Abel is the Executive Chairman at SekelaXabiso. He was a founding member of Sekela Consulting, one of the partners in the merger that created SekelaXabiso. He played a key role in the establishment of Sekela Consulting as a market leader in the internal audit, IT audit, forensic audit and consulting services sector prior to its merger with Xabiso Chartered Accountants. Prior to establishing Sekela Consulting he was a partner at both KPMG and Arthur Andersen and served as the Chief Executive Officer at Dlamini Inc. He is a member of SAICA and the Institute of Internal Auditors (SA). He also received a national award in the Business & Professional Services category at the 2014 Titans Building Nations Awards.
Mr Thiru Pillay CA (SA)
Thiru is a Group Executive at Liberty Holdings Ltd, where he heads the Professional Shared Services business unit. He holds a BCompt (Hons) and is a qualified CA (SA) and a CIA. Prior to joining Liberty eight years ago, he was the Senior Executive Partner responsible for the Business Risk Services division at Ernst & Young for their African practice (including South Africa). He has also previously held senior executive positions at South African Airways and Transnet. He also chaired the audit committee and served as a non-executive director on the board of the Central Energy Fund and was a trustee of the Libcare Medical Aid for five years until his resignation.
Ms Matshepo More CA (SA)
Matshepo is currently the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director at the Public Investment Corporation Ltd (PIC), one of the largest asset managers in Africa. She served her articles at Deloitte, specialising in financial institutions, before being seconded to the New York office for four months to handle a large asset management company. Upon returning to SA she was promoted to audit manager. She left Deloitte and in 2009 joined the PIC, where she was appointed as the Finance Manager. In 2011, she was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer, with her responsibilities including the corporation’s finances and ensuring that the PIC complies with the Public Finance Management Act. She is also a member of the Financial Reporting Standards Council, a statutory body responsible for issuing financial reporting standards in South Africa.
Mr Joe Lesejane CA (SA) (CD SA) (FCMA)
Joe recently completed his term on the audit committee of National Treasury and is still chairman of Export Credit Insurance Corporation Ltd. He currently offers risk management consulting services. He also has a wealth of experience in internal audit, risk management, corporate governance and external audit in both the private and public sectors. As a corporate governance specialist with extensive board experience he will be an asset to the Board. He was formerly employed at KPMG, Du Pont Internal, Eskom SOC Ltd and SAICA, and is an active member of the Institute of Directors SA.
Mr Iqbal Motala, Attorney
Iqbal has extensive experience at the management level, and this was acquired from his position as a partner at a law firm since 1985. He has also gained considerable experience at senior management level after having spent 10 years in government and acquiring knowledge over a wide spectrum of policies and procedures. He served as Head of the Department of Local Government and Housing in the North West from 2001 to 2009. During that time he acquired vast experience in the housing sector. In the 1990s he also served as the Regional Director for Lawyers for Human Rights.
Mr Madoda Petros CA (SA)
Madoda has extensive experience in the banking sector, having spent most of his career at the South African Reserve Bank in various capacities, including banking supervision, on-site supervision in the Analysis Department and as a Deputy Registrar of Banks. He is currently the Chief Risk Officer at uBank, a registered bank providing financial services to the low-end market, particularly mine workers. His responsibilities at uBank include overseeing the forensic investigations and credit departments. Madoda is the chair of the bank’s Enterprise Risk Committee and the Credit Committee reporting to the CEO.
Ms Martie Janse van Rensburg CA (SA)
Martie is an experienced executive and non-executive director with 17 years’ experience serving in organisations that require strategic redirection and governance alignment in the public and private sectors. She has vast governance experience, which includes chairing organisations in the public and private sectors, and has served on board committees (Audit and Risk and Human Resources) for 17 years. She has a substantial understanding of and experience in good corporate governance practices; corporate strategy; shareholder management models; enterprise-wide risk management; regulatory compliance; financial reporting and analysis; human resource strategies; and performance management. She has also worked in various SADC countries, including Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Swaziland. Martie was a recipient of the inaugural Woman in Water Award in 2002 and a nominee for the BWA Business Woman of the Year award in 2006.
Ms Nkabaneng Mashile CA (SA), MCOM
Nkabaneng is an experienced senior lecturer at Wits University where she started lecturing in the Financial Accounting Division in 2009. Prior to that she was an audit manager at KPMG where she also served her articles. During her time at KPMG she gained invaluable experience in the financial services sector, with major clients including banks, medical schemes, stock brokers and property companies. She currently heads the Girls’ Mentorship Programme at Tsogo ya Bokamoso Foundation, an organisation that is focused on promoting academic excellence in the township of Alexandra.
Ms Zuziwe Ntsalaze CA (SA), CISA, MBA
Zuziwe has extensive experience in advisory, auditing, risk appraisals, compliance reviews and independent assurance in multinational companies. She is a technical specialist with solid expertise in building relationships with business leadership and soliciting buy-in from strategic stakeholders. She is a member of SAICA and is a certified information systems auditor (CISA). Her CISA qualification attests to her expertise in information technology audits, covering IT projects, IT governance, applications, databases and governance frameworks.