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Board of Directors

Adrian Zetler

Chairman

Adrian Zetler is a CA and CFA charter holder. He started his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he completed his articles and spent two years as a valuation specialist in their UK corporate finance team. For 12 years, Adrian was an analyst and portfolio manager at Coronation Fund Managers. Adrian is currently a partner at A² Investment Partners.

Andre van der Veen

Chief Executive Officer

André van der Veen is a CA, CGMA and CFA charter holder. He has served as director of numerous companies including HCI, Tsogo Sun, Clover and Montauk Energy. André previously was CEO of Johnnic Holdings, Niveus Investments and E-Media Holdings. He is currently the chairman of Alphawave, a technology holding company, and a managing partner of A2 Investments.

Craig Wright

Chief Financial Officer

As a qualified chartered accountant, Craig joined the Group in 2007 as General Manager: Finance at Paarl Web. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town. Craig started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and fulfilled the role of Senior Audit Manager before he left to join the Paarl Media Group. Over the years, he held numerous positions in Finance within the Group and was appointed as Executive: Finance of Novus Print in September 2017. He was appointed as the Group’s Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director with effect 01 August 2023.

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Kim Adams

Group Financial Manager (Alternate Director)

Kim holds a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) degree from the University of Stellenbosch obtained in 2012 and is a qualified CA(SA). Kim completed her articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. and worked with clients including Rheinmetall Denel Munition Pty Ltd and Distell Group Limited. Kim joined Novus Holdings Limited in 2017 as Group Financial Accountant, and was appointed as Group Financial Manager and Alternate Director on the Novus Holdings Limited Board in August 2023.

Keshree Alwar

CEO: Maskew Miller Learning

Keshree, who has been with the Group since 2016, holds a BCom(Hons) in Financial Accounting and is a qualified chartered accountant. Keshree, who was previously at PwC as a senior audit manager, worked with various clients including Distell Group Limited, Remgro Group Ltd and British American Tobacco South Africa. During her time at PwC Keshree also had the opportunity to work internationally at PwC Chicago and PwC Columbus.

Manie Mayman

Independent Non-Executive Director

Manie is a Chartered Accountant who holds BCompt Hons and BCom Hons (Financial Management) degrees, with more than 45 years of working experience in auditing, accounting, taxation, corporate finance and strategic planning of which the last 25 years have been at executive level in companies such as BP, Media24 and the Oasis Group. Manie previously served on the Group’s Board from 2014 until his resignation in 2017 due to his retirement as CFO of Media24.

Lulama Mtanga

Independent Non-Executive Director

With a BA (Social Sciences), Postgraduate Diploma in European Community Competition Law, and a LLB, Lulama is a director at Lulama Mtanga Legal Consultancy and a former director at Bowman Gilfillan Inc. She has extensive experience in advising on notification of local and international transactions under the Competition Act in South Africa in various sectors. She was the first lawyer at Bowman Gilfillan Inc. and one of the first lawyers in South Africa to advise on cross-border competition law merger regulations in the African continent.

Marang Mashologu

Non-Executive Director

Marang Mashologu is a director and shareholder at Sphere Holdings Proprietary Limited, an established mid-market investment company. Sphere is an investor in the Maskew Miller Learning business, and she brings with her meaningful experience of Maskew Miller Learning’s history. She is a CFA charter holder and an independent non-executive director of Chubb Insurance South Africa Limited, the South African subsidiary of Chubb Limited and The Spar Group Limited. Ms Mashologu is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and fellow of the inaugural class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship Program.

Dr. Liesbeth Botha

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Dr. Liesbeth Botha, with over four decades of experience in ICT and AI, is dedicated to enhancing organizations as a non-executive director, advisor, and consultant. Her career spans transformative roles, including Chief Digital Officer of PwC Africa and Executive Director at CSIR. Dr. Botha’s expertise lies in digital strategy, data governance, and organizational change. She holds a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering, specializing in AI, from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Botha’s holds numerous academic accolades and leadership positions in professional societies.