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Italtile Leadership

Underpinning the Group’s mission to be a sustainable, ascendant organisation are our key disciplines which centre on best practice benchmarks and controls across the business and our belief in fairness, integrity and transparency in all business dealings.

Giovanni Ravazzotti (73)
Non-executive Chairman

Founder, in 1969, of the Italtile Group and Chairman of Ceramic Industries (Pty) Limited.

Jan Potgieter (47)
BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)
Chief Executive Officer

Appointed to the Board in August 2014.

Jan is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and has extensive senior level experience in the retail and supply chain sectors, having most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and formerly Financial Director of Massdiscounters (a division of Massmart). He also served as a business manager at Clover SA and spent eight years at SABMiller in senior financial roles. Jan currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Fortress Income Fund and Novus Holdings.

Brandon Wood (34)
BAcc, CA(SA)
Chief Financial Officer

Appointed to the Board in 2013.

Brandon is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and prior to joining the Group, was an audit manager at EY. He joined Italtile in 2010 as Group Financial Manager and was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in 2013.

Susan du Toit (43)
CA(SA), MCom (Financial Management)
Lead independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board in 2009.

Susan is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and has held a number of positions within EY culminating in the position as lead audit partner on a number of entities listed on the JSE. Susan also held the position of team leader for a group of audit partners at EY.

Siyabonga Gama (49)
BCom (Hons), AEP, CAIB(SA)
Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board in 2004.

Siyabonga is a past Chief Executive Officer of the National Ports Authority of South Africa and Transnet Freight Rail, past Chairman of the Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa, is Honorary Lifetime President of the Union of African Railways and is the Chief Executive Officer of Transnet.

Brand Pretorius (68)
MCom Business Economics
Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board in June 2011.

Brand Pretorius is a well-known and respected businessman in South Africa, particularly in the motor industry where he held the position of Managing director for Toyota SA Marketing for eight years and that of Chief Executive Officer of McCarthy Limited from 1999 to his retirement on 1 March 2011. Brand currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Reunert, Tongaat Hulett and Metair Investments.

Ndumi Medupe (45)
BAcc, CA(SA)
Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board in August 2014.

Ndumi is a Chartered Accountant (SA), and is a founder and director of Indyebo Consulting (Pty) Ltd, a niche company that provides assurance, advisory and consulting services. Ndumi currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of City Lodge, Pinnacle Holdings and Foskor.

Gugu Mtetwa (37)
CA(SA)
Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board in January 2017

Gugu is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and has extensive experience in the Financial Services sector (including insurance, real estate, technology and investment management); the Telecommunications sector; as well as State Owned Entities. She is currently an Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Development Bank of Southern Africa; an Independent Non-executive Director of Aviation Co-ordination Services; and an Independent Non-executive Director of Equites Property Fund.

Audit and Risk Committee

S M du Toit (Chairman), S I Gama, S G Pretorius, N Medupe, B G Wood*.

Remuneration Committee

S M du Toit (Chairman), G A M Ravazzotti, S G Pretorius, B G Wood*.

* by invitation

Nominations Committee

G A M Ravazzotti (Chairman), S M du Toit, S G Pretorius.

Social and Ethics Committee

N Medupe (Chairman), B G Wood, G A M Ravazzotti*.

* by invitation

Executive management Structure

Jan Potgieter 
Chief Executive Officer

Brandon Wood
Chief Financial Officer

Divisional Management

Distribution

Gus Beck

Italtile retail

Sergio Galli
Paul Couzis

CTM South Africa

Tees Govender

CTM Rest of Africa

Jacques Bezuidenhout

TOPT

Paul Isaacs

Property

Wouter van der Merwe

INTERNATIONAL TAP DISTRIBUTORS

Terry Rendel
Kenny Archer

CEDAR POINT

Shaun Buitendach

IT Manager

James Mason

Human Resources

Selene Sacerdote

Business Optimisation

Tees Govender