MiX Telematics is governed by a board of directors whose unique skills and experience combined, contribute to the realisation of our vision to become the leading global provider in mobile resource management.
Stefan Joselowitz (56)
President and CEO
Joss has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since he founded the Group in 1996. In 2008, he relocated to the United States as part of our global expansion strategy. Since founding MiX, Joss has overseen six acquisitions. He successfully orchestrated the Company’s listing on the JSE in 2007 and in 2013 led the team that listed the Company on the NYSE, in the process concluding a $65m capital raising to fund future growth. Prior to MiX, from 1984 to 1995, he served as Chief Executive Officer, and previously, Sales Director, of Shurlok (Pty) Ltd, a developer of electronic systems for the automotive industry, helping to build the company into a leader in the field of vehicle safety and security.
Megan Pydigadu (41)
Chief Financial Officer
Megan has served as our Group Chief Financial Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since 2010. From 2005 until joining MiX in 2010, Megan served as financial controller for Bateman Engineering, an international project management business based in South Africa, and previously as a Senior Divisional Financial Manager at De Beers and as an accountant with Deloitte & Touche. She is a registered accountant in South Africa.
Charles Tasker (52)
Chief Operating Officer
Charles has served as the Chief Operating Officer since June 2014 and has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2007. Prior to assuming the position of Chief Operating Officer, Charles served as the Executive responsible for Fleet Solutions worldwide since our acquisition of OmniBridge in 2007. Prior to MiX, he founded DataPro in 1986, an Internet service provider and software development company, which was acquired by Control Instruments Group Limited in 1996. As part of that acquisition, Charles joined Control Instruments to lead its fleet management business, which became OmniBridge. Charles has more than 25 years of entrepreneurial and management experience working with companies in the technology sector.
Catherine Lewis (40)
Executive Vice President: Technology / Managing Director CSO
B. Bus Sci I.S. (Hons)
Catherine joined the business formerly known as OmniBridge in May 2001 and in November 2013 was promoted to Managing Director of MiX's Central Services Organisation (CSO). Catherine is the custodian of the MiX Telematics brand and is responsible for product development, the hosting and operations of the MiX SaaS platform, fleet marketing and product management, technical support, and associated services. She has served as the Group’s EVP of Technology since 2014.
Brendan Horan (41)
Executive Vice President / Managing Director MiX Africa
Brendan has served as Managing Director of Africa since June 2014 when our fleet and consumer businesses in Africa were merged into one business. Brendan served as the Executive responsible for Consumer Solutions since January 2012 June 2014. From September 2008 until December 2011, he was the General Manager—Sales and Marketing of MiX Telematics Africa, which covered both fleet and consumer business development for the whole of Africa. Previously, Brendan served as our General Manager—RSA and Africa Fleet from March 2007 until September 2008. He is a registered accountant with previous accounting experience in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Gert Pretorius (47)
Executive Vice President: Information Systems
Gert has served as the executive vice president for Information Systems since June 2014 and is responsible for our information technology and business systems. Gert was the Executive responsible for Africa Fleet Solutions since January 2012 to June 2014. He served in various other senior sales and operations roles at MiX before being appointed chief operating officer for MiX Africa in 2010. Previously, Gert served as operations manager for OmniBridge. From 1998 until joining OmniBridge, he held senior executive roles at fleet management companies including Super Group and Daimler Fleet Management and in the security industry at Coin Security Group.
Richard Bruyns (62)
CA(SA), PDM (Harvard)
Re-elected 11 September 2012
Richard has served as the Chairman of our Board of Directors since October 2007. He is also a member of our Audit and Risk Committee, our Nominations and Remuneration Committee and our Social and Ethics Committee. Richard also currently serves as an independent non-executive director on the board of directors of Conduit Capital Ltd., a publicly traded financial services company.
Mark Lamberti (65)
BCom MBA(Wits), PPL(Harvard), CD(SA)
Appointed 19 November 2014
Mark has served as a member of our Board since November 2014. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Holdings Limited (“Imperial”). From 2008 until 2014 Mark was the CEO and a major shareholder of Transaction Capital Ltd. He served as its non-executive chairperson until March 2014 when he resigned to devote his attention fully to Imperial. In April 2014, he also resigned as non-executive chairperson of the board of Massmart Holdings, a position he assumed in 2007 after serving for almost 19 years as founder, architect, CEO and major shareholder. Since his early 30s Mark has served as an executive and non-executive on the boards of various public companies, including Wooltru, Primedia, Datatec, Telkom and Altron. Mark currently serves as an executive committee member and director of Business Leadership South Africa and is a trustee and executive committee member of the National Education Collaboration Trust, which is a government, business, labour and civil society initiative to support the National Development Plan and the Education Sector Plan.
Mohammed Akoojee (36) - Alternate to Mark Lamberti
BCom Acc (Hons), CA(SA), CFAMohammed has served on our Board as the alternate director Mark Lamberti since November 2014. He is the executive director responsible for mergers, acquisitions, strategy and investor relations for Imperial Holdings Limited (“Imperial”). He joined Imperial in 2009, having previously worked within the corporate finance and investment banking team at Investec. Prior to joining Investec, Mohammed worked for Nedbank Securities as an investment analyst. He is also a director of DAWN Ltd, Ukhamba Holdings (Pty) Ltd, and various subsidiary and divisional boards of Imperials. He was appointed to the executive committee of Imperial in January 2011 and to the Imperial board in November 2013.
Appointed 19 November 2014
Robin Frew (55)
BBus Sci (UCT) B.Compt. (Hons)Robin has served as a member of our Board of Directors since November 1997. He also serves as the Chairman of our Nominations and Remuneration Committee. He has held the position of the Chief Executive Officer of Masalini Capital (Pty) Ltd, a private investment partnership, since 2002.
Re-elected 17 September 2014
Enos Banda (49)
BCom (Hons), BCompt, CA(SA)Enos has served as a member of our Board of Directors since May 2013. He is also a member of our Audit and Risk Committee. Enos has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Freetel Capital (Pty) Ltd, a private investment partnership, since 2006 and has served as a non-executive director of Super Group Ltd since July 211. Furthermore, Enos has sat on a number of boards of listed and unlisted international and South African companies including serving as chairman of Gold Reef Resorts Ltd, which merged with Tsogo Sun, for July 2009 to February 2011. Enos has served as chairman of the South African National Electricity Regulator and chairman of the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Unit of the South African Government. He was country head for global bank Credit Suisse First Boston and later, head of sub-Saharan Africa for HSBC Corporate and Investment Bank. Enos has practised law in both the US and in South Africa and is a member of the New York law bar and an Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa. Enos is a Senior Associate and Faculty Member of the University of Cambridge Institute on Sustainability Leadership and he serves on the US Board of the South Africa Washing International Program, a non-profit organization that supports emerging South African leaders.
Appointed 13 May 2013
Chris Ewing (66)
BCom LLB (Wits)Chris has served as a member of our Board since January 2012. He is chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee and also serves as a member of our Audit and Risk Committee. In 2014, Chris became chairman of DLA Piper Africa, responsible for the relationships which the firm holds with its partner firms across Africa as well as for the continued development of DLA Piper Africa and the relationship between Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr and DLA Piper, and is also a consultant to Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Chris has practiced corporate law for more than 30 years and has specialized in mergers and acquisitions. He also serves as chairman Better Life Group Ltd, a public company, and on the board of directors of The Pivotal Fund Limited, listed on the JSE.
Appointment confirmed 11 September 2012
Tony Welton (67)
CA(SA), MBL (Unisa)Tony has served as a member of our Board since February 2008. He serves as a member of our Nominations and Remuneration Committee, and until 3 April 2014 as chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee. On 3 April 2014, he was appointed as chairman of the Audit Committee and on that date he relinquished the chairmanship of the Social and Ethics Committee but remains a member of that committee. Tony’s career as a financial director of JSE listed companies spanned the years from 1986 to 2009, the most recent position being Financial Director of Malbak Ltd., an industrial holding company, from 1997 until 2002. From 2003 until 2009 he served as an independent financial consultant.
Re-elected 13 September 2011
Chief Executive Officer
As President and CEO of the MiX Americas business, Mr. Kinford provides strategic, tactical and operational oversight in the USA, Canada, Mexico and the rest of Latin America.
Skip brings more than 20 years of experience in business and sales leadership to his position at MiX Telematics. He has an extensive background in commercial telematics, most recently as Executive Vice President for U.S.-based inthinc Technologies, a telematics solution provider to various industries in the USA and around the world. Before inthinc, Skip was CEO of North America for Mobileye, a global leader in vision-based vehicle safety technology.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Morrison joined the North America subsidiary of MiX Telematics as Chief Operations Officer in 2015. Prior to that, he was Finance Director for MiX Telematics Middle East and Australasia, before being appointed to the role of Operations Director in 2012. Between 2007 and 2009, Mr Morrison had also worked in South Africa for then Control Instruments in various financial and commercial capacities (Control Instruments later becoming MiX Telematics).
Before MiX Telematics, Mr. Morrison provided commercial and financial support in senior management positions at Power Construction, one of the largest privately owned construction firms in South Africa, and Fruits Unlimited, which supplies fresh produce to many major worldwide supermarkets. Mr. Morrison hails from South Africa and has an Honors Degree in Management Accounting from Stellenbosch University and is currently completing further studies with an MBA from Hult International Business School (ranked in the Top 50 business schools globally).
Executive Vice President Sales
As Executive Vice President Sales of MiX Telematics North America, Mr. Allen is responsible for managing the customer experience. This includes building and managing the Sales and Account Management teams.
Mr. Allen brought more than 20 years of sales and customer experience to MiX Telematics, having contributed to the growth and success of industry pioneers as well as companies instrumental in the birth of driver behavior applications. These included Cadec Global, one of the original fleet management providers in the telematics industry; inthinc and GreenRoad, both early developers in driver behavior applications, and XATA Corporation (XRS), another pioneer in the telematics industry.
Vice President of Engineering
As Vice President of Engineering for MiX Telematics North America, Mr. Wehmeyer is responsible for the product development strategy for the Americas.
Prior to relocating from South Africa to join MiX Telematics North America, Mr. Wehmeyer held the position of Head of Technology for MiX Telematics International, where he was responsible for the company’s global product development teams, tools and processes.
Mr. Wehmeyer has been with MiX Telematics since 2001 and holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering from University of Pretoria since 1991, and in 2007 earned his Masters of Philosophy in Information and Knowledge Management from the University of Stellenbosch.