The Bidvest Group

Executive Directors

Lindsay Peter Ralphs

Lindsay Peter Ralphs

Chief executive

Age: 61

Qualifications: BCom, BAcc, CA(SA)

Appointed: May 10 1992

  • Lindsay Ralphs was appointed a Director of the Bidvest Group Limited on May 10 1992. Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries, Chairman of the Bidvest South Africa divisions and Chairman of Bidvest Namibia. During his Bidvest career he has been Group Operations Director, Managing Director of Bidvest Steiner and was responsible for forming the Bidvest Services division in 1994. In February 2011, Lindsay was appointed CEO of Bidvest South Africa and in May 2016 was appointed CEO of the Bidvest Group Limited after the unbundling of The Bidvest Food Division.

Nompumelelo Madisa

Nompumelelo (Mpumi) Thembekile Madisa

Executive director

Age: 37

Qualifications: BComm (Hons) in Economics and BSc in Economics and Mathematics, Masters in finance and investment

Appointed: December 4 2013

  • Mpumi was previously chief director in the Gauteng provincial government. During her ten years in the Bidvest Group, she has held various senior management and executive board director positions such as general manager business development, divisional director business development, corporate affairs director and sales and marketing director. Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries.

Hans Peter Meijer

Hans Peter Meijer

Chief financial officer

Age: 60

Qualifications: BCompt, MBL

Appointed: May 23 2016

  • Peter joined the Bidvest Corporate office in 1990, then in 1995 moved into a subsidiary divisional financial role as financial director of Steiner, appointed as financial director of the Bidserv Division in 2001, and finally the Bidvest SA Division in 2011. Peter serves on all SA divisional boards and divisional audit committees, and was appointed to the Bidvest Group Board as Group financial director on May 23 2016

Gillian Claire McMahon

Gillian Claire McMahon

Executive director

Age: 44

Qualifications: BCom (Hons) Business Economics and Industrial Psychology, MCom Industrial Psycology

Appointed: May 27 2015

  • Gillian previously held various operational roles in customer service, operations, training and human resources. During her time at Bidvest Gillian has held various senior management roles including commercial director of Bidtravel and Group transformation executive. Gillian is a director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries.

Anthony William Dawe

Anthony William Dawe

Executive director

Age: 50

Qualifications: CA(SA)

Appointed: June 28 2006

  • Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries. Anthony has many years’ experience in the freight industry with most of those years focused in the South African port environment. Prior to this, Anthony’s finance experience was in London and for one of the large accounting firms in South Africa.