Our Board

Bryte Africa Group Limited Board:

Mark Cloutier

Non-Executive Chairman

Stuart Morris

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mandiza Mbekeni

Independent Non-Executive Director

Sizakele Mzimela

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mark Cloutier serves on the boards of Brit Ltd and Brit Syndicates Limited and is a member of the Investment Committee and the Underwriting Committee.

With over 35 years’ experience working in the international insurance and reinsurance sector he holds a number of non-executive positions and has held a number of CEO and senior executive positions, including CEO of the Alea Group, CEO of Overseas Partners Re and President of E.W. Blanch Insurance Services Inc.

He has worked with a variety of private equity investors including Apollo Management International LP, CVC Capital Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) and Fortress.

Mr. Morris joined Zurich SA in 2005 as an Independent Director. He is chairman of the Audit and Remuneration Committees and a member of the Risk Committee. Mr Morris joined KPMG in 1966 until 1999 being a partner and a member of the Board & Executive Committee.

In 1999 until his retirement in 2004, he served as Group Financial Director of Nedbank Group responsible for Finance, Risk, Taxation & Management Services portfolios as well as a non executive director within the Nedbank Group of Companies. He has been a director on various different Boards since 2005.

As an Independent Non-Executive Director, Mr Morris is Chairman of Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre and Sasol Pension Fund, and Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committees of JSE listed companies, namely; Group Five, City Lodge and Hudaco, Mwana Africa, and Rolex Watch (unlisted). Mr Morris further sits on the Board of ImproReit, is the Chairman of the Sasol Pension Fund and a trustee of the Epoch Two Trust, the Anglo American educational trust.

Mr. Morris has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and is a Charted Accountant from the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

Mandiza N. Mbekeni has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2007. She is Chairman of the Social, Ethics & Transformation Committee and a member of the Risk Committee.

Ms. Mbekeni was a candidate attorney at Webber Wentzel Attorneys from 1991 to 1994. She served as a legal advisor in 1994 at Investec Bank and later at Transnet Ltd. She then joined Rand Water in 1998 as a legal services manager and thereafter the general manager.

She became CEO of NEPAD Business Foundation in 2005 until 2006 and thereafter joined Cell C as Chief Corporate Officer. She was the Managing Director of Princess Holdings for 2 years until 2008, and then joined SA Post Office in the Legal Services Division until 2012.

She was the Head of Governance at Edu-Loan until 2015 and she is now an executive at the South African Receiver of Revenue. She served on the Board of the Smollan Group as a non-executive director from 2005 to 2016.

Ms. Mbekeni holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law from Rhodes University and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg. She has completed a Management Advancement Programme (MAP) at the University of Witwatersrand Business School and a Masters in applied ethics and business ethics at the University of Stellenbosch (Dissertation outstanding).

Sizakele is the Founding Member of Fly Blue Crane, the first black woman-owned commercial airline in the world.

An aviation expert with over 20 years of industry experience, Sizakele is also the founder and Executive Chairperson of Blue Crane Aviation – an aviation consulting business. Her strong skills in formulating aviation strategies has led airlines through the most difficult financial periods.

Sizakele started her work career at Standard Bank and later worked for Total SA before moving into aviation. Sizakele was the CEO of national carrier, South African Airways as well as its regional sister airline, South African Express Airways.

Sizakele’s positive attitude, strong negotiating skills and business acumen have helped her scale to many heights, including being the Chairperson of African Airlines Association (AAFRA) and Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) as well as being appointed as the first female onto the Board of Directors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its 70-year history.

Gordon Campbell

Independent Non-Executive Director

Edwyn O’Neill

Executive Director

Yulandi van Dyk

Executive Director

Collin Molepe

Executive Director

Gordon Campbell was Canada’s High Commissioner to The United Kingdom and Northern Ireland between 2011 and 2016.

He serves on the Commonwealth Board of Governors and as Canada’s special envoy the Ismaili Imamat.

Prior to being High Commissioner, Gordon Campbell served as British Columbia’s 34th Premier. He was elected in three successive elections.

Gordon Campbell was the 40th Mayor of Vancouver. During that time local leaders selected him as the Chair of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, a regional government of 18 municipalities (1990‑1993).

Prior to being Mayor, Mr. Campbell served for two years as a secondary school teacher in Nigeria (1970‑72) where he built a new library and coached State Championship Basketball and Track teams, worked as Executive Assistant to the Vancouver Mayor Art Phillips (1972‑1976), was General Manager of Development, Marathon Realty (1976‑1981).

Campbell founded his own company Citycore Development Corporation in 1981. Citycore was the developer of two Vancouver hotels. Campbell was one of the founding developers of the first phase of Whistler Village and was a leader in the Downtown Stadium for Vancouver decision that helped shape Vancouver for the 21st Century.

Executive Committee member and Chief Executive Officer since 2012. (Member of the Asset/Liability Management Investment Committee and the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee)

Other directorships: Bryte Life Company Limited; Bryte Risk Financing Limited; Mauritian Eagle Insurance Company; South African Insurance Association.

Executive Committee member and Chief Financial Officer since 2014. (Member of the Asset/Liability Management Investment Committee and the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee).

Executive Committee member and Chief Operations Officer since 2013.

Bryte Insurance Company Limited Board

Mandiza Mbekeni

Independent Non-Executive Director

Sizakele Mzimela

Independent Non-Executive Director

Elvin De Kock

Non-Executive Director

Edwyn O’Neill

Executive Director

Mandiza N. Mbekeni has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2007. She is Chairman of the Social, Ethics & Transformation Committee and a member of the Risk Committee.

Ms. Mbekeni was a candidate attorney at Webber Wentzel Attorneys from 1991 to 1994. She served as a legal advisor in 1994 at Investec Bank and later at Transnet Ltd. She then joined Rand Water in 1998 as a legal services manager and thereafter the general manager.

She became CEO of NEPAD Business Foundation in 2005 until 2006 and thereafter joined Cell C as Chief Corporate Officer. She was the Managing Director of Princess Holdings for 2 years until 2008, and then joined SA Post Office in the Legal Services Division until 2012.

She was the Head of Governance at Edu-Loan until 2015 and she is now an executive at the South African Receiver of Revenue. She served on the Board of the Smollan Group as a non-executive director from 2005 to 2016.

Ms. Mbekeni holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law from Rhodes University and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg. She has completed a Management Advancement Programme (MAP) at the University of Witwatersrand Business School and a Masters in applied ethics and business ethics at the University of Stellenbosch (Dissertation outstanding).

Sizakele is the Founding Member of Fly Blue Crane, the first black woman-owned commercial airline in the world.

An aviation expert with over 20 years of industry experience, Sizakele is also the founder and Executive Chairperson of Blue Crane Aviation – an aviation consulting business. Her strong skills in formulating aviation strategies has led airlines through the most difficult financial periods.

Sizakele started her work career at Standard Bank and later worked for Total SA before moving into aviation. Sizakele was the CEO of national carrier, South African Airways as well as its regional sister airline, South African Express Airways.

Sizakele’s positive attitude, strong negotiating skills and business acumen have helped her scale to many heights, including being the Chairperson of African Airlines Association (AAFRA) and Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) as well as being appointed as the first female onto the Board of Directors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its 70-year history.

Elvin has a wide range of experience at Senior Executive and Board level. He has performed roles in Finance, Operations, Technology and Risk Management.

Previous Roles include:

  • Chief Risk Officer | Zurich Insurance Company South Africa Limited : August 2013 – December 2015
  • Chief Operating Officer | Group Technology Business Unit | Absa Bank Limited : 2009 – 2011
  • Director | Psion Computers (Pty) Limited : 2003 – 2009
  • Director | Africa Outsource Services (Pty) Limited : 2003 – 2009
  • Executive Director | Fujitsu Infrastructure Holdings SA Pty Limited : 2002 – 2009
  • Director | National Advanced Technology (Pty) Limited : 2002 – 2009
  • Chair | ICL Limited (Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, Botswana Namibia) : 2001 – 2003
  • Executive Director | Fujitsu Services Core : 2000 – 2009
  • Managing Director | Fujitsu Services (Pty) Limited: 1999 – 2009
  • Finance Director | ICL SA (Pty) Limited : 1999 – 2001
  • Finance Director | Motorola SA (Pty) Limited : 1998 – 1999
  • Management Consultant | De Meyer & Associates : 1996 – 1998
  • Financial Manager | Reuters Ltd : 1986 – 1995

Edwyn has over 16 years’ extensive auditing experience within the financial services sector with specialised knowledge in retail and stock broking, treasury, corporate and investment banking and securities trading. Before leaving KPMG in 2006 to assume the role of Chief Financial Officer – Barclays Africa, Edwyn was the partner in charge of the Bank Audit Division of Financial Services. Prior to joining Absa Insurance in 2009 as Managing Director, Edwyn was the Chief Financial Officer for Absa Financial Services during 2007, and assumed further responsibility as the Chief Operating Officer from July 2008.

Collin Molepe

Executive Director

Collin joined from Absa Insurance Company where he was Chief Operations Officer and was responsible for the delivery of business change, procurement, business performance, operational systems and customer services. Prior to joining Absa Insurance Company as the General Manager: Claims Cost Control, Collin was Divisional Manager at Discovery Health where he was responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction for the Health Claims processing unit.

Our Board and Executive Committee

Bryte Africa Group Limited Board:

Mark Cloutier

Non-Executive Chairman

Mark Cloutier serves on the boards of Brit Ltd and Brit Syndicates Limited and is a member of the Investment Committee and the Underwriting Committee.

With over 35 years’ experience working in the international insurance and reinsurance sector he holds a number of non-executive positions and has held a number of CEO and senior executive positions, including CEO of the Alea Group, CEO of Overseas Partners Re and President of E.W. Blanch Insurance Services Inc.

He has worked with a variety of private equity investors including Apollo Management International LP, CVC Capital Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) and Fortress.

Stuart Morris

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Morris joined Zurich SA in 2005 as an Independent Director. He is chairman of the Audit and Remuneration Committees and a member of the Risk Committee. Mr Morris joined KPMG in 1966 until 1999 being a partner and a member of the Board & Executive Committee.

In 1999 until his retirement in 2004, he served as Group Financial Director of Nedbank Group responsible for Finance, Risk, Taxation & Management Services portfolios as well as a non executive director within the Nedbank Group of Companies. He has been a director on various different Boards since 2005.

As an Independent Non-Executive Director, Mr Morris is Chairman of Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre and Sasol Pension Fund, and Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committees of JSE listed companies, namely; Group Five, City Lodge and Hudaco, Mwana Africa, and Rolex Watch (unlisted). Mr Morris further sits on the Board of ImproReit, is the Chairman of the Sasol Pension Fund and a trustee of the Epoch Two Trust, the Anglo American educational trust.

Mr. Morris has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and is a Charted Accountant from the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

Mandiza Mbekeni

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mandiza N. Mbekeni has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2007. She is Chairman of the Social, Ethics & Transformation Committee and a member of the Risk Committee.

Ms. Mbekeni was a candidate attorney at Webber Wentzel Attorneys from 1991 to 1994. She served as a legal advisor in 1994 at Investec Bank and later at Transnet Ltd. She then joined Rand Water in 1998 as a legal services manager and thereafter the general manager.

She became CEO of NEPAD Business Foundation in 2005 until 2006 and thereafter joined Cell C as Chief Corporate Officer. She was the Managing Director of Princess Holdings for 2 years until 2008, and then joined SA Post Office in the Legal Services Division until 2012.

She was the Head of Governance at Edu-Loan until 2015 and she is now an executive at the South African Receiver of Revenue. She served on the Board of the Smollan Group as a non-executive director from 2005 to 2016.

Ms. Mbekeni holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law from Rhodes University and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg. She has completed a Management Advancement Programme (MAP) at the University of Witwatersrand Business School and a Masters in applied ethics and business ethics at the University of Stellenbosch (Dissertation outstanding).

Sizakele Mzimela

Independent Non-Executive Director

Sizakele is the Founding Member of Fly Blue Crane, the first black woman-owned commercial airline in the world.

An aviation expert with over 20 years of industry experience, Sizakele is also the founder and Executive Chairperson of Blue Crane Aviation – an aviation consulting business. Her strong skills in formulating aviation strategies has led airlines through the most difficult financial periods.

Sizakele started her work career at Standard Bank and later worked for Total SA before moving into aviation. Sizakele was the CEO of national carrier, South African Airways as well as its regional sister airline, South African Express Airways.

Sizakele’s positive attitude, strong negotiating skills and business acumen have helped her scale to many heights, including being the Chairperson of African Airlines Association (AAFRA) and Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) as well as being appointed as the first female onto the Board of Directors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its 70-year history.

Gordon Campbell

Independent Non-Executive Director

Gordon Campbell was Canada’s High Commissi99r to The United Kingdom and Northern Ireland between 2011 and 2016.

He serves on the Commonwealth Board of Governors and as Canada’s special envoy the Ismaili Imamat.

Prior to being High Commissi99r, Gordon Campbell served as British Columbia’s 34th Premier. He was elected in three successive elections.

Gordon Campbell was the 40th Mayor of Vancouver. During that time local leaders selected him as the Chair of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, a regional government of 18 municipalities (1990‑1993).

Prior to being Mayor, Mr. Campbell served for two years as a secondary school teacher in Nigeria (1970‑72) where he built a new library and coached State Championship Basketball and Track teams, worked as Executive Assistant to the Vancouver Mayor Art Phillips (1972‑1976), was General Manager of Development, Marathon Realty (1976‑1981).

Campbell founded his own company Citycore Development Corporation in 1981. Citycore was the developer of two Vancouver hotels. Campbell was 99 of the founding developers of the first phase of Whistler Village and was a leader in the Downtown Stadium for Vancouver decision that helped shape Vancouver for the 21st Century.

Edwyn O’Neill

Executive Director

Executive Committee member and Chief Executive Officer since 2012. (Member of the Asset/Liability Management Investment Committee and the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee)

Other directorships: Bryte Life Company Limited; Bryte Risk Financing Limited; Mauritian Eagle Insurance Company; South African Insurance Association.

Yulandi van Dyk

Executive Director

Executive Committee member and Chief Financial Officer since 2014. (Member of the Asset/Liability Management Investment Committee and the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee).

Collin Molepe

Executive Director

Executive Committee member and Chief Operations Officer since 2013.

Bryte Insurance Company Limited Board

Mandiza Mbekeni

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mandiza N. Mbekeni has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2007. She is Chairman of the Social, Ethics & Transformation Committee and a member of the Risk Committee.

Ms. Mbekeni was a candidate attorney at Webber Wentzel Attorneys from 1991 to 1994. She served as a legal advisor in 1994 at Investec Bank and later at Transnet Ltd. She then joined Rand Water in 1998 as a legal services manager and thereafter the general manager.

She became CEO of NEPAD Business Foundation in 2005 until 2006 and thereafter joined Cell C as Chief Corporate Officer. She was the Managing Director of Princess Holdings for 2 years until 2008, and then joined SA Post Office in the Legal Services Division until 2012.

She was the Head of Governance at Edu-Loan until 2015 and she is now an executive at the South African Receiver of Revenue. She served on the Board of the Smollan Group as a non-executive director from 2005 to 2016.

Ms. Mbekeni holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law from Rhodes University and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg. She has completed a Management Advancement Programme (MAP) at the University of Witwatersrand Business School and a Masters in applied ethics and business ethics at the University of Stellenbosch (Dissertation outstanding).

Sizakele Mzimela

Independent Non-Executive Director

Sizakele is the Founding Member of Fly Blue Crane, the first black woman-owned commercial airline in the world.

An aviation expert with over 20 years of industry experience, Sizakele is also the founder and Executive Chairperson of Blue Crane Aviation – an aviation consulting business. Her strong skills in formulating aviation strategies has led airlines through the most difficult financial periods.

Sizakele started her work career at Standard Bank and later worked for Total SA before moving into aviation. Sizakele was the CEO of national carrier, South African Airways as well as its regional sister airline, South African Express Airways.

Sizakele’s positive attitude, strong negotiating skills and business acumen have helped her scale to many heights, including being the Chairperson of African Airlines Association (AAFRA) and Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) as well as being appointed as the first female onto the Board of Directors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its 70-year history.

Elvin De Kock

Non-Executive Director

Elvin has a wide range of experience at Senior Executive and Board level. He has performed roles in Finance, Operations, Technology and Risk Management.

Previous Roles include:

  • Chief Risk Officer | Zurich Insurance Company South Africa Limited : August 2013 – December 2015
  • Chief Operating Officer | Group Technology Business Unit | Absa Bank Limited : 2009 – 2011
  • Director | Psion Computers (Pty) Limited : 2003 – 2009
  • Director | Africa Outsource Services (Pty) Limited : 2003 – 2009
  • Executive Director | Fujitsu Infrastructure Holdings SA Pty Limited : 2002 – 2009
  • Director | National Advanced Technology (Pty) Limited : 2002 – 2009
  • Chair | ICL Limited (Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, Botswana Namibia) : 2001 – 2003
  • Executive Director | Fujitsu Services Core : 2000 – 2009
  • Managing Director | Fujitsu Services (Pty) Limited: 1999 – 2009
  • Finance Director | ICL SA (Pty) Limited : 1999 – 2001
  • Finance Director | Motorola SA (Pty) Limited : 1998 – 1999
  • Management Consultant | De Meyer & Associates : 1996 – 1998
  • Financial Manager | Reuters Ltd : 1986 – 1995

Edwyn O’Neill

Executive Director

Edwyn has over 16 years’ extensive auditing experience within the financial services sector with specialised knowledge in retail and stock broking, treasury, corporate and investment banking and securities trading. Before leaving KPMG in 2006 to assume the role of Chief Financial Officer – Barclays Africa, Edwyn was the partner in charge of the Bank Audit Division of Financial Services. Prior to joining Absa Insurance in 2009 as Managing Director, Edwyn was the Chief Financial Officer for Absa Financial Services during 2007, and assumed further responsibility as the Chief Operating Officer from July 2008.

Collin Molepe

Executive Director

Collin joined from Absa Insurance Company where he was Chief Operations Officer and was responsible for the delivery of business change, procurement, business performance, operational systems and customer services. Prior to joining Absa Insurance Company as the General Manager: Claims Cost Control, Collin was Divisional Manager at Discovery Health where he was responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction for the Health Claims processing unit.