Nhlanhla Gumede (51) – Chairman
BSc (Eng.), MDP, MBA
CEO of the South African Farmers Development Agency. Former Chief Director and Deputy Director General (Hydrocarbons) at the Department of Energy. Previous Board Member at PetroSA for the period 2002-2007. Former Technical Advisor to the Minister of Energy. A former Associate Director at Deloitte. Mr Gumede was appointed to the PetroSA Interim Board on 5 July 2017.
Quentin Eister (51)
BCom, Dip. Management Studies, MDP
Chairman and CEO of IGREENS(Pty) Ltd. Non-executive Director at Worley Parsons. Former Executive Chairman of Interstate Bus Lines. Former senior executive South African Breweries. Mr Eister was appointed to the PetroSA Interim Board on 5 July 2017.
Puleng Kwele (49)
BSc(Hons), PDM, CM(SA), MTN Global Advancement Programme, Certificate in Financial Management.
CEO and Executive Director at Broadband Infraco SOC. Director at Mahlasedi Management Consultancy. Former General Manager: Carrier Services at MTN (SA). Former Senior Executive at TDS Directory Services. Has served on Strategic Infrastructure Project (SIP 15) focusing on access to ICTs. Awarded the 2015 CEO Magazine – SADC South Most Influential woman in 2015. Ms. Kwele was appointed to the PetroSA Interim Board on 5 July 2017.
Manqoba Ngubo (27)
BAccSci, PGDip (Accounting Sciences)
Mr Ngubo has held positions including being management consultant for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, and has served as a managing director and Chief Financial Officer for various investment companies. He has previously been a lecturer at the University of South Africa and the University of Zululand. He has experience in advising on financial and tax strategies, performing audits, developing and implementing business plans and ensuring compliance with applicable legislation and regulations. Mr Ngubo was appointed to the PetroSA Interim Board on 5 July 2017.
Sepheu Masemola (38)
BCom(Fin Man), CEA CIMA Cert BA
Chief Executive at Greenvest Ndalo. Former services and procurement consultant for Africa Union Holdings, Finance and Business Support at ABSA, MGM and various strategic positions in a number of projects. Mr Masemola was appointed to the PetroSA Interim Board on 5 July 2017.
Mthozami Xiphu (61)
BA, B.Uris, MA
Executive Chairman of the South African Oil and Gas Alliance. Former CEO of the Petroleum Agency of South Africa, 2005-2012. Former Director of Legal Services for the then Department of Minerals and Energy, 2001-2004. Has served on various Government working groups and commissions, including the 2010 probe into hydraulic fracturing for South Africa. Mr Xiphu was appointed to the PetroSA Interim Board on 5 July 2017.
Lindiwe Mtunzi (47)
An advocate by profession. Has held senior positions in the regulatory sector and is a compliance consultant to various entities. Board member of the Central Energy Fund and serves as a member of the Governance and Nominations committee. Advocate Mtunzi was appointed to the PetroSA Interim Board on 5 July 2017.
Thobeka Sishuba (46) - Company Secretary
BAdmin, BCom (Honours), MA Law (Taxation)
A former Group Director and Company Secretary at Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL). Held senior executive positions in Taxation and Governance at Metropolitan and Momentum respectively. A member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals, she also served on several boards, most notably the ASISA regulatory affairs sub-committee, UWC Audit Committee and Artscape Audit and Risk Committee. Ms Sishuba was appointed as Acting Group Company Secretary on 8 February 2017.