Sipho Pityana, Independent non-executive chairman, ANG

BA (Hons), MSc, Dtech (Honoris)
Appointed: Independent non-executive chairman, a director on 13 February 2007 and Chairman of the Board on 17 February 2014.

Board committee memberships:
Nominations Committee (Chairman)
Remuneration and Human Resources Committee
Social, Ethics and Sustainability Committee

Sipho Pityana has extensive business experience having served in both an executive and non-executive capacity on several JSE listed boards of companies as well as running his own companies, Izingwe Capital and Izingwe Holdings, which he chairs. He is chairman of the JSE-listed Onelogix Group and of Munich Reinsurance of Africa and a director of a number of companies including Aberdare Cables and Powertech Systems Integrators. He also served on the boards of Bytes Technology Group, Afrox, SPESCOM the Scaw Metals and the Old Mutual Leadership Group. He previously worked as an executive director of Nedcor Investment Bank and managing director of Nedbank.

In addition to his private sector track record, Sipho has extensive public sector experience and international exposure. He was the first Director General of the Department of Labour in the former President Mandela’s Government. As the Foreign Affairs Director General he represented South Africa in various international fora including the United Nations, African Union, Commonwealth and the International Labour Organization. He was one of the founding members of the governing body of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and Convenor of the South African government delegation to the National Economic Development and Labour Council.

He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution as well as Millennium Labour Council.