People: Famous Brands Ltd (FBRJ.J)

FBRJ.J on Johannesburg Stock Exchange

10,923.00ZAc
19 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Santie Botha

49 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Darren Hele

42 2014 Chief Executive Officer - Food Services, Executive Director

Norman Richards

60 2013 Group Financial Director, Director

Kevin Hedderwick

61 2014 Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Arlene Botha

51 Group Human Resources Executive

Chris Botha

55 2012 Group IT Executive

Darryl Denton

46 2013 Group Manufacturing and Technical Executive

Mark Hedderwick

52 2013 Managing Executive – Emerging Markets

Derrian Nadauld

41 2014 Managing Executive – International Markets

Pedja Turanjanin

46 2012 Group Procurement Executive

James Pyle

50 2010 Group Financial Executive and Company Secretary

Christopher Boulle

42 2014 Non-Executive Director

Panagiotis Halamandaris

67 2013 Non-Executive Director

Periklis Halamandaris

59 2001 Non-Executive Director

Theofanis Halamandaris

63 2014 Non-Executive Director

John Halamandres

60 2010 Non-Executive Director

Khumo Shuenyane

42 2014 Non-Executive Director

Bheki Sibiya

57 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Santie Botha

Ms. Santie Louise Botha is Independent Chairman of the Board of Famous Brands Limited. Santie is currently Chancellor of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth and a non-executive director of Tiger Brands and Imperial Holdings. She served as an executive director of the MTN group (2003 to 2010) and prior to that, of Absa Bank (1996 to 2003). She commenced her career at Unilever, which culminated in her appointment as Commercial Sales Director of VdB Foodservice in 1996. Santie has received a range of awards including Marketer of the Year (Marketing Federation of South Africa, 2002) and Business Woman of the Year (2010). Santie joined the Famous Brands Limited board in June 2012.

Darren Hele

Mr. Darren Paul Hele has been appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer - Food Services, Executive Director of Famous Brands Limited., effective 1st March 2014. Darren commenced his career at Pleasure Foods Limited while studying for and completing a BCom Degree. After participating in the management buyout of Pleasure Foods in 1996 he held executive roles at Whistle Stop and Wimpy before joining Famous Brands in 2003. He served as Managing Director of Wimpy in South Africa and later the United Kingdom. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer – Franchising Division in May 2011 and in January 2013 assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer.

Norman Richards

Mr. Norman Richards has been appointed as Group Financial Director, Director of Famous Brands Limited., effective July 1, 2013. Norman joined Famous Brands in September 2012 as Change Management Executive, responsible for managing and driving the Fit 4 Purpose business model transformation intervention. Norman is a 21-year veteran of SA Breweries Beer division, where he held a number of executive positions in finance, both locally and internationally. Prior to joining Famous Brands, Norman founded and managed two consulting companies and a software services company, all within the supply chain field. Norman assumed the role of Group Financial Director from 1 July 2013.

Kevin Hedderwick

Mr. Kevin Alexander Hedderwick has been appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Famous Brands Limited., effective 1st March 2014. Kevin joined the Group in February 2000 as Managing Director of the Steers brand. He has an excellent business record, combining food, beverage and franchising. Kevin has held senior executive positions in a number of blue-chip companies including SA Breweries, Distell and Foodcorp. Prior to joining the Group, Kevin was a partner and Managing Director of KEG Franchising. In March 2001 Kevin was appointed Chief Operating Officer, a position he held for nine years, before being appointed Chief Executive of Famous Brands in May 2010.

Arlene Botha

Ms. Arlene Botha is Group Human Resources Executive of Famous Brands Limited. Arlene has extensive experience in the human resources field, having started her career in the brewing industry while completing her postgraduate diploma in management – human resources at Wits Business School. She later joined the soft drinks industry and thereafter spent some time with a multi-national tobacco company, before joining Famous Brands in October 2008.

Chris Botha

Mr. Chris Botha is Group IT Executive of Famous Brands Limited. Chris’s career in information technology spans 30 years, with 20 of those being in a senior management role. During his career, he has facilitated the design and implementation of business systems for organisations operating in the financial, utilities, mining and FMCG business space, including the evaluation, selection and implementation of ERP solutions. Before joining Famous Brands, Chris managed his own IT consulting business for six years, assisting clients to define their IT governance frameworks based on King III and establishing IT strategies to support business objectives. Chris was appointed Famous Brands Group IT Executive in July 2012.

Darryl Denton

Mr. Darryl Denton is Group Manufacturing and Technical Executive of Famous Brands Limited. Darryl has experience in the manufacturing field. He began his career in the brewing industry in which he served for 20 years. He subsequently worked for five years in the household and cosmetics FMCG manufacturing field. He has a diploma in Supply Chain Management, as well as a Certification in Production and Inventory Management. Darryl joined Famous Brands in January 2013.

Mark Hedderwick

Mr. Mark Hedderwick is Managing Executive – Emerging Markets of Famous Brands Limited. Mark has extensive experience in the retail industry. In 1989, he turned to mainstream food retail and became one of the pioneering members of the Spar group’s entry into the Eastern Cape whereafter he was appointed to the Spar National Guild board of directors in 1995. In 2001, he and his family emigrated to Perth, Australia, where they owned and ran a franchised restaurant. Having returned to South Africa in 2003, he rejoined the Spar group and was appointed as Divisional Marketing and Merchandise Director in the Eastern Cape region and subsequently the Northern and Southern Inland regions. He joined Famous Brands in March 2010 as Managing Executive of the Wimpy brand. In March 2013, he was appointed Managing Executive – Emerging Markets.

Derrian Nadauld

Mr. Derrian Nadauld Managing Executive – International Markets of Famous Brands Limited. Derrian joined Famous Brands in May 2000 as a member of the Debonairs Pizza operations team. Over the past 12 years, he has held various operational, management and executive roles within Debonairs Pizza, Steers, Coffee Brands and Wimpy. Between November 2008 and December 2011, Derrian served as Managing Executive of Debonairs Pizza and was appointed Managing Executive of Wimpy in January 2012. In March 2013, he was appointed Chief Marketing Officer. In March 2014, he was appointed Managing Executive – International Markets.

Pedja Turanjanin

Mr. Pedja Turanjanin is Group Procurement Executive of Famous Brands Limited. Pedja started his career in a family business with his father, while studying engineering at Sarajevo University. Upon arrival in South Africa in 1991, he joined Steers Holdings. After starting at Steers Restaurants he moved into operations and thereafter into manufacturing and logistics. Pedja was appointed Group Procurement and Quality Assurance Executive and was later Managing Executive – Developing Brands and Markets. In November 2012, he moved back into the position of Group Procurement Executive.

James Pyle

Mr. James Geoffrey Pyle is Group Financial Executive and Company Secretary of Famous Brands Limited., since March 12, 2010. Geoff completed his accounting articles at Ernst and Young before qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1991. From 1992 to 2006 Geoff was employed by the Edcon Group where he held various financial positions including Group Executive Treasury. He is well versed in all aspects of retail financial management, including treasury, tax, management accounting, company secretarial, insurance and risk management. In the three years prior to his appointment at Famous Brands in 2009 he managed his own consultancy business.

Christopher Boulle

Mr. Christopher Hardy Boulle is a Non-Executive Director of Famous Brands Limited. Chris is a commercial, corporate finance, tax and trust attorney and his expertise includes cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, BEE transactions and advising on stock exchange listings both locally and internationally. He currently serves as a non-executive director of four companies listed on the JSE and as a trustee of various trusts. His experience as a non-executive director of listed companies spans over a decade. He commenced his legal career at HR Levin Attorneys where he is now one of the two senior partners. Chris joined the Famous Brands Limited board in December 2011.

Panagiotis Halamandaris

Mr. Panagiotis Halamandaris is Non-Executive Director of Famous Brands Limited., since March 1, 2007. Panagiotis is a founding member of the company, has made an important contribution to the Famous Brands Group since 1974. He has served on various portfolio committees over the years, assuming the position of Chairman of the listed entity upon listing in November 1994. As from March 2007, Peter assumed the position of non-executive Chairman. On 24 October 2013, Peter retired as non-executive Chairman. He has remained on the board as a non-executive director.

Periklis Halamandaris

Mr. Perikles Halamandaris, Jr., is Non-Executive Director of Famous Brands Limited., since March 01, 2001. He was one of the original founding members of the Group and has in excess of 20 years’ experience in the food and franchising industry. He was appointed to the board of Famous Brands Limited in 1994 and was responsible for expanding the operations of the Group beyond the borders of South Africa. Periklis resigned from the board during the course of 1999 to concentrate on his private business. In March 2001, he was reappointed to the board as a nonexecutive director.

Theofanis Halamandaris

Mr. Theofanis Halamandaris is Non-Executive Director of Famous Brands Limited. He has made an important contribution to the Group since 1974 through the fulfilment of various responsibilities. He assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer on 1 March 2001, after serving as the Group Managing Director for three years. After retiring as Chief Executive Officer on 10 May 2010, Theofanis took from John Halamandres as Executive Deputy Chairman of the Group. has made a significant contribution to the Group since 1974 through the fulfilment of various responsibilities. He assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer in March 2001, after serving as the Group Managing Director for three years. After retiring as Chief Executive Officer in May 2010, Theofanis took over from John Halamandres as Deputy Chairman of the Group. In 2014, he became a non-executive director.

John Halamandres

Mr. John Lee Halamandres is Non-Executive Director of Famous Brands Limited., since March 1, 2001. With experience in all aspects of Famous Brands’ business, John retired from executive management in March 2001. A founding member of the company, he served as Managing Director from November 1994 until March 1997, after which he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer until his appointment as non-executive Deputy Chairman in March 2001, a position he held until May 2010. John continues to serve on the Famous Brands board in the capacity of non-executive director.

Khumo Shuenyane

Mr. Khumo Shuenyane is a Non-Executive Director of the Famous Brands Limited. He is a business executive with extensive experience in finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate strategy. Between June 2007 and June 2013, he served as Group Chief Mergers and Acquisitions Officer for MTN Group Limited and was a board member of several of its key subsidiaries and joint venture companies. Khumo was previously head of Principal Investments at Investec Bank Limited and a member of the executive committee of Investec’s South African operations. Prior to taking responsibility for the Principal Investments division in 2005, he was a member of Investec’s Corporate Finance division for seven years. Prior to joining Investec in 1998, Khumo worked for Arthur Andersen for six years from 1992, where he completed his articles with the firm in Birmingham, England. Khumo was appointed to the board of Famous Brands Limited in February 2014.

Bheki Sibiya

Mr. Bheki Lindinkosi Sibiya is Non-Executive Independent Director of Famous Brands Limited., since March 1, 2004. Bheki is currently Chief Executive of the Chamber of Mines. Prior to this appointment, he was the Director of the Wits Business School. He is also Chairman of Smartvest, CapAfrica, Brait South Africa, Pretoria Portland Cement and a Deputy Chairman at Tiger Brands. He has experience in BEE, employment equity, change management and corporate governance gained as former Chief Executive Officer of Business Unity South Africa, and from experience attained in a range of positions held at companies including Transnet, Tongaat Hulett Sugar, SA Breweries and Ford Motor Company.
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