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Moira Grobbelaar

Moira Grobbelaar

Position Chairperson

About As the majority shareholder of 51% in Akanya Tharabololo (Pty) Ltd Moira plays a significant role in the ultimate growth and vision of the company. Moira has a history in tourism with Emirates Airlines as well as South African Airways, business administration through Pretoria Technicon as well as being a great lecturer and public speaker. She has proven to be an astute leader and able to inspire a team by leading from the front. Her organisational skills and ability to bring order and direction into pressurised environments has many times helped those around her to remain focused and get the job done.

Marthinus Grobbelaar

Marthinus Grobbelaar

Position Managing Director

About Thinus is a qualified CA with a very sound understanding of manufacturing businesses. He has developed his knowledge of systems to an advanced level having specialised in SAP, SYSPRO, ORACLE, PASTEL/SAGE and is proficient in his ability to adapt within any environment. He started at Elcym & Origin in 2001 as an accountant and was promoted to financial manager in 12 months’ time whilst gaining experience in the telecommunications field. In 2004 he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers where he became a SAP implementation and review consultant working on numerous clients such as Goldfields, Impala Platinum, RMB Asset Management, Alexander Forbes and MTN. In 2008 Capital Africa Steel, a subsidiary of WBHO & BRAIT Private Equity, employed Thinus as the Group Financial Manager. In his stay the group grew from R 300m turnover to over R1bn turnover. He assisted with various mergers acquisitions within the group and rollout of new systems as well as training of acquired accounting staff. In July 2011, Thinus was promoted to CFO of Capital Star Steel, an R 500m investment in an ERW large bore pipe mill as a greenfields operation. Thinus succeeded to implement SYSPRO ERP and financial controls and turn the company from a loss-making position to a profitable organisation together with the management team of CSS in 18 months. In 2012 Thinus was appointed as Financial Executive of Hall Longmore, a subsidiary of Murray & Roberts. In his stay there, the operation improved from a loss-making position to showing profit in 2 of the 3 divisions. When Murray & Roberts decided to sell its non-core subsidiaries, Hall Longmore was sold to the Barnes group upon which Thinus decided to further his career at David Brown as the Financial Director of its African operations. There the MD and Thinus together with the EXCO grew the EBITDA by 164% in the second year and 62% the following year. Thinus has been involved in strategic thinking, turnaround strategies for companies, greenfields operations and mergers & acquisitions on an executive level.