TNPA Board of Directors
Mr TP Nchocho - Chairperson of the TNPA Board of Directors
Area of expertise: Mr Tshokolo Petrus Nchocho has over 20 years of experience in economic development finance and is the outgoing Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Industrial Development Corporation. Prior to that he was the CEO of the Land and Agricultural Bank. He holds a BCom degree from the University of the North, a Master of Business Leadership from Unisa School of Business, an MSc Finance from the University of London-UK, as well as an Advanced Management Program from Harvard University.
Mrs V Gossmann
Non-Executive Board Member
Area of expertise: Mrs Valda Gossmann works as a Group Chief Information Officer at AngloGold Ashanti, a minerals and mining company. As a business transformation leader and executive, she has over 20 years of experience in driving strategic change within large corporate and government environments. Ms Gossmann has a proven track record of not only shaping the strategic agenda, but also translating it into a set of executable strategic objectives that focus on value creation and impact.
Mr V Dube
Non-Executive Board Member
Area of expertise: Mr Velile Dube has nearly three decades of development across both the private and public sector. Beginning his career in marketing and business development, he served in prominent multi-sector organisations including Sanlam Life and Shell Southern Africa. In 2000 he attained his first senior management role as General Manager of Aviation for Shell Aviation International. Subsequently, he served as General Manager of Commercial Fuels for Shell South Africa, Director of Globalisation for Eskom Enterprises, and General Manager of Commercial & Business Development for Transnet Port Terminals. He has also previously held the position of Vice President of Product Planning, Marketing and Communications with Toyota South Africa.
Mrs S Lund
Non-Executive Board Member
Area of expertise: Mrs Sue Lund is an experienced executive manager and independent non-executive director with a reputable track record in governance, infrastructure investment planning, public-private partnerships, sustainability and business development. Ms. Lund is highly accomplished in appraising infrastructure needs and projects’ viability, formulating investment plans, policies, regulatory frameworks and driving institutional reform in the public sector. She is also an experienced independent non-executive with oversight of corporate audit, risk, environmental, social and governance performance. Previously she was also General Manager: Public Policy & Sustainability at Transnet SOC Ltd.
Mr K Phihlela
Non-Executive Board Member
Area of expertise: Mr Khomotso Phihlela previously held the position of Executive Portfolio Management for Transnet. His responsibilities included overall executive management of a portfolio of Transnet subsidiary companies in aviation, transportation, project management and engineering. He also was TNPA’s Chief Executive. His tenure at Transnet includes the role of Divisional Executive with Transnet Engineering Research and Development. Mr Phihlela was instrumental in the development of functional and general management expertise in directing large staff and line positions in engineering, production, information technology and sales.
Mr C Benjamin
Non-Executive Board Member
Area of expertise: Mr Clarence Benjamin is an established forensic audit and compliance manager with extensive experience in developing and integrating high calibre audits, forensic investigations, compliance and corporate governance strategies for organisations in the public, entertainment and hospitality sectors. He has a proven track record of success in leading and managing complex investigations and ensuring regulatory compliance.
Mr P Silinga
Chief Executive (CE)
Area of expertise: Before Mr P Silinga joining TNPA on 1 October 2020, he served as the CEO of the Coega Development Corporation, where he led the development and management of the Coega Special Economic Zone. Mr. Silinga is a development practitioner of long standing with an extensive engineering and management background. He has previously served on several boards of various national and provincial public entities.
Mr L Billings
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Area of expertise: Mr L Billings is a consummate financial executive and change agent with over 20 years experience in the finance industry. His remarkable leadership, financial and analytical skills were instrumental in leading his team to achieve a clean audit for three consecutive years at Coega Development Corporation where he served as a Chief Financial Officer. In his role as CFO, Mr. Billings provides strategic guidance and leadership to enable sound financial management.