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L Bagwandeen FCIS, BSc, LLB, LLM

Lynelle Bagwandeen is the Company Secretary and General Counsel or head of legal of Netcare Limited. She has held this position since 1 March 2011 and was promoted to the company’s executive committee in 2012. She was appointed as a director to the board of the Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA) in 2015. Her background includes providing corporate governance and legal advice to two large national banks and an international mining house which included work on foreign listings in London in respect of the AIM. She completed her articles at a large national law firm and was admitted as an attorney in 2002. Her area of expertise remains corporate governance and enhancing compliance with due regard to health legislation and the Companies Act. Her masters dissertation was on corporate governance and was invited to be published as a book entitled The Role of Disclosure in enhancing Corporate Governance.


N Bouwman FCIS, LLB, LLM

Natasha is the global governance partner at Naspers. She serves on the CSSA Technical and the Membership Committees. Natasha has been appointed to the ICSA Thought Leadership Committee and is actively involved in research and drafting of best practice guides for the Institute. Natasha occupied the following positions: (a) head: secretariat at the National Empowerment Fund; (b) company secretary and legal specialist at the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa and (c) practised as an attorney in the areas of commercial law and commercial litigation at Blakes Maphanga Incorporated. She has corporate governance advisory experience across the private, public, profit and non-profit sectors in South Africa and Africa.


B Dialwa FCIS, ACIBM, Acc-Tech (Botswana)

Brian is self-employed. He is chairman of the Botswana Branch. He was financial controller of SOS Children's Villages and financial manager of the Botswana National Sports Council. He serves on the boards of the Botswana Institute of Accountants and the Botswana Accountancy College.

Structure SAH Kajee FCIS, B Compt (Hons), MBA, CIA, Professional Accountant (SA), AGA (SA), Chartered Director (SA)

Sikkie is a corporate governance consultant. Sikkie is senior vice president of CSSA. He serves on the CSSA Executive, and Finance and Risk Committees. Sikkie was a partner at KPMG for approximately 5.5 years in the internal audit unit, before moving to the management consulting unit for 3 years. He serves on the boards of the following organisations: the Automobile Association of South Africa NPC (non-executive chairman); Powertech Transformers (Pty) Ltd (alternate director); Altec UEC (Pty) Ltd; Dorper Wind Farm (Pty) Ltd (alternate director); the DTI audit committee (chairman); the Audit Committee of the Government Printing Works (chairman); and the Audit committee of the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (chairman).


Z Lachporia FCIS, National Diploma: Company Administration

Zernobia is assistant group secretary, Liberty Holdings Ltd. She serves on the CSSA Nominations Committee. She was previously assistant company secretary at Gold Fields Ltd and Astral Foods Ltd, and company secretary at Brait South Africa Ltd.


R Likhang FCIS, ACMA, CA (Lesotho)

Robert is head of RL Consulting (Pty) Ltd, which provides virtual CFO and company secretarial services, as well as providing consultancy and corporate training in the areas of finance and governance. Robert is vice president and serves on the CSSA Executive and Disciplinary Committees. Robert has finance, governance and general management experience having held senior positions at executive level and as non-executive board member across many industries in Lesotho and the region. These include being CEO of Paragon Business Products, Lesotho Institute of Accountants, Basotho Enterprise Development Corporation, as well as group finance director FSBP (Pty) Ltd South Africa, chief of strategic planning Lesotho Communications Authority, amongst others. Robert is highly engaged in his profession wherein he is a vice president of the Lesotho Institute of Accountants. Robert has been appointed as chair of the Lesotho Revenue Authority.
Structure SF Linford FCIS, PMD, Dip in HR Management

Sandi is the group company secretary of Vodacom Group Limited whom she joined in December 2008 against the backdrop of a corporate action driven by Telkom and Vodafone which would culminate in the listing of Vodacom on the JSE. Sandi serves on the CSSA Technical Committee. Sandi developed her early career in Durban as a company secretary with the Frame Group under the guidance of Mervyn King who was chairman of Frame at the time. After spending some four years at Frame, Sandi relocated to Johannesburg and joined Bill Venter’s Altron Group. As group secretary of Altron, Sandi had overall responsibility for 7 listed companies. Sandi spent 12.5 years with Altron where she was exposed to a variety of disciplines, in particular corporate finance documentation, investor relations, human resources and employee benefits. Sandi is also the former group company secretary of Murray & Roberts and Telkom SA.


KE Robinson FCIS, LLB, LLM

Karen is the company secretary of The Huge Group. She serves on the CSSA Education and Examinations Committee and is a member of the Professional Standards Committee of the ICSA. Karen is an experienced company secretary, having worked in both the listed and unlisted environment. She has experience in the construction, mining, financial services and telecommunications industries and previously served as the company secretary of Aveng Ltd, Gold Fields Ltd and FedGroup.

S Sadie MBA, M. Ed, BA (Hons), H DipEd PG, BA

Stephen is CEO of CSSA. Stephen is a member of the King Committee. He serves on the International Council of ICSA and was Secretary of CSIA from 2010-2012. Stephen has held a number of senior positions in the education sector. He was Director: Strategic Support at the South African Qualifications Authority and Director: Research and School Improvement at the Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance. Prior to that, Stephen was Chief Education Specialist: Curriculum Delivery and Support of the Johannesburg East District of the GDE. Stephen regularly presents at various corporate governance conferences.


S Smit FCIS, B Com (Acc), LLB

Shamida is the company secretary (Sub-Saharan Africa Delegation) for Saint-Gobain Construction Products, which is the head office for the Africa based businesses of Saint-Gobain. She serves on the Executive, Education and Examinations, and Nominations Committees. Shamida started her career within the accounting and finance industry and worked for smaller accounting firms before going on to Fisher Hoffman Sithole (now PKF Worldwide) where she advanced to senior company secretarial assistant. She moved on to Mazars Inc. as company secretary and subsequently, Ernst and Young in the position of supervisor, company secretarial team. Upon moving to Standard Bank Properties division, she took up the position as company secretary of the division and then moved around internally for 9 years within banks in various governance and credit related departments for Corporate and Investment Banking. She has also lectured a CSSA Board subject part-time at Wits University. After a stint in the insurance industry at MMI Holdings Limited, she spent 3 years at Anglo American, Zimele division until the division disbanded.


KJ Southgate FCIS, B Com (Hons)

Karyn runs an accounting practice called TidySum Accounting Solutions CC. She is also financial director at Flanagan and Gerard Property Investment and Development which manages numerous shopping malls around the country. Karyn serves on the CSSA Executive, PPG, and Nominations Committees and the Mentor Board. Karyn is the international representative to CSIA. She was Management Accountant at Amalgamated Beverage Industries and a financial lecturer at Varsity College.


E Viljoen FCIS, BCom

With over 20 years’ experience in the company secretarial and corporate governance fields in consulting and in-house positions, Elizna has been exposed to various corporate transactions across the industrial, mining, information technology and telecommunications sectors. She joined Anglo Operations Proprietary Limited in May 2013 where she is  heading up the corporate secretariat department overseeing the company secretarial teams of Anglo American Platinum Limited and Anglo American South Africa Limited and reporting into the Group General Counsel of Anglo American plc based in London. Prior to joining Anglo Operations, Elizna was group company secretary at Blue Label Telecoms Limited where she was responsible for establishing the secretariat function including a compliance function.


CE Wilson FCIS

Chris is the Managing Director at Kilgetty Statutory Services. He is Chairman of the Western Cape Branch. Chris is well known in South Africa as one of the leading company secretarial consultants and will often be consulted by other practitioners on complex company secretarial services issues. Chris is a Non-Executive Director of a number of clients and furthermore acts as the Public Officer and Local Representative of foreign-based organisations that have opened offices in South Africa.