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Our Board

HPF Directors

JA Copelyn John Copelyn (67)
Chairman, non-executive director
BA (Hons), BProc
John was appointed as Chairman of Hospitality, effective 30 November 2016. John joined Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited as Chief Executive Officer in 1997. He was previously General Secretary of the Southern African
Clothing and Textile Workers Union from 1974, before becoming a member of parliament in 1994. He currently holds various directorships and is the non-executive Chairman of Tsogo Sun and e.tv. John is a member of the nominations and remuneration committees.
Jacques Booysen (58)
Non-executive director
CA(SA)
Jacques is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. prior to working at the Gauteng Gambling Board for 12 years, where he held the position of Chief Executive Officer. He joined Tsogo Sun in 2007 and served as the Financial Director of Tsogo Sun gaming and subsequently the Managing Director of Tsogo Sun gaming prior to his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of Tsogo Sun.
 
Don Bowden (59)
Independent non-executive director
BCom (Economics), BAcc (Wits), CA(SA)
Don was appointed to the board in August 2012. He is a non-executive director of Foord Unit Trusts (RF) and The Fruitways Group and a trustee of Molteno Brothers Trust, a charitable trust.  Don was a financial services partner at Deloitte & Touche before joining BoE in 1998. At BoE he managed the investor relations, communications, marketing and human resources portfolios for the banking group.  Following the merger of BoE with Nedcor (later to be renamed The Nedbank Group) in 2002, Don assumed responsibility for communications and human resources on the Nedcor integration and restructuring team, before starting Tier 1 Investor Relations in 2003. Don served as Chairman of the board from 30 June 2013 to 30 November 2016. He chairs the remuneration committee and is a member of the audit and risk committee.
 
Mara de Lima (39)
Financial Director
CA(SA)
Mara was appointed the Financial Director of Hospitality effective 30 September 2016. Mara served her articles at KPMG Inc. and joined Southern Sun Hotels Proprietary Limited as management accountant in October 2007.  She was appointed the group Financial Manager of Tsogo Sun Hotels in February 2009.
 
Laurelle McDonald (35)
Non-executive director
CA(SA)
Laurelle served her articles at Grant Thornton and joined Gold Reef Resorts as an assistant financial manager at Silverstar Casino in 2007. Thereafter, she was appointed as the group Financial Manager and the Company Secretary of Gold Reef Resorts. After the acquisition of Gold Reef Resorts by Tsogo Sun, Laurelle was appointed Corporate Finance and Treasury Manager of Tsogo Sun and currently serves as a member of Tsogo Sun’s executive committee.
 
Syd Halliday (70)
Independent non-executive director
CAIB (SA), ACIS
Syd retired from Nedbank in 2004 where he had held various senior credit risk management positions in the property finance departments of Nefic, Syfrets, Nedcor Investment Bank and Nedbank. Syd served as the independent Chairman of Nedbank Corporate Property Finance’s main property lending committee up to December 2012. He joined the board of Hospitality on 30 June 2013 and is a member of the audit and risk and nominations committees. He also serves on the board of Dipula Income Fund Limited and consults to Rand Merchant Bank as a member of their real estate credit committee and Sasfin Bank in their real estate private equity fund.
 
Zibusiso Kganyago (51)
Non-executive director
BCom (University of Natal)
Zibusiso is Director of Developments at Tsogo Sun Gaming and has been with Tsogo Sun for 19 years. Zibusiso’s property experience spans a 20-year period, having concluded Cosatu’s first property transaction, while she was their accountant, whereafter she moved to Intersite Property Management Service, then Southern Sun. Zibusiso joined Southern Sun as Development Manager and moved across to Tsogo Sun in the same year. Zibusiso was later promoted to the position of Director of Developments.
 
Zuko Kubukeli (43)
Independent non-executive director
PhD (Human Biology) (UCT), BSc (Medicine) (Hons) (UCT), BSc (Biochemistry and Microbiology) (UCT)
Zuko was a Regional Property Manager of Atlas Property Services Proprietary Limited, the management company of the listed property loan stock company, Atlas Properties Limited, prior to which he was an executive director of Brait Specialised Funds. Zuko is the executive director – strategy and acquisitions, of Pan-African Capital Holdings Proprietary Limited and a principal and Chief Executive Officer of Pan-African Private Equity Fund One and Two. He was appointed to the board of Hospitality in June 2008. Zuko chairs the social and ethics committee and serves on the nominations and remuneration committee.
 
Zola Malinga (44)
Independent non-executive director
CA(SA), BCom (Accounting)
Zola qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 2003, having completed a postgraduate diploma in accounting at the University of Natal (Durban) and a bachelor of commerce at the University of Cape Town. She is an executive director of Jade Capital Partners. Zola was previously a director of Standard Bank Group Limited’s real estate finance division, heading up its new business team and an investment banker, having held roles in Standard Bank’s BEE finance division and in corporate finance at Investec Bank Limited. She was appointed to the board of Hospitality as an independent non-executive director on 8 July 2013 and serves as a member of the audit and risk and remuneration committees.
 
Gerald Nelson (62)
Lead Independent non-executive director
BSc Building (Wits)
Gerald stepped down as the Chief Executive Officer of Hospitality on 30 June 2013, but remains on the board as a non-executive director. He was first appointed to the board prior to the listing of the Company in 2006. He conceptualised and was actively involved with the set-up of the Company. Prior to 2006, Gerald was the Managing Director of Sycom Property Fund Managers Limited and a past Chairman of the Association of Property Unit Trusts. He has 38 years’ experience in activities related to property with specific expertise in development, asset management as well as listed and directly held investment property vehicles, with a specific focus on the hotel and leisure industry for the past 11 years. Gerald was appointed as Lead Independant Director on 13 March 2018. He is also a member of the nominations, and social and ethics committees. He is currently involved in various local and offshore property development and investment activities.
 
Rob Nicolella (49)
Non-executive director
CA(SA), PLD
Rob joined Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited (‘HCI’) in 2011. Rob serves on the boards of subsidiary companies Business Systems Group Africa Proprietary Limited, Syntell Proprietary Limited, and group associate company Impact Oil and Gas Limited.  Prior to joining HCI he was employed by Investec Bank Limited for 17 years, most notably in the capacity as Head of Corporate
Banking and subsequently Head of Private Banking for the Western Cape.
 

Keith Randall (54)
Chief Executive Officer, executive director
BSc (Eng), GDE, MBA (University of Cape Town)
Keith was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer at Hospitality with effect from 1 January 2017 and is a member of the social and ethics committee. Prior to his appointment at Hospitality, Keith had been with the Tsogo Sun group for over 20 years, principally in the development of new hotels and the oversight of major hotel refurbishments in South Africa, Africa and the Middle East. More recently, he was a director of Sun1 Hotels Proprietary Limited, following the acquisition of the Formula 1 Group in South Africa from Accor and was responsible for the refurbishment and repositioning of this hotel chain.