South Africa
  • Gauteng (Johannesburg & Surrounds)
  • KwaZulu-Natal (Durban)
  • Western Cape (Cape Town)
  • Eastern Cape
  • Mpumalanga
  • North West
  • Free State
  • Northern Cape
  • Limpopo
Rest of Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Mozambique
  • Kenya
  • Zambia
  • Tanzania
Middle East &
Indian Ocean
  • Seychelles
  • United Arab Emirates

Radisson Blu Waterfront
Arabella Hotel and Spa, Hermanus
Mount Grace Country House & Spa

Our Board

HPF Directors

John Anthony Copelyn (68)
Chairman, non-executive director
BA (Hons), BProc
Date of appointment: 1 September 2016
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, Niveus Investments Limited and eMedia Holdings Limited. John is a member of the nominations and remuneration committees.
Committee membership: Nominations (Chair); remuneration
Keith Graham Randall (55)
Chief Executive Officer
BSc (Eng), GDE, MBA (University of Cape Town)
Date of appointment: 1 January 2017
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. Keith does not hold positions on any other governing body outside of the Hospitality group.
Committee membership: Social and ethics
Mara Raquel Dos Santos de Lima (40)
Financial Director
Date of appointment: 30 September 2016
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. Mara does not hold positions on any other governing body outside of the Hospitality group.
Image not available Mohamed Haroun Ahmed (53)
Independent non-executive director
BCom (Accounting)
Date of appointment: 14 August 2018
With 25 years of experience in finance and leadership, Mohamed is a businessman who has served on the boards of various listed companies, including as an alternate director for MTN Group Limited. He is currently an independent non-executive director for both Montauk Holdings and Deneb Investments, where he also serves as the Chair of the audit, risk and remuneration committees and is the founder of the Gallagher Charitable Trust. Mohamed was appointed to the Board on 14 August 2018.
Jacques Booysen (58)
Non-executive director
Date of appointment: 8 June 2017
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.
Committee membership: Nominations; remuneration
Donald (Don) George Bowden (59)
Independent non-executive director
BCom (Economics), BAcc (Wits), CA(SA)
Date of appointment: 24 August 2012
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.
Committee membership: Audit and risk; remuneration
Mohamed Salim Ismail Gani (65)
Independent non-executive director
Date of appointment: 8 May 2018
Mr Gani is a Chartered Accountant (SA) with over 30 years’ experience in the accounting and audit profession. He was a founding partner of MSGM Masuku Jeena Inc., a partner of Saboor Gani & Co and a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers until 2013. He is a non-executive director on a number of boards including Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited, Tsogo Sun Holdings Limited, Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited and Basil Read Holdings Limited. He also serves as a member of the investigating committee of the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors.
Committee membership: Audit and risk
Zibusiso Janice Kganyago (51)
Non-executive director
BCom (University of Natal)
Date of appointment: 1 September 2016
Zibusiso is Director of Developments at Tsogo Sun Gaming and has been with Tsogo Sun for 20 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.
Sydney (Syd) Arnold Halliday (71)
Independent non-executive director
Date of appointment: 30 June 2013
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 He also serves on the board of Dipula Income Fund Limited and consults to Rand Merchant Bank as a member of its real estate credit committee and Sasfin Bank in its real estate private equity fund.
Committee membership: Audit and risk; nominations
Zuko Ntsele Kubukeli (45)
Independent non-executive director
PhD (Human Biology) (UCT), BSc (Medicine) (Hons) (UCT), BSc (Biochemistry and Microbiology) (UCT)
Date of appointment: 27 June 2008
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. 
Committee membership: Nominations; social and ethics (Chair)
Zola Nwabisa Malinga (40)
Independent non-executive director
CA(SA), BCom (Accounting)
Date of appointment: 8 July 2013
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, an investment company. 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.
Committee membership: Audit and risk; remuneration
Laurelle McDonald (36)
Non-executive director
Date of appointment: 1 September 2016
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.
Gerald Alan Nelson (63)
Non-executive director - Lead Independent
BSc (Building) (Wits)
Date of appointment: 25 May 2005
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 Independent Director on 13 March 2018. Gerald is a director of the Grapnel Property Group, privately owned business, where he is currently involved in various local and offshore property development and investment activities.
Committee membership: Nominations; social and ethics
James Robert (Rob) Nicolella (49)
Non-executive director
Date of appointment: 1 September 2016
Rob joined Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited (‘HCI’) in 2011. Rob serves on the boards of subsidiary companies Business Systems Group Africa 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, Western Cape, and subsequently Head of Private Banking, Western Cape.