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.​​


Mr Andile Hesperus Sangqu (Chairperson)
Appointed to Board 12 July 2023
Qualifications: Institution:
B Com (Acc)
B Compt Hons CTA
H Dip Tax Law
Executive Development Programme (EDP)
MBL
Advanced Management Programme (AMP)
HCCM (Higher Certificate in Christian Ministry)
Rhodes University
Walter Sisulu University
University of Johannesburg
Wits Busines School
University of South Africa
INSEAD Business School (Fontainebleau - France)
Seth Mokitimi Seminary

Area of expertise: Business financial restructuring, Financial systems development, Implementation,
Budgeting, Strategic planning, Organizational Transformation and Change Management processes.
Mr Clarence Benjamin
Appointed to Board 1 September 2023
Qualifications: Institution:
SAICA- CA(SA)
Post Graduate Diploma
Accounting
Degree, BCom Accounting
University of Cape Town
University of the Western Cape

Area of expertise: Corporate Governance,Audit Strategy and Management,Risk Management,Forensic Investigations and Audit,
Compliance Management,Internal Control Evaluation,Operations Management,Finance Management,Year-end accounts preparation,
Forecast development and People Management
Ms Michelle Phillips
Group Chief Executive
Date appointed – 01 March 2024
Qualifications: Institution:

B Juris LLB
Executive Development leadership programme
International Terminal Operations Management Programme

Nelson Mandela University
GIBS

Area of expertise: Business and operations improvement
Ms Nosipho Maphumulo
Group Chief Financial Officer
Appointed to Board 02 April 2024
Qualifications: Institution:
B Admin in Accountancy/ Economics
Higher Diploma in Education
B Compt Honours/CTA
Registered Chartered Account
UNISA
University of KwaZulu-Natal
UNISA
SAICA

Area of expertise: Corporate Finance, Structured Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Board and Governance Leadership, Strategy
Ms Refilwe Buthelezi
Appointed to Board 12 July 2023
Qualifications: Institution:
Masters in Business Leadership (MBL)
Masters in Engineering Management
Bachelor of Engineering - Electrical & Electronics
University of South Africa
University of Johannesburg
University of Johannesburg

Area of expertise: Strategy Planning, Corporate, Project Engineering, Stakeholder Management, Risk Management,
Research and Innovation; and Asset Management
Mr Debel Martinus Wilhelmus
Appointed to Board 12 July 2023
Qualifications: Institution:
BSC-Eng in Maritime Science
Navigation License – All Ships/ All Seas
Port Graduate: Analyse, Understand & Construct
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, NL
Rotterdam Nautical College, NL
TSM Business School, NL

Area of expertise: Ports terminal operations, Supply chain, Business Process Re-engineering, Functional Design,
Strategy, Business Intelligence, Logistics and Shipping, and ICT
Mr Busisa Mhlanga Jiya
Appointed to Board 12 July 2023
Qualifications: Institution:
Bachelor of Business Science
Senior Leadership Development Programme
Advanced Leadership & Management Programme
Advanced Management Programme
Directorship in Companies
Key Individual (RE1 and RE3 FAIS Exams)
UCT
Manchester University Business School
Liberty Corporate
Thomson Reuters Academy
Wits Business School
Financial Sector Conduct Authority

Area of expertise: Savings, Asset Management, Collective Investment Schemes, Retirement Funds, Banking, and Insurance.
Dr Fholisani Sydney Mufamadi
Appointed to Board 23 May 2018
Qualifications: Institution:
Doctor of Philosophy
MSc in States, Society and Development
University of London
University of London

Area of expertise: Leadership, Transformation, Labour and Public Policy
Ms Mosadiwamaretlwa Pearl Zambane
Appointed to Board 12 July 2023
Qualifications: Institution:
Practical Legal Studies Course
Bachelor of Law (LLB)
Bachelor of Arts (Law)
Higher Diploma in International Tax Law
Higher Diploma in Tax Law
University of Cape Town
University of Cape Town
University of Cape Town
University of Johannesburg
University of Johannesburg

Area of expertise: Legal, Risk Management, Compliance, Taxation and People Management
Ms Boitumelo Sedupane
Appointed to Board 12 July 2023
Qualifications: Institution:
BA Degree in Industrial Psychology & Industrial Sociology
BA (Honours) Degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology
Executive Development Programme
University of the Witswatersrand

University of South Africa

Wits Business School

Area of expertise: Human Resource, Shared services, Talent Management, Training and Development and Talent Acquisition
Mr Dipak Dhiru Patel
Appointed to Board 12 July 2023
Qualifications: Institution:
National Diploma: Chemical Engineering
Associate Membership: Qualified Brewer
MBA: Business Administration and Corporate Strategy
Master of Science: Development Economics and Finance
Advanced Management and Leadership Programme
Durban University of Technology
Institute of Brewing (United Kingdom)
University of the Witwatersrand
University of London
INSEAD Business School (France)

Area of expertise:• production, engineering, logistics, transport, education, finance and investment banking,
Strategy implementation and Stakeholder engagement
Ms Lebogang Letsoalo
Appointed to Board 12 July 2023
Qualifications: Institution:
Diploma in Purchasing
Bachelor of Technology and Logistics
Masters in Business Administration
University of Johannesburg

University of South Africa

Area of expertise: Strategic Procurement Global Orientation, Logistics optimisations, Logistics Network redesign,
Supply Chain Management, Business development & Marketing, Value chain optimisation: Road, Rail, Maritime, Aviation