Executive directors
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GN (Gary) Chaplin (49)
CA(SA)
Chief executive officer

Gary qualified as a chartered accountant in 1995 after completing his articles with Deloitte. In 1996, he joined a private company in the timber industry which was later acquired by Steinhoff Africa Holdings Proprietary Limited (‘Steinhoff’). Gary held various positions and fulfilled numerous roles in Steinhoff’s South African timber and furniture manufacturing operations. He joined PG Bison Proprietary Limited (‘PG Bison’) where he was appointed to the board in August 2006 and as chief executive officer in November 2011. In June 2012, KAP Industrial Holdings Limited acquired PG Bison, whereupon Gary was appointed to the KAP executive committee. He later assumed full responsibility for KAP’s diversified industrial segment. In November 2014, Gary became chief executive officer of KAP. He serves as a member of the social and ethics committee and the investment committee.

Member of the social and ethics committee
Member of the investment committee
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FH (Frans) Olivier (40)
CA(SA)
Chief financial officer

Frans qualified as a chartered accountant in 2004 after completing his articles at KPMG in Johannesburg. In 2005, Frans joined Riso Africa Proprietary Limited as financial manager. Subsequent to his appointment, he assumed the same position at Steinhoff Africa Holdings Proprietary Limited in 2006. In 2009, Frans joined PG Bison Proprietary Limited (‘PG Bison’) as group financial manager and was appointed as chief financial officer in 2010. In 2012, KAP Industrial Holdings Limited acquired PG Bison. Frans was promoted to the role of chief financial officer for the diversified industrial segment of KAP in 2015. In April 2016, he became chief financial officer of KAP and serves as a member of the investment committee.

Member of the investment committee
Non-executive director
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KJ (Jo) Grové (70)
AMP (Oxford)
Non-executive deputy chairman

Jo has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial and banking industry. In 1976, he founded Medical Leasing Services – a company providing specialised financial services to medical doctors. In 1987, the business was sold to the Absa Group, the name was changed to MLS Bank, and Jo was appointed chief executive officer – a position he held until 1995. Jo established Imperial Bank and served on the main board of Imperial Holdings until he joined Unitrans Limited as chief executive officer in September 1998. Following the approval and implementation of Steinhoff’s acquisition of the majority shareholding in Unitrans Limited, he was appointed as a non-executive director of Steinhoff International Holdings Limited. Subsequently, he became a non-executive alternative director on the Steinhoff International Holdings Limited board from December 2007 until he resigned from this position in December 2015. In 2012, Jo was appointed as chief executive officer of KAP Industrial Holdings Limited. He stepped down from this position and was appointed executive chairman in November 2014. Since January 2017, he has been fulfilling the role of non-executive deputy chairman. He serves as a member of the investment committee and human resources and remuneration committee.

Member of the investment committee
Member of the human resources and remuneration committee
Independent non-executive directors
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J dV (Jaap) du Toit (65)
BAcc, CA(SA), CTA, CFA
Independent non-executive chairman

Jaap was appointed as senior general manager of the Trust Building Society in 1984, financial director at SMK Securities Proprietary Limited in 1988, and as their portfolio director in 1990. He was a founder member of PSG Group Limited in 1996 and acted as a director until mid-2016. He acted as chairman of PSG Konsult from its formation in 1998 until 2013, and is still a director of that board. In August 2012, Jaap was appointed as the lead independent non-executive director for PSG Group Limited (until mid-2016). Jaap has served, and currently serves, as chairman of various national committees and boards. He was appointed as chairman of KAP Industrial Holdings Limited in 2012 and in 2013 as chairman of the nomination committee.

Chairman of the board
Chairman of the nomination committee
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IN (Ipeleng) Mkhari (45)
BSocSci
Independent non-executive director

Ipeleng holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree from the University of Natal. She completed the Executive Development Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2004 and is also an Archbishop Tutu Fellow. Ipeleng founded Motseng Investment Holdings Limited of which she is currently the chief executive officer. Ipeleng co-founded Delta Property Fund – a company that listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2012. She also serves as a non-executive director on the boards of South African Property Owners Association, Nampak and Attacq, and is a trustee of the Women’s Property Network Education Trust. Ipeleng was appointed as an independent non-executive director of KAP Industrial Holdings Limited in 2004. She chairs the social and ethics committee and serves as a member of the human resources and remuneration committee and the nomination committee.

Chairperson of the social and ethics committee
Member of the human resources and remuneration committee
Member of the nomination committee
Steve
SH (Steve) Müller (58)
BAcc (Hons), CA(SA), Sanlam EDP
Independent non-executive director

Steve qualified as a chartered accountant and worked at KPMG from 1983 to 1992. In 1992, he was appointed as senior credit manager at Rand Merchant Bank and, in 1995, joined Genbel Investments. Over the next 13 years, Steve functioned in various capacities within the group, including chief operating officer: Equities of Genbel Securities Limited, as well as executive director of Gensec Bank Limited. He furthermore served as a non-executive director and member of the audit and remuneration committees of various investee companies within the Genbel Securities Group. In 2008, he left the group to pursue his own interests. Steve served as an independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of SACOIL from 2013 to 2016. In January 2018, he was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Limited board and as chairman of the company’s audit committee. In August 2017, Steve became an independent non-executive director of Pepkor Holdings Limited, serving as chairman of the human resources and remuneration committee and as a member of the audit committee.

In 2012, Steve was appointed as an independent non-executive director of KAP Industrial Holdings Limited and, in 2014, as chairman of the KAP human resources and remuneration committee. He currently also serves on the audit and risk committee, the social and ethics committee and the investment committee.

Chairman of the human resources and remuneration committee
Member of the audit and risk committee
Member of the social and ethics committee
Member of the investment committee
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SH (Sandile) Nomvete (47)
EDP (Wits), Prop Dev Prog (UCT)
Independent non-executive director

Sandile co-founded Delta Property Fund in 2002, which would go on to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2012. He has since led the company to be a predominately sovereign underpinned fund. Through his leadership, Sandile has managed to position Delta as one of the most prominent black-owned and black-managed property funds for government and state-owned enterprises across South Africa.

Sandile serves as a director on a number of other listed entities and has more than a decade’s experience in executive and non-executive positions. He is a graduate of the Property Development Programme of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. He also holds an Executive Development Programme and Finance for Non-financial Managers diploma from the University of the Witwatersrand’s Graduate School of Business. Sandile was appointed as an independent non-executive director of KAP Industrial Holdings Limited in 2004 where he serves as a member of the audit and risk committee.

Member of the audit and risk committee
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PK (Patrick) Quarmby (65)
CA(SA) (Hons)
Independent non-executive director

Patrick was a partner at Ernst & Young until he relocated overseas in 1987. During his time abroad, he was employed in the Corporate Finance Department of Schroders in London. Patrick became one of the founding directors of Standard Bank in London and established Standard Bank’s presence in Hong Kong. On his return to South Africa in 1996, Patrick was appointed as director of Dimension Data Holdings Limited, responsible for the global expansion of the group. He retired from this position in 2014. Patrick acted as non-executive chairman of Datacraft Asia, an IT services company listed in Singapore, until it delisted in 2008, as well as independent non-executive director of Unitrans Limited until the Steinhoff acquisition in 2007. He was appointed as an independent non-executive director of KAP Industrial Holdings Limited in 2012 and serves as the chairman of the audit and risk committee. He is also a member of the nomination committee and the investment committee.

Chairman of the audit and risk committee
Member of the nomination committee
Chairman of the investment committee
Executive committee

An executive committee of the executive directors and senior management of KAP carries out the day-to-day management of the group, as well as the tasks delegated to it by the board. The divisional chief executive officers are members of the executive committee.

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