M Morobe (65)
Appointed: 18 June 2007
Directorships: Mr Morobe was the National Director of the Programme to Improve Learner Outcomes (PILO) until 2020, a position he assumed in 2013 after seven years as chief executive officer of then JSE-listed Kagiso Media Limited. He has a 50-year career spanning the worlds of student activism, trade unionism, work in the non-governmental sector, politics, the public sector, conservation and the corporate sector. Always seeking fresh challenges, Mr Morobe was in 1994 appointed as the first CEO and Chairman of the Financial and Fiscal Commission. Thereafter, from 2004 to 2006, he joined the Presidency as Head of Communications. He has also served in various board capacities, both in the non-governmental and private sectors, inter alia, the Council on Higher Education (1999 – 2000); Chairman South African National Parks Board (1999 – 2005); Chairman Ernst & Young (SA) (2001 – 2005); Chairman Johannesburg Housing Company (2003 – 2006). Currently, Mr Morobe is Chairman of Wispeco Holdings Proprietary Limited, he serves as a non-executive Director of RMB Holdings Limited and Rand Merchant Investment Holdings Limited and he is a Trustee on the boards of the DG Murray Trust and the Rothschild Foundation. He is Chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee and the Strategic ESG Committee.