Jerry Vilakazi (58) Independent Non-Executive Director BA, University of South AfricaMA, Thames Valley UniversityMA, University of LondonMBA, California Coast University Jerry Vilakazi was appointed a non-executive director on 1 January 2013. He is Chairman of Palama Investment Holdings Proprietary Limited, which he co-founded to facilitate investments in strategic sectors. He is a past chief executive officer of Business Unity South Africa, Managing Director of the Black Management Forum. In 2009, Jerry was appointed to the Presidential Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Advisory Council and, in 2010, he was appointed as a Commissioner of the National Planning Commission. He completed both terms in 2015. Previously, he was appointed Public Service Commissioner in 1999 and played a critical role in shaping major public service policies in post-1994 South Africa. Jerry was Chairman of the Mpumalanga Gambling Board and of the State Information Technology Agency (SOC) Proprietary Limited. He previously held the position of Chairman of Netcare Limited and directorships of Pretoria Portland Cement, Goliath Gold Limited, General Healthcare Group (UK) and Computershare. He is currently a non-executive director in Blue Label Telecoms Limited and Palama Industrial.