Laurence RappChief Executive Officer
Laurence CohenFinancial Director
Itumeleng MothibeliManaging Director Southern Africa
BCom (Hons), Wharton Executive Programme
Laurence has extensive experience in the financial services environment, spanning investment banking, private equity, retail banking and insurance and asset management. He was previously a director of Standard Bank, having headed the Insurance and Asset Management division and, prior to that, being in charge of the Strategic Investments and Alliances division.
Appointed: 1 August 2011
Laurence has more than sixteen years' experience in listed property asset management in South Africa, having previously served as CFO of retail-focused REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) Hyprop Investments Limited (2003 to 2018). Laurence has extensive experience in various aspects of property asset management, including REIT regulation, IFRS and JSE reporting, deal structuring, debt and treasury management and investor relations. Laurence was instrumental in the publication of the first BPR (Best Practice Recommendations) for the South African REIT sector. He also chaired the Accounting and JSE Committee of the SA REIT Association and served on its Executive Committee. Laurence joined Vukile in March 2019 and was appointed to the board as CFO in July 2019
MCom Finance (UCT), MPhil International Business (GIBS), PME (RBS), PDP (GSB)
Itumeleng has extensive experience in property asset management gained over the past 13 years, in both the unlisted and listed property environments. He is a Director on the board of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC), A chairman of the SACSC's Gauteng Chapter as well as a judge of the South African Property Owners Association's (SAPOA) Innovative Awards. He is an alumni of the Mail and Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans list and has a huge passion for sustainable business principles, bridging the chasm between the informal and formal economies and responsible investing.
Appointed: 01 July 2019
Renosi Mokate Lead independent non-executive director
Steve BooysenIndependent non-executive director
Babalwa Ngonyama Independent non-executive director
CA(SA), BCom (Hons), MBL
Nigel serves on the boards of The Bidvest Group Limited, JSE Limited, BSi Steel Group Limited and Mr Price Group Limited, where he holds the position of chairman.
Appointed: 20 March 2012
BA (Lincoln University, Pensylvania), MA, PhD (University of Delaware)
Renosi has over 27 years' experience in the field of development economics and planning and has served in various academic and executive roles. She is a former executive director of the World Bank as well as a deputy governor of the South African Reserve Bank. She currently serves as a director of Bidvest Bank and is chairperson of the Government Employees Pension Fund.
Appointed: 11 December 2013
Steve is the former group chief executive offier of Absa Group Limited. Steve also serves on the boards of Steinhoff International Holdings Limited, Clover Industries Limited, Effiient Financial Holdings Limited and Senwes Limited.
Appointed: 20 March 2012
Babalwa Ngonyama is the CEO of Sinayo Securities (Pty) Ltd, a women owned and managed business. She is the former Chief Financial Officer of Safika Holdings (Pty) Ltd. She was the Group Chief Internal Auditor of Nedbank Ltd. A Chartered Accountant and an astute leader with highly regarded business acumen. She sits on the board and audit committee of Barloworld Ltd, Implats Ltd and Group Five Ltd amongst others.
In 2008 Babalwa completed the Women in Leadership Programme at Harvard University in Boston.
Hatla NteneIndependent non-executive director
Sedise MosenekeIndependent non-executive director
Tshidi MokgabudiIndependent non-executive director
Hatla, a registered quantity surveyor, has over 25 years of experience in project management, cost engineering and contract administration. He is the executive chairman of Mvua Property Partners, a commercial property investment fim, and serves as a non-executive director of AECOM South Africa, Calgro M3 and Don Group.
Appointed: 25 October 2013
Sedise is responsible for the driving Vukile's overall portfolio growth and transformation objectives. He was chief executive of Encha Properties from 2004 until Vukile's acquisition of a portfolio of government-tenanted properties from Encha in 2013. He is a past president of the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) and is the non-executive chairman of Encha Property Services. Sedise also sits on the board of Nu-Hol Group, an upmarket residential and commercial property development and investment company. He is a member of the South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP).
Appointed: 1 August 2013
CA(SA), BCOM ECONOMICS AND INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY, MASTERS IN DEVELOPMENT FINANCE, HONOURS IN ACCOUNTING SCIENCE, HDIP TAX LAW
Tshidi is a former member of the Audit Commission during President Mandela’s administration. She is a former member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Ethics committee. She has also served on the University of the Witwatersrand Council. She also lectured at Vista University (now University of Johannesburg) on Financial Accounting. She is the founder of the Global Women Corporate Directors (WCD) South Africa Chapter. She is also the founder of African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA). She is also a member of the Institute of Directors (IOD) and a member of the Association of Black Accountants of SA (ABASA) and served on the founding board of directors of ABASA.
Appointed: 6 August 2021
Johann NeethlingDirector : Corporate Services/Group Company Secretary
FCIS, M.Com , JSE Sponsor Development Programme
Johann is an experienced corporate services executive with 18 years' experience in the areas of assurance, corporate finance, governance and company secretariat. He has significant experience in the execution and implementation of corporate actions within the listed property sector. Johann is the Past President of Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa.
Appointed: June 2010