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Board of Directors

Pumla Fundiswa Radebe
Chairperson - Independent Non-Executive Director

CD(SA), BA (Social Sciences)

Mrs Radebe is a Chartered Director and a member of the Institute of Directors in South Africa. She is a Non-Executive Director of the Institute of Directors and the Chairperson of its Social and Ethics Committee, a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Jasco Electronics Holdings Limited and Chairperson of its Social and Ethics Committee and a member of its Audit and Risk Committee. She is the Chairperson of Khuselo Investments and the Managing Executive of Bungane Development Consultants. Mrs Radebe steps down as Chairperson of Calgro M3 at the AGM to be held on 26 June 2020, with immediate effect.

Skills set
Specialises in social analysis, project planning and management and with more than 20 years’ experience at local and regional government level. It is experience such as this which is highly regarded within the Group, given its operational exposure to Government.

Ralph Bruce Patmore
Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

BCom, MBL (SBL)

Ralph brings a valuable 10 years’ experience in building materials distribution as former CEO of Iliad, as well as a wealth of industrial manufacturing experience, as a former director of Everite Holdings Limited and Group Five Limited. Ralph currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of ARB Holdings Limited, Mustek Limited, Unicorn Capital Partners Limited and Accentuate Limited.

Skills set
With his vast industry experience, including, but not limited to being a former executive director of Everite, Group Five, Illiad and subsidiaries in Unihold and Malbak, comes a valuable approach to specific industry thinking and expertise

Dr Mduduzi Edward (Mdu) Gama
Independent Non-Executive Director

PhD (Finance)

Mdu holds a PhD (Finance) degree and various management qualifications from South African, US and UK universities. Mdu is currently CEO of Resultant Finance Proprietary Limited and is a non-executive director of Mustek Limited. He is a founder, director and a significant shareholder of various other companies.

Skills set
A doctorate in finance combined with an entrepreneurial flair blends exceptionally well with Calgro M3.

Hatla Ntene
Independent Non-Executive Director Director - assuming role of Chairperson from the AGM date of 26 June 2020

BSc (QS), Dip. Con. Econ, Dip. Civ. Eng, PRQS, PMAQS, Pr.CPM

Hatla’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Quantity Surveying) degree from the University of Dublin, a diploma in Construction Economics from the Bolton Street College of Technology in the Republic of Ireland and a diploma in Civil Engineering, Lerotholi Polytechnic. Hatla is currently Executive Chairman of Mvua Property Partners and Pulaprop. He is a Non-Executive Director of a listed retail property fund company. Hatla was previously a partner in Farrow Laing Ntene, one of the largest quantity surveyor firms in South Africa. Hatla was also the Property Executive Manager of Propnet (Property Division of Transnet) for three years.

Skills set
Finding a person with 30 years of experience in the property industry is rare and the insight which Hatla provides to the Board is highly regarded. Potential pitfalls are pointed out early to avoid wastage of time and money.

George Hauptfleisch
Non-Executive Director

CA(SA)

George is a Chartered Accountant and was a partner at PwC for 30 years. He brings with him a wealth of experience as a registered auditor of listed companies in sectors such as manufacturing, engineering, construction and chemicals, fast moving consumer goods and agriculture. George is a member of the Institute of Directors in South Africa.

Skills set
George joined the Board in 2018, adequately taking on the Chairmanship of the Audit and Risk Committee and sat as a member of the Investment Committee. His wealth of expertise attained in three decades in the audit profession is extremely valuable to Calgro M3.

Lynette Ntuli
Independent Non-Executive Director

B Com Acc, CSCM, ACSCL, PDP Real Estate Programme, University of Oxford, UK

Lynette was appointed to the Board on 23 March 2020. She is the Founding Director and Chief Executive Officer of Innate Investment Solutions Proprietary Limited, a professional services firm in the built environment providing property and infrastructure development services and enterprise asset management solutions. Over a 15-year period, Ms Ntuli has gathered diverse experience and specialisation in property and infrastructure development and management; asset management planning and maintenance; strategy and operational development and implementation; real estate transactional and due diligence advisory; and the commercialisation and rationalisation of portfolio assets. Her obvious passion for the property sector, and her entrepreneurial flair will add tremendous value to Calgro M3. 

Skills set
A rare find, Lynette has vast practical and academic experience and qualifications to add tremendous input into strategic proposals from executive management.

Themba Baloyi
Independent Non-Executive Director

MBA, ACIS, ND CMA, IoDSA

Themba was appointed to the Board effective 23 March 2020. He is co-founder of Sithega, a non-banking financial services business, and prior to this, founded Discovery Insure Limited (“Discovery Insure”), a short-term insurance company launched in 2011. The Discovery Insure work propelled him to win the 2018 All Africa Business Leaders “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”. Currently he serves as Chairman on the board of Constantia Insurance Group Limited and is a board member of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, Cube Capital and Prescient Empowerment Trust, amongst others.

Skills set
His knowledge of the insurance and financial sectors, parallels with aspects of Calgro M3’s own business model, particularly the Memorial Parks business, where Calgro M3 foresees good product diversity and growth opportunities.

Willem Jakobus (Wikus) Lategan
Chief Executive Officer

CA(SA)

Wikus joined Calgro M3 in 2008 as Financial Director and was subsequently appointed as Group Managing Director with effect from 1 June 2015, responsible for the overall operational activities of the Group. Wikus served as a member of the SAICA National Members on the Business Executive and is also Chairperson of the SAICA Northern Region and Business Council. He has vast experience in business restructuring and management and became CEO effective March 2017.

Willem Adolph (Waldi) Joubert
Financial Director

CA(SA)

Waldi was appointed as Financial Director with effect from 1 June 2015. He is a qualified chartered accountant, having completed his articles with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he gained vast experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, insurance and fast-moving consumer goods. Waldi joined the Group in January 2012 as Group Financial Manager.

Manda Njongonkulu Nkuhlu
Executive Director

BSc (Honours), MBA

Manda joined Calgro M3 in 2014 having held a number of senior management positions in both the private and public sector. He has been on Group Exco since September 2014, before taking on a larger role as an Executive Director with Board representation from March 2017. Manda was appointed as Managing Director of Calgro M3 Developments, the Residential Development business from September 2017.

Wayne Williams
Executive Director

BProc

Wayne joined Calgro M3 in 2012 and was appointed as Executive Director with effect from 1 June 2015. He is a qualified attorney who was in private practice for 20 years, specialising in commercial and corporate law where he obtained extensive experience in commercial transactions and property-related negotiations and acquisitions. Wayne leads all acquisition negotiations.