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Board

 

Mohamed J. Husain (54)

B.Proc (University of Durban Westville)

Independent non-executive Chairman

Mohamed has been an attorney for approximately 29 years. During this time he has represented a diverse range of clients in commercial and corporate litigation, insolvency law and administrative law. He is a former president and current member of the executive committee of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association.

Mohamed was an advisor to the Constitutional Assembly on the drafting of the final new constitution of South Africa and has also acted as a Judge of the High Court. He is also a past president of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces, previous chairman of the Attorneys Indemnity Insurance Fund and past president of the international commonwealth lawyers association. Mohamed is a non-executive director on the boards of the Barclays Africa Group and Absa Bank and serves on a number of Barclays Africa Group board committees.


 

Ashruf Kaka (53)

BA LLB (University of the Witwatersrand)

Chief Executive Officer

Ashruf has been an attorney for approximately 23 years, accredited with BA and LLB degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand, having specialized in Commercial Legal Counselling. Ashruf has held an executive management positions since 2006. Following the acquisition by Newshelf 1005 (Pty) Limited of the majority shareholding in Andulela, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in February 2010.


 

Johannes HP (Henk) Engelbrecht (51)

CA (SA)

Chief Financial Officer

Henk qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988 and has over 30 years’ experience in corporate finance and senior financial management. During his career he worked for KPMG where he completed his articles and raised to group manager, before he left the auditing profession. For the next 20 years he worked in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at Absa Merchant Bank, Grindrod Bank and Vunani Corporate Finance, where-after he expanded his career into financial management as Financial Director of StratCorp Limited and Andulela Investment Holdings Limited. Henk is a member of the Institute of Directors.


 

Brian W Smith (65)

CA (SA)

Independent Non-executive Director (Chairman of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee as well as the Remuneration & Nominations Committee)

Brian has more than 44 years’ auditing experience and was lead client service partner with Deloitte on major listed local and international clients where he reported to the group audit committees before his retirement in 2012. Amongst his larger clients were Samancor, Invicta Holdings, Imperial Holdings, Kumba Resources, Exxaro Resources, Kumba Iron Ore and Coal of Africa. Brian has considerable experience in corporate actions such as unbundlings and take-overs.

Brian is presently on the board of a bank and serves on its Audit Committee and its Risk Committee.

Furthermore he serves as a member of the Audit Committee of the Chartered Accountants’ Medical Aid Fund and is a member of the Group Audit Committee of the City of Johannesburg. He is the chairman of the Investigation Committee of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors.


 

Pieter E. du Preez (57)

B.Comm Accounting (Rand Afrikaans University/UJ); MBL (University of South Africa)

Independent non-executive director

Naeem served his auditing articles at Karolia Jeena Inc. between 1997 and 2000 where after he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He then moved on to Transnet Group Audit Services where he was assigned to the internal audit team relating to the activities of Spoornet and he later appointed as the Financial Manager of Africa Cash and Carry (Pty) Ltd. Prior to re-joining Karolia Jeena Inc in 2006 as a director and partner, Naeem also worked as a specialist tax auditor for SARS National Enforcement Unit. Currently Naeem specialises in tax matters as well as in external auditing. He brings valuable technical skills to the board of Andulela.


 

Naeem M.S. Hadjee (42)

B.Comm (University of the Witwatersrand); Dip. Accountancy (University of Natal); B.Comm (Hons) (University of Natal); Dip. Auditing (University of Natal); CA (SA)

Independent non-executive director

Naeem served his auditing articles at Karolia Jeena Inc. between 1997 and 2000 where after he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He then moved on to Transnet Group Audit Services where he was assigned to the internal audit team relating to the activities of Spoornet and he later appointed as the Financial Manager of Africa Cash and Carry (Pty) Ltd. Prior to re-joining Karolia Jeena Inc in 2006 as a director and partner, Naeem also worked as a specialist tax auditor for SARS National Enforcement Unit. Currently Naeem specialises in tax matters as well as in external auditing. He brings valuable technical skills to the board of Andulela.


 

Gillian H Miller (38)

CIS (Associate), CIBM

Company Secretary

Gillian worked for KPMG as a Senior Governance Consultant completing reviews on private and public sector and companies listed on foreign stock exchanges. She was responsible for the successful publication of KPMG’s Third Edition of the Toolkit for the Company Director. She is an associate member of the South African Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, a full member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and a member of the Institute of Directors.

Gillian currently serves as the Group Company Secretary and Corporate Services Executive at Buildmax Limited.