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Directorate

 

Directors
David Nurek Chairman/Independent
Eddy Oblowitz Independent
Ric Sieni* Financial
Roddy Sparks Lead Independent
Hennie van der Merwe* Chief Executive Officer
*Executive
Executive Committee
Hennie van der Merwe Chairman
Ric Sieni
Audit Committee
Eddy Oblowitz Chairman
David Nurek
Roddy Sparks
Remuneration Committee
Roddy Sparks Chairman
David Nurek
Eddy Oblowitz
Risk Committee
  Eddy Oblowitz Chairman
  David Nurek
  Ric Sieni
  Roddy Sparks
  Hennie van der Merwe
Governance Committee
Roddy Sparks Chairman
David Nurek
Eddy Oblowitz
Hennie van der Merwe
Social and Ethics Committee
Roddy Sparks Chairman
David Nurek
Eddy Oblowitz
Ric Sieni

Directorate: Brief Résumés
(ages at 31 December 2019)

 

Executive

Ricardo (Ric) Antonio Sieni (65)

B Com (UCT) CA(SA).  Appointed as financial director and member of the executive committee on 1 March 2016. He serves on the social and ethics committee and the risk committee. He completed his articles at Deloitte before joining Trencor on where he served as group accountant and later as financial manager.

Hendrik (Hennie) Roux van der Merwe (72)

BA Law LLB (Stellenbosch) LLM (Tax) (Wits). Appointed as chief executive officer and chairman of the executive committee on 10 August 2017. He serves on the governance committee and  the risk committee. He joined Trencor on 1 July 1997 and was appointed to the board on 20 May 1998 and as managing director on 4 April 2003. In April 2011 his role changed to that of a part-time executive director and member of the executive committee, until his said appointment as chief executive officer. He initially practised as an attorney at law followed by various senior executive positions in the banking and industrial sectors, both locally and internationally. He serves on the boards of various listed and unlisted companies in a non-executive capacity. He is a non-executive director of Textainer Group Holdings Limited.

 

Independent Non-Executive

David Morris Nurek (69)

Dip Law (UCT) Grad Dip Company Law (UCT) was an executive of Investec Bank Limited until his retirement on 31 August 2019. He was appointed as an alternate director of Trencor on 30 November 1992 and as a full director on 24 July 1995. On 5 August 2016 he was appointed as chairman of the board. Prior to joining Investec in June 2000, he practised as an attorney at law with Sonnenberg Hoffmann Galombik for 32 years. He is a member of the audit, social and ethics, risk, remuneration and governance committees and serves on the boards of a number of listed and unlisted companies in a non-executive capacity. He is a non-executive director of Textainer Group Holdings Limited.

Edwin (Eddy) Oblowitz (62)

B Com (UCT) CA(SA) CPA (Isr) was appointed as a non-executive director on 3 March 2004 and is chairman of the audit and risk committees and is a member of the remuneration, governance and social and ethics committees. He was previously an international partner of Andersens in South Africa and until recently served as the Executive Chairman of the Stonehage Fleming Group’s operations in South Africa. He is the Principal at Contineo Financial Services, which provides fiduciary and specialist consulting services to high net worth families and corporates. He is a director of various listed and unlisted companies in a non-executive capacity and serves as a trustee of various trusts.

Roderick (Roddy) John Alwyn Sparks (60)

B Com Hons (UCT) CA(SA) MBA (UCT) was appointed as a non-executive director on 27 July 2009. He is the lead independent director and is a member of the audit and risk committees and chairman of the governance, social and ethics and remuneration committees. He was previously managing director of Old Mutual South Africa and Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (SA) and chairperson of Old Mutual Unit Trust, Old Mutual Specialised Finance and Old Mutual Asset Managers (SA). He is a director of various listed companies in a non-executive capacity.