Board of Directors

The Transnet Board of Directors consists of individuals from diverse backgrounds​​

The Transnet Board of Directors consists of individuals from diverse racial, gender, business, professional, financial and cultural backgrounds, which is crucial to the successful direction of corporations in the present day South Africa. After consulting with the board, the directors are appointed by the respective shareholders.
 
All directors are equally accountable for the proper stewardship of the Company's affairs. The executive directors have specific responsibilities for the various businesses and functions of the Group.

The non-executive directors have a particular responsibility to ensure that proposals and strategies, sought to be implemented by the executive directors, are fully discussed and critically examined against the best long-term interests of the shareholder, and all other stakeholders of Transnet. In doing so, the non-executive directors have full and timely access to the services of the Group Company Secretary as well as to all relevant information.​​


Ms Linda Mabaso
Chairperson | Appointed to Board 11 December 2014
Qualifications: Institution:
B.Proc University of Pretoria

Area of expertise: Corporate Governance, Management, Strategy, Leadership and Law
 
Mr Siyabonga Gama
Group Chief Executive (Executive Director) | Year joined Transnet: 1994
Qualifications: Institution:
B.Com
Advanced Executive Programme
Advanced Certificate in Port & Operations Management
Certificate in Port Management
Executive Development Programme
Trium Global MBA
University of Swaziland
City University of New York
University of Singapore
Institute for Infrastructure, Hydraulics & Engineering (IHE) at Delft University
The Wharton School, University of Pennyslavania
London School of Economics, Stern Business School (New York) & HEC Paris School of Management

Area of expertise: Leadership & Global Economy, Strategy, International Logistics, Operational Excellence, Corporate Finance, Management, Engineering, Transportation & Logistics, Finance and Governance
Mr Brett Stagman
Appointed to Board 11 December 2014
Qualifications: Institution:
CA (SA)
BCompt Hons

University of South Africa

Area of expertise: Audit Management, Management, Finance, Leadership and Strategy
Mr Stanley Shane
Appointed to Board 11 December 2014
Qualifications: Institution:
B.Com
Overseas Leadership Programme (MTA)
Regulatory Examinations - Financial Services Board (FSB)
Qualifying Exams - Member of SA Institute of Stockbrokers
University of Witwatersrand

Area of expertise: Investment, Finance, Leadership, Management and Strategy
Dr Gideon Mahlalela
Appointed to Board 11 December 2014
Qualifications: Institution:
Honorary Doctorate (Philosophy)
B.A. Liberal Studies Arts
Leadership Programme
Helsinki School of Economics Certificate
Pricing and Costing of Transport Services Certificate
Diploma in Accounting and Finance
UCLA USA
Antioch University USA
Burlington Northern Railway Leadership Centre - USA
Helsinki School of Economics
Eastern and Southern African Management Institute Arusha
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology - Canada

Area of expertise: Rail Management, Financial Management, Business Management, Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Relations Management
Ms Potso Mathekga
Appointed to Board 11 December 2014
Qualifications: Institution:
Master in Business Leadership (MBL)
Programme in Business Leadership
BTech in Chemical Engineering
Diploma in Chemical Engineering
University of South Africa
University of South Africa
Pretoria Technikon
Technikon North Gauteng

Area of expertise: Finance, Leadership, Strategy, Business Management and Engineering
Mr Vusi Nkonyane
Appointed to Board 11 December 2014
Qualifications: Institution:
B.A. (Social Science)
Diploma in Education
Certificate in Industrial Relations
Management Advancement Programme (MAP)
Master of Management (HR)
University of the North
University of the North
Wits Business School
Wits Business School
Wits Business School

Area of expertise: Leadership, Human Resources, Financial Management, Strategy and Industrial Relations
Mr Zainul Nagdee
Appointed to Board 11 December 2014
Qualifications: Institution:
Management Advancement Programme (MAP) Wits Business School

Area of expertise: Information Technology, Business Development, Stakeholder Relations Management Leadership and Strategy
Ms Yasmina Forbes
Appointed to Board 24 June 2011
Qualifications: Institution:
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Diploma in Marketing Management
Public Relations
Bond University
Damelin College
Damelin College

Area of expertise: Information Technology, Corporate Governance, Marketing and Sales, Stakeholder Relations Management and Public Relations Management
Mr Garry Pita
Group Chief Financial Officer(Executive Director: 1 October 2015)
Qualifications: Institution:
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Accounting Honours
Chartered Accountant - CA (SA)
GIBS Global Executive Development Programme
University of the Witwatersrand

Area of expertise: Finance, Business, Procurement, Logistics and Supplier Development