Sappi Southern Africa Management Committee

The Sappi Southern Africa Management Committee consists of the following members:

Alex Thiel

Alex Thiel (55)*
Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Southern Africa
BSc (Mechanical Engineering), MBA (Financial Management and IT)

Colin Mowatt

Colin Mowatt (59)
Finance Director
BCom Acc, CA (SA), EDP, MBL

Fergus Marupen

Fergus Marupen (51)*
Human Resources Director
BA Hons (Psychology), BEd (Education Management), MBA

Deon van Aarde

Deon van Aarde (56)
Information Technology Director

Pat McGrady

Pat McGrady (59)
Manufacturing and Technical Director
BSc (Electrical Engineering), GCC (Factories), EDP

Nat Maelane

Nat Maelane (57)
Regional Procurement Director
MDP, Senior Executive Programme

Tyrone Hawkes

Tyrone Hawkes (49)
Strategy and Business Development Director
BCom Hons, CA(SA)

Gary Bowles

Gary Bowles (56)*
Executive Vice President of Sappi Specialised Cellulose
BSc Electrical Eng, PMD, EDP

Dr Terence Stanger

Dr Terence Keith Stanger (54)
Managing Director of Sappi Forests
BSc Agric, MSc Agric, PhD Forestry


* Member of Group Executive Committee.
All ages as at 31 December 2016.

Sappi is committed to high standards of corporate governance which form the foundation for the long-term sustainability of our company and creation of value for our stakeholders.
Alex Thiel, Chief Executive Officer, Sappi Southern Africa