Pinnacle Holdings Limited Directors

Mr AJ Fourie

Age: 52

Non-Executive Chairman

MSc (ChemEng)

Appointed: 24 November 1998

Date Appointed as Chairman: 1 July 2016

Other Directorships: Non-Executive Chairman of Datacentrix Holdings Limited

Arnold Fourie completed his Masters in Chemical Engineering in 1986 at the University of the Witwatersrand. He founded the Pinnacle Group in 1993 and has subsequently acquired and integrated several companies in to the Group leading to its consistent growth over the past 21 years.

Pinnacle Holdings Limited (Previously Pinnacle Technology Holdings Limited) was listed on the JSE Limited in 1998.

Following the acquisition of the Group’s holding in Datacentrix Holdings Limited, Mr Fourie was appointed as a non-executive director of that company.

He was appointed as Non- Executive Chairman of the Pinnacle Group on 1 July 2016. He serves on the Remuneration Committee.

Mr A Tugendhaft

Age: 66

Deputy Chairman

BA(Wits) LLB(Wits)

Appointed: 24 November 1998

Appointed as Deputy Chairman: 1 July 2016

Other Directorship: Imperial Holdings Limited

Oshy Tugendhaft is the senior partner of attorneys Tugendhaft, Wapnick Banchetti and Partners (TWB). He is an accomplished practitioner in commercial and corporate law, has more than 40 years’ experience in practice and also serves as a non-executive director and deputy chairman of Imperial Holdings Limited.

He is member of the Remuneration Committee.

Mr P Spies

Age: 52

Group Chief Executive Officer

B Comm

Date of Appointment : 1 Jan 2016

Pierre is a commerce graduate from University of Johannesburg and completed his articles with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 1992. He has extensive experience in the ICT industry having served in various roles including that of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer. Pierre has a track record of successfully driving significant growth in the companies in which he has been involved.

His experience includes the national expansion of various companies, various mergers and acquisitions, the establishment of a channel finance business and expansion into Africa. With over 20 years’ experience Pierre is a stalwart of the ICT Industry, and is well respected by the group’s customers, vendors and staff.


Mr B Sibiya

Age: 57

Lead Independent Director

Non-Executive Director

MBA(Western Michigan University); B Admin (University of Zululand)

Appointed: 10 March 2015

Other Directorships: CEO of Chamber of Mines,Chairman of PPC Limited, Uhuru Energy, Matador Refrigeration (Pty) Ltd , Leadership Matters Institute ,Deputy Chairman of Tiger Brands Limited, Non-Executive Director of Famous Brands Limited.

Bheki holds an MBA from Western Michigan University after having obtained a B Admin degree at the University of Zululand. He has had extensive leadership experience in both the private and public sector. Among the companies and organisations he has headed are the Wits Business School and Business Unity South Africa (“BUSA”). He has also held senior management positions in Transnet Limited, Tongaat-Hulett Sugar South Africa Limited, the Black Management Forum (“BMF”) and South African Breweries Limited.

In 2004 he was the founding Chief Executive Officer of BUSA, where he regularly engaged with ministers and key stakeholders in the economic cluster. Also, as a past president of the BMF, he lobbied the then President of South Africa on BBBEE. Whilst at BUSA and the BMF, Bheki contributed to King I, II, and III. Furthermore, his involvement in BUSA, the BMF and National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) enabled him to develop significant networks across government, business and labour.

Bheki is the current Chief Executive of the Chamber of Mines, which is the foremost organisation that represents mining companies that produce in excess of 90% of all the minerals in South Africa both by volume and value.

He is the Chairman of PPC Limited, Uhuru Energy, Matador Refrigeration (Pty) Ltd, Leadership Matters Institute and Deputy Chairman of Tiger Brands Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Famous Brands Limited.

He is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Social and Ethics Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Ms Chaba

Age: 56

Independent Non-Executive Director

BA (Economics and Industrial Psychology); Diploma in Human Resources Management; Senior Executive Programme at Wits and Harvard Business Schools

Appointed: 31 August 2012

Other Directorships: Non-Executive Director of State Information Technology Agency (SITA), Safrican Insurance , Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA), Maletchaba (Pty) Ltd Amispan, Makotulo Investment (Pty) Ltd and Kgosi Neighbourhood Foundation Board, a Non- Profit Organisation

Seadimo Chaba holds a BA (Economics and Industrial Psychology) and a Post graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from the University of the Witwatersrand. She also completed the Senior Executive Programme at Wits and Harvard Business Schools.

Previously she was the HR Executive: Human Capital Development at Sasol following a period as the Chief Executive Officer for Creditworx (Pty) Ltd, a member of the Thebe Investment Corporation group of companies. Before that she was employed by the Gauteng Provincial Government as the Executive Manager (DDG) for Public Works and Management Services and Chief Director (HR) in the Premier’s Office.

She is currently CEO and owner of Seadimo Chaba Consulting cc, a management consultancy. In 2002 she was awarded the Boss of the Year title, the first woman in thirteen years to win the award.

She chairs the Social and Ethics Committee, and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Ms N Medupe

Age: 43

Independent Non-Executive Director

BAcc (KZN University); Post-Graduate Diploma in Accountancy (KZN University); CA (SA)

Appointed: 29 August 2014

Other Directorships: City Lodge Hotels Limited, Italtile Limited, Future Footwear Limited, Foskor (Pty) Ltd and Indyebo Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Ndumi Medupe is a founder and director of Indyebo Consulting (Pty) Ltd.Her areas of expertise include Governance, Risk,Compliance, Audit and Financial Management. She is currently a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Directors and the Institute of Internal Auditors. She was appointed to the board on 29 August 2014.

She is Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee

Mr RD Lyon

Age: 56

Executive Director - Chief Financial Officer

BA (Economics and Industrial Psychology), CA

Appointed: 1 January 2013


Richard Lyon qualified as a CA in Scotland in 1983 and then joined Fisher Hoffman Stride in South Africa shortly thereafter. He served as a Financial Manager in Metro Cash and Carry for 3 years before taking on the Finance Director role in Cashbuild for 7 years. He has been with Pinnacle and Axiz for over 17 years and in general commerce for 28 years .He fulfils the role of Group Risk Officer.

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