Joss has served as MiX’s 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, and successfully orchestrated the company’s listing on the JSE in 2007. In 2013, Joss led the team that listed the company on the NYSE and concluded $65m in capital raising to fund future growth in the process. Prior to MiX, from 1984 to 1995, he served as Sales Director and then Chief Executive Officer of Shurlok (Pty) Ltd; a developer of electronic systems for the automotive industry. In this appointment, Joss helped to build their company into a leader in the field of vehicle safety and security.
John joined MiX in July 2019. Prior to that, John served as Chief Financial Officer at Ameresco (NYSE: AMRC), where he held oversight of all corporate finance accounting, financial analysis, planning, M&A, internal audit, tax, treasury, investor relations and structured finance. Before that, John was VP Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at GT Advanced Technologies (NASDAQ: GTAT). John holds a B.S.B.A. from Suffolk University in Boston and is a certified public accountant.
Charles has been MiX’s Chief Operating Officer since June 2014 and has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2007. Prior to MiX, Charles founded an Internet service provider and software development company called DataPro in 1986, 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 began his long and distinguished career at MiX as the Executive responsible for Fleet Solutions worldwide, following our acquisition of OmniBridge in 2007. Charles has more than 25 years of entrepreneurial and management experience working with companies in the technology sector.
Catherine, our Executive Vice President for Technology, joined the business formerly known as OmniBridge, in May 2001. In November 2013, she was promoted to Managing Director of MiX's Central Services Organization (CSO). Catherine is responsible for product management and development, the hosting and operations of MiX’s SaaS platform, business systems, technical support, and manufacturing. Catherine holds a Business Science degree with Honours in Information Systems from the University of Cape Town.
Gert was appointed Managing Director of MiX Africa in October 2016. He previously served as the Executive Vice President for Information Systems from June 2014 to May 2017, and as the Executive responsible for Africa Fleet Solutions from January 2012 to June 2014. Gert also served in various other senior Sales and Operations roles at MiX, before being appointed Chief Operating Officer for MiX Africa in 2010. Prior to MiX, Gert served as Operations Manager for OmniBridge. Prior to joining OmniBridge, Gert held senior Executive roles at fleet management companies including Super Group and Daimler Fleet Management, and in the security industry at Coin Security Group.
Jonathan is MiX’s Executive Vice President of Marketing and previously served as Head of Global Marketing. Prior to that appointment, Jonathan was our Marketing Director in Europe. Jonathan began his career at MiX as our European Product Manager in November 2012. Before joining us, Jonathan held several managerial positions from September 2005 to October 2012, within the PSA Peugeot Citroen Group in the functions of sales, marketing, product management, customer success and project management. Jonathan also holds a Bachelor of Law degree in the UK.
Paul is MiX’s Chief Accounting Officer and Americas Chief Financial Officer. He previously served as the Interim Chief Financial Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors from February 2017 to July 2019. Prior to his appointment to this position, he had been our Group Financial Controller since September 2012. Paul began his long career at MiX as our Group Financial Manager in July 2010. From October 2007 to June 2010, Paul served as Group Internal Audit Manager, then Group Accountant at Batemen Engineering, an international project management business based in South Africa. He was previously employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. from November 2003 to September 2007, during which time he completed two secondments to the United States. He is a registered chartered accountant in South Africa.
Robin has served as a member of MiX’s Board of Directors since January 1996 and was appointed Chairman in October 2016. Robin is also a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee. Prior to MiX, Robin was a Founding Director and Chief Executive Officer of Radiospoor Telecommunications Ltd, a specialist provider of mobile cellular services. Radiospoor was a service provider for both Vodacom and MTN from their outset in 1993. Radiospoor listed its business on the JSE in 1997. The business was sold in 2001. Robin then co-founded a private equity investment business and currently manages a private investment partnership, Masalini Capital (Pty) Ltd, in the role of Managing Director.
Richard has served as a member of MiX’s Board of Directors since August 2007. In October 2016, he was appointed as the Lead Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee. He is also a member of our Audit and Risk Committee, as well as our Social and Ethics Committee. Richard has been managing listed companies since 1998, when he was with Hodgson and Darling, and has served as a member and/or Chairman of the Board of committees of various listed companies over the years.
Ian was elected as a member of MiX’s Board of Directors in June 2016 and serves as a member of our Nominations and Remuneration Committee. Ian graduated from Yeshiva University, New York in 1997. He worked as a research analyst focused on small capitalization companies from 1997 to 2002 at Schroders, Sidoti & Co. and Goldman Sachs & Co., respectively. In 2003, after graduating from Columbia Business School, New York, Ian joined Berkshire Hathaway Inc. where he worked on investment research and other projects as directed by the Chairman/CEO. In 2009, Ian left Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to form 402 Capital LLC.
Fundiswa is a chartered accountant. She is a Founding Partner of an investment holding company, Dlondlobala Capital, which she co-founded in 2015. Fundiswa has professional experience in finance, audit, corporate governance, strategy, private equity, mergers & acquisitions, investment management, and investor relations. She was a senior Manager responsible for strategy and investor relations at the Imperial Group until the end of 2014. Prior to joining the Imperial Group, she worked for over a decade at Kagiso Trust Investments, and later at Kagiso Tiso Holdings as a Director of Investments. During her tenure at Kagiso Trust Investments, she was a member of various boards across industries including Macsteel, Bytes Technology Group, Multotec, UTI Pharma and Universal Print Group. She was a member of the Boards of Radio Assets at Kagiso Media for JacarandaFM and East Coast Radio. Fundiswa also managed the Media and ICT portfolio at the Kagiso Group. In the public arena, she has served on the Board of the Technology Innovation Agency, and on the audit committee of the Commission for Gender Equality. She has also served as a Non-Executive Director of the South African Venture Capital Association.
Fikile is an independent Non-Executive Director at MiX. She is also a member of our Social and Ethics committee, as well as the Chairperson of our Audit and Risk committee. Fikile founded and manages an accounting firm, Your Financial Partner, which is registered with SAICA. She has more than 17 years corporate experience which includes external audit, accounting, payroll, financial management, corporate finance, corporate governance, taxation and B-BBEE regulations.
Fikile started her accounting articles at Andersen Consulting and completed them with KPMG. Post articles, she worked in corporate finance for Eskom and Anglo-American Corporation Limited. She later joined Discovery Limited, where she headed up the Discovery CA(SA) training program and Group Accounting department. She was also involved in the implementation of Enterprise Development funding transactions. Whilst at Discovery, Fikile worked with small and medium businesses that were applying for Enterprise Development funding. Fikile further serves as a Non-Executive Director on various boards.
Charmel is a chartered accountant and worked at the De Beers Group for nine years, including as a board trustee of the De Beers Benefit Society Medical Aid and De Beers Pension Fund. She is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of F Twelve Incorporated, a cloud-based accounting and management solutions company.
Charmel has served on various boards over the past few years, including that of DRDGold Limited, which has a primary listing on the JSE Limited and a secondary listing on the NYSE. She currently serves on their Audit, Risk, and Social and Ethics Committees. Charmel is also a Non-Executive Director on the board of Acorn Agri & Food Limited, and AKTV. She has further volunteered on boards of non-profit organizations in her community. Charmel has been appointed as the Chairperson of the MiX Telematics Social and Ethics Committee, and as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Brodie is Managing Director of MiX Telematics Middle East and Australasia. Having spent over a decade in the telematics industry, Brodie brings a wealth of experience to the role and has been instrumental in building a substantial international telematics business founded on the principles of safety, efficiency, compliance and security. Having worked closely with multinationals to reduce driving-related fatalities and improve the bottom line, Brodie has also played a key role in developing a global client success team to deliver results on scale.
Luiz joined the company after leading Continental Automotive in Brazil for 15 years. He adds significant expertize in the automotive industry to the MiX Telematics leadership team.
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