Peter Nelson resigns as chairman of PPC

07 March 2018

Peter Nelson has resigned as the chairman of PPC. He has been replaced by Jabu Moleketi.

The changeover follows the demand in late February 2018 by Prudential Investment Managers, a large shareholder of PPC, that Nelson leave the role. Sydney Mhlarhi and Dawn Earp have also resigned as non-executive directors of the cement producer.

Moleketi is the Non-Executive Chairman of Brait as well as the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), Vodacom and Harith General Partners. He was the Deputy Minister of Finance (South Africa) from 2004 to 2008 and MEC of Financial and Economic Affairs in the Gauteng Provincial Government from 1994 to 2004. During his tenure as the Deputy Minister of Finance, he was the chairperson of the Public Investment Corporation. Moleketi holds a Masters in Financial Economics from the University of London and an Advanced Management Programme from Harvard.

Other personnel changes include the appointment of Noluvuyo Mkhondo and Antony Ball to the board as non-executive directors of PPC.

Mkhondo is an investment banking and corporate finance professional, having spent time at Goldman Sachs International and Anglo American in the UK where she was responsible for mergers and acquisition execution, investment evaluation and strategic long term financial planning. Mkhondo is a Chartered Accountant by profession, having begun her career in the Audit and Advisory Financial Institutions services Team at Deloitte in Johannesburg. She also has an MBA from London Business School where she was a Mo Ibrahim Scholar.

Ball is the co-founder of Value Capital Partners (VCP). Prior to that, his notable business accomplishment was the founding in 1990 and building of Brait, a South African private equity business. Ball is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

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