Our Leadership

Executive Directors

Peter Mountford (63)
B.Com, B.Acc, HDip Tax, MBA (with distinction, Warwick), CA(SA)

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed CEO in July 2009, Peter is responsible for the group’s strategic trajectory and the alignment of more than 13 500 people across 16 countries. With an enviable track record for navigating demanding and complex environments, his unwavering focus is on the delivery of superior shareholder value – and the ongoing creation of a sustainable competitive edge for both the Super Group business and its clients.

Under his leadership, the business has grown into a formidable force in global supply chain and mobility solutions – a testament to his commercial acumen and ability to anticipate and leverage changes in the technology, environmental, competitor and public policy space.

A qualified Chartered Accountant with an MBA from Warwick University, Peter’s expansive leadership experience includes the role of managing director of SAB Diversified Beverages (which included SAB’s supply chain services and logistics interests). He was also CEO of the Consumer Logistics Division at Imperial Holdings Limited, and managing director of Super Group’s Logistics and Transport Division.

Peter is a long-serving director and the current deputy chairman of the Road Freight Association and a Master Category Winner of the EY World Entrepreneur Award for Southern Africa.

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Colin Brown (52)
B.Compt (Hons), MBL, CA(SA)

Chief Financial Officer,
Debt Officer

Colin is a seasoned financial executive and board director with proven success in driving organisational performance in listed and multinational environments. Appointed as CFO in 2010 and Debt Officer in 2020, he guides the development, implementation and administration of all accounting and finance functions across the group. Colin is also an active member of the Deal and Risk Committees and serves as Chairman of the IT Steering Committee and subsidiary Audit Committees (excluding SG Fleet).

His broad financial and operational skillset covers strategic planning, investment prioritisation, due diligence, M&A, financial forecasting and modelling, risk assessment and mitigation, audit processes and financial reporting systems. Colin is skilled at leveraging technologies that can accelerate productivity and provide a competitive edge, and has extensive knowledge of IT systems designed to enhance the availability of crucial financial data. He has, for, example, designed several treasury and reporting systems that streamline reporting across multiple divisions and geographies.

A qualified Chartered Accountant with an MBL from UNISA School of Business Leadership, Colin was previously CFO and board member of Celcom Group Limited and served as financial director for EDS Africa Limited and Fujitsu Services South Africa.

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Group Company Secretary

John Mackay (57)
Group Company Secretary

Previously serving as the group executive for marketing and business development, John was appointed as group company secretary in January 2020 – a role in which he provides governance, compliance and procedural support to the CEO, CFO and Board of Directors. He likewise advises Super Group companies on diverse issues such as legislative developments, acquisitions, intellectual property, brand strategy and new business opportunities.

John serves on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s Issuer Advisory Board Council and is also responsible for investor relations, ESG and group marketing. Representing the group, John is a director of South Africa Day – a non-profit organisation focused on community building.

With over 25 years of director-level experience, John’s executive roles include that of managing director of Patleys (Pty) Ltd and board member of Bidvest Foods, Africa. At a pivotal time for the South African pharmaceutical industry, he held the role of CEO of The Link Investment Trust – the franchisor for Link Pharmacies – and was a member of the Clicks Healthcare Executive Team.

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Non-Executive Directors

Phillip Vallet (75)
BA, LLB

Chairman

Phillip qualified as a lawyer in 1971. He is the senior partner and CEO of Fluxmans Attorneys, specialising in corporate law. Phillip joined the Board in 1999. From April 2009 to 29 July 2009 he acted as interim CEO until the appointment of Peter Mountford to the position. He assumed the position as Non-executive Chairman of the company effective 1 November 2009.

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Valentine Chitalu (57)
ACCA (UK), M.Phil (UK)

Lead Independent Non-executive Director

Valentine is an entrepreneur in Zambia and Southern Africa, specialising in Private Equity and General Investments. In the early part of his career, he worked at KPMG London Office. Valentine was previously CEO at the Zambia Privatisation Agency where he was responsible for the divestiture of over 240 enterprises. He later worked for CDC Group Plc, both in London and Lusaka, and recently retired as a Non-executive Director of the CDC Group Plc; a Fund-of-Funds Group based in London. Valentine holds several other board positions in Zambia, Australia and the United Kingdom. He is currently Chairman of MTN (Zambia) Limited and the Phatisa Group, a Pan African Private Equity Fund Manager. Valentine is a UK Qualified Accountant and holds a Masters Degree in Development Economics from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. Valentine was appointed as Lead Independent Director effective 30 September 2020.

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David Cathrall (64)
BCom, BAcc, CA(SA)

Independent Non-executive Director

David has a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) and Bachelor of Accountancy (B.Acc) from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a member of the South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA(SA)). He was a Senior Partner at EY until his retirement in 2018, with considerable experience as the engagement partner on the audits of large listed companies. He held various positions in EY including being a member of the EY Executive and Remuneration Committees.

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Simphiwe Mehlomakulu (51)
BSc (Chemical Engineering), Post Graduate Diploma (Marketing Management), MBA
(University of Witwatersrand), Stanford Executive Programme (Stanford University of
California, USA)

Independent Non-executive Director

Simphiwe Mehlomakulu was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director with effect from 1 October 2020. Simphiwe is an entrepreneur and in September 2003, he, with his co-founders, formed the Reatile Group to invest in the Petroleum and Energy sectors of the Southern African economy. He was appointed Executive Chairman and has grown Reatile Group over a 17-year period. He started his career in 1993 at Sasol Limited where he spent time in the Sasol Technologies division, Sasol Phenolics division and Sasol Solvents division, the latter as Global Export Manager. He joined Old Mutual Limited in 2000 as General Manager: Stategy Effectiveness Broker. In 2002, Simphiwe joined PetroSA (Pty) Ltd as General Manager: Trading, Supply & Logistics and in 2003, he was promoted to Managing Director of PetroSA Europe. He served as Chairman of the Board of Governors, for the South African Petroleum Industry Association, in 2004.

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Pitsi Mnisi (38)
BCom, BCom (Hons) Acc, BCom (Hons) Tax, CA(SA), Advanced Certificate in Emerging Markets and Country Risk Analysis (Fordham University, New York), MBA (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK)

Independent Non-executive Director

Pitsi Mnisi was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director with effect from 1 October 2020. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) with extensive experience across mining, investments, transportation, manufacturing and construction. She is founder and director of a wholly black owned and managed consulting and corporate finance advisory company, Lynshpin Cedar, as well as co-founder and a director of an investment holding business, Mcorp Investments, with interests across various sectors. Prior to this, Pitsi was Finance Manager on the Venetia Underground Project for De Beers. She was also one of the young leaders within the Anglo American Plc Group of companies selected to participate in “Leaders in Anglo” programme delivered by IESE Business School in May 2013 (Barcelona, Spain) and September 2013 (São Paulo, Brazil). In addition, Pitsi was elected by African Women Chartered Accountants to participate in the inaugural Emerging Markets and Country Risks Analysis course at Fordham University in the United States of America in 2013. She has extensive experience in corporate governance matters having served on a number of Boards and Chaired a number of Finance and Audit Committees. She has also worked at Deloitte & Touché as a Senior Tax Consultant, providing both employees and corporate tax compliance & advisory services to various corporates, and was seconded to the UK as an assistant manager in the audit department. Being ambitious and an entrepreneur, she left formal employment in December 2013 to form Lynshpin Cedar.

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