Our managers have extensive experience in their field and in the industry, a number of who also serve on industry bodies such as ASPASA and SARMA.

Dr Stephan Olivier: Chief Executive Officer

Dr Stephan Olivier: Chief Executive Officer

Appointed as CEO in April 2010.

Previously held Executive positions in AfriSam:

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Director of Marketing and Technical Services

Stephan has also occupied various management positions in AfriSam where he gained considerable experience in the business. He serves on various industry bodies and committees.

Grant Neser: Sales and Marketing Executive

Grant Neser: Sales and Marketing Executive

Appointed in May 2011.

Previously held positions in AfriSam:

  • Chief Operating Officer for Aggregate and Readymix General Manager for Aggregate and Readymix KwaZulu-Natal
  • Regional Manager for Alpha Readymix Gauteng
  • Project Engineer for Readymix Gauteng

Grant currently serves on the management committees of the Aggregate and Sand Producers’ Association of South Africa (ASPASA) and the South African Readymix Material Association (SARMA). He is a member of the Institute of Quarrying South Africa and also of the South African Institute of Civil Engineers.

He holds a MEng in Civil Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch, a BCom degree in Business Economics from the University of South Africa and is a registered Professional Engineer.

Louise van der Bank: Chief Information Officer South Africa

Louise van der Bank: Chief Information Officer South Africa

Appointed in September 2010

Previously held position:

  • Chief Information Officer at the South African Post Office
  • Director for SAP Core Banking at Standard Bank

Louise has 24 years of experience in Information Management and held various positions within the Information Technology division at Iscor Ltd (now ArcelorMittal).

She holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education as well as a Higher Education for Development degree from the same institution. Van der Bank graduated from the executive programmes of Assessment Technologies International and Darden Business School, University of Virginia, USA, in 1997 and 2001, respectively.

Roshni Lawrence: Strategic Growth Executive

Roshni Lawrence: Strategic Growth Executive

Appointed in November 2012.

Previously held positions:

  • Group Technical Services Executive and later as Operations Executive for Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC)
  • General Manager at PPC’s Jupiter cement production plant

She has extensive experience in operations, having started her career as a Metallurgical Engineer at Mintek, and as Operations and Technical Manager at PFG Building Glass. She holds a BSc. Honours degree in Metallurgy from the University of Pretoria.

Leon Serfontein: Chief Financial Officer

Leon Serfontein: Chief Financial Officer

Appointed in September 2013.

Previously held positions:

  • Financial Control Manager
  • AfriSam’s Finance Manager

He holds a B. Comm Accounting and Finance Honours Degree from the University of Johannesburg and is a registered Chartered Accountant.

Hannes Meyer: Cementitious Executive

Hannes Meyer: Cementitious Executive

Appointed in May 2011.

Previously held position in AfriSam:

  • General Manager for Ulco Cement production operation near Kimberley

Hannes has over 20 years of experience in the industry and has held a number of senior positions in the area of cement production.

He is an executive member of the Northern Cape Mine Managers Association and holds an MSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Potchefstroom.

Malose Chaba: Construction Materials Executive

Malose Chaba: Construction Materials Executive

Appointed in September 2011.

Previously held positions:

  • Executive Director at Murray & Roberts
  • Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Limited Board
  • Executive Chairman of the Group Engineering Contracting & Services Cluster of Companies
  • Chairman of the Group Engineering Cluster
  • Group Assurance Executive, responsible for Risk, Internal Audit, HSE, Technical and Project Performance

He holds a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand and an MSc degree in Computer Technology in Manufacture from the University of Sussex, England.

Sandile Khwela: Human Resources Executive

Sandile Khwela: Human Resources Executive

Appointed in March 2014.

Previously held positions:

  • Managing Executive – Talent Management, Vodacom group
  • General Manager, HR operations, BMW South Africa
  • Group Senior HR Manager, Cadbury South Africa
  • Senior HR Consultant, Iscor Vanderbijlpark

Sandile has extensive experience in human resources and has held various positions in his career.

He holds a BA Honours degree in Industrial Psychology as well as an M.A. in Industrial Psychology from the University of the North West, formerly known as Potchefstroom University.