The directors of the Huge Group bring a wide range of skills, expertise and knowledge to the group.
Dr Duarte da Silva - Independent Non-executive Chairman
Appointed: 1 March 2016
Member of: Audit Committee; Risk Committee
Duarte has more than 20 years’ experience in the investment industry. He holds a doctorate of Philosophy in Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, which he obtained at the age of 24. Until recently he was Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie First South (MFS), a joint venture established in 2006 between Macquarie Bank of Australia and First South Financial Services, and is a past director of Merrill Lynch South Africa (Merrill Lynch).
Vincent Mokhele Mokholo - Non-Executive Director
Appointed: 2 July 2007
Member of: Remuneration Committee
Vincent has worked in the telecommunications industry for the last 17 years. He assumed the role of Client Services Director when TelePassport and CentraCell formed Huge Telecom, and was responsible for bedding down the operations and service deliverables of the combined entity. He has also completed a mini MBA (Telecoms) with Informa Telecom academy, based in the United Kingdom.
Stephen ("Steve") Peter Tredoux - Lead Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed: 26 March 2008
Member of: Audit Committee; Risk Committee; Social and Ethics Committee (Chairman)
Steve started his working career as an accountant but moved to general management where he worked in the property management and manufacturing industries. He has considerable experience in sales distribution but is also a master of marketing and product development.
Dennis Robert Gammie - Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed: 29 June 2012
Member of: Audit Committee (Chairman); Risk Committee (Chairman); Remuneration Committee
Dennis is a CA(SA) and has previously served as the Financial Director of the Imperial Group, Murray & Roberts Materials and the Aveng Group. Prior to taking early retirement, Dennis served as an executive director on the board of the Aveng Group, where he was Chairman of the Growth Committee, the Tender Risk Committee, and acting Managing Director of an Aveng Group subsidiary company for a time.
Craig Lyons - Non-Executive Director
Appointed: 3 July 2017
Member of: Audit Committee; Risk Committee; Remuneration Committee (Chairman)
Craig is an experienced and accomplished investment banker and businessman with extensive strategic, management and finance experience gained in various industries and from having developed and led a number of pre-eminent businesses in Southern Africa. He actively participates as an independent director on various company boards, committees and investment funds. Some of his career highlights include successfully co-founding, leading and managing two South African investment companies, one of which was listed on the JSE. He has spear-headed a number of high profile investment transactions in a multitude of sectors with a combined transaction value in excess of R28 billion. Craig holds a B.Com from the University of the Witwatersrand and a D.Soc from Oxford University in the United Kingdom, where he majored in Economics.
Zunaid Bulbulia - Non-Executive Director
BComm, BCompt, CA(SA)
Appointed: 28 January 2016
Member of: Audit Committee; Risk Committee
Zunaid has more than 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry and was one of the founding members of the MTN team. During his 20 years with MTN South Africa he served as Financial Manager and in various General Manager positions. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of MTN South Africa in May 2013, and in August 2014, he was appointed Group Chief Operations Executive of MTN Group Limited. He left MTN Group in December 2015 to pursue various business opportunities.
James Charles Herbst - Chief Executive Officer
BComm, BAcc, CA(SA), Chartered Financial Analyst
Appointed: 1 September 2006
James is a CA with sound experience in corporate finance, corporate law, investment banking and investment management, and listed Huge Group on the Alternative Exchange of the JSE in August 2007. Since his appointment as CEO, James has been instrumental in integrating Huge’s two principal telecommunications businesses, which have been combined to form Huge Telecom.sses, which have been combined to form Huge Telecom.