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Board of Directors


KUBEN PILLAY - Executive Chairman
Appointed: 1998
Nationality: South African

Kuben joined Primedia as an executive director in May 2000 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the advertising division of Primedia in September 2002, and as Chief Executive Officer of the Group in September 2009. Kuben has been appointed as the Executive Chairman of Primedia with effect from 3 February 2014. An attorney by profession, he was a managing financial partner at attorneys Cheadle Thompson and Haysom before joining Mineworkers Investment Company in 1996 as a founding executive director. He is currently a non executive director of Mineworkers Investment Company, and has previously chaired and served on the boards of public companies. Kuben is also the current Chairman of Council of St Albans College in Pretoria.

ROGER JARDINE - Chief Executive Officer
Appointed: 2014
BSc, Msc
Nationality: South African

Roger was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Primedia in February 2014. Originally qualified as a scientist with an MSc in Radiological Physics, Roger was South Africa’s youngest ever Director General when he was appointed as DG for Arts, Culture, Science and Technology in 1995. After working in government, Roger took a position as CEO of Kagiso Media before leading Aveng for 5 years. He is currently a non-executive director on the boards of both FirstRand and the Natal Sharks.

Chris Patricios

CHRIS PATRICIOS - Group Finance Officer
Appointed: 2011
Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Accounting degrees

Chris joined Primedia in 2008 as Group Finance Manager and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in June 2011. Prior to that he had served as Financial Director of a division of Servest (Pty) Ltd. He worked within KPMG's Hospitality and Leisure business unit for three years and prior to that had spent two years with Credit Suisse in London. Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) on completion of his articles at KPMG in 2002 and he holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Accounting degree, both from the University of Witwatersrand.

JABULANI MAHANGE - Human Capital Director
Nationality: South African

Jabu joined Primedia as Group Human Capital Executive in July 2009. He was previously a board member and Human Resources Director at Johson & Johnson Medical from 01 April 2005 to 30 June 2009. He began his career as a teacher, and joined Standard Bank Human Resources in 1992. Jabu also held senior Human Resources positions at ABSA, Deloitte and the Edcon Group.


CHRIS SEABROOKE - Independent Non-Executive director
Appointed: 2013
Nationality: South African

Chris was one of the founding shareholders and directors of the Primedia Group in 1993. He returns to the board as Non-Executive Chairman of the Group with effect from 1 January 2013.

Chris has been a director of over 20 JSE listed companies. He is currently CEO of Sabvest Limited, Chairman of Metrofile Holdings Limited and Transaction Capital Limited, Deputy Chairman of Massmart Holdings Limited and a director of Brait se, Chrometco Limited, Datatec Limited and Net1 UEPS Technologies Inc. He is a director of a number of unlisted companies including Mineworkers Investment Company (Pty) Ltd. He is a former Chairman of the South African State Theatre and former Deputy Chairman of both the inaugural board of the National Arts Council and the founding board of Business and Arts South Africa.

NCHAUPE KHAOLE - Non-Executive Director
Appointed: 2013
BCom (Hons), MBA
Nationality: South African

Nchaupe joined Mineworkers Investment Company ("MIC") on 1 August 2012. He is currently a Senior Investment Manager at MIC. Nchaupe has in excess of 10 years' experience within the financial services industry, the bulk of which have been in corporate finance and private equity. Before joining MIC, Nchaupe was a Senior Investment Officer at the Development Bank of Southern Africa ("DBSA") and he has previously worked for Safika Holdings and Liberty Holdings Limited.

Nchaupe's qualifications include a BCom and BCom Honours (investment Management) degree from the University of Johannesburg and an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) of the University of Pretoria

MARY SINA BOMELA - Non-Executive Director
Appointed: March 2012
Nationality: South African

Mary joined the Mineworkers Investment Company Proprietary Limited ("MIC") on 1 July 2010 as an Executive Director: Strategy. She is a Chartered Accountant by profession, and previously served as a non-executive director on the MIC's Board of Directors.

She serves on the boards of a number of the group's strategic investments.
Mary serves on the boards of Tracker Investment Holdings Ltd, Metrofile (Pty) Ltd, Set point Technologies (Pty) Ltd and Peermont Global Holdings (alternate).

BRUCE MacROBERT - Non-Executive Director
BCom, CA(SA)
Appointed: 2007
Nationality: South African

Bruce is an Executive Director of Brait having joined them in 1997 and is a director of Brait's private equity business and a Principal of Brait Fund IV. He has been responsible for investments in media, industrial services and packaging. He is also a director of Consol Glass Limited and Medu Capital. Bruce, a chartered accountant, qualified at Deloitte & Touché before working in the investment banking divisions of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell in London and Investec Bank. Bruce is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and the University of South Africa where he completed degrees in commerce and accounting, respectively.

CYNTHIA MAPAURE - Non-Executive Director
CA (SA), CA (Zimbabwe)
Appointed: 2008
Nationality: Zimbabwean

Cynthia joined MIC on 1 September 2008. She is a Chartered Accountant by profession. She served her articles of clerkship with Deloitte & Touché (Zimbabwe) from 1996 to 2000. She transferred to Deloitte & Touché South Africa as an audit manager in 2003 and was appointed an audit partner in January 2007. Cynthia is the MIC group's financial director and serves as a non executive director on the boards of Metrofile Holdings, Set Point Technology Holdings, RMB Divisional Board, Nimble Group (Pty) Ltd and BP South Africa (Pty) Ltd (Alternate).

PETER MAW - Non-Executive Director
Appointed: 1993
BCom(Hons), CA(SA), HDip Tax Law
Nationality: South African

Peter was one of the founders of Primedia and has been with the group from inception. Prior thereto, Peter was with Standard Merchant Bank in Corporate Finance. He was responsible for the Primedia group's corporate finance activities from 1992 to 2004. Peter now heads the private equity interests of the Oppenheimer family in South Africa.

ALASTAIR WALKER - Alternate Non Executive director
Appointed: 2007
Nationality: South African

Since May 2007, Alastair has worked for Brait South Africa Limited. From April 2004 to April 2007, Alastair was a member of the corporate finance department of Anglo American plc. Previously, he worked for Deloitte & Touche, in London. Alastair holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Accounting, both from the University of Witswaterstrand. He is a Chartered Accountant (SA). He is an alternate director to John Gnodde.

PHUMZILE LANGENI - Independent Non-executive director
Appointed – 2010
BCom (ACCS) (Natal), BCom (Hon) (Bus Management) (UNISA)
Nationality – South African

Phumzile is the Executive Chairman of Afropulse Group, a woman led Investment, Investor Relations and Corporate Advisory house. She was the Economic Advisor to the former Honourable B P Sonjica Minister of Minerals and Energy (DME). Phumzile was previously an executive director of junior platinum miner, Anooraq Resources, she is an independent non-executive Director of Imperial Holdings, Massmart Holdings Limited, Mineworker's Investment Company, Peermont Global, Port Regulator, Astrapak and the Transaction Capital

Appointed – 2013
CA (SA), BBusSc, CFA
Nationality – South African

Bradley Kalil joined Old Mutual in 1997. After conceptualising and starting Old Mutual Specialised Finance, he left in 2000 to assume an Executive Director role at Goldman Sachs in London. Three years later he re-joined Old Mutual as Executive Personal Assistant to Roddy Sparks, Managing Director of Old Mutual South Africa. From November 2004 to present, Bradley has held the position of CEO of Old Mutual Specialised Finance.

SHAUN HARRIS - Non-Executive Director
Appointed – 2013
Nationality – South African

Shaun joined Old Mutual Specialised Finance in 2008, where is was responsible for managing the OMSFIN Mezzanine Fund and investing in sub-investment grade credit opportunities. Shaun is a member of the OMSFIN Executive Committee. Previously he worked at Makalani Holdings, and Deloitte and Touche. Shaun is a non-executive director of Nimble Group (Pty) Ltd.

CORNELIUS (NEELS) ELS - Non-Executive Director
Appointed – 2013
CA (SA), M Com (Financial Management)
Nationality – South African

Neels Els has been with RMB since 2006 and is currently a senior investment professional in the Principal Investments team investing in and managing equity and quasi-equity positions on behalf of the bank. Neels qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and worked in KPMG’s financial services advisory group in Johannesburg and Sydney before joining the FirstRand Group. Neels holds a B Com Hons (Accounting) - and M Com (Financial Management) degree from the University of Johannesburg.

QUINTON DICKS - Non-Executive Director
Appointed – 2013
BA, LLB, Post Grad Dip Tax, LLM, MBA
Nationality – South African

Quinton is an Investment Partner at Old Mutual Private Equity. Quinton is a non-practising attorney and joined the advisory business of Capital Partners (later Brait SA) in 1998 after being with Bell Dewar and Hall and the Department of Justice. He has extensive merger and acquisition experience across a wide range of industries. Quinton joined the Old Mutual Private Equity team in March 2006. He is on the board of directors of Consol, RTT, Reclamation, Liberty Star Consumer Holdings and on the advisory boards of CapitalWorks and LMCGF.

MOHSIN CAJEE - Non-Executive Director
Appointed – 2013
BCompt; BCom (Hons), CTA)
Nationality – South African

Mohsin joined the Old Mutual Alternative Investments division in March 2006 and was Deputy to the CFO. Currently, as an Investment Principal Mohsin is responsible for research and analysis as well as managing existing investments, sourcing and structuring new investment opportunities within the private equity sector. Mohsin serves on the board of directors of Liberty Star Consumer Holdings (Pty) Ltd, CapitalWorks Advisory (alt) and Brait Fund IV Advisory (alt).

SUNDEEP NARAN - Non-Executive Director
Appointed – 2013
Nationality – South African

Sundeep has been at RMB since 2000. He is currently the Co-head of the RMB’s Leveraged Finance Team and sits on the Investment Banking Divisional Board. Prior to Joining the Leveraged Finance Team, he was a senior transactor in RMB’s Corporate Finance Team. Sundeep spent several years in the actuarial environment at the Employee Benefits Divisions of Southern Life and later Momentum before joining RMB.

JOHN EHLERS - Alternate Non-Executive Director
Appointed – 2013
Nationality – South African

Mr. Ehlers is the Co-Head of Leveraged Finance at RMB. He began his career in Mergers and Acquisitions in the mid 90’s with specialization in Leveraged Finance in the last 10 years. Mr. Ehlers has extensive experience in debt structuring in both SA and Offshore markets.


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