Tshikululu insists on rigorous corporate governance standards with values of dynamism, excellence, innovation, resilience and integrity that govern the way we operate and interact with our stakeholders. We have a representative, unitary board of directors as required by the Companies Act, no. 71 o f 2008, and the King III code on good governance. Four of the company’s five directors are non-executive.
The directors have a duty to act in good faith, with due diligence and care in the best interests of the company, clients and all stakeholders. The board is responsible for assessing organisational risks, and have sub- committees for Audit, Risk and Compliance; and Human Resources. They are the guardians of Tshikululu’s values and ethics.

Godfrey Gomwe

Non-executive, Chairman

Godfrey (60) is a member of the Institute of Directors and is a designated Chartered Director CD(SA) who has previously held positions as CEO of Anglo American Thermal Coal and executive director of Anglo American South African Zimele. Godfrey joined the board in 2007 and is a chartered accountant with a MBL from the University of South Africa.

Tracey Henry

Chief Executive Officer

Having held positions at the Chamber of Mines and Anglo American SA, Tracey (46) joined Tshikululu in 1998, ten years before she was appointed CEO in 2008. In her 8 years in the position, Tracey has also served on various NGO boards and advisory committees and is a member of the Institute of Directors. With a strong academic background, Tracey holds a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from Rand Afrikaans University (now known as the University of Johannesburg) and has peer reviewed and written articles f or various local and international publications.

Dr Mothomang Diaho

Lead independent director

The former head of the Nelson Mandela Foundation dialogue programme and one of the founding members of TEACH South Africa, Mothomang (56) joined the Tshikululu board in 2010. She is a medical doctor and runs a comprehensive lifestyle clinic that incorporates wellness and healthy ageing.

Getty Simelane

Non-executive

Currently the founder and director of HR Touch, a human resources consultancy, Getty (55) joined the Tshikululu board in 2015. Her experience in human resources include senior- and director-level positions in a range of industries including telecommunications, FMCG and investment banking in local and multinational companies. With a Master’s degree in Social Policy and Social Sciences from the University of Bath, she is a Chartered Human Resources Practitioner (Generalist) member with the South African Board for People Practices, a Fellowship Member of the Institute of Directors (F. Inst D.) and an accredited Sirdar Governance Panellist.

Hans Kuipers

Non-executive

One of the newer members of the Tshikululu board, Hans (40) joined the board in 2015. He is a partner and managing director of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) based in Johannesburg and leads the Telecommunications Media and Technology sector for BCG in Africa. Hans is the lead f or BCG’s social impact activities in South Africa. A problem-solver at heart, Hans holds Master’s degrees in both chemical engineering and economics from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and has previously held senior consultancy roles at Accenture – where was also a partner.

William Somerville

Company secretary

After serving as the group company secretary for Absa for 12 years, William (59) was appointed company secretary for Tshikululu in 2008. H e is a member of the Institute of Directors and serves on its’ board evaluation panel. William holds a FCIS, an ACMA and a diploma in corporate law from the former Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg).