DIRECTORS & EXECUTIVES
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.
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.
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.
CFO / Acting CEO
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Nkateko Munisi
Joined the board: 2022
Dr. Munisi joined the Jasco board on 1 July 2022 as a non-executive director, Dr. Munisi complements the mix of skills on the board of Jasco. Dr Nkateko Munisi is a qualified and practicing medical doctor with extensive experience in the medical industry, having served on numerous committees, boards and panels throughout his career. He is the Chairperson of the medical panel at the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund. He is a representative of the Public Investment Corporation in a healthcare infrastructure fund, RH Managers and Chairman of the Advisory board. He is also a non-executive director of Afrocentric Investment Corporation Limited and Chairman of Resultant Finance (Asset finance and leasing solution company).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.