Our Directors

Executive Directors

John Anthony Copelyn

Chief Executive Officer
B.A. [Hons] B.Proc.
John joined HCI as chief executive officer in 1997. Prior to this he was a member of parliament and general secretary of the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union. He is chairman of e.tv, eMedia Holdings, Tsogo Sun Holdings, Deneb Investments and the HCI Foundation.

Kevin Govender

Financial Director
B.Comm (Hons) B.Compt (Hons)
Kevin is the financial director of HCI. He joined the HCI group in 1997 where he has also held the position of company secretary and chief financial officer from 2001. He holds directorships in several HCI subsidiaries and is a trustee of the HCI Foundation. He was appointed to the HCI Board as an executive director in June 2009.

Yunis Shaik

Chairman of Hosken Passenger Logistics and Rail Limited
B.Proc
Yunis was an attorney of the High Court and in private practice prior to joining HCI in 2014. He is a former deputy general secretary of the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union and a director of Workers’ College. He has served as a senior commissioner to the CCMA in KwaZulu Natal. He was appointed to the HCI Board in August 2005.

Independent Non-Executive Directors

Mahomed Gani

Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee
B.Compt [Hons] CA(SA)
Mahomed (Mac) Gani is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in the accounting and audit profession. He was a founding partner of MSGM Masuku Jeena Inc., a partner of Saboor Gani & Co and a partner of PwC until 2013. He is a non-executive director on a number of boards including Basil Read Holdings Limited, Hospitality Property Fund and Tsogo Sun Holdings and is on the investigating committee of the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors. He was appointed to the Board of HCI as non-executive director in August 2016.

Mimi Freddie Magugu

Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee
B.A. (Theology)
Freddie has been serving the community in East London as a pastor since 2006. Prior to this appointment he reached the position of national organising secretary for the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union and thereafter as a senior development manager at Unibank. He was appointed to the Board of HCI as a non-executive director in April 1998.

Moretlo Lynette Molefi

Chairperson of the Social and Ethics Committee and member of the Audit and Risk Committee
B.Sc., MB ChB
Moretlo is a businesswoman with interests in the health sector. Prior to this she was the director of the Telemedicine program at the Medical Research Council of SA; consultant for Aspen Pharmacare and COO of Safika Health. she currently serves as a board member of South Africa Post Office, Niveus Investments, International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth and vice-president of SA Telemedicine Association. She was appointed to the board of HCI in December 2006.

Elias Mphande

Chairperson
Elec. Eng. (dip)
Elias was the national organising secretary of the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union from 1990 to 1995. He subsequently served as CEO of AUTA (1996 – 2000), marketing director of Viamax Fleet Solutions, a subsidiary of Transnet (2001- 2005) and CEO of the Vukani Group (2006 – 2010). He served as chairman of Golden Arrow Bus Services for four years until 2010. He was appointed to the HCI Board in September 2010 as a non-executive director. He also serves on the board of Tsogo Sun Holdings, Vukani Gaming Corporation and eMedia Holdings. Elias was appointed as lead independent director of the company in March 2014‏.

Jabulani Geffrey Ngcobo

Member of the Social and Ethics Committee, Audit and Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee
Jabu was the regional secretary for Africa of the International Textile Garment and Leather Workers Federation from 1999 to 2006, Prior to this appointment he held the position of general secretary of the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union for 6 years from 1994 to 1999. Jabu was appointed to the board of HCI as a non-executive director in October 2004. He also serves on the board of Tsogo Sun Holdings, Niveus Investments and HCI Coal.

Rachel Watson

Rachel currently holds a position as manager at a regional broadcaster. Prior to this appointment she was employed for 33 years within the clothing industry, serving as a trade union representative in various organisational positions for the last 14 years of her tenure. Rachel is presently an independent non-executive director of eMedia Holdings, Niveus Investments and Deneb Investments. She was appointed to the HCI Board in March 2014.

Non-Executive Directors

Ngiphiwe (Mapi) Mhlangu

National Diploma Theatre Craft
Ngiphiwe (Mapi) Mhlangu is an executive news professional with over 16 years broadcasting experience. She is the Channel News Director at eNCA, the most watched 24-hour news channel in the country, where she oversees and directs the editorial content for all news bulletins. She is the chair of the broadcasting forum of the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF), an African Leadership Initiative media fellow and Duke University Menell fellow. She is currently studying towards her MBA at Henley Business School. Mapi was appointed to the Board of HCI as non-executive director in March 2017.