EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (EXCOM)
Thorburn Security Solutions
TIM WALTERS | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Tim is the CFO of our holding company Tsebo Solutions Group, is a member of the Executive Committee, and sits on the Board of Thorburn Security Solutions (Northern and Southern Region). After school Tim joined the Military, where he completed Officer’s Training School. Prior to joining Tsebo in 2002 he held both supply chain and financial leadership positions at SA Breweries and Barloworld Equipment. Tim is highly qualified, having studied at WITS University where he qualified with a B.Comm, a B.Acc and as a C.A. Among his many interests are cycling, shooting, polo, reading, spear fishing, and kite surfing.
DR CHRIS JARDINE | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dr Chris Jardine is the Group Executive Director for Operations for the Tsebo Group. He joined Tsebo in 2011 as CEO of Tsebo Catering Solutions, a position he held until assuming his new role in June 2015. Prior to this he was CEO of the J & J Group. Chris has worked in various executive and director roles in the IT, logistics, telecommunications, industrials and financial services sectors.He has also served on the boards of companies as diverse as MTN, Transnet, Macquarie First South and Union Carriage and Wagons.
STEPHAN BOTHA | MANAGING DIRECTOR
Stephan has worked in diverse industries and across many African countries. He spent 13 years in various executive roles for the international security company, SBV Services. This included being Director for African Markets, Head of Strategy and Innovation and a 5-year period as MD of SBV’s Nigerian subsidiary. Stephan has also worked as an executive for companies in the logistics, agricultural and textile industries. Stephan holds an M Comm in Business Management, MA in Industrial Relations and an MPhil in Leadership. He is married and has two young sons and is passionate about building teams and developing markets.
DOLF SCHEEPERS | CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Dolf served in the former SANDF as a Lt Col and moved to the private sector in 1995. Over the years he developed from pure operational security management to business management in 1999 with the appointment as MD at the former Gray Security Services. In the UK he worked as a Senior Risk Auditor for Securicor and managed various specialist functions from investigations, business intelligence, profiling to quality assurance in his position as Head of Consultancy for Africa. As a business and product development director, he expanded his risk reduction solution design knowledge through research and development linked to experience gained over 10 years in the industry. He joined Thorburn in October 2005 as the Managing Director for the Northern Region. Dolf is renowned in the industry and in the market for his leadership abilities and is highly respected by customers and colleagues alike. He is a family man and in his spare time is an avid bowls player. Dolf is also an author in his own right, having published “Lions Leading Lions“, a book on Leadership, in 2016. At the end of 2017 Dolf was promoted to COO, a new position within the Thorburn group of companies.
PHILLIP VAN SITTERT | FINANCIAL DIRECTOR
Phillip joins Thorburn from the ranks of the Tsebo Solutions Group, where he was very successful as FM of both ERS/ATS as well as TS Afrika over the last number of years. He is ideally qualified and has the right Tsebo knowledge and experience to continue the good work that he is renowned for, in the ongoing process of more fully integrating Thorburn Security Solutions into Tsebo.
MANDLA TATANA | HR DIRECTOR
Mandla has over 20 years of Human Resources practice, spread across FMCG (Distell, Oceana Group & Unilever) Logistics (Imperial), SOC (SARS & TRANSNET) and the vehicle manufacturing sector (prior to the security sector), 17 of which have been in a managerial capacity. He has implemented and or participated in, implementing business transformation initiatives from an HR and Industrial relations perspective. Mandla served as an EXCO and or a Board Member for companies such as IVECO and Imperial Logistics where he drove the B-BBEE business strategies amongst his diverse functions.
JAN-LOUIS GROBBELAAR | DIRECTOR ELECTRONIC SOLUTIONS
Jan-Louis is known to the Thorburn family, having worked within the Thorburn stable for the last 8 years in a number of roles. He has spent more than 20 years in the security industry, during which he acquired significant and varied experience for an array of companies. Jan-Louis is a graduate industrial engineer with an MBA from Henley and has extensive experience in designing & selling electronic security solutions. He and his wife Adel have two children, and he is a keen cyclist.
REGGIE GRIGGS | NATIONAL SALES & KEY ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
Born in Cape Town, Reggie served in the former SADF as a permanent force officer and moved to the private sector in 1988 when he accepted a career opportunity at the University of Stellenbosch as an Assistant Accountant. Reggie is an industry veteran and has served successfully in both sales and operations since joining Thorburn in November 2006. Reggie is married with four children. They enjoy the outdoors and often go caravaning. Gardening and motor-sport are some of his hobbies.
CHRISTO PRETORIUS | MANAGING DIRECTOR (NORTHERN REGION)
Christo has been in the security industry for 17 years and was promoted from Regional Manager responsible for the Thorburn operations in both Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, to Managing Director of the Northern Region. His strengths are client relationship building, financial planning & monitoring, compliance to legislative requirements, quality control, performance management and logistical planning. Christo has vast experience in the provision of security in the mining sector and he also has experience in retail, bottling, casino / entertainment and industrial security.
JONATHAN BOUCHER | MANAGING DIRECTOR (SOUTHERN REGION)
Jonathan served in the SANDF for more than a decade before entering the private sector in 2007. He holds various professional qualifications and memberships in the fields of Management, Security, Health and Safety, Risk, Quality and Environment. He has extensive domestic and international experience, having provided a range of services to mostly mining, oil and gas and construction clientele throughout Africa and the Middle East.