James Smith (64)

Financial Director

BSc, B.Accounting, CIEA

James was appointed an executive director in 2009. He joined Messina Limited in 1988 gaining 11 years broad financial experience in the automotive industry, culminating in being appointed Group Financial Director of Messina Heavy Vehicles. James has held board positions with various organisation and has also been exposed to over 13 years operational and management experience in the retail and property sectors. He also holds directorships in several unlisted companies.

Hayden Thompson Hartley (43)

Independent, non-executive director

Hayden holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Finance and Economics, with twelve years’ experience in the property, construction and development sectors. He has also been involved in numerous projects for a leading South African gold mining company in his capacity as construction and project manager, and is currently involved in additional projects from a developmental perspective

Bruno Carleo (61)

Chief Executive Officer

Bruno has held numerous senior managerial positions in the transport and property industries gaining varied experience for over 28 years before bringing operational expertise to Putprop. He joined the Board in 1992 and holds directorships in several unlisted companies.

Daniele Torricelli (54)

Independent, non-executive director

Daniele holds a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) as well as an MBA from Wits Business School and is a member of the Exco team of one of the largest clay brick manufacturers in Africa. He brings extensive strategic and tactical skills to the Board as well as broad general business experience

Paul Nucci (73)

Independent, non-executive director

Paul gained management experience from working in the industrial and mass transport sectors for over 25 years. He also brings to the Group practical operational experience  gained over many years in several other industries including the running of a large commercial company

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