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executive-team

Our team

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Derek Tod

Chairman

Derek is an experienced Managing Director and CEO with over 35 years of a demonstrated history of working in the wholesale, trading, logistics and supply chain industry.
Derek was the previous CEO of DAWN Limited and he retired in 2016.

He returned in 2019 and acquired DAWN Limited, which was then de-listed, and he has played a pivotal role in the successful implementation of a turnaround strategy at Saffer Plumbing and Hardware, which involved a complete change of direction.
He currently gives strategic guidance and direction and business expertise to the leadership team

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Luis Baeta

Chief Executive Officer

Luis is an experienced Managing Director and CEO with a demonstrated history of working in the retail, wholesale, trading, logistics and supply chain industry.

He has worked in the industry for over 30 years and has strong customer and supplier relationships.
He has a good understanding of the wholesales sales environment and how to lead a sales team.

Luis left the DAWN group in 2017 and returned in 2019, and acquired DAWN Limited, which was then de-listed

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Vanessa White

Chief Governance Officer

Vanessa has over 16 years of experience in Corporate Governance, Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Auditing, Information Technology Auditing, Fraud Risk Management, Data Analytics and Company Secretarial Services.   She has provided consulting and assurance services across a range of clients and industries, including services on behalf of  two international audit firms. Vanessa holds a M.Phil degree, B.Com(Hons) and a B.Com from the University of Pretoria and has attained the CISA, CRISC and CIA

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Gustav Mertz

Chief Operations Officer

Gustav comes with 25 years’ experience across various industries and has a highly successful track record. He has held various executive positions with companies in the Manufacturing and Supply Chain industries including Enviroserv, Board Longyear and Imperial Logistics. He was also the Chief Operating Officer at Metalmin Metals & Minerals. Gustav holds a B.Com(Hons) degree from the University of Johannesburg (RAU) and completed the Global Executive Development Program through Gordon Institute of Business Science. 

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Andrew Budricks

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew started his career as an audit manager and worked at numerous organisations as a finance manager, General Manager and CFO. In-depth knowledge of the security, logistics and wholesale industries. Andrew has been in the Group for 13 years and has an deep knowledge of processes and financial systems over his tenure.
 
Andrew’s has completed his BCom Honours with Articles. Andrew has expertise in technical financial process and systems, ERP and Accounting systems, General business management, GAAP, IFRS and Business Compliance, Financial leadership and Turnaround strategies.
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William Maroleng

Executive : Inland Region

William is an experienced  Sales and Operations Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the wholesale, trading, logistics and supply chain industry. Skilled in Strategic Planning and Sales Management, Operations Management and Operational Excellence. He is responsible to set strategic vision for the Gauteng/Inland Region, drives daily operational excellence via a vast sales and logistics team and is a product specialist.

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Andrew Keevy

Executive : Coastal Region

Andrew has been in the plumbing and hardware wholesale industry for over 20 years starting as a sales rep and filing management and executive roles through his career. He also has had experience in General Management of a large plumbing brand as well as running a consulting business within the wholesale industry.  He is responsible to set strategic vision for the Coastal Region, drives daily operational excellence via a vast sales and logistics team and is a product specialist.

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