Our Leadership

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.


Executive Directors

Mike Arnold

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

Mike Arnold*
Group CEO

B.Com (University of South Africa)

Karuna Nayager 2020

Karuna Nayager joined Consol in 2004. Before that he was the Financial Director for The Cold Chain (a subsidiary of Imperial Holdings) and Financial Manager at SABMiller.

Karuna Nayager
Group CFO

B.Com Acc. (University of Witwatersrand), CA (SA)

Paul Curnow 2020

Paul Curnow joined Consol in 1998. He has held various managerial positions including General Manager for Consol Wadeville, Manufacturing Services Director and COO before being promoted to Deputy CEO in 2019.

Paul Curnow
Group CEO Designate

B.Sc. (Engineering) (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Executive Management

Dale Carolin 2020

Dale Carolin joined Consol as Category Executive in Sales & Marketing in 2001 and was promoted to Sales & Marketing Director in 2004.  Since then he has held various sales, marketing and commercial roles including his current role. Before joining Consol, he held several marketing roles at Ster-Kinekor and Abercrombie & Kent International.

Dale Carolin
Senior Group Executive: Marketing & Commercial

B.A. (Hons) (Rhodes University)

Johan Du Plessis 2020

Johan du Plessis joined Consol in 2002. Before that he worked at Kumba Resources and as Group Chief Information Architect for the ISCOR Group.

Johan du Plessis
Senior Group Executive: Information Systems & Technology

B.Eng. (Electrical and Electronic) (University of Johannesburg)

Thami Mkhuzangwe 2020

Thami Mkhuzangwe joined Consol in 2006. Before that he held senior HR positions at Super Group, SABMiller and Tiger Brands.

Thami Mkhuzangwe
Senior Group Executive: Human Resources & Corporate Affairs

B.A. Industrial Psychology (University of the Western Cape), B.A. HR (Hons) (Rand Afrikaans University)

Johan Pool

Johan Pool joined Consol in 2001 as an Electronic Engineer Trainee and held various technical positions, such as Business Development Executive, before being promoted to his current role.

Johan Pool
Senior Group Executive: Technical

B.Eng. (Electronic) (Hons), MBA (University of Pretoria)

Selemo Magatikele Headshot

Selemo Magatikele joined Consol in 2006 as an HR Business Partner, before moving to the operations side of the business where he served as Plant Manager and General Manager for Consol Wadeville and Consol Nigel. Selemo was promoted to his current role in 2020. Before Consol, he worked as HR & Employee Relations Manager for Ford SA, Anglo Platinum and PG Bison.

Selemo Magatikele
Senior Executive: Manufacturing – South Africa

B.A. (Hons) Industrial Psychology (University of Witwatersrand)

Stephen Van Eck 2020

Stephen van Eck joined Consol in 2000 as Financial Manager and later General Manager for Consol Bellville. Stephen was promoted to his current role in 2015. Before joining Consol, he was the Group Financial Manager for Stellenbosch Farmers Winery.

Stephen van Eck
Senior Executive: Commercial Operations – South Africa

B.Com Acc. (Stellenbosch University), B.Compt (Hons) (University of South Africa), CA (SA)

Nicholas Mechanicos

Nicholas Mechanicos joined Consol in 2004 as a Financial Service Manager and held various other positions in the financial department before being promoted to his current role. Before Consol, he worked at KPMG Inc. as an Audit Manager. 

Nicholas Mechanicos
Group Executive: Finance

B.Com Acc. (University of Witwatersrand), CA (SA)

Thomas Shaw

Thomas Shaw joined Consol in 2003 as a trainee engineer. He has held various positions within the group including Technical Manager and General Manager for Consol Wadeville. Thomas was promoted to his current role in 2014.

Thomas Shaw
Group Executive: Supply Chain

B.Eng. Electrical and Electronic Engineering (University of Johannesburg), B.Sc. Information Technology (University of Johannesburg)

Henry Botha

Henry Botha joined Consol in 1995 as a Mechanical Engineer. He has held various roles within the group including that of General Manager for Consol Clayville and Group Manufacturing Executive. Henry was promoted to his current role in 2020. Before Consol, he worked in the engineering field at Gencor and PG Bison.

Henry Botha
Regional Executive: West Africa

National Higher Diploma Mechanical Engineering (University of Witwatersrand)

Joe Mureithi3

Joe Mureithi joined Central Glass Industries (CGI) in 2010 as Head of Finance. He was then promoted to the position of General Manager in 2012, a position he continued to hold after Consol bought CGI in 2015.  He held the position General Manager and Regional General Manager before being promoted to his current role. Before Consol, he held various positions at EABL/Diageo, Unga Group Limited and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).  

Joe Mureithi
Regional Executive: East Africa

B.Com, MBA (University of Nairobi), CPA (Kenya), PMD (Strathmore University)

Non-Executive Directors

Quinton Dicks

Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

B.A. LLB, Dip Tax, LLM, MBA

Member of the following committees:

  • Audit and Corporate Governance
  • Social and Ethics
  • Nominations and Remuneration
  • Risk
  • Investment

Bruce MacRobert

Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director

B.Com, B.Compt (Hons), CA (SA)

Member of the following committees:

  • Nominations and Remuneration
  • Risk
  • Investment

Jonathan Andrew Kirby

Independent Non-Executive Director

B.Com Acc., CA (SA), HDip Tax

  • Audit and Corporate Governance
  • Risk

Cynthia Pongweni

Independent Non-Executive Director

B.Compt (Hons), CA (SA), CA (ZI), MBA

  • Audit and Corporate Governance
  • Risk
  • Social and Ethics
  • Investment

Mohammed Sabi

Non-Executive Director (alternate to I Kgaboesele)

B.Com, B.Com (Hons), CA (SA)

Not a member of any Consol board committee

Itumeleng Kgaboesele

Non-Executive Director

B.Com, Diploma Acc., CA (SA)

  • Nominations and Remuneration
  • Investment

Company Secretary

Nomakhosi Mukanya

GradICSA; Post Grad Dip Compliance; LLB