MBChB, Intermediate Diploma in Personnel Management and Training, Certificate in Small Business Management
Chairman (Appointed December 2011)
Kabs has served as non-executive director of Mediclinic Corporation Limited since 16 September 2008. He is chief executive officer of Faranani Health Solutions (since 2001) and director of Phodiso Holdings.
Dr. Makaba was appointed as chairman of Ububele Holdings Limited in December 2011.
BMil (Comm), Dip Adv Logistics Management
Vice Chairman (Appointed June 2011)
Theo graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a Bachelor of Military Science (Commercial) in 1985. From 1971 until 1989, he was employed by the South African Navy, from whom he resigned at the end of 1989 with a final rank of Commander. From 1990 to 1993, he was employed by GKN Chep as a sales manager for the then Transvaal region. After being promoted to regional business manager in 1993, he resigned in order to start his own business. From 1993, he established and built Aerofare (Proprietary) Limited, an in-flight catering company servicing various operators in South Africa. The company was sold to Gate Gourmet at the end of 1996. During the period 1996 to 1999, Theo worked as a consultant to the airline catering industry while running a retail outlet at Cape Town International Airport. Subsequent to this he was the managing director and majority shareholder of Ground Crew (Proprietary) Limited, an in-flight catering business. From March 2003 he has served as the executive chairman of Ububele Holdings Limited until December 2011, when he was appointed as vice chairman.
BComm (Stellenbosch), CMA (London), MBL (Unisa)
CEO (Appointed June 2011)
During his working career until 1995, Bertie was the financial manager for one of the biggest construction and civil engineering companies in South Africa. Thereafter, until 1999, he was the financial director of one of the biggest fruit juice processors.
During 2000 he started his own entrepreneurial company, Unibert, and in conjunction with other private equity partners and financiers, built a sizable asset base. Most of these investments are in property, food and leisure-related businesses.
Bertie was appointed as CEO of Ububele Holdings Limited in June 2011.
BA LLB (Stellenbosch)
During his working career, Thys practised as an attorney from 1994 to 1997, during which time he was a partner for two years. In 1998 he founded a fishing corporation and managed it as the chief executive officer for three years. In late 2000 Thys joined a South African registered merchant bank as the manager of the Cape Town office. Thys also founded and/or operated businesses in Eritrea, Senegal, Mozambique, Angola, Namibia and Madagascar and consulted for a business in Kenya.
BSEd (Library and Education Media) (USA) BBibl (Hons) (UCT) MA Lib Sc (USA) Dipl Spec Ed (Unisa)
June lectured at the College of Education before taking up the position of chief education specialist for policy development and monitoring at the Centre for Educational Technology and Distance Education. In 2001, she joined the City of Tshwane as general manager: special programmes in the office of the executive mayor. Over a period in her career, June served on several specialist working groups set up by various government departments. She is chairperson of the Capital Food Initiative, which is supported by IDASA, Pretoria News, City Improvement District and the City of Tshwane to eradicate poverty in Tshwane. She is also chairperson of the interim Gauteng PAET. She also sits on the board of the National Library of South Africa.
In 2005, June was a winner in the Gauteng Women in Local Government Awards.
Michelle is a CA(SA), qualifying and spending seven years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, after joining in January 1987. In 1994, Michelle moved into corporate finance, running her own business until joining Arcay Moela Sponsors (Proprietary) Limited (Arcay) in October 2001 to start the sponsor business. Michelle now heads up the company within Arcay that is responsible for sponsor and designated advisor activities, assists with acquisitions and negotiations and other ancillary services.
Michelle was previously a member of numerous audit committees in terms of the AltX Listings Requirements, and is currently a member of a main board audit committee. In addition, her experience includes attendance at numerous listed company board meetings, dealing with corporate governance issues and reporting, assistance with preparation of annual reports, JSE announcements, JSE ongoing compliance, TRP experience, etc. Michelle has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Ububele and to chair the audit committee.
BAcc (Stellenbosch), BCompt Hons (Unisa), CA(SA), CIS Professional Postgraduate Qualification: Company Secretarial and Governance Practice
Elana qualified as a chartered accountant in 2006 after completing her articles at Nolands Inc. She then went on to work in London in the auditing field before returning to South Africa in 2008 to become group financial manager for Ububele Holdings.
Elana was appointed as financial director of Ububele in June 2011.
Stephan, the entrepreneur, commenced his business career in the 1970s specialising in catering by managing and operating several restaurants before he entered the business of manufacturing ice cream after establishing a Dairy Maid agency. He established two ice cream manufacturing concerns, Cream Star and Avondale, in 1986 and 1990 respectively. He was instrumental in listing Milkworx on the JSE’s AltX.Stephan has interests in, among others, plastics and packaging operations as well as property developments.
BComm, CAIB, FIFM
Trevor served as chief executive of IQuad Group Limited until March 2010. He has notable skills and experience in financial services, treasury and banking, business development, entrepreneurship, acquisitions and mergers, as well as extensive experience in banking, forex risk management (financial and market risk), interest rate risk management and liquidity risk management. He has been an entrepreneur for more than 20 years, having been party to starting many different businesses. He was appointed as non-executive director of Ububele Holdings Limited in July 2010.