Board of Directors

Chris Seabrooke

Christopher Stefan Seabrooke (66) – BCom, BAcc, MBA, FCMA
Independent non-executive chairman

  • Chairman of the Nominations Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee

16 years’ service (appointed 28 January 2003)

Chris has been a director of more than 25 listed companies. He is currently CEO of Sabvest Limited, Chairman of Net1 UEPS Technologies Inc and Transaction Capital Limited; other key directorships include Brait SE and Rolfes Holdings Limited.

He is a former Chairman of the South African State Theatre and former Deputy Chairman of the inaugural National Arts Council.

Mary Bomela

Mary Sina Bomela (46) – BCom (Hons), CA(SA), MBA
Non-executive director and deputy chairman

  • Member of the Nominations Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee
  • Chairman of the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee

9 years’ service (appointed 8 September 2010)

Mary is the CEO of Mineworkers Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Limited (MIC) and holds directorships on a number of MIC’s investments.

Mary previously held the position of CFO of Makhubu Logistics and executive of corporate services at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Phumzile Langeni

Phumzile Langeni (45) – BCom (Acc), BCom (Hons), MCom
Lead independent non-executive director

  • Member of the Audit, Governance and Risk Committee
  • Member of the Nominations Committee
  • Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
  • Member of the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee

7 years’ service (appointed 30 March 2012)

A stockbroker by training, Phumzile is executive Chairman of Afropulse Group (Pty) Limited, non-executive Chairman of Master Plastics and Mineworkers Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Limited (MIC), a non-executive director of Massmart Holdings Limited, Imperial Holdings Limited, Primedia Holdings (Pty) Limited, The Ridge School Board, Transaction Capital Limited and Redefine Properties Limited.

She was previously the economic adviser to the former Minister of Minerals and Energy. Phumzile also previously worked as an executive director and vice president of dual-listed junior platinum mine, Anooraq Resources.

In 2018 Phumzile was appointed by His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of South Africa, as one of four Special Presidential Envoys on Investment tasked with the $100 billion local and international investment drive into South Africa.

Pfungwa Serima

Pfungwa Gore Serima (54) – BSc (CompSc) and Business Studies
Group Chief Executive Officer

  • Member of the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee

3 years’ service (appointed 1 February 2016)

Prior to joining Metrofile, Pfungwa was the executive Chairman of SAP Africa, CEO of SAP, Managing Director of Microsoft and Chief Executive Officer of Accenture Technology Solutions and Accenture Technology Infrastructure Services. He is currently a senior directorate member of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Shivan Mansingh (33) – BaccSci, HDipAcc, CA(SA), MBA
Group Chief Financial Officer

  • Member of the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee

7 months’ service (appointed 1 April 2019)

Shivan served as the Chief Financial Officer of Torre Industries Limited until it recently delisted from the JSE. Prior to joining Torre, he worked at Exxaro Resources Limited and PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., where he specialised in group reporting as well as the audits of multinational JSE listed companies.

Muhammed Zaheer Abdulla (32) – BSc (Actuarial Science) Honours
Non-executive director

1 years’ service (appointed 15 September 2018)

Zaheer is currently a senior investment manager with Mineworkers Investment Company (RF) (Pty) Limited (MIC), with over 10 years corporate finance and private equity experience and serves on the boards of a number of MIC’s strategic investments including Tracker, General Electric Southern Africa Technologies and Multiknit.

Lindiwe Mthimunye Bakoro

Lindiwe Evarista Mthimunye (45) – BCom, CA(SA), H Dip Tax Law, MCom
Independent non-executive director

  • Member of the Audit, Governance and Risk Committee
  • Member of the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee

2 years’ service (appointed 1 July 2017)

Lindiwe is presently MD of Petroleum Investment Partners (Pty) Limited and is a non-executive director of Pioneer Food Group Limited, Massmart Holdings Limited, Cell C Limited, Sabvest Limited and Old Mutual Investment Group. Her past directorships include Woolworths Holdings Limited, Group Five Limited, Sea Harvest Group Limited, PetroSA, Saatchi & Saatchi SA and Hyundai Automotive SA (Pty) Limited.

Graham Wackrill

Graham Dunbar Wackrill (65) – BCompt
Non-executive director

15 years’ service (appointed 1 July 2004)

Graham played a key role in the development of the records and information management industry and, as the previous CEO of Metrofile, was responsible for its development and expansion and its rise to the position as market leader. Graham retired as the CEO effective 1 April 2016, at which date he was appointed a non-executive director.

Sindi Zilwa

Sindiswa Victoria Zilwa (52) –
BCompt (Hons), CA(SA), CD(SA)
Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning (UFS)
Advanced Diploma in Taxation (UNISA)
Advanced Diploma in Banking (RAU)

Independent non-executive director

  • Chairman of the Audit, Governance and Risk Committee
  • Member of the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee

7 years’ service (appointed 17 October 2012)

Sindi retired as the CEO of Nkonki Inc through a management buyout effective 31 October 2016, after 23 years of entrepreneurship in the audit and accounting profession. She is a published author of two books on boards and audit committees and a non-executive director of Discovery Limited, Aspen Limited, Mercedes Benz SA, Tourvest Limited and Gijima Limited.

Her past directorships include ACSA Chairman, Woolworths Limited, Rebosis Limited, Transkei National Building Society, South African Mint, WIPHOLD, Telkom, Primedia, Ethos Private Equity, Institute of Directors, Alexkor and ATNS.

She was a member of the Reserve Bank Panel and the past Chairman of the BUSA Standing Committee on Transformation.

Leon Rood (42) – BCom, LLB
Non-executive alternate director to Chris Seabrooke

9 months’ service (appointed 1 February 2019)

In addition to being an admitted attorney, Leon holds certificates and diplomas in advanced taxation, corporate and securities law and international taxation. He is an executive director of Sabvest Limited and was previously a senior director of Werksmans as well as holding various positions with Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr and KPMG. His wide ranging legal and commercial experience includes investments, acquisitions and funding structuring, and implementation locally and internationally.