities services to various industries across fifteen countries internationally. James joined the Santova Group in 2021 as Group Financial Manager before being appointed as Group Financial Director in 2023.

Jennifer Lupton

FCIS, M Inst. D
Appointed: 8 May 2003

Jenny is a Fellow Member of Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa and a Member of the Institute of Directors with many years’ experience in the field of company secretarial practice and corporate governance. Having begun her career in Rhodesia in the early 1970’s working for an investment banking organisation, where she gained experience in all aspects of company secretarial work in a wide variety of industries, she emigrated to SA in 1975 and continued as Company Secretary of various similar organisations and gained listed company experience. In 1994 she moved to KZN, eventually starting her own company, Highway Corporate Services (Pty) Ltd (“Highway”), in 2002. Highway provides outsourced company secretarial and corporate governance services to listed and unlisted companies. It also provides work experience and mentoring for aspiring Company Secretaries and mentoring for emerging businesses seeking to become corporates.

Andrew Lewis

Appointed member of Group EXCO: 25 January 2013

Andrew completed his BCom and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degrees at the University of Natal and thereafter he served his articles at Deneys Reitz Incorporated (now trading in SA as Norton Rose Fulbright). During his articles he gained experience in maritime, commercial litigation 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 Advisor for the past seventeen years. In addition to his role as Group Legal Advisor, he serves as a Director on certain of the Group subsidiary boards, chairs the Risk Management Committee, National Customs Committee and Group Health and Safety Committee and is a member of the Social and Ethics Committee. Andrew was appointed a member of the Group EXCO in January 2013. Andrew is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries (SA) and a Corporate General Counsel (SA) having been certified by the Corporate Counsel Association of SA.

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 Group EXCO in 2017.