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Results for the six months ended 31 December 2018 have been released.
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Company Profile


Ralph Patmore - Non-executive Chairman
BCom (Wits), MBL (SBL, Stanford Executive Programme (Stanford University, USA)
Ralph was appointed as lead independent non-executive director and head of the remuneration committee in 2011. He has an impeccable management career in South African industry, having most recently served as the chief executive offi cer of Iliad Africa Limited for 10 years, stepping down in 2008. This experience in the building material supply area is benefi ting Accéntuate as the company moves forward to capture additional market share. Ralph currently holds non-executive directorships on four other companies listed on the JSE. His experience in management, strategy mergers and acquisitions and accounting matters, coupled with his vast knowledge of the construction, building and retail environment, has allowed Ralph to make a signifi cant contribution to the group.

Fred Platt - Chief Executive Office
BA (Industrial Psychology), MBA (Brunel University, UK)
Fred began his career in human resources management in 1990 at Fram Footwear (a division of Conshu Holdings Limited) progressing to HR director. He represented Conshu on the South African Breweries human resources committee before joining Safic in 1997. He moved rapidly through the corporate ranks serving as operations director in 1998, managing director in 2000 and fi nally group managing director for Safic in 2003. His vision for the organisation facilitated the strategic acquisition of Marley Flooring in 2004 and the consolidation of the various companies into Accéntuate Limited, which culminated in the listing on the AltX of the JSE in 2006. Fred serves on the board of several group companies and, furthermore, is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Dr Donald Platt - Executive Director
Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration and PhD in Management (Pacific Western University, California), Senior Executive Programme (Harvard Business School), course in Moral and Political Philosophy (Oxford), Global Management – INSEAD, France
Dr Platt started his working career in sales and marketing, spending 12 years in the industrial gas industry and thereafter served as a director of a subsidiary of Conshu Limited. He joined Marley SA as sales and marketing director in 1998 and was promoted to managing director of Marley Flooring in 2001. The division was acquired by EFIC (Empowerment and Financial and Investment Company) in 2004 and became part of Accéntuate. Donald is Managing Director of FloorworX Africa (Pty) Limited.

Maarten Coetzee - Chief Financial Officer
CA (SA), MBA (GIBS), M.Com.Tax (NWU)
Maarten is a chartered accountant registered at SAICA since 2006. In addition he has completed his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in 2014 and has a Master’s Degree in South African and International Taxation that he obtained from the North-West University in 2006. Maarten completed his articles at Meintjies, Vermooten & Partners and soon thereafter joined Deloitte Consulting on financial management projects in the public and private sectors. He was employed by Sasol’s Energy division in 2007 where he was employed for more than 8 years in the corporate reporting environment as senior accountant and the project management environments, where he was the financial stream lead on various projects covering business improvement plans as well as mergers and acquisitions deals. Maarten was recently contracted by Deloitte to fill an executive role with various of their clients.

Andile Mjamekwana - Alternate Non-Executive Director | Head of Audit Committee
CA(SA), BCom (Hons) Acc (University of Natal), BComtp (Unitra)
Andile Mjamekwana is a qualified chartered accountant with more than 7 years investment banking experience. Andile currently works at Thebe Investment Corporation in the Business Development and Strategy division mainly dealing with power and infrastructure projects. Andile is a board member of Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm (RF) (Pty) Ltd, De Aar Solar Power (RF) (Pty) Ltd and Droogfontein Solar Power (RF) (Pty) Ltd. He previously worked at Absa Capital’s Investment Banking Advisory for 2 years as an associate director. The main transactions he was involved with were the sale of Cipla Medpro SA by Cipla India, the sale of ABSA Bank’s stake in ABSA Private Equity and an empowerment transaction for the DeBeers Diamond Trading division. Prior to this Andile was an associate director at HSBC’s Investment Banking Advisory division for 5 Years. The main transactions he worked on there were the sale of MTN Nigeria by local partners to MTN Group, the privatisation of Gabon Telecoms and the sale of Transnet non-core assets. He also worked for almost two years at PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance Valuation and Strategy division. He did his articles at SizweNtsaluba vsp.

Pieter Kriel - Non-executive Director | Head of the Remuneration Committee
BAcc Honours (Stellenbosch), CA(SA), Certifi cate in Senior Management
Pieter joined Thebe Investment Corporation in an executive capacity in January 2011 to establish and head its new Power & Infrastructure division, having served on the Thebe board as a non-executive director for 12 years. During this period he was also a member of the Thebe Investment Committee and chaired this committee for the last year. Pieter co-founded Sanlam Private Equity in 2003 and he was CEO from 2005 until June 2009. Pieter joined Sanlam’s Investment Division in 1987 after qualifying as a chartered accountant and completing his articles with Ernst & Young. During his 24 years of investment management with Sanlam, he gained experience in various roles including fi nancial control, compliance, structured products, equity underwriting, portfolio management, the structuring and management of black economic empowerment investments and finally private equity.

Eric Ratshikhopha - Independent non-executive director | Head of the Social Ethics Committee
BA (Hons) Sociology, University of the North Developmental Programme in Labour Relations, University of South Africa Advanced Programme in Labour Relations, University of South Africa Master of Management, University of the Witwatersrand Senior Executive Programme, Harvard School of Business
Eric was appointed as an independent non-executive director and as chairman of the social and ethics committee in 2011. He currently holds a number of directorships on foundations and serves as a trustee on a number of trusts. His background includes vast work experience in the mining sector, having been involved in industrial relations, health and safety, strategic management and corporate social investment. Eric has worked in Gencor, Genmin, Billiton S.A. and most recently as corporate development director at Xstrata. His wealth of experience in transformation, stakeholder relations and community development, as well as general management practices, is a massive advantage to Accéntuate.

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