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
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
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
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.
Chief Financial Officer
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.
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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