Nelisiwe Magubane (54)
Independent non-executive director

Pr.Eng, BSc, MBA

Board committee memberships:
  • Investment Committee
  • Social, Ethics & Sustainability Committee

Ms Magubane has extensive experience in the energy sector, having started her career in Eskom. After a stint in the private sector as a consulting electrical engineer, she joined the Department of Minerals and Energy as the chief director responsible for the restructuring of the electricity sector, planning and implementation of the electrification programme. She was later appointed as the Deputy Director General responsible for the development of the policies that govern electricity, nuclear and clean energy in South Africa. In 2009, Ms Magubane was appointed as Director General of Energy, responsible for, amongst other things, the development of the integrated resource plan and improved access to electricity for over a million households in four years. More recently, she has been appointed to the current board of Eskom Holdings SOC Limited as a non-executive director. Ms Magubane has been named one of the top 50 most influential figures in the Southern African Power sector by the ESI Africa Magazine. As an entrepreneur, she has established Matleng Energy Solutions, a 70% women-owned company that provides energy solutions.