Our Executives

If a company’s greatest asset is its people, then Consol is in excellent standing, having some of the most qualified and capable executives serving at its helm.


Before joining Consol in 2002, Mike Arnold served as the CEO for McCain Foods (South Africa), as well as having held Executive Director positions at Irvin & Johnson and National Brands.

Mike Arnold
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

B.Com. (UNISA)

Before serving as Consol’s CFO, Karuna Nayager was the Financial Director for Cold Chain, a subsidiary of Imperial Holdings, from 2001 and 2004, and served as a Financial Manager at SABMiller.

Karuna Nayager
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

B.Com. and B.Acc. (WITS), CA (RSA)

Paul Curnow joined Consol in 1998 and, after holding managerial positions including   Manufacturing Services Director and General Manager for Wadeville Operations, was promoted to COO for Consol in 2016.

Paul Curnow
Chief Operating Officer (COO)

B.Sc. (Engineering) (UKZN)

Dale Carolin joined Consol in 2001 and before his promotion to Senior Executive Marketing in 2015, Dale was the Executive Head of Sales and Marketing. Previously, he served as Marketing Executive at Ster-Kinekor and Abercrombie & Kent International.

Dale Carolin
Senior Executive Marketing

B.A. (Hons) (Rhodes University)

Johan du Plessis worked at Kumba Resources and as Group Chief Information Architect for the ISCOR Group before joining Consol in 2002.

Johan H E du Plessis
Senior Executive IT & S

B.Eng. (Electrical and Electronic) (UJ)

Prior to joining Consol in 2006, Thami Mkhuzangwe held senior HR positions at Super Group, SABMiller and Tiger Brands.

Thami Mkhuzangwe
Senior Executive HR

B.A. Industrial Psychology (UWC), B.A. HR (Hons) (RAU)

Zoë Francois previously served as General Manager: Sales for Sappi Paper and Paper Packaging and at Anglo Platinum, having joined Consol in 2015.

Zoë Francois
Senior Executive SA Sales

B.Sc (Chemical Engineering) (WITS)

Stephen Van Eck has been with Consol since 2000 and was appointed to his current position in 2015, following his position as Financial Manager and later, General Manager for the Consol Bellville Factory. Before that, he worked for Stellenbosch Farmers Winery.

Stephen Van Eck
Senior Executive SA Manufacturing

B.Acc. (SU), BCompt (UNISA), CA (RSA)

Johan Pool joined Consol in 2001 as an Electronic Engineer Trainee, and has held various technical positions as well as Business Development Executive, before being promoted to Senior Executive Technical. 

Johan Pool
Senior Executive Technical

B.Eng. (Electronic) (Hons) & MBA (UP)