Directors

  • Stephen Koseff

    Stephen Koseff

    Chairman
    Independent Non-Executive
    Age:
    72
    Qualifications:
    B.Comm, CA(SA), MBA, H Dip. BDP and Hon. DCom (Wits)
    Appointed:
    August 16 2017
    Board committee: 
    Nominations committee (chairman)
     

    Experience and expertise:Stephen is the former chief executive officer of the Investec Group. Dual listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Stephen was with Investec for 39 years in various capacities and was CEO from 1996 to 2018.

    In 2017, Stephen was awarded an Honourary Doctor of Commerce Degree by the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a former board member of Business Leadership South Africa, former non-executive director and chairman of the South African Banking Association, a former director of the JSE Limited, Bidvest Group Limited and Irongate Funds Management Limited (Australia), a former member of the Financial Markets Advisory Board and former chairman of the Independent Bankers Association.

    Stephen is chairman of Bid Corporation Limited, Bud Group (Pty) Limited, IEP Group (Pty) Limited, Innovation Africa SA NPC, ArrowPoint Capital, EDT Trust, co-chair of Youth Employment Service (YES) and is a non-executive director of Investec Limited, Investec PLC, Investec Management (Pty) Limited, Investec Wealth and Investment International (Pty) Limited and Bravo Transport Holdings Limited.

  • Bernard Larry Berson

    Bernard Larry Berson*

    Chief executive officer
    Age:
    58
    Qualifications:
    BComm and BAcc
    Appointed:
    March 10 2016
    Board committee: 
    Acquisitions committee, Social and ethics committee

    Experience and expertise: Since 1996, Bernard has been involved in all aspects of the development of Bidcorp's foodservice business in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, and in 2010 assumed responsibility for Bidcorp's global foodservice businesses, including its operations in the UK and Europe.

    Over the past 28 years Bernard has been involved in all material acquisitions and directing the strategic focus of the businesses. Bernard was appointed as chief executive officer of Bid Corporation Limited on April 14 2016.

    * Australian.

  • David Edward Cleasby

    David Edward Cleasby

    Chief financial officer
    Age:
    61
    Qualifications:
    CA(SA)
    Appointed:
    September 12 2007
    Board committee: 
    Acquisitions committee

    Experience and expertise: David was financial director of Rennies Terminals when Bidvest acquired Rennies group in 1998. In 2001, he joined the Bidvest corporate office where he was involved in both group corporate finance and investor relations. David was appointed as Bidvest financial director on July 9 2007. David managed Bidvest's interests in the investments made by the group over the years. David was appointed as chief financial officer of Bid Corporation Limited on April 14 2016.

  • Tasneem Abdool-Samad

    Tasneem Abdool-Samad

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Age:
    50
    Qualifications:
    CA(SA)
    Appointed:
    September 16 2019
    Board committee: 
    Social and ethics committee (chairman), Audit and risk committee

    Experience and expertise: Prior to her appointment as an audit partner at Deloitte, Tasneem was a post-graduate lecturer in Auditing at the University of Witwatersrand. Towards the latter part of her professional audit career in the firm, she led the Deloitte Risk Advisory business in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Seaboard. Tasneem also served on the Deloitte board. Subsequently, Tasneem was appointed to the board of Reunert Limited as non-executive director (chair of remuneration committee). Tasneem serves on the board of Absa Group Limited (chair of audit committee), Absa Financial Services Limited (chairman), and Absa Bank Limited as non-executive director.

  • Paul Cambo Baloyi

    Paul Cambo Baloyi

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Age:
    68
    Qualifications:
    MBA (Manchester Bangor University of Wales), SEP (Harvard), AMD: ENSEAD (France), MDP (Stellenbosch University)
    Appointed:
    March 10 2016
    Board committee: 
    Acquisitions committee (chairman), Audit and risk committee, Remuneration committee, Nominations committee

    Experience and expertise: Paul is the managing director of CAP Leverage (Pty) Limited. He is a former chief executive officer and managing director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa. Paul also served as chief executive officer and managing director of DBSA Development Fund.

    Paul has spent more than 30 years in the financial services sector, which includes both Standard Bank and the Nedbank group. His last position at Nedbank was as managing director of Nedbank Africa.

    Paul has been an independent non-executive director on many boards locally and internationally, including African financial institutions. Paul is chairman of Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited. Other boards include Peermont Global Holdings II Limited and Peresec Holdings (Pty) Limited. He was a council member of the Institute of Bankers and also served as chairman of the Ned Medical Aid.

  • Brian Joffe

    Brian Joffe

    Independent Non-Executive Director
    Age:
    76
    Qualifications:
    CA(SA)
    Appointed:
    August 17 1995
    Board committee: 
    Acquisitions committee, Nominations committee

    Experience and expertise: The founder of the Bidvest Group Limited and Bid Corporation Limited, Brian has over 50 years' commercial experience, both locally and internationally. Among his achievements, Brian has been recognised by Sunday Times as SA's businessman of the year, won the South African chapter of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Award and represented South Africa at the World Entrepreneur Awards. Profiled as one of South Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs by MME Media in association with Gordon Institute of Business Science, Brian has been named by Wits Business School Journal as one of SA's top 25 business leaders with significant impact on South African business.

    Brian is the recipient of an Honourary Doctorate in Commerce from the University of South Africa, an Honourary Doctorate in Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand and awarded the Sunday Times Lifetime Achiever Award. He has been included in the Forbes list of the 20 most influential people in Africa and awarded the CNBC All Africa Lifetime Achievers Award.

    Brian currently serves as an independent non-executive director of Bid Corporation Limited.

  • Keneilwe Rachel Moloko

    Keneilwe Rachel Moloko

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Age:
    55
    Qualifications:
    NDip (Building Survey), BSc (QS), BCom, PGDA, CA(SA)
    Appointed:
    July 5 2021
    Board committee: 
    Social and ethics committee, Audit and risk committee

    Experience and expertise: Keneilwe is a Charted Accountant and a Quantity Surveyor. She has expertise in the construction sector environment, auditing and investment management. After a period of six years in the construction industry, she returned to university to study to become a Chartered Accountant. On completion of her articles at KPMG working in the financial services and tax divisions, she took up the position of development executive at Spearhead Property Holdings Limited. Thereafter, she joined Coronation as fixed-interest credit analyst and was appointed as a member of its credit committee. She currently serves on a number of JSE listed and unlisted boards.

  • Nigel George Payne

    Nigel George Payne

    LEAD INDEPENDENT
    NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Age:
    64
    Qualifications:
    BCom (Hons), CA(SA), MBL (Unisa)
    Appointed:
    March 10 2016
    Board committee: 
    Remuneration committee (chairman), Social & ethics committee, Acquisitions committee, Audit and risk committee, Nominations committee

    Experience and expertise: Nigel is a professional non-executive director, with no executive responsibilities. Nigel is the chairman of the board of the Mr Price Group Limited. Nigel is the chairman of the board at Strate (Pty) Limited and chairman of the Vukile Property Fund Limited.

  • Clifford Johann Rosenberg

    Clifford Johann Rosenberg*

    Independent Non-Executive Director
    Age:
    60
    Qualifications:
    BBusSci (Hons) (UCT); MScM (Hons) (Boston University)
    Appointed:
    September 16 2019
    Board committee: 
    Acquisitions committee, Remuneration committee
     

    Experience and expertise: Clifford has over 25 years of global experience in the digital space as an entrepreneur and as an executive, with specific experience in technology and innovation.

    Clifford is a non-executive director of ASX-listed Technology One Limited and A2B Limited and was previously on the boards of ASX-listed Afterpay Touch Limited and Nearmap Limited. His previous executive roles include managing director of LinkedIn (for southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand), appointed in 2009 until 2017. Clifford was the managing director of Yahoo! Australia and New Zealand (from 2003 to 2006) and was formerly the founder and managing director of iTouch Australia and New Zealand.

    * Australian.

  • Helen Wiseman

    Helen Wiseman*

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Age:
    58
    Qualifications:
    BSc (Hons) (University of Manchester), CA, GAICD, IDP-C INSEAD
    Appointed:
    March 10 2016
    Board committee: 
    Audit and risk committee (chairman), Social and ethics committee

    Experience and expertise: A non-executive director, Helen has extensive international governance, financial, risk and compliance oversight experience across a range of sectors including food, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, distribution, mining, energy and financial services. Prior to embarking on her non-executive career, Helen was a partner at KPMG Australia.

    Helen chaired Bidvest's International foodservice business divisional audit committees from 2011 to 2016.

    Helen has held various board and audit committee roles in the for profit and social sectors, including her current non-executive director and audit and risk committee chairman roles for Bid Corporation Limited.

    Helen is chairman of Elixinol Wellness Limited and is the President of INSEAD International Directors Network.

    * Australian.

    • Acquisitions committee
    • Nominations committee
    • Audit and risk committee
    • Remuneration committee
    • Social and ethics committee