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Executive Directors

Michael (Mike) Arnold

Michael (Mike) Arnold

Group Managing Director


Appointed to the board in July 2002.

Mike joined the AVI Limited group in 1992 and was a director of National Brands Limited. In 1999 he transferred to Irvin & Johnson as Executive Director – Prepared Frozen Foods and following the sale of the business to McCain Foods SA, he was appointed CEO of McCain Foods (SA) (Pty) Ltd. He was appointed Group Managing Director of Consol Limited on 1 July 2002.

Karuna Nayager

Karuna Nayager

Group Financial Director

BComm, BAcc, CA (SA)

Appointed to the board in July 2004.

Karuna joined Consol in March 2004 as Group Financial Director Designate and was appointed to the Board as Group Financial Director on 1 July 2004. Previously, he was financial director of The Cold Chain Proprietary Limited, a subsidiary of Imperial Holdings Limited.



Dale Carolin

Dale Carolin

Marketing Director

BA (Hons) Industrial relations

Appointed to the board in 2007.

With extensive experience in the travel, media and packaging industries, Dale also brings with him international work experience.

Johannes (Johan) He du Plessis

Johannes (Johan) He du Plessis

Information Technology Director

BEng (electrical and electronic)

Johan joined Consol in January 2002 as the chief information officer and is currently the Information Technology Director. Previously, he worked at Kumba resources and Iscor.

Paul Curnow

Paul Curnow

Manufacturing Services Director


Paul joined the Consol Head Office technical function as a graduate engineer in 1998. Over the past fourteen years he has held various managerial positions across the central support functions, including process engineering, the in-house production equipment manufacturing facility and capital projects before a stint as General Manger of the Wadeville manufacturing facility. Paul was promoted to Manufacturing Services Director in 2009 and currently oversees the group technical and supply chain functions.

Elliot Thamsanqa (Thami) Mkhuzangwe

Elliot Thamsanqa (Thami) Mkhuzangwe

Human Resources Director

BA (Industrial Psychology), BA Hons (Human Resources)

Thami joined Consol in December 2006, bringing with him a wealth of experience earned at blue chip organisations including Super Group, Tiger Brands, SAB and Eskom.

His accolades include his election as leader of the Advanced International management Programme (AIM) for African participants held in Sweden. Thami is a former member of the Mangosuthu Technikon advisory committee for the HR faculty, as well as the HR committee of the Durban Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the board of the St Monica Childrens Home as part of his community involvement.

Zoë François

Zoë FranÇois

Sales Director

BSc Chemical Engineering (Wits) , LDP (Unisa)

Zoë was appointed as the Sales Director for Consol Glass in July 2015. Her career started in 1990 at Anglo Platinum where she held various metallurgical positions. In 1998 she was appointed as a Strategic Business Development Manager at Sappi and subsequently performed roles in Exports and the Sales and Marketing division of Sappi Kraft. In 2010 Zoë took a 2 year sabbatical from Corporate and ran her own Coach Hire business. In 2012 she returned to Sappi in the position of General Manager Sales for Sappi Paper and Paper Packaging.


Non – executive directors

  • Bruce Baisley
  • Terry Bantock
  • Quinton Dicks
  • Bruce MacRobert
  • Anil Maharaj
  • Craig McDougall
  • Graeme Montgomery

Alternate directors

  • Raymond Simao
  • Farhad Khan


Company registration:Consol Glass Proprietary Limited Reg Number 2006/034503/07
Email Address:information@consol.co.za
Chief Information Officer:JHE du Plessis
Company Secretary:HR Falgate
Auditors:Auditors KPMG Inc.