INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
Appointed: 5 June 2008
Warwick qualified as a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) in 1988. He completed his articles with Kessel Feinstein and moved into the commercial environment in 1987. Over the last 28 years he has served on various boards of both listed and unlisted companies as Financial Director in the construction, mining and technology sectors. He is currently the Group Financial Director of a privately held industrial holding group.
Edward (Ted) Garner
CA (SA), MBL (UNISA), MSIA (Carnegie Mellon, USA)
Appointed: 5 June 2008
Ted is a Chartered Accountant with a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Most of his working career has been in the Tongaat Sugar company/Tongaat-Hulett group which he joined in 1967. He was appointed Financial Director of the Tongaat-Hulett group in 1978 and in addition was Executive Chairman of various operating divisions of the group and Vice-Chairman of Triangle Sugar Corporation in Zimbabwe. Since his retirement from the Tongaat-Hulett group in 2000, Ted has focused on various directorships and his business consultancy.
Pr Eng; BSc Eng Elec (Natal); NHD Eng Elec (DUT); Financial Management Diploma
Appointed: 25 February 2014
Ernest is a founding member and a shareholder in Igoda Projects, of which he has been the Chief Executive Officer since 2004. His career began as an apprentice electrician in 1984, working his way up through Technikon and later University studies. His experience includes 10 years as an engineering technician in various companies including Unilever, Watson Edwards Consulting Engineers, and Spoornet to mention but a few. Ernest has also practiced as a consulting engineer for more than 15 years executing various projects from conceptual engineering designs, contract administration and business management. He is a co-founder of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and a member of the regional committee of the Black Management Forum (BMF). He serves as a Director on the Boards of the following companies: Fluor Igoda Pty Ltd (Chairman) and Electrowave Pty Ltd.
BA (Hons), MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Appointed: 1 February 2003
Glen attained a BA Honours degree at Rhodes University in 1984 and following completion of his compulsory national service he then joined Integrated Business Information Systems (Pty) Ltd as a research and design manager (statistics and research methodology). On completing his MBA at the University of Pretoria, Glen made a strategic career change and joined Investec Group Ltd where he headed both the Northern Transvaal and later the KwaZulu-Natal operations for a continuous period of twelve years, going on to be appointed divisional director of Investec Private Bank in 1995. Upon his resignation from Investec Private Bank in 2003, Glen joined Santova and has been instrumental in development of the Group over the last 10 years as CEO.
Anthony (Lance) van Zyl
Appointed: 22 February 2011
Lance started his freight career in 1993 as a consolidator with a medium-sized company specialising in import and export consolidations. He received ‘in house’ training and worked through all the divisions, culminating in a managerial position. In 2001 he left the organisation to join Aviocean as General Manager and six months later bought out his partner to acquire 100% of the business. Lance sold his interest in Aviocean to Santova in March 2010 and as a result Lance was appointed a director of Santova in February 2011.
Group Financial Director
Appointed: 1 November 2019
Robin obtained his Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Accounting Sciences via correspondence while running a construction contracting business. Upon completion of his degree, Robin joined BDO where he completed his articles and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Following the completion of his articles in 2011, he took a strategic decision to move to Ernst & Young in a business advisory capacity where he advised various multi-national businesses on IT, control and optimisation projects. In 2013 Robin joined IFS Africa as Group CFO. IFS Africa is a private equity backed mining services Group operating throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Robin was appointed Group Financial Director at Santova in November 2019.
FCIS, M Inst. D
Appointed: 8 May 2003
Jenny began her career in Rhodesia in the early 1970’s working for an investment banking organisation where she gained wide experience in all aspects of company secretarial work. She emigrated to South Africa in 1975 and joined the Head Office of the same organisation where she enhanced her company secretarial experience and gained her Associate membership of the Southern African Institute of Chartered Secretaries, and subsequently became a Fellow of the Institute. In 1994 she moved to KwaZulu-Natal and after eight years as Office Manager of an Auditing Practice, left in 2002 to build her own company, Highway Corporate Services (Pty) Ltd, which provides outsourced company secretarial services to listed and unlisted companies.
BCom, LLB, ACIS
Group Legal Advisor
Appointed member of Group EXCO: 25 January 2013
Andrew completed his BCom and LLB degrees at the University of Natal and thereafter he served his articles at Deneys Reitz Incorporated. During his articles he gained experience in maritime, commercial and labour law and on completion was admitted as an attorney. He left Deneys Reitz to join the Santova Group in early 2005 where he has served as Group Legal Adviser for the past 10 years. In addition to his role as Group Legal Advisor he serves as a director of Santova Logistics (Pty) Limited and chairs the Risk Management Committee and National Customs Committee. Andrew was appointed a member of the Group Exco in January 2013.
Gert (Gerrit) Fourie
EMLog (ELA), BTech. IE (TUT)
Divisional Executive: Santova International Trade Solutions
Appointed member of Group EXCO: 22 February 2017
Gerrit obtained his BTech degree in Industrial Engineering before joining Comparex (now BCX) in a solutions development role. His career spans various full-time and solution advisory roles within the automotive manufacturing, local distribution, fast moving consumer goods and international logistics sectors for local and multinational organisations. Gerrit is certified through the European Logistics Association as a Master Logistician (EMLog). He joined Santova in 2013 to lead the Supply Chain Solutions team and was subsequently appointed to the Group Exco in 2017.