The Board Profiles
Mr Bheki Shongwe Board Chairperson
Dr Patricia Hanekom Non-Executive Director
Dr Hanekom was an Accounting Officer in the Gauteng Provincial Government for 12 years and has extensive experience, skills and knowledge with respect to governance and accountability. She has served on a number of Boards and Audit Committees as well as various Panels and Advisory Committees. She currently serves on the Boards & Committees of the Medical Research Council, the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection, the Cradle of Humankind Trust and Maropeng a’Afrika (Pty) Ltd.
Adv Ghandi Badela Non-Executive director
Member of Operations & Service Delivery and Social, Ethics & Human Resources Committees
Advocate Ghandi Badela was appointed as non-executive director to the Pikitup Board on 03 Feb 2015. He is a qualified and experienced engineer with three Masters Degrees in Electromechanical Engineering, Engineering Management (Projects, Operations and Product development) and Packaging Technology. Furthermore, he holds degrees in MBA and LLB. He is also an experienced business person and entrepreneur. He has worked in corporate environment at executive level for over 16 years. He is also a non-executive director of Denel, CSIR and Chairperson of Metrobus.
Through his business activities he has gained an understanding of the legal framework governing local government, state owned entities and private companies. Further, he has experience in formulating and implementation of business strategy (including turn-around strategy). He is a member of the panel of arbitrators of both Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (Commercial and construction arbitration) and Association of Arbitrators Southern Africa (Construction Arbitration). Advocate Badela’s He is an admitted advocate of the high court of South Africa – who’s focus in arbitration is in both commercial and construction arbitration. He also does mediation and facilitation. Advocate Badela is a member of the Operations and Service Delivery Social and Ethics Committees at Pikitup.
Mr Lionel Brenner | Non-Executive director
Member of Audit & Risk Committee
Mr. Brenner was appointed as non-executive director to the Pikitup Board on 14 April 2011. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession, he holds a BComm from Wits and a Bcompt Honours from Unisa. He is the founding member and director of Dalist (Pty) Limited, a financial consultancy hat provides corporate advisory, business management and enterprise development services to a range of JSE listed and other businesses. Prior to establishing Dalist, Mr Brenner was Chief Financial Officer to a number of JSE listed companies. Before joining Pikitup, he was a non-executive director and Audit Committee chairperson of the Johannesburg Roads Agency and the Johannesburg Metropolitan Bus Services.
Bishop Dulton Adams Non-Executive director
Chairperson of Operations & Service Delivery
Bishop Dulton K. Adams was appointed as non-executive director to the Pikitup Board on 03 February 2015. He is the strategist & visionary behind the incredible ministry of COJ, as well as the CEO of this project. He holds an Honorary Doctorate in Theology from the Latin University of Theology in Inglewood California, and has been a pastor for 30 years.
Before joining the ministry on a full time basis he worked in the retail industry in a general management capacity, for Pick and Pay Supermarkets. Bishop Adams participated in various National, and Regional, Local Structures and NGO and FBO as well as Community Forums. Bishop Adams is a member of the Operations and Service Delivery Social and Ethics Committees at Pikitup.
Dr Washington Nyabeze Non-Executive director
Chairperson of Operations & Service Delivery
Dr Nyabeze was appointed as non-executive director to the Pikitup Board 14 April 2011 holds a PhD in engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a registered Professional Engineer and a member of the Water Institute of Southern Africa, the South African Committee on Large Dams and the South African Black Technical and Allied Careers Organization. He has over 20 years of practical experience in energy, water resources, and infrastructure development, gained in assignments for various clients including the Department of Water Affairs and the Department of Minerals and Energy in South Africa, the Department of Water in Swaziland and the SADC Water Division as study leader/team leader and/or specialist engineer.
He has published research papers in refereed journals, several guidelines and technical bulletins. He has served as a guest editor for the Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth Parts A, B and C published by Elsevier. He reviews articles for international journals and examines for different universities in Southern Africa. He was a Board member of the Johannesburg Roads Agency from 2006 to 2012 and from 2011 to 2013 he was a member of the National Water Advisory Committee. Dr Washington is chairperson of the Operations and Service Delivery Committee.
Mr Maharaj joined Pikitup in 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. He was appointed to the board as Financial Director on 25 February 2014. He is a highly accomplished, results-driven professional with more than 16 years of progressive experience in finance and operations management within start-ups and global organisations in both private and public sectors.
Mr Maharaj is a seasoned chartered accountant and has streamlined business operations that drive growth and increase efficiency and bottom-line profit. He is also a Green Belt Digital Six Sigma graduate with demonstrated ability in developing and implementing financial controls and processes in additional to productivity improvements, and change management. Mr Maharaj possesses solid leadership, communication and interpersonal skill to establish rapport with all levels of staff and management.
Mrs Setshego Bogatsu Non-executive director
Member of Audit & Risk, Operations & Service Delivery and Social, Ethics & Human Resources Committees
Ms. Bogatsu was appointed as non-executive director to the Pikitup Board on 18 March 2015, she holds degrees in B.Com and MBA. She is a member of the Group Remuneration Panel at the City of Joburg. She currently holds the position of Senior Manager in Corporate Contracts and Procurement at Fluor South Africa (Pty) Ltd. She is also a Non-Executive Director for TRS Staffing Solutions South Africa.
She was a Chief Financial Officer at the National Nuclear Regulator and has previously worked as a Finance Manager for several companies like Transnet, Sasol and BMW South Africa. Setshego has extensive experience in Finance and Procurement and has served on several Boards in a different capacity; i.e. Chair of the HR Committee and member of the Audit committee at the Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo.
Ms. Bogatsu is a member of the Operations and Service Delivery Social and Ethics Committees at Pikitup.
Mr Lesetsa Matshekga Non-Executive Director
Chairperson: Audit & Risk Committee
Mr Matshekga was appointed as non-executive director to the Pikitup Board on 25 February 2015. He has had a varied career in investment banking that spans over 12 years predominantly in Stockbroking, Corporate Finance, Project Finance and Private Equity. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Gordon Institute of Business Science, a BCom Hons degree in Finance from University of Cape Town, a BCom Hons degree and a BCom degree in Economics from University of Limpopo.
He is a member of the Investment Analyst Society of Southern Africa and the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa. Mr Matshekga previously served as a non-executive director on the Boards of Wizzit Group (Pty) Ltd and Gateway Airports Authority Ltd, where he was also Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee.
Adv Daniel Rampai | Non-Executive Director
Member of Operations & Service Delivery
Advocate Rampai was appointed as non-executive director to the Pikitup Board on 25 February 2014. Advocate Dan Rampai is currently employed at Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) as the Executive Manager in the CEO’s office. He is the founder of DR Ethics Conversations (Pty) Ltd, a company established to offer consulting services to client companies in every industry. He is also serving on the board of Pact SA and on the Council of Tshwane North TVET College. He is a corporate governance, ethics and negotiations specialist and an aspiring publisher in these areas. He has published a book on ethics titled “Beyond the Moral Maze.” Advocate Rampai has obtained BJuris, LLB, MBA (Negotiations), and MPhil (Ethics) degrees. He is the advocate of the High Court of South Africa. He had presented a paper on “The State of Ethics within the South African Local Government” at a Conference on Local Government in Thailand. Advocate Rampai is a member of the Operations and Service Delivery Social and Ethics Committees at Pikitup.