Executive Chairman of Nova. Connie is a corporate lawyer by training and holds a B.Com.(Hons), LLB and H.Dip Tax. His legal career started at Hofmeyr Attorneys (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) in 1976. He left 24 years later, as a senior partner, to join PSG Investment Bank Holdings as director. Thereafter, he resumed legal practice as a corporate law advisor for his own account. He is a senior lawyer with extensive commercial, banking and financial services-related expertise, linked with his legal background.
CEO of Nova. Dominique holds a Honours B.Compt (CTA/PGDip) and completed SAICA Articles with BDO Spencer Steward Chartered Accountants in 2003. She started her commercial financial career as an internal auditor in 2004. She has since served as financial and executive director of various companies in the property sector, and independently serves on various boards. She is a member of the SA Institute of Tax Practitioners as a registered general tax practitioner. She is registered as a Principal (Professional Practitioner in Real Estate) with the EAAB and is a member of SACSC (South African Council of Shopping Centres).
Executive Property Director of Nova, Matthew has been active in the commercial property industry for more than 20 years, with a strong focus on retail property. He has completed a number of industry related courses including the Advanced Certificate in Shopping Centre Leadership (University of Pretoria), the Building Technology and Construction Programme (University of the Free State) and the RICS Mediation Course (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors). He has also completed a Senior Management Programme (University of Pretoria). He is registered as a Principal (Professional Practitioner in Real Estate) with the EAAB and is a member of SAPOA and SACSC (South African Council of Shopping Centres).
Mr Nhlamulo NdhlelaNon-Executive
Appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director on 8 January 2021
Mr Nhlamulo Ndhlela is currently the Executive Chairman of Atlegatron Holdings. He has vast experience in the information technology (“IT”) field and served as Independent Non-executive Director and Chairperson of the IT Steering Committee of the SA Post Office. Some of his previous appointments are Sales Director: Southern Africa – Internationale Aeronautiques, Executive Head: Public Sector Business – Novell SA and Business, Account Manager – SITA and Government Sector IT Systems and Client Executive – Telecommunications Sector – IBM.
Nhlamulo’s major high level achievements during his career are the following:
• The implementation of a Fraud Prevention and Detection system for the Department of Social Development. He led the team that concluded a successful Pilot Project that demonstrated that there were 44 000 state employees that were receiving grants fraudulently. This solution has since been contracted by SASSA and National Treasury.
• He led the Gauteng Provincial Government in the implementation of an e Government strategy for the roll out of e Services. This included formulating, as part of the strategy, an infrastructure platform that would allow GSSC to deliver secure banking and telco services to citizens.
• He pioneered the model for the delivery of Open Source Solutions technologies within the SA government through SITA.
He is currently leading a SITA team in partnership with ACSA to enter offshore markets ie: Brazil, Angola, and China. The strategy is to expand ACSA ‘s operations and deliver and outsourced management model to help ACSA enter new markets where SITA already has a presence.
Nhlamulo is an accredited member of the International Technology Association of South Africa, the Black Information Technology Forum, the Airlines Association of South Africa, the CTOC aviation stakeholders committee and the Institute of Directors (IOD).
Mr Andre FourieNon-Executive
Andre is highly experienced in structuring and commercialising of diversified companies. He is an energetic technopreneur and a Fintech specialist that is driven by passion to see people, companies and countries grow and develop to their full potential. He has held various positions on executive level.
Currently he is driving strategy in finance switching, eCommerce, alternative payment technology and Commercial finance solutions for Global Markets. Andre believes in partnering where different parties bring unique skills that if combined make awesome solutions. His current projects include Switch Pay, Snappy.click, Innosight, Storefront, Vpay, DeedyPay, Energy Africa and Innomedia. He had an active role in Switch Pay as CEO and co-founder, and an active role as founder and strategist in Snappy.click and Innosight.
His skill set includes, payments, switching of alternative payments and tokens, asset base finance, rental finance, consumer finance, retail in store and online finance solutions, marketplace development, Multi store online deployment solutions and ecommerce platforms. Further he is also well versed in UX, CX, branding, marketing, brand building and sales messaging. Further to this is his experience in property development (affordable housing, commercial and lodge development), he co-founded an energy focused company focusing on alternative energy sources.
His Qualifications include, various courses like B.Prim.Ed, B.ED Hons, Diploma in Business Management, busy with his MBA, Credit Management, ABC of Finance, PHP programming, WordPress, Presta shop and various other courses.
He was the co-founder of companies like EmpowerGroup, ClearGroup, FinYou that was founded, successfully commercialised, and sold.
Andre has vast experience in online business development and establishing new business and concepts on the internet. Andre was appointed as specialist consultant for 6 months to establish a Housing Division for a Micro Lender in Zambia in 2010. Provided funding structures and construction solutions for the end users. His experience he gained in Banking (working at Wesbank and Rand Merchant PrivatBank) aided him immensely putting together various financial business models.
Countries Business Trips:
South Africa, Zambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, London, Saudi Arabia, Spain. He presented to the Gabon Minister of Medium Enterprise during his visit to South Africa – Energy Meal Exports to Gabon and establishing of production plants within Gabon.
Through his passion for nature conservation, he is also a Qualified Field Guide registered with FGASA. Driving for the conservation of our endangered species and nature. He further enjoys endurance horse riding due to his interest in horses.
Willem van NiekerkNon-Executive
Appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director during June 2022
Willem is a qualified Registered Chartered Accountant (SA) with more than 33 years’ experience in both listed and unlisted entities at executive and managerial level.
He holds a Honours B. Compt (CTA) and completed his SAICA Articles with Coopers & Lybrand Chartered Accountants in 1989.
He brings a range of commercial, financial, information technology, manufacturing, property, corporate governance, internal control and transactional skills to the company.
Previous appointments as Executive Director:
• Financial Director at David Brown Santasalo South Africa.
• Managing Director at Finstone SA, Dorking SA and Marlin Granite Group South Africa.
• Group Financial Director at Pinnacle Technology Holdings.