Chief Executive Officer
Board Sub Committees: Chair Nominations Committee, Human Resources and Remuneration Committee Member, Joint Land Bank and Land Bank Insurance and Land Bank Life Insurance Social and Ethics Committee
Appointed 8 December 2021
Ms Nkosi is an experienced NED and agricultural economist with over 15 years’ experience in agribusiness finance and operations, and agricultural policy-making and strategy. She is a founding partner of African Green Alpha, a South African food and agribusiness investment vehicle. Thabi is the Chairman of the Mintirho Foundation, also serves as Chairperson of the Investment Committee of the National Empowerment Fund. She holds an MBA, a Postgraduate Diploma from GIBS and a BSc in Agricultural Economics from UP
Acting CEO Chief Executive Officer
Chartered Accountant (CA) and Master’s in Business Leadership
Appointed: 3 February 2020
Khensani is an experienced finance executive with over 20 years’ experience in various sectors which include Retail, Agriculture, Insurance, Information Technology and several Banking Institutions. Her roles in these sectors included overall responsibility for complying with PFMA, GAAP, IFRS, financial policies and procedures as well as maintaining general financial discipline.
Board Sub Committees: Nominations Committee Member, Joint Land Bank, Land Bank Insurance and Land Bank Life Insurance Social and Ethics Committee Member
Mr Makenete is an Agricultural specialist with more than 25 years’ experience in the Agricultural sector, serves on a number of boards and is an active Agri-entrepreneur, which includes the Banking and Insurance industries. He heads an Agricultural Investment Group and was key in the Development of the Agriculture and Agro processing Master plan. He holds and MSc in Agricultural Management.
Board Sub Committees: Chair Risk and Governance, Credit and Investment Committee Member
Ms Maithufi is a seasoned Chartered Accountant and Credit Risk Management expert. She has worked in various managerial roles at key Banking and Financial Services institutions since 2007. She serves on various Boards as a NED and holds a BCom (Hon.) Accounting Degree.
Board Sub Committees: Chair Credit and Investment Committee; Audit and Finance Committee Member
MA Development Finance; BCom (Hons) Economics
Re-appointed: 8 December 2021
Kumbuba investments; Studio Five Graphic Design; Matla Investment Holdings; Association of Black Securities; Investment Professionals
Ms Makgatho has extensive experience in the financial space, especially Treasury and Structured Finance. She has held various director and executive management positions for more than 24 years. She has lead SAA cash and liquidity activities under challenging conditions and averted default on loan. She has headed various debt transactions in the domestic and international capital markets. She is a Founder and Executive of Matla Capital and holds a Master’s Degree in Development Finance and an Honours Degree in Economics.
Board committees: Credit and Investment Committee Member
Prof Kirsten is a Professor in Agricultural Economics and Director of the Bureau of Economic Research at Stellenbosch University. He has published more than 130 articles and had 78 Masters Students and 31 PhD students in the last 30 years under his supervision. He is an experienced academic leader and has participated in national policy at the highest level. He has held leading roles in various Domestic and International Associations.
Board Committees: Risk and Governance Committee Member, Audit and Finance Committee Member.
Appointed: 8 December 2021
Ms Mashanda is an experienced Chartered Accountant in the audit and financial disciplines in various industries. She provides professional advice on strategic disciplines such as financial reporting, taxation, SCM processes, auditing, and forensic accounting to name a few. She has consulted in various key auditing and fraud preventing activities and established internal audit departments at various entities. She serves on various Boards and holds a BA (Hon.) Accounting.
Board Sub Committees: Chair Joint Land Bank and Land Bank Insurance and Land Bank Life Insurance Social and Ethics Committee, Credit and Investment Committee Member
A full time beef Farmer/ self-accomplished Agripreneur. She holds various development and economic transformation roles in the Agri and Biodiversity Economy sector. She was awarded the BRICS Special Recognition Women Innovation Award in 2021 amongst other awards.
Board Committees: Chair: Audit and Finance Committee
Ms Pillay is an experienced Chartered Accountant with a focus on audits and assurance. She has been actively involved in audits with national departments, public entities and constitutional institutions. She is sitting on several Board committees, chairs a number of Audit and Finance Committees and holds a B.Com (H) Accounting.
Board Sub Committees: Chair Human Resources and Remuneration Committee Member, Nominations Committee Member.
Dr Tom has extensive experience in socio economic development, financial economics, social economics, econometric modelling (building, maintenance, forecasting and impact studies); input-output modelling; economic service development; leading economic Oriented teams with microeconomic focus; and turning-around struggling institutions. He holds a PhD on Technology and Innovation Management.
Board Sub Committees: Human Resources and Remuneration Committee Member, Risk and Governance Committee Member.
Advocate van der Westhuizen has extensive experience in Labour relations and is owner of a Consulting Company that specializes in Business Development, Commercial Negotiation and Contracting, Corporate Structuring focusing on BEE Structures, Skills Development and Employment Equity. He has headed various restructuring and business re-engineering initiatives in the Banking space and holds an LLB (PMB).
Bachelor of Laws (LLB); Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Politics and Law
Appointed: 1 October 2017
Mashumi is a law graduate with a keen interest in the good governance of organisations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Politics and Law from the University of Fort Hare; a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg); a Higher Diploma in Company Law (H Dip Company Law) from the University of the Witwatersrand; and has fulfilled the requirements for the Programme in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance presented by the University of South Africa.
Mashumi’s extensive experience includes stints in private legal practice; various roles including Chief Operating Officer at the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA); Executive Commission Secretary at the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC); Executive Company Secretary at the State Information Technology Agency (SITA); and as Director with Nicro Enterprise Finance (Khula) and NICRO Enterprise Finance Youth Fund (Umsobomvu).
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