Sipho Pityana (60)
Independent Non-Executive Chairman

BA (Hons), MSc, Dtech (Honoris)

Board committee memberships:
  • Nominations Committee (Chairman)
  • Remuneration and Human Resources Committee
  • Social, Ethics and Sustainability Committee

Sipho Pityana has extensive business experience having served in both an executive and non-executive capacity on several JSE listed boards of companies as well as running his own company, Izingwe Capital which he chairs. He is chairman of the JSE-listed Onelogix Group, as well as the Council of the University of Cape Town.

He has previously served as chair of Munich Reinsurance of Africa, he also served on the boards of Bytes Technology Group, Afrox, SPESCOM, Scaw Metals Group and the Old Mutual Leadership Group. He previously worked as an executive director of Nedcor Investment Bank and managing director of Nedbank.

In addition to his private sector track record, Sipho has extensive public sector experience and international exposure. He was the first Director General of the Department of Labour in the former President Mandela’s Government. As the Foreign Affairs Director General he represented South Africa in various international fora including the United Nations, African Union, Commonwealth and the International Labour Organization. He was one of the founding members of the governing body of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and Convenor of the South African government delegation to the National Economic Development and Labour Council.