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Chris Riley

Group CEO

An engineer, Chris began his career in operations for companies across the globe, rapidly progressing to senior executive positions in organisations such as Group Five, Ingersoll Rand and Huhtamaki (one of the world’s largest packaging companies). There he built a reputation for successful organisational turnarounds. He has specialist expertise in change management, transformation and sustainable bottom-line improvements, and is reputed for his strong leadership capabilities.

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Duncan Le Grange

Group CFO

After spending two years with Ernst & Young Corporate Finance, where he was responsible for a wide range of advisory mandates including due diligence investigations, valuations and JSE listings work, Duncan joined Westbrooke Capital Partners in 2006, where he is responsible for investment analysis, implementation and the management of Westbrooke’s strategic investments. As CFO of Forge Group, Duncan is responsible for all group financial reporting and management functions

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Danie Delport

Managing Director, Toolquip & Allied

Danie joined Allied Machinery (Pty ) Ltd in 1982 after leaving Barlow’s engineering supply company’s Machine Tool division, and became Departmental Manager for warehousing, distribution and after sales. On the merger of Allied Machinery with B Putziger (Pty) Ltd in the late 1980’s he was appointed as Operations Director. In 1998 when Allied Putziger merged with Tool and Equipment (Pty) Ltd to form Toolquip and Allied, Danie was appointed as an Executive Director. He was subsequently appointed as Managing Director in 2002. Under his leadership Toolquip and Allied has innovated B-BBEE initiatives in its sector, diversified and expanded its product range, accessed new markets and rolled out its footprint nationally.

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Vaughn Hanwith-Horden

Managing Director, Forest & Holmach

Vaughn has worked in the machine tools sector since 1989, working in sales for Pretoria Machine Tools, Oriental Machine Tools, Green & Sons and Forest Engineering. Vaughn became Sales Manager for Forest & Holmach in 1995, and is currently the Managing Director.

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Alan Brown

Managing Director, Tecsa

Alan joined Tecsa 1989, working as a store manager and later becoming an operational director in 1995. He became Managing Director of Tecsa (Pty) Ltd in 2012.

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Gawie Pretorius

Managing Director, Belt Brokers

A qualified accountant and auditor with over 20 years sales experience, Gawie Pretorius joined Belt Brokers in 2001 as General Manager. Thereafter, he became Managing Director where he built a reputation for superior service, quality products and reasonable pricing.

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Craig Silver

Chief Executive Officer, Genlogic

Craig has been with Genlogic for nine years, having joined the company as CEO in 2005. In 2011 he founded Generator Logic Mauritius Limited, a freeport company in Port Louis where diesel generators are assembled for export. He has been instrumental in guiding Generator Logic’s strategic direction along the path of success and building its strong reputation for energy efficient hybrid power solutions.

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Dani Kaplan

Chief Executive Officer, The Pool Team

Dani is a Chartered Accountant and completed his articles at Deloitte. He has built up extensive experience in running and managing industrial trading and distribution companies. Dani was previously the Managing Director of Alsafe; and following the sale of Alsafe to Bidvest, served for a number of years as the Operations Director of G. Fox (a Bidvest subsidiary). He joined The Pool Team as CEO in September 2015.