Roy Andersen was born on 12 May 1948 and matriculated at Northview High School in Johannesburg. While studying at the University of the Witwatersrand, he was awarded prizes as the top student in two of his five academic years. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 1972 and as a Certified Public Accountant in 1975 in Texas.
Roy Andersen started his career at Ernst & Whinney Chartered Accountants in 1966, and subsequently became Chairman of Ernst & Young. Thereafter he went on to The Johannesburg Stock Exchange as Executive President over the period 1992 until 1997 and oversaw the restructuring of the JSE. In March 1997 he was appointed as Chief Executive of the Liberty Group. In January 2004 he was appointed as Chairman of Murray & Roberts Holdings and in June 2004 as Chairman of Sanlam Limited. Roy Andersen was Chairman of Virgin Active South Africa from January 2004 to December 2006 and with effect from January 2007, became a Director of Virgin Active UK.
With regards to his military career, he was commissioned into the Artillery in 1966. He commanded the Transvaal Horse Artillery from 1976 to 1979, and was thereafter appointed as Colonel Artillery and subsequently Senior Staff Officer Operations of 7 Infantry Division. He was promoted to the rank of Major General in October 2003.
Positions that he currently occupies are Chief Defence Reserves for the South African National Defence Force, Honorary Colonel of the Transvaal Horse Artillery as well as a member of the Defence Staff Council and Military Command Council and Council for the Support of National Defence. He was appointed General of the Gunners on 1 December 2005.
Roy Andersen is married to Wendy and has two daughters and a son
Millard Arnold is a lawyer, businessman, former diplomat, professor of law, journalist, lecturer, actor, author, poet, artist and prize-winning photographer, who has exhibited his works in London, New York, Washington and Johannesburg.
He currently serves as an Executive Director of Murray & Roberts, a South African based engineering, design and construction company, with global operations. He is listed in the Financial Mail’s “Little Black Book” as one of South Africa’s most influential business leaders, and serves as a member of Council to the University of South Africa and as the co-Chairman of the University of South Africa Foundation. He is Chairman of the Tactic Group and was previous Executive Chairman of Black & Veatch Africa, a U.S. multinational engineering firm specialising in primary infrastructure development.
Prior to joining Black & Veatch, Arnold served the United States Government as the first ever Minister Counsellor for Commercial Affairs for the Southern Africa region, an appointment made by the late Secretary of Commerce, Ronald H. Brown. The Secretary of Commerce is only permitted one such Ambassadorial-level appointment worldwide.
Preceding his appointment, he served as a policy advisor to the government and business community of Botswana on private sector development. He has served in a similar capacity in Mozambique. Arnold has been a partner in the Washington based law firm of Land, Lemle and Arnold, was the managing principal of Associates International, and Professor of Law at Touro Law School in New York where he taught Constitutional Law, International Business Transactions and Jurisprudence. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law School.
From 1989 to 1991, Arnold was a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where he focused on issues related to Africa in the 1990s. His article "Engaging South Africa After Apartheid” which appeared in the summer, 1992 edition of Foreign Policy magazine, one of the leading American journals on foreign affairs, was one of the foundations of the Clinton Administration’s policy towards Southern Africa.
Arnold was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs during the Carter Administration, was director of the Nigerian-U.S. Business Council, served on the board of directors of business and non-governmental organizations and was a consultant to numerous leading U.S. corporations. Arnold has testified before the United Nations, the U.S. House of Representatives, lectured and spoken widely before universities and business associations, and been the keynote speaker for such diverse groups as the National Geographic Society and Rotary International.
Arnold began his professional career in public relations for Howard University. He was a former journalist with the Washington Post newspaper, and subsequently, joined the Wall Street law firm of Shearman & Sterling, where he concentrated on issues pertaining to international bank financing and general corporate law.
Arnold received his Jurist Doctorate, degree from the University of Notre Dame. In addition, he also studied at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Study, and The London School of Economics. He received his Bachelors of Arts degree from Howard University, where he graduated, Magna Cum Laude in Government and was accepted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the National Honor Society.
Millard Arnold has lectured extensively throughout Africa on such subjects as "The Role of the Private Sector in African Economic Development," "Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy," and "U.S. Policy Towards Southern Africa". Speaking assignments have included the following nations: Botswana, Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Lesotho, Togo, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Speaking engagements in the United States have included: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The World Affairs Council of Wilmington, Delaware, The Council on Foreign Relations, The Foreign Service Institute, The Air University War College, The National Geographic Society, The American Management Association, Harvard University, Princeton University, John Hopkins School of Advance International Study, American University, Catholic University, University of Virginia, University of Cincinnati, Gettysburg College, Indiana University, Howard University, Villanova University, Georgetown University, University of Bridgeport, Boston College, Yale University, Touro College, Tulane University, Weidner Law School, West Point Military Academy.
On behalf of M-Net SuperSport, did the colour commentary for Super Bowl XXX, January, 1996. He has been a special guest on Summit TV, CNBC and WHUR-TV in Washington, D.C., and twice appeared on Worldnet, the global television station of the United States Information Agency to discuss “Democratisation” and “Political Parties”. He has been extensively Interviewed on camera with respect to foreign policy and business related issues for the broadcast media in the United States, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, and Mauritius, among others. Has been a frequent contributor to National Public Radio, the Christian Science Monitor Radio and the Voice of America. He was the principal consultant to the National Geographic Society’s 1992 film,”South Africa After Apartheid”.
Cinema and Television
Arnold appeared as “Doc Brodus” in the Michael Mann movie, “ALI” in which both Will Smith and John Voight were nominated for Academy Awards. Other film work includes the role of Dr. Tony Parrish in the movie “Borderline,” Ambassador Richard Mason in the film “Rough” and as Rick Wesley in the film “A Critical Assignment”, and has made guest appearances in the television series, Jozi Streets and most recently played Spike Mohale in the television series, Backstage.
“Images” a one-person photography show held at the Ronald H. Brown Center, Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 1999; First place, Colour Photography, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; First place Colour Photography, Kalorama Art Gallery, Washington, D.C., photographic works have also been published in the Washington Post Newspaper and exhibited at the National Geographic Society.
Millard Arnold has published two books on Steve Biko, the South African political activist that was killed in police detention. Steve Biko: Black Consciousness in South Africa was published in 1978 by Random House in the United States, and No Fears Expressed was published in 1987 by Skotaville Press in South Africa.
In addition, Arnold has published several works of poetry, was a journalist for the Washington Post newspaper and has published articles in major journals and newspapers around the world including Foreign Policy magazine, the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, the International Herald Tribune and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Millard Arnold is an abstract artist, who paintings have been exhibited in London, Washington and Johannesburg.
Jurist Doctorate, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 1971-1974
Independent Studies, The London School of Economics
University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies 1971-1972
Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude Howard University, Washington, D.C. 1969-1971
Con Fauconnuer was born in Polokwane, South Africa and has spent his whole career dating back to 1966, in the mining industry.
Con worked for the Anglo American Corporation, Gencorof Iscor Ltd in 1997 and became Managing Director of Iscor Mining on 1 February 1999. With the unbundling of Iscor into a mining and a steel company in November 2001, Con was appointed Chief Executive of the mining company, Kumba Resources Limited. In November 2006 Eyesizwe Mining and the non-iron ore assets of Kumba Resources merged to form Exxaro Resources Limited and Con was appointed as chief executive officer of the newly formed company. He retired from Exxaro at the end of August 2007 and started his own mining consulting business, Fauconnier Consulting. He also serves as an independant non-executive director on the board of Namakwa Diamonds, a London-listed integrated diamond producer.
Con served on the Executive Council of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa until November 2006 and was President for the period 2003 to 2005. He is a registered international professional engineer and a fellow of the South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy as well as the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa and the South African Academy of Engineering.
He is the co-author and editor of the book “Increased Underground Extraction of Coal”, and the author of some 40 papers published in technical and professional journals in South Africa and abroad.
He studied at the University of Pretoria and holds four degrees in Mining Engineering, including his doctorate (D.Eng.), from this University. He also has an MBA from the University of Oregon, USA and completed the Strategic Leadership Programme at Templeton College, University of Oxford. In April 2004 he received an Honorary Doctorate in Natural and Agricultural Science from the University of the Free State. In October 2004 he also received the Boss of the Year 2004 award for his leadership style.
Con is an avid golfer, enjoys furniture making, is a keen photographer and does bird watching as often as possible.
Richard O. Kimball, Ph.D., is a social psychologist, executive coach, and educator. He specializes in the design and delivery of customized programs for leadership and team development. He is noted for his ability to create and facilitate dynamic, high-engagement learning environments that manage the balance between active participation, meaningful reflection, and application toward business strategy.
Dr. Kimball has significant experience and a distinguished track record in working with CEOs to build alignment and strategic unity with enterprise leadership teams-at-the-top.
As a social psychologist, he is particularly interested in social and emotional intelligence and the dynamics of executive derailment. He is certified to use a plethora of assessment tools and inventories aimed at helping executives to become more effective leaders.
In the late 1980s, he was a consultant and action-learning coach for General Electric during GE’s Workout and the GE Change Acceleration Program. He was also a faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs.
Dr. Kimball consults in the areas of individual, team, and organizational development for a global clientele in many different industries. His most recent clients include Mitsubishi, Hasbro, Weyerhaeuser, Dow Chemical, Anglo American, Johnson and Johnson, UBS, Texas Instruments, National Australian Bank Group, Brinker International, McDonald’s, and Coca-Cola.
He teaches executive education for a variety of university business schools including Dartmouth’s Tuck School, the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, Duke Corporate Education (London), and in South Africa at the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business, where was appointed a GIBS Fellow in 2009.
The International Association for Experiential Education recognized him with its highest honor, the Kurt Hahn Award, for his lifelong contributions to the practice and theory of discovery-oriented, experiential learning. Dr. Kimball was one of the invited contributors to the book, The Future of Executive Development, published in 2006, and he is one of the key thought leaders behind the upcoming 2009 FrED Forum, The Future of Executive Development.
In his personal time, he is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys skiing, hiking, river running, and mountaineering.
Wendy Lucas-Bull is one of the four Founders and Directors of Peotona Group Holdings. Within Peotona Wendy’s primary focus is on Peotona Development which is focussed on the creation of sustainable business opportunities for the benefit of disadvantaged communities and the upliftment of women.
Wendy was CEO of FNB Retail until her resignation in October 2004 and is a highly respected businesswoman with an impressive track record in the banking industry. Wendy and her team took over responsibility for FNB in 2000 and were responsible for the spectacular turnaround of results delivered in 2001 — up 105 percent on the previous year – followed by four years of exceptionally strong growth.
Ms Lucas-Bull has been involved in several initiatives and organisations that work towards improving the lives of South Africans. She was the founding chairman of Business Against Crime (BAC). She is the founding chairman of Partners for Housing, an initiative established at the request of the Minister of Housing to facilitate greater private / public partnerships around housing delivery. She is a representative of SA on the Global Trade and Poverty Forum, a member of the Millennium Labour Council and serves on the boards of Eskom, Development Bank of SA, Dimension Data, the IQ Business Group and Lafarge Industries and Mining.
Roelof Petrus (Roelf) Meyer was born on 16 July 1947 in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. He matriculated in 1964 and completed his B Comm (1968) and LL B (1971) degrees at the University of the Free State. He practiced as a lawyer in Pretoria and Johannesburg before permanently entering politics as Member of Parliament in 1979. He resigned from active politics after 21 years at the end of January 2000. During this period he served as Deputy Minister of Law and Order and subsequently of Constitutional Development (1968-1991) and Cabinet Minister of Defence and subsequently of Constitutional Affairs (1991-1996).
Roelf Meyer was intimately involved in the negotiations on the settlement of the South African conflict as Chief Negotiator for the National Party Government. It was in this capacity that he negotiated the end of apartheid together with Cyril Ramaphosa who was Chief Negotiator for the African National Congress (ANC). These negotiations resulted in the first democratic elections in South Africa at the end of April 1994. After the election Meyer continued in the portfolio of Constitutional Affairs in the Cabinet of former President Nelson Mandela.
Meyer is currently an executive director of FeverTreeConsulting, serves on the boards of various other companies and acts as a consultant on peace processes and constitution making. In this capacity he has been involved in various regions around the globe i.e. Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, Rwanda, Burundi, Kosovo, the Basque Region, Guyana and Bolivia. He was holder of the Tip O’Neill Chair in peace studies at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland in 2001 and serves on the Advisory Board of the Project on Justice in Times of Transition in Boston.
Dan Moyane was born in Soweto, southwest of Johannesburg, where he schooled in the 1960’s and 1970’s. He started his broadcast (radio) journalism in Radio Mozambique in 1980. From 1985 to 1991, he was Deputy Head of the station’s English External Service. During this period, Dan was also a freelance journalist for BBC World Service and a stringer for the French News Agency, AFP. In 1991 he returned to South Africa where he joined Johannesburg-based talk radio, 702, as one of its news desk editors and was promoted to the position of Assistant News Editor in 1993. From 1995 to 1997, Dan co-presented 702’s prime time morning (breakfast) show.
In 1994 Dan attended and successfully completed the Management Advancement Programme (MAP) at Wits University’s Graduate School of Business Administration.
Dan became a director and shareholder in 1997 of a successful private public relations, communications and design consultancy, Integrated Communications.
In 1998 Dan returned to broadcasting as a presenter of a one hour-long news and current affairs programme on the national SABC English radio station, SAfm. In October 1999 Dan was appointed 702’s Station Manager.
Dan was appointed Deputy Chairman of Primedia Broadcasting from July 2001. From August to October 2001, Dan also attended and successfully completed the Global Executive Development Programme (EDP) of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).
In July 2002 Dan was appointed Executive Chairman of Primedia Broadcasting (Pty) Ltd, the management company of four South African private commercial radio stations, namely 702 Talk Radio, 94.7 Highveld Stereo, 567 Cape Talk and 94.5 KFM.
Brand Pretorius was born on 15 February 1948 in Steynsrus in the Free State. He matriculated at Kroonstad High School and obtained his M.Com degree in Business Economics at the University of the Free State in 1972.
His business career had its origin at Toyota South Africa in March 1973. Following a number of management positions in research, planning, sales and marketing, he was appointed managing director of Toyota SA Marketing in 1988. Under his guidance Toyota became the market leader in terms of both sales and customer satisfaction.
In March 1995 he joined South Africa’s largest motor retail group, McCarthy Motor Holdings, as chief executive. Effective October, 1999, he was promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer of McCarthy Limited, the holding company of McCarthy Motor Holdings. The group currently employs more than 7 500 people, has an annual turnover in excess of R20n and boasts extensive interests in vehicle imports and distribution, motor retailing, auctioneering, car rental, vehicle insurance and financing. It sells approximately 95 000 new and used vehicles annually and also distributes all Yamaha products in South Africa.
He currently serves on the board of the Bidvest Group Limited, of which McCarthy’s is a subsidiary, and is also on the board of Tiger Automotive Limited. His responsibilities within the McCarthy group entail the chairmanship of McCarthy Motor Holdings, McCarthy Financial Services and Budget Rent a Car. Brand is currently the deputy chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State President’s International Marketing Council. An honorary professorship in Business Management was conferred on him in May 1991 by the University of the Free State and in May 2001, by the University of Johannesburg, as well. He is a member of the main board of the National Business Initiative, the READ Educational Trust Board of Trustees and the immediate past president of the South African Retail Motor Industry Organisation.
National awards attained by Mr. Pretorius include Junior Businessman of the Year (1985), Communicator of the Year (1994), Best Boss (1994), Automobile Man of the Year, the Manpower award of Excellence (1995) and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Business Communication by the SA Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (1997). In October 1998 the research company Integrity Profiles International identified him as one of the top 5 “high integrity” business leaders in South Africa. He received an Honorary Fellowship from the South African Institute of Marketing Management in November 1998. In a survey done during May 1999 by the influential magazine Professional Management Review, he was identified as the most admired leader in the Motor Industry by a representative panel consisting of prominent chief executives, fleet managers and motoring journalists. This award was bestowed on him again in June 2000. In February 2000 the marketing magazine “The Future” identified him through reader research as one of South Africa’s three most prominent marketers of the past decade. The South African Institute of Marketing Management honoured him with their "Marketing Person of the Year" award in November 2000. In May 2002 he received a certificate of excellence from the READ Educational Trust for his remarkable commitment to the cause of building a literate nation through the Rally to Read project, a national social investment project he initiated in 1998. The publishers of the South African Automotive Year Book bestowed a Lifetime Achievement Award on him in September 2003, for outstanding service to the motor industry. He became a member of the SA Automotive Industry’s “Hall of Fame” in March 2006, in recognition of his significant contribution to the industry. In June 2006 he was honoured by the Leadership Forum at their annual CEO Summit for his contribution towards leadership thinking and in particular, leadership ethics. South African marketers identified him in September 2006 as a marketing thought leader, and as one of the top three business leaders who have contributed most to the success of their organizations, according to a national survey by Markinor and Brand Leadership.
He is married to Tillie and they have three sons.