Chairman of Menston Holdings
Qualifications: BA (Fort Hare), LLB (Natal University), LLM (Tulane University, USA)
Thabani was formerly Executive Chairman of PricewaterCoopers (Southern Africa), a Deputy Judge President of the High Court of SA (Natal Provincial Division) and a Judge in the Competition Appeal Court. He was the Chairman of the Competition Commission Enquiry into Bank Charges and the National Payment System from 2006 to 2008. Previously, Thabani led the Commission of Enquiry which investigated corruption, nepotism and mal administration in the Department of Correctional Services.
Thabani has had varied exposure in his roles in Pan African Mining Development Company, Acsion Limited, National Business Initiative, Kwa-Zulu Transport Services Corporation, BUSA Toyota (a joint venture with the McCarthy Group), Legal Resources Centre . He gained over 20 years’ experience in the legal profession as an attorney, a mediator, an arbitrator and later a judge.
Thabani joined Nedbank Group in October 2011 as Group Executive responsible for Governance and Compliance and a member of Nedbank Group Exco. He was also responsible for Ethics, Sustainability, Nedbank Group Editorial and Language Services and was the Group Company Secretary. He retired from the Nedbank Group on 31 January 2019.
He is currently a board member of Acsion Limited and the Chairman of the Acsion Remuneration Committee. He is also a member of the Specialist Committee on Company Law and Legal Resources Centre Trust.
Chief Executive Officer
Qualifications: BCompt (Hons), CA (SA)
At the age of 42, he was appointed Deputy CEO for PwC Southern Africa and member of the Southern Africa executive committee. He was the Chairman of Business Skills for South Africa Foundation, a non-profit organization that has provided business skills training to over 18000 entrepreneurs from disadvantaged communities. He was Chairman of the Nepad Business Foundation – a Pan-African business foundation that seeks to put Africa on a path of sound sustainable economic development. Stanley was on the board of Business Unity South Africa (‘BUSA’) and Chairman of its audit committee.
Stanley qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 1987 and was appointed audit partner at PwC, serving a number of the firm’s large clients both in the public and private sectors. During his 27 years in the audit profession as audit partner and later as member of the Exco of PwC he led large and complex assignments, attended audit committee meetings of key clients, was the technical partner, trained board and audit committee members on the roles and responsibilities of the board and on governance, and gained valuable experience across the various sectors. He represented the Southern African firm in a number of PwC’s African and global structures. These roles provided Stanley with a wide international view and exposure to global clients. He serves on the CEO Initiative working closely with business, government and labour to drive economic growth in South Africa.
He is an independent non-executive director on the board of the Nedbank Group and Chairman of the Group Audit Committee.
Business Development Executive
Qualifications and experience: BA Honours ( Unitra) and Masters in Business Administration (University of Durban – Westville)
Vuyo was previously HR Manager for Woolworths Durban store as well as various other HR roles . Until April 2017, she held the position of Senior HR Manager for Transnet Property.
She held the role of General manager for Corporate services at Tourism KwaZulu Natal and then she went on to serve as the GM Corporate services at the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council based in Johannesburg . In both these positions she served as the EXCO representative on the board and the Council.
Vuyo held a Senior management position in the CCMA as Provincial Registrar for KZN. In this role she was responsible for IT, HR. Procurement, Finance and Administration as well the case management in the Region.
She served in an advisory role to the SITA board, served in Worldview Consulting board as a non-executive director and is currently serving on the Leomat boards.
Vuyo plays a supportive role to Menston Holdings and is passionate about her role which she envisages will contribute in the growth of Menston in line with its vision.