DIRECTORS & EXECUTIVES

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Dr. Anna Mokgokong

N (C) | Chairman

Joined the board: 2003

Dr Anna is a co-founder and the executive chairman of Community Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd. She is a renowned business figure in South Africa and globally, with widespread experience in healthcare, academia and commerce. She is recognised as a senior director of companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, as she serves on the boards of various listed companies.


She also serves on several non-listed entities. She has received numerous local and international accolades as a community and business leader, including SA Businesswoman of the Year (1999) and one of the Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World (1998). She received a Lifetime Achievement Award (2018) from Premier David Makhura at the Township Entrepreneurship Awards.


She has served in numerous councils of academic institutions and civil society commissions, such as The Independent Commission for Remuneration of Public Office Bearers, where she was appointed as deputy chairman by the former President Mr Thabo Mbeki (from 2004 to 2009). She was also a commissioner of the Interim National Defence Force Commission (from 2009 to 2013). She is a social activist and passionate about women’s empowerment and transformation to create equality in the economy of South Africa.
She was appointed as Honorary Consul General of Iceland in Pretoria in 2017.

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Joe Madungandaba

I (C), N, R | Deputy Chairman

Joined the board: 2003

Joe studied Commerce at the University of the North, Cranfield School of Management (UK) and at the Wharton Business School (USA). He is a member of the Institute of Commercial and Financial Accountants of Southern Africa and is a certified public accountant and tax practitioner. He is the group CEO of Community Investment Holdings and is a member of all its subsidiaries’ boards.


He is also a non-executive director of public listed companies Distell and AfroCentric.

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Pumla Sadebe

S (C), A, R | Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined the board: 2017

Pumla is a certified chartered director and a member of the Institute of Directors. She studied BA Social Work at Fort Hare University, completed a board leadership course at GIBS and holds a diploma in Policy Development and Management from Regenesys. She is the chairman of Khuselo Investments and Khuselo Telecommunications, and also holds an executive director position at Bungane Development consultants and Emlanjeni Development Programmes.

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Warren Prinsloo

CEO

Joined the board: 2006

Warren was appointed as the CEO on 1 March 2021. He joined Jasco as the CFO in August 2006, and served for almost 15 years in the position, during which time he accumulated extensive experience and an intimate knowledge of the group. He has developed strong relationships with the group’s key stakeholders, and a good understanding of the strategic measures required to ensure Jasco’s turnaround. 

 

Prior to joining Jasco, Warren held various senior financial positions within the Massmart group. Warren is a CA(SA) who studied B.Com and B.Acc at the University of the Witwatersrand, completed his articles in 1998 and was promoted to a managerial position in 1999 at Ernst & Young.

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Liska Prigge

CFO

Joined the board: 2021

Liska was appointed as the CFO on 1 March 2021. Liska joined Jasco as the Group Finance Executive in July 2007. She was promoted to the position of the divisional Financial Director in 2017 in ICT-Enterprise. Liska is a CA(SA) who studied B.Com (Hons) Accounting at the University of Pretoria, completed her articles in 2005 and was promoted to a managerial position in 2006 at Ernst & Young.

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Danie de Plessis

A (C), I | Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined the board: 2018

Danie serves as chairman of the audit and risk committee and is an independent non-executive director. He is a highly experienced business development professional, specialising in accounting and financial consultancy services. He has a solid grounding in finance and assurance-related practice after many years in high-level roles. He served as a partner at PwC until his retirement in 2014. He now serves on a number of boards and audit committees and serves as chairman of the board of an unlisted public company.

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Shaheen Bawa

R (C), I, N, S | Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined the board: 2014

Shaheen is the CEO of Eclipse Unlimited Holdings (Pty) Limited, which invests in the ICT, energy, gaming, property and distribution sectors. Shaheen also serves, in an executive and non-executive capacity, on the boards of several unlisted companies.

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Thandeka Zondi

A, I | Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined the board: 2017

Thandeka is a qualified CA(SA), entrepreneur and a seasoned executive and non-executive director. Thandeka is the founder and CEO of MoneyWorks Financial Services, a digital supply chain financing fund and platform.

 

Thandeka is also an independent nonexecutive director on the boards of Old Mutual SuperFund Defined Contribution Umbrella Retirement Fund, Ince, Old Mutual Insure and Thebe Investment Corporation. On all the boards she is or has participated as a member of the audit and risk committee and is the chair of the audit committee on some. Thandeka is also a past First Vice President of the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa.

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Pete da Silva

Alternative Non-Executive Director

Joined the board: 2009

Pete joined the board as an independent non-executive director, and was later appointed as group CEO in 2011. He held this position until his retirement in June 2018 when he was appointed as an interim non-executive director to the deputy chairman. He was appointed as Interim group CEO from 31 May 2020 until 28 February 2021 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, while the board evaluated potential permanent successors. From 1 March 2021, Pete returned to the position of alternate non-executive director to the deputy chairman. Prior to joining Jasco, Pete held the positions of CEO at A1GP and SIEMENS South Africa.

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Makwe Ngwato

Group Executive: Marketing & Communication

Makwe joined Jasco in 2013 as group marketing manager. He was promoted to group executive of marketing and communications in 2016. Makwe has almost 20 years’ experience in strategic marketing and corporate communications. He was appointed the Group Transformation Committee chairperson and a Member of the Social and Ethics Committee in 2019. He has worked for the ADvTECH group, Monash University, Tsogo Sun, Absa, Trinergy Brand Connectors and Sail Sports and Entertainment.

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Simoné Scheepers-Tait

Group Executive: Human Resources

Simoné joined the Jasco as its Group Human Resources manager in 2004 and was promoted to Group Executive: Human Resources in 2013.  She has in excess of 25 years’ experience in predominantly Labour Law and Industrial Relations.  She moved into the Human Resources field due to her passion for people, equality and the belief to apply fair Labour Relations within employment environments.  She has 20 years experience with the Human Resources Spectrum across various industries such as ICT, Security, Manufacturing and Telecommunications. She is a member of the South African Reward Association, South African Society for Labour Law  and the South African Payroll Association.

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Anneke Grond

Managing Director: Intelligent Solutions

Anneke joined Jasco as head of product management in the Enterprise division in October 2010 and has since held various management positions in different divisions of the Group.  Most recently she served as the divisional managing director of the Enterprise division.  Prior to joining the Jasco group she worked in different areas of the telecommunications industry including a telecommunications operator, an original equipment manufacturer and a government policy making department. Anneke holds a B.Eng (Electronic) degree from the University of Pretoria as well as an MBL from the Unisa School of Business Leadership.

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Paul Fick

Managing Director: Communication Solution

Paul Fick joined Jasco as part of the Spescom merger in 2010 and has occupied various leadership positions, including Managing Director of the Enterprise Business Unit and Group CTO. As the Managing Director of the Communication Solutions business, he is managing DataVoice (since May 2018) and Webb Industries (since Nov 2020).

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Cedric Boltman

Managing Director: Security & Fire

Cedric joined Jasco Enterprise in 2013 and was appointed to the Jasco Enterprise executive team in 2016. Prior to Jasco, Cedric was a business owner in the private sector for ten years. Cedric was promoted to managing director of Jasco Security & Fire in July 2018. Since joining in 2013, Cedric has gained valuable experience within the communications and telecommunications industries.

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Craig Unsworth

Managing Director: Electrical Manufacturers

Craig joined Jasco Electrical Manufacturers in 2007 as a Financial Director and was subsequently promoted to the position of Managing Director in 2015. Craig has held various Financial positions at companies that include AVIVA and The American Bureau of Shipping. He has more than 17 years’ experience in the Manufacturing industry. Craig is an Associate Member of the Chartered Governance Institute of South Africa and holds a National Diploma in Management.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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