Board of Directors

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Group CEO
Appointed 10 October 2001
BA (Hons) in Business Management; MBA; Executive Programmes An astute entrepreneur and visionary, Teddy has extensive experience and knowledge in establishing, growing and turning around several businesses. Teddy’s current directorships include non-executive Global Chairman of the Aurecon Group Limited (Australia), non-executive chairman of Tedaka Investments Proprietary Limited and he is a trustee of the South African National Defence Force Education Trust.
Having served on numerous boards of both private sector and state-owned companies, Teddy’s past non-executive directorships include South African Airways Proprietary Limited, South African Airways Technical Proprietary Limited (Chairman), T- Systems Proprietary Limited, The Nations Trust, Africon Proprietary Limited, Aurecon Africa Ownership Trust (Trustee) and ADC-Krone Telecommunications Africa Proprietary Limited amongst others. In addition, Teddy has served as ministerial advisor and often advises public sector institutions and private sector companies.

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Executive Director, Mergers and Acquisitions
Appointed 1 June 2015
BSc Electronic Engineering; BSc Electronic Engineering (Hons); Business Administration, AltX, Directors induction.
A co-founder and executive director of Parsec Holdings, Rynier is responsible for strategy fomulation of Ansys Limited and its
subsidiaries. Additional responsibilities include spearheading growth of the group through mergers and acquisitions and integration
of the new businesses into the Ansys group of companies. He is an Aerotek Achiever Award winner and member of the Advisory Committee of the Engineering Faculty at University of Pretoria.


Executive Director
Group Chief Financial Officer
Appointed 1 April 2016
Prior to serving as Parsec Holdings group financial manager, Burt completed his articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. and thereafter gained international exposure and experience in the UK on a short-term secondment.
Since the completion of his articles, Burt has gained experience in financial management in the commercial industry, with companies in various sectors (software development as well as the retail sector), which he has been able to utilise in his role within the Ansys group.

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Non-Executive Director
Appointed 4 June 2013
BA (Economics and Statistics); Certificate in Management; Transnet Executive Development Programme Siza Mzimela currently serves as the CEO and founder of Fly Blue Crane as well as the executive chairperson of Blue Crane Aviation.
Siza served as the Chief Executive Officer of both South African Airways and SA Express Airways. She has held various pioneering roles within the aviation industry, including being the first female board member at IATA in 67 years. Siza currently chairs the board of JSE-listed company Cargo Carriers and serves on the board of African Reinsurance Corporation, amongst others. Her past directorships include being a non-executive director at SA Tourism.

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Independent Non-Executive Chairperson
Appointed 4 June 2013
BA; MSc; Spurs Fellowship USA; Certificate in Engineering and Technology Management Nonhlanhla is a businesswoman and former Economic Advisor to the Presidency. She has worked as a City and regional planner in South Africa, a survey research supervisor at Washington State University, USA, an executive director at a subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, chairman of several housing funds, is a managing owner and founder of women entrepreneurial organisations. She has certificates in Leadership (Harvard and Wharton Universities USA) and Technology Management (Warwick University, UK). She is entrepreneurial, a strategic thinker with proven leadership ability and passionate about sustainability and economic development. She has more than 10 years’ experience as a board member in various JSE listed companies.


Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Human Capital and Remuneration Committee
Appointed 1 June 2015
BSc Electronic Engineering; BSc Electronic Engineering (Hons); MBA; OPM Coen is a seasoned businessman and serial entrepreneur, having successfully run his own high-tech venture, which he later sold.
He has studied and taught leadership to various corporate clients for over 15 years. He serves on the boards of a number of engineering companies. The author of Live & Lead: Discover Your Personal and Organisational Guidance System (2012).
Coen is the CEO and owner of BrainWorks, a management consulting company.


Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Audit and Risk Committee
Appointed 9 September 2015
CA(SA); Registered Auditor
Ndumi is the founding director of Indyebo Incorporated. Armed with over 20 years’ experience in internal auditing, risk managementand financial management, she held financial management and business analyst positions at Vodacom and MTN respectively.
A former Director: Financial Planning and Budgeting at the Gauteng Department of Finance, she was responsible for a R16 billion
budget. Ndumi later joined Johannesburg City Parks as General Manager: Finance.
She also serves as non-executive director for Pinnacle Holdings, Foskor, City Lodge and is a member of Italtile’s Audit and Risk Committee, which she chairs. Her previous board experience includes serving as a non-executive director at Umgeni Water Board,
PetroSA and Armscor.

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Non-Executive Director Chairman of Social and Ethics Committee
Appointed 21 October 2015
BA (Social Work); BA Honours (Social Work); MA (Social Science); PhD (Social Policy); MBA. Executive Programmes: Global Programme for Management Development; Utility Regulation and Strategy; Finance for Executives, INSEAD Dr Khoza is a seasoned executive and acknowledged strategist with remarkable business acumen honed from 30 years of senior management and directorship experience in the public and private sectors. As the current Group CEO of Bigen Africa, Women4Africa, a London-based organisation, recently recognised her as one of the top African women leaders in her sector. Her recognition awards in 2015 include being recognised by the Council for Engineers South Africa’s Young Professionals Forum as one of the ten women for “Special achievements and sterling contributions to, as well as for uplifting the role of women in, the construction industry and consulting engineering profession” and by CEO Global as one of the three South African women Ambassadors for Most Influential Women in Africa. Also in 2015, she was awarded the Top Performing Business Leader Award in South Africa at the 13th South African Business Awards. In 2014, Dr Khoza was recognised as one of the six South African women to receive the Africa Lifetime Achievers

Awards of Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government in the infrastructure sector.
Dr Khoza is an influential and inspirational leader and well-recognised and sought-after public and motivational speaker. She has given keynote addresses at international (e.g. FIDIC in Barcelona), continental (e.g. WIPO in Senegal) and national (several Business Women’s Forums) conferences on topics mainly in the infrastructure development and development financing space.