Directors

Kobus Verster

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Designation:
Acting CEO and CFO
Biography:

BCom (Hons), MBL, EMP

Kobus was appointed to the board as financial director in September 2010.
He serves on the boards of various group companies including Aveng (Africa), McConnell Dowell and Aveng Trident Steel.

Prior to joining the Aveng Group, Kobus was the chief financial officer at ArcelorMittal (South Africa) and also held various senior management positions at ArcelorMittal

Gavin Young

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Designation:
Managing Director
Biography:

MBA, BCom., BSc. Eng. (Chemical) 

Gavin joined Johnson Matthey South Africa in 1993 and was appointed Managing Director in 1997. He fulfilled various executive roles with the Johnson Matthey plc group, relocating to the UK in 1999 and then the USA before returning to South Africa as Managing Director in 2004. Gavin moved to Parsons Brinckerhoff SA as Managing Director in 2007, and joined Aveng E+PC as Managing Director in March 2012.

 

Vishal Maharaj

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Designation:
Financial Executive
Biography:

BCom (Accounting), University of Natal
BCom Honours (Accounting), University of Natal
CA (SA) 

Vishal Maharaj has broad business experience gained in large and complex businesses. He has held various roles in strategic and financial positions. Vishal has embraced the role of Financial Executive effective 1 November 2011.

Professional Affiliations:

  • South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

 

Dion E Tappan

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Designation:
Projects Director
Biography:

Nat Diploma (Electrical), GCC, PMP, SCPM

Dion Tappan has extensive knowledge within the mining, related industries and of Aveng E+PC’s operations. His expertise and experience covers all areas of the “project pipeline” from conceptual studies to commissioning and ramp up. He has been active in the mining and resources industry since 1984. His particular passions are solid “Front end loading for projects and enterprise business management systems”. Dion is responsible for Effective Project Delivery within our business

Professional Affiliations:

  • ECSA
  • Member of the South African Association of Resident Engineers (AMRE)
  • Member of Project Management Institute (PMI)

 

Angus Band

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Designation:
Independent non-executive director
Biography:

Chairman of the board and a member of the remuneration and nomination, investment, risk, transformation and tender risk committees
BA, BAcc, CA(SA)

Angus joined AVI Limited as an executive director in 1997 and was appointed managing director of National Brands Limited in 1998 and group chief executive officer of AVI Limited in 1999. He was previously chief financial officer of Telkom SA Limited and commercial director of PG Bison Limited. Angus retired as CEO of AVI and was appointed non-executive chairman in October 2005 and also serves on the boards of Consol Holdings Limited, Consol Glass (Pty) Limited and Liberty Group Limited. He was appointed to the Aveng board in July 2006 and is also a director of Aveng (Africa) Limited, McConnell Dowell Corporation Limited and Trident Steel Holdings (Pty) Limited.