Governed by professionals
Our board members are all professional people with extensive expertise in the corporate world. This ensures that Noah is run according to best business practice.
Mr Anthony Phillips(Chairman)
Tony Phillips retired from Barloworld Ltd at the end of 2006 after a career of 38 years with the group; he acted as CEO of the group, and was chairman of PPC Company Ltd. In addition to chairing Noah, he is a director of WWF and the Joburg Art Bank. Furthermore Tony is an associate Governor of Michael House School and a trustee of the Bright Kids Foundation (Edutainers). He is currently non-executive chairman of Austro Group Ltd, Kwikspace Modular Buildings (Pty) Ltd, Newman Lowther and Associates, Mpact Ltd., Wasteman Holdings (pty) Ltd vice chairman of Freeworld coatings Ltd. and a non-executive director of Eqstra Holdings Ltd.
Dr Gregory Ash (Vice Chairman)
Dr Greg Ash, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, is currently in private practice in Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal, and holds a part time post at the Nelson Mandela Medical School. He graduated at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1982 with his MBBCh and was in the first decile of his graduating class. He obtained his specialisation in Plastic Surgery from the University of the Witwatersrand. Greg has served on the executive committee of the Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa from 1997 to 2004.
Dr Lillian Cingo
Lillian Cingo has been the Manager of The Phelophepa Train since 1995. The Train brings health care to rural South Africans. Her motto is “Health for all, physically and emotionally,hand-in-hand with reconciliation and nation building.” Lillian is a nurse and a counselling psychologist. She holds a postgraduate qualification in neuro-surgical discipline, a diploma in psychology, a certificate in counselling, a masters degree in counselling psychology and a certificate in HIV/AIDS counselling. In August 2003 she was awarded the Exceptional Leader Award by Transnet, for the most Exceptional Community Builder.
Mr Justin Corbett
Justin holds a B.Com (Hons) in Economics, and is COO of Rand York Castings. Justin Corbett completed his schooling at Michaelhouse and graduated from Rhodes University. The focus of his academic studies was small business development and deregulated stock exchanges. He has resided in both the United States and United Kingdom. The company of which he is COO, Rand York Castings, is a developer and fabricator of special steel profiles which are used mostly within the civil and mining sectors.
Ms Jane Evans
Jane Evans, a pioneer in rural pre-school education in South Africa, founded Ntataise in 1980 to help women in poor rural areas gain the knowledge and skills to establish early childhood development programmes for children in their communities. Ntataise received the first Presidential award from Nelson Mandela. In 1988, Jane was given the “Woman of the Year” award. She is currently a trustee of the Thusanang Trust and the Helen Suzman Foundation.
Dr Mduduzi “Dudu” Kunene
Dr Mduduzi Fortune Kunene is currently Executive Director at Kunene Holdings. His chairmanship positions include: Non-Executive Chairman for Cisco Advisory Board; Chairman for Glenrand M.I.B Limited . Dudu previously worked as an Anaesthetist (Private Practice), a Practitioner (Private Practice), and a Medical Officer at the Natalspruit Hospital.
Dr Naledi Moyo-Ndwandwe
Dr Naledi Moyo-Ndwandwe completed her Doctorate in Philosophy in Social Sciences at Edinburgh University, Scotland. Since then she has played a comprehensive role in government, with special focus on education, policy development, economic development, promoting South Africa as an investment destination and connecting local business to global markets. She does a lot of community work and is associated with the Gift of the Givers Foundation, a leading South African humanitarian organisation. Until recently she was at the helm of the World Association of Investments Agencies as its Vice President based in Geneva.
Mr Geoff Rothschild
Geoff Rothschild is an immediate past Chairman of the JSE and was a member of the board from 1991 – 2008. Geoff currently holds the position of Director: Government and International Affairs promoting the JSE. Geoff focuses on African Stock Exchanges, is Chairman of the Committee of SADC Stock Exchanges (CoSSE) and an Executive of the African Stock Exchange Association (ASEA). He is a Director of the NEPAD Business Foundation and on their Operating Committee and a Director of the Football Foundation of South Africa. He is a Council Member of the National Advisory Council for Innovation (NACI) which advises the Minister of Science and Technology, serving on sub-committees with the Council for Higher Education and Innovation for Development and an Honorary Fellow of the Da Vinci Institute of Technology. He also assists various charitable organisations such as CHOC and Education Africa.
Chantell Ilbury is a South Africa-based independent scenario strategist, facilitator, speaker and business author. She specialises in guiding corporate teams through strategic conversations, especially in times of uncertainty. She holds a BSc in Chemistry, a post-graduate Higher Diploma in Education, and Executive MBA from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, and has studied Strategic Negotiation through Harvard Business School in Boston.
She began her career in teaching and then designed computer-based training material for the industry. She founded Scienceworks in 1995 – South Africa’s first science communication company. She is the author of the best-selling books “The Mind of a Fox” and “Games Foxes Play”, as well as “Socrates and the Fox”. She now manages strategic conversations at corporate level, both nationally and internationally.
Chantell is also a guest lecturer on strategy and scenario planning at a number of South Africaʼs top business schools, and is an accomplished speaker on scenarios and effective strategy in times of uncertainty. Her work as a facilitator of executive strategic conversations has taken her to corporate teams as far afield as in the UK, the US, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Australia, Jamaica, Kuwait, Singapore, India, Jersey and the Isle of Man as well as throughout Southern and Central Africa. Amongst the main areas that Chantell is asked to speak on are strategic thinking and the structure of a strategic conversation, business scenarios, global scenarios, global climate change scenarios and South African and African scenarios.
Janet was born in Pietermaritzburg in 1957. She attended St Philomena’s School and Bechet High School in Durban. She obtained a Diploma in Social Work from the University of Western Cape in 1978, a Post Graduate Diploma in Policy Development and Development Management 1993; and a Masters degree in Public Policy and Development Management, from WBS in 1996. She has been in the development field for the past 33 years. Some of the positions held were – Social worker with child welfare, and Mental Health; Director of Witwatersrand Mental Health Society and Chief Director Gauteng Department of Social Services. Janet was instrumental in development of the White Paper for Social Welfare, besides a number of other policies and legislation.
Her position as Chief Director Gauteng allowed her to provide strategic leadership, not only to the Province but nationally. She was responsible for improving social services delivery, and transforming both the state and NGO sector from a “welfarist” to a developmental and sustainable provider of services.
She is currently a Director of the 4Chakras Consulting, and is responsible for driving the Public Services focal area, with particular emphasis on the Social Development Sector, concentrating mainly on leadership and management development, policy development, business process improvement, coaching and mentoring. Janet is a Board Member of the St Anthony’s Education Centre; First Rand Foundation and recently the Noah Board.