Barloworld Group Board

The full names, ages and profiles of the directors at last practicable date are set out below:

Executive Directors

  • Dominic Malentsha Sewela<

    Dominic Malentsha Sewela

    Group Chief Executive
    Qualifications:
    BScEng
    Nationality:
    South African
    Age:
    55

    Dominic rejoined Barloworld in 2007 as chief executive officer of the Equipment division South Africa. In 2014 he was promoted to chief operating officer of Barloworld Equipment southern Africa and thereafter chief executive officer of Barloworld Equipment southern Africa. He joined the board on 19 March 2014 and was subsequently appointed deputy chief executive effective 1 March 2016. From 1 October 2016, Dominic became the chief executive designate of Barloworld. Prior to joining Barloworld, Dominic was deputy managing director of Afgri Limited. On 8 February 2017, Dominic was appointed Group chief executive officer of Barloworld Limited.

  • Nopasika Vuyelwa Lila

    Nopasika Vuyelwa Lila

    Group Finance director
    Qualifications:
    BCom (Hons), CA(SA), BCom Accounting Science, Post Graduate Certificate in Corporate Governance, Woman in Insurance Management Development Programme, Higher Certificate in Financial Markets and Instruments
    Nationality:
    South African
    Age:
    51

    Nopasika Lila was appointed as the Group finance director of Barloworld Limited with effect from 1 August 2019. Nopasika previously served as the CEO and principal officer preceded by being the CFO of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund. She is a chartered accountant with more than 20 years’ of experience in finance, corporate governance and the financial industry. She possesses advanced proficiencies in Funds Administration, Corporate Governance and Compliance Management, with demonstrated skills in leading major funds sustainably with astute control over risk management, reputation and stakeholder relations. She previously served on various boards both listed and unlisted, namely enX Group Limited, Nampak Limited and Basil Read and chaired some of the audit committees.

Non-Executive Directors

  • Neo Phakama Dongwana

    Neo Phakama Dongwana

    Chairman and Independent non-executive director
    Qualifications:
    BCom, Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, BCom (Hons) in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management, CA(SA), MCom
    Nationality:
    South African
    Age:
    48

    Neo was appointed to the Barloworld board in May 2012 and became chairman of the board in February 2020. She currently serves as a non-executive director of Mpact Limited and Nedbank Limited. Prior to being a non-executive director, she was an Audit Partner at Deloitte for almost 10 years. After qualifying as a CA(SA), Neo worked as an equities analyst at Gensec Asset Management. Neo is the chairman of the Takeover Regulation Panel and a member of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) Tribunal.

  • Ngozichukwuka Edozien

    Ngozi Frances Edozien

    Independent non-executive director
    Qualifications:
    BSocSci, MBA
    Nationality:
    Nigerian, American
    Age:
    55

    Ngozi was appointed to the Barloworld board in March 2014. She is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of InVivo Partners Limited and a non-executive director of Stanbic IBTC Plc and Guinness Nigeria Plc (Diageo). Ngozi has held previous positions as; Chief Executive Officer of Actis West Africa; Founding Chief Executive Officer of Equity Vehicle for Health in Africa (EVHA); Vice President Strategic Planning & Business Development and Regional Director, Anglophone East, West and Central Africa at Pfizer Inc. and Associate Partner Mckinsey & Company. She has also had investment banking experience at JP Morgan Inc. New York. She is a member of the Young President’s Organisation, African Leadership Network Advisory Council and Institute of Directors Nigeria (IOD) among other professional organisations.

  • Neo Mokhesi

    Neo Mokhesi

    Independent non-executive director

    Qualifications:
    BCom, AMP
    Nationality:
    South African
    Age:
    59

    Neo was appointed to the Barloworld board on 1 February 2019. She has over 25 years’ experience in marketing, corporate affairs, development finance, strategy and corporate governance. Neo was a senior executive at the Industrial Development Corporation including serving as the executive responsible for market development into the rest of Africa. She currently serves on the boards of WDB Investments Holdings, Mozal Aluminum S.A and CAST Products SA. She was previously on the boards of Clover SA and Scaw Metals.

  • Hugh Molotsi

    Hugh Molotsi

    Independent non-executive director

    Qualifications:
    BScComp, MScComp
    Nationality:
    South African
    Age:
    54

    Hugh was appointed to the Barloworld board on 1 February 2019. He began his early career at Hewlett Packard in the US, as a software engineer and then moved on to spend 22 years at Intuit, a financial software and services firm based in the US where he remained until 2015. Here he became an engineering fellow and vice president leading the Intuit Labs Incubator. Hugh is the CEO and founder of Ujama, a platform to help parents meet other parents so they can help each other with their children. Hugh serves on numerous boards in the US, including the Miller Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Africa Diaspora Network, Linqto and All Star Code.

  • Hester Hickey

    Hester Hickey

    Independent non-executive director

    Qualifications:
    BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)
    Nationality:
    South African
    Age:
    66

    Hester was appointed to the Barloworld board in April 2017. She has held a number of positions including that of lecturer at the University of Witwatersrand and partner at Ernest & Young. Hester previously served as the chairperson of SAICA and has worked for a number of listed companies including AngloGold Ashanti Limited where she held the position of internal audit manager and finally head of risk. She is a nonexecutive director of Pan African Resources plc, Cashbuild Limited and Northam Platinum Limited.

  • Michael Lynch-Bell

    Michael Lynch-Bell

    Independent non-executive director
    Qualifications:
    BA (Hons), Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA ICAEW)
    Nationality:
    British
    Age:
    67

    Michael was appointed to the Barloworld board in April 2017. His early Ernst & Young career was focused on auditing clients within the oil and gas sectors. He later added mining to his portfolio. Michael led Ernst & Young’s UK IPO and Global Natural Resources transaction teams in the Transaction Advisory practice. He has been involved with the CIS since 1991 and has advised many CIS companies on fundraising, reorganisation, transactions, corporate governance and IPOs. Michael is a former chair of the bureau and current member of UNECE’s Expert Group on Resource Management and a non-executive director of Gem Diamonds, Little Green Pharma, Lenta and Kaz Minerals.

  • Nomavuso Patience Nxasana

    Nomavuso Patience Mnxasana

    Independent non-executive director
    Qualifications:
    BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)
    Nationality:
    South African
    Age:
    64

    Nomavuso was appointed to the Barloworld board in October 2017. She was a senior partner and member of the executive committee of SizweNtsaluba VSP before serving as Group audit and risk executive at Imperial Holdings Limited. She is a former director of Nedbank Group and the JSE and currently holds directorships at Arcelor Mittal SA Limited, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited, Blue Label Telecoms, HBZ Bank and Wescoal Holdings Limited.

  • Peter Schmid

    Peter Schmid

    Independent non-executive director
    Qualifications:
    BCom (Hons), CA(SA)
    Nationality:
    South African
    Age:
    58

    Peter was appointed to the Barloworld board in April 2017. Until recently, Peter was global head of Private Equity at ACTIS and he was responsible for the Global PE business. He spent 11 years in Ethos Private Equity as a partner where he led and originated many buyouts across southern Africa. Peter has served on numerous boards across emerging markets, including Alexander Forbes. Peter joined Investec Asset Management as Head of Alternatives, in October 2018.