Position: Chief Executive Officer
Qualifications: National Diploma Civil Engineering, BCom
Appointed: April 1996
Willie has over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry with several large projects covering the full spectrum of construction activities. Prior to joining Stefanutti & Bressan Civils (Pty) Ltd as Managing Director in 1996, he held a number of executive management positions in leading construction companies in South Africa. Willie was appointed to his present position of Chief Executive Officer when the group listed in 2007.
Position: Chief Financial Officer
Qualifications: BCom (Honours), CA (SA)
Appointed: May 2015
Antonio qualified as a chartered accountant in 1995 with audit firm Delloitte. He left Deloitte in 1998 to work in the pharmaceutical industry for 18 months after which he spent six years with information and communications group EOH as Chief Financial Officer. Antonio's experience in the construction industry began in 2005, he joined the Group in 2006 and held the position of Group Financial Controller until his appointment as Chief Financial Officer of Stefanutti Stocks in May 2015.
Position: Audit Committee member; Social and Ethics Committee member.
Qualifications: Graduate Diploma in Geotechnical Engineering; BSc Civil Engineering
Appointed: 17 April 2015
Howard was technical director and managing director at Fraser Alexander Tailings from 1990 to 2000, held various senior positions at Sasol from 2000 to 2009 and was chief executive of Rand Refineryfrom 2009 to 2014.
Position: Chairman. Audit, Governance and Risk Committee member. Mergers, Acquisitions and Disposals Committee chairman.
Qualifications: Nat Dip Prod Eng (Industrial Engineering)
Appointed: July 2007
Kevin graduated as an industrial engineer in 1965. He has held senior management positions at Dorbyl, ICL and Fraser Alexander. Kevin has served on the boards of various private and public companies and continues to hold a number of directorships both in South Africa and Australia. Kevin provides consulting services to companies in the mining and industrial sectors. He is the Chairman of Skygistics, an international satellite communications company.
Position: Audit, Governance and Risk Committee chairman, Social and Ethics Committee member
Qualification: BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA (SA), Advanced Management Programme (Insead)
Appointed: February 2012
Zanele was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Merafe Resources Limited on 1 June 2012, having served as its Chief Financial Officer from 1 October 2010. She has extensive financial service experience gained in various roles – as Group Financial Director of Kagiso Trust Investments and Chief Financial Officer and Executive Manager: Private Sector Investments of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). She also held various positions at the Industrial Development Corporation, including heading the Wholesale Venture Capital Funds. She is non-executive Chairman of Dipula Income Fund and a board member of Business Partners Limited (member of the Audit Committee).
Position: Audit, Governance and Risk Committee member.Qualifications: Nat Dip Prod Eng (Industrial Engineering)
Qualification: John is a qualified chartered accountant and started his career at Deloitte in Johannesburg in 1995.
Appointed: August 2017
Position: Non-executive Director, REMCO member, ARCO invitee
Qualifications: BScECom, CA(SA)
Appointed: June 2015
Dermot qualified as a chartered accountant in 1984 and joined the group in 1992. He was appointed as CFO of Stefanutti & Bressan (Pty) Ltd in 2000 and, on the restructuring of the group in 2005, was appointed to the board in the same capacity. He retired from the group on 31 May 2015 and was appointed as Non-executive Director on 1 June 2015.
Position: Non-executive director
Qualifications: CA (SA), Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from Durham University
Appointed: 13 April 2018
Busi was Head of Philips Capital Africa for 3 years, based in Johannesburg. Prior to that she was at Standard Bank for 14 years where she held a number of senior positions including servicing the corporate and business sectors, lending and structured finance.
Position: Non-executive director
Qualifications: BA LLM
Bharti, previously spent 14 years at the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa where she headed the Corporate Funding and International Finance departments. She is currently a director of the Mineworkers Investment Company Limited, Ascends Health Limited, Bell Equipment Sales South Africa (Pty) Ltd and Lenmed Investments Limited.
Position: Company co-founder and ex chairman (resigned 15 July 2014)
Qualifications: National Diploma Civil Engineering
Gino has over 40 years’ experience in the engineering and construction industry. He co-founded Stefanutti Stocks with Ivo Bressan as Stefanutti & Bressan (Pty) Ltd in 1971. With the listing in 2007, Gino was initially appointed as the Executive Chairman and then later in 2011 as Non-executive Chairman of the group.