BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Thorsten-Holl


Thorsten Holl is the President of Keller’s EMEA Division under whose jurisdiction Franki Africa falls.  He has held a number of leadership roles with ABB and the Alstom Group, where he led several of its international businesses.  Thorsten has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany and a Master of Commerce from the University of Wollongong, Australia.


Errol graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1991.  He commenced his career working as a Consultant, then joined the Franki Team in 1996 as a Senior Design Engineer.  Errol left Franki in 2000 and found his way back home in April 2015.  During this period he was involved in various infrastructure related projects.  He was appointed an Executive Manager with Bombela (concessionaire of the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link) where he remained for 9 years. Errol was appointed Managing Director of Franki Africa on the 1st October, 2015.

Chris Jiyane
Chris is a qualified Architect who is well known in the construction industry.  He was the founding Managing Director of Rainbow Construction and has also been involved with Aveng, in a business development roll, at Director level.  Chris was recently appointed as Vice-Chairman of the Construction Industry Development Board and is also a Trustee of the newly registered Franki Africa Employee and Community Trusts.
Bukelwa Bulo
Bukelwa is a qualified Chartered Accountant.  She worked for Investec Private Equity who were our financial partners prior to our joining with Esor. At the time she attended our Franki Africa Board meetings by invitation and, as such, gained a useful insight into, and an understanding of our specialist business. She is now self employed and is pursuing a career in the commercial property marketplace.  Bukelwa is also a Trustee of the newly registered Franki Africa Employee and Community Trust.


Iain holds a B.Compt (Bachelor of Accounting Science), as well as a CTA (Certificate in the Theory of Accounting), and has been with Franki since May 1982. Prior to joining us, over 30 years ago, he was part of the Deloitte & Touche team who undertook Franki’s annual audits. He is currently our Divisional Financial Director and has a wealth of knowledge of our specialist business and has also served as Company Secretary on the Board of Franki Africa (Pty) Ltd.

DIVISIONAL DIRECTORS AND FUNCTIONAL MANAGERS

 Brian McDonald


Divisional Director – Sub-Saharan Africa

34 Years in the Construction Industry

Joined Franki Africa: 1st January 2017

Ryan Goss


Group Works Executive

Joined Franki Africa: 8th August 1978

Pierre Swart


Financial Executive

16 Years in the Accounting profession

Joined Franki Africa: 1st  September 2014

Jacques Erasmus


HSE Manager

13 Years in the field of Occupation Health & Safety and Quality Management

Joined Franki Africa: 3rd April 2001

Roy Louw


Divisional Director – West Coast

39 Years in the Construction Industry, with 35 Years being in the Marine and Geotechnical fields

Joined Franki Africa: 1st May 1987

Garry Boyd


39 years of experience in the Geotechnical Engineering field.

Joined Franki Africa: 1st March 1975

Victor Ferreira


Business Development Manager

23 Years in the Geotechnical Engineering Industry

Joined Franki Africa: 16th July 2012

Mike Taitz


Divisional Director – Central Division

30 Years in the Construction Industry

Joined Franki Africa: 1st March 1994

Nicol Chang


Technical Manager

Joined Franki Africa: 1st November 2007

Gavin Byrne


Group Technical Executive

Joined Franki Africa: 1st September 1987

William Neuwenhuis


HR Director

Joined Franki Africa: 1st September 1999

Jason Neasham


IT Manager

10 Years in the field of IT

Joined Franki Africa : 7th  April 2014