Our Team

Governance Structure

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Our Board

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Phumzile Langeni

is currently the Executive Chairman of Afropulse Group. She previously served as Chairman of Astrapak Limited and economic adviser to the Honourable BP Sonjica, the Minister of Minerals and Energy. Prior to that, Ms Langeni was Vice-President of relations and an Executive Director of Anooraq Resources. A stockbroker by profession, Ms Langeni has served as an Executive Director of Barnard Jacobs Mellet (BJM) Securities, Mazwai Securities and Real Africa Durolink (RAD) Securities. Ms Langeni also serves as independent Non-Executive Director of Massmart Holdings Limited, Mineworker’s Investment Company, Primedia Proprietary Limited, Redefine Properties Limited and Metrofile Holdings Limited.

 
 
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Manley Diedloff

previously served as Group Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Astrapak Limited. He completed his articles with Fisher Hoffman & Stride in December 1994. He was then employed as a financial manager with Bupa Health Services in the United Kingdom before joining HSBC Bank plc as internal audit manager. Upon his return to South Africa, he joined Grinaker Construction as an accountant and after three years moved to Astrapak as Group Accountant.

 
 
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Salome Ratlhagane

previously served as Group Financial Manager and Company Secretary of Astrapak. She completed her articles with Deloitte (Johannesburg) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2011. After completing her articles, she went on a secondment to Stamford, Connecticut, USA where she was exposed to various financial services clients. On her return to South Africa, she took up an accountant position at MultiChoice Africa before joining Astrapak in March 2013 as an assistant Group Financial Manager. In August 2014, she was promoted to Group Financial Manager of Astrapak. She was further appointed as Astrapak’s Company Secretary on 18 December 2015.

 
 
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Paul Botha

is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Metier Private Equity Proprietary Limited (“Metier”) and a principal of the Lereko Metier Capital Growth Fund. He is an attorney and notary public having been in private practice since 1986. In 1998, he established an advisory division for Brait and was its Chief Executive Officer until 2003. Previously, he was a senior commercial law partner in the Johannesburg practice of Fasken Martineau (previously named Bell Dewar & Hall), where he specialised in mergers and acquisitions and cross-border work across a number of industries. Paul has an outstanding record in executing corporate transactions of which the majority have involved private equity transactions and the entrepreneurial multidisciplinary assignments which Metier targets.

 
 
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Thabo Mokgatlha

previously served as an independent Non-Executive Director on the Astrapak Board. He was also previously Head of Treasury and Business of the Royal Bafokeng Nation, Financial Director of Royal Bafokeng Resources Management Services Proprietary Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Royal Bafokeng Holdings Proprietary Limited. He joined the Implats board in February 2003 as a nominee of the Royal Bafokeng Nation. He is an independent Non-Executive Director and member of the audit committees of Hyprop Investments Limited, York Timbers Limited, 4AX Limited and Nutritional Holdings Limited.

 
 
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Günter Steffens

previously served as an independent Non-Executive Director on the Astrapak Board. After taking banking exams in Germany, he worked for banks in Canada, Switzerland and France. Dresdner Bank AG transferred him to London to establish the bank’s office there. As General Manager he ran Dresdner Bank in London for 25 years and subsequently managed their business as Geographic Head for South and southern Africa in Johannesburg. He retired in 2002 and is now a Non-Executive Director on numerous listed and unlisted companies in South Africa, Germany and the United Kingdom.

 
 
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Craig McDougall

previously served as an independent Non-Executive Director on the Astrapak Board. He gained extensive operational management experience at SABMiller, where he served for 29 years in numerous management and Executive roles including Managing Director of operating companies – including start-up operations in Africa and Europe and Operations Director for Africa and Asia. He also served on many boards of SABMiller companies and associate companies as an Executive Director, and retired from SABMiller in 2009. He is currently a management consultant working in a variety of capacities including coaching/mentoring; formulating and implementing business plans/strategies and interim management.