Adapt IT’s approach to governance is underpinned by its values of respect, honesty, responsibility and accountability. The group remains committed to the highest standards of governance, ethics and integrity. Thus, the Adapt IT board is responsible for determining the strategic direction of the company and exercising prudent control over the group and its affairs. The board and the individual directors will, at all times, act in the best interest of Adapt IT and adhere to all relevant legal standards of conduct.

Non-Executive Directors

AIT_CRIAG CHAMBERS 2021
Chairperson
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Craig is a certified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), having obtained a BCom degree majoring in accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a postgraduate Business Administration Certificate (PDM) from Wits Business School. Craig has been in asset management for 22 years, with five years at Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank (SCMB) Asset Management as a small cap Unit Trust Manager. He is currently a senior professional at Old Mutual Investment Group. Craig was appointed Independent Non-executive Chairman at Adapt IT Holdings Limited in October 2012.
 
Value to the board 
His extensive experience in financial markets and strong financial background enables Craig not only to lead the board in an outstanding manner, but also to provide guidance to members on financial information and aspects to consider especially when acquisitions are being considered.

CRAIG CHAMBERS

CFA, PDM, BCom
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Appointed to the board
3 May 2011

AIT_OLIVER FORTUIN 2021
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Oliver obtained an MBA from Open University in the UK and completed the Harvard University Senior Executive Leadership Programme. He has in excess of 30 years’ senior leadership experience in leading various local and multinational organisations in the ICT industry, and across several verticals including the Public Sector, Telecommunications, Financial Services, and Retail sectors. Oliver is highly skilled and experienced in managing and leading senior leadership teams across various disciplines including sales, pre-sales, services, marketing, channel development, finance, human resources and operations. Oliver started his career as a Systems Engineer for a leading global ICT organisation. He quickly rose through the ranks and during his career has held several senior management and leadership roles, both in the capacity of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for several leading global organisations in the ICT sector prior to joining SEACOM in January 2021. Oliver is also co-founder of a startup ICT company where he led and managed the end to end operations. Over the years, Oliver has served in the capacity of executive and Non-executive director for multiple organisations. Oliver has worked extensively across the African continent, Middle East, United States of America and Asia.
 
Value to the board
Having a person with close to three decades of experience in the ICT sector is a huge advantage to the board. Oliver gained this experience working in large, global, reputable ICT firms and his deep expertise assists fellow board members to understand the nuances of the sector. His African and global expertise are also exceptionally valuable.

OLIVER FORTUIN

MBA, Senior Executive Leadership Programme
Lead Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the board
8 February 2013

AIT_CATHERINE KOFFMAN 2021
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Catherine is a qualified admitted attorney, with more than 20 years’ experience in the legal, commercial and financial services sectors. She is recognised for her extensive infrastructure investment banking expertise across numerous sectors and has been intimately involved in a number of “firsts” and landmark infrastructure project finance transactions. Following a fulfilling career in structured finance advisory at Arthur Andersen, Catherine joined Nedbank in 2004 in the Nedbank Capital (Nedbank Corporate and Investment Bank) Infrastructure and Telecommunications Project Finance team. As the first female in this role in a commercial bank in South Africa, Catherine’s mandate included determining and executing the group’s infrastructure growth strategy for South Africa and the rest of Africa. Catherine has either initiated or been called upon to participate in thought leadership design thinking relating to project pipeline development and policy changes. She assumes responsibility on various boards of directors, steering committees and industry working groups focused on enabling change to stimulate economic growth and development. She joined the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) on 1 February 2021 as Group Executive of Project Preparation. She is responsible for leading, managing and directing the strategic and operational objectives of the Project Preparation function of the DBSA to develop a bankable pipeline of infrastructure projects intended to stimulate economic growth and reduce infrastructure backlog in both South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
 
Value to the board
Catherine’s strong background in law and Technology Media and Telecommunications (TMT) infrastructure funding across Africa ensures that Adapt IT maintains high risk awareness. Catherine approaches board matters in a comprehensive way and is involved across all committees where her sharp mind and attention to detail is appreciated.

CATHERINE KOFFMAN

BA, LLB, LLM, Admitted Attorney
Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the board
9 February 2015

AIT_ZIZIPHO NYANGA  2021
Chairperson
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Zizipho has over 16 years’ experience in external audit, development finance, financial and risk management in fast-paced organisations. She holds a BCom Accounting from the (former) University of Transkei and a Higher Diploma in Accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand. She completed her articles at Ernst & Young (EY) and later joined various companies such as Kagiso Media, the Industrial Development Corporation and Old Mutual, where she was appointed as CEO of Masisizane Fund until 30 April 2020. She joined Ubank as Chief Entrepreneur Officer in September 2020. Zizipho completed a Global Executive Development Programme with the Gordon Institute of Business Science with distinction in 2018.
 
Value to the board
Zizipho’s background spans entrepreneurial beginnings to becoming the CEO of Old Mutual’s Masisizane Fund, allowing her passion for entrepreneurial development to continue. Her experience and solid financial and business background, together with extensive knowledge on governance and her fresh perspective, is extremely valuable to the board.

ZIZIPHO NYANGA

CA(SA), GEDP
Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the board
27 May 2019

Executive Directors

AIT_TIFFANY DUNSDON 2021
Member
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Tiffany is a Chartered Accountant who qualified with Deloitte and is registered in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. She was involved with several major business re-engineering and IT outsourcing projects as a consultant to British Airways in the United Kingdom where she entered the ICT sector. Tiffany joined InfoWave Holdings in 2000 in a consulting capacity and was appointed as Financial Director in April 2002 and Chief Executive Officer in December 2003. Tiffany became the Chief Commercial Officer and Director of Adapt IT Holdings Limited after the merger of InfoWave Holdings and Adapt IT (Pty) Ltd in 2007. She is also Managing Director of a number of international operations, and is based in Perth, Australia. Tiffany was appointed as Adapt IT Holdings Limited Interim CEO in May 2021 and was permanently appointed CEO in September 2021.

TIFFANY DUNSDON

CA(SA)
Chief Executive Officer
Appointed to the board
18 April 2002

AIT_NOMBALI MBAMBO 2021
Nombali was appointed as CFO and Director of Adapt IT Holdings Limited in 2016. She is a Chartered Accountant who completed articles with EY and thereafter joined Alexander Forbes as an accounting specialist. Nombali then joined ABSA Capital, rising from managing a special purpose vehicle for debt capital market backed corporate finance to originating, structuring and executing corporate loans through the loan capital markets. She then moved to strategic roles at Unilever, initially serving as the Risk and Audit Manager for the Africa region, and subsequently as the Finance Business Partner for the Foods Division prior to joining Adapt IT.

NOMBALI MBAMBO

CA(SA)
Chief Financial Officer
Appointed to the board
18 August 2016

AIT_TONY VICENT 2021
Tony was appointed as the Chief Strategy Officer of Adapt IT (Pty) Ltd in September 2018. Tony is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of work experience. Prior to Adapt IT, Tony was a Partner at KPMG for 20 years. During this time, he led a country practice (Mozambique), built and led the Management Consulting services group in South Africa and was a member of the KPMG Global Management Consulting Leadership team. Additionally, he represented high growth markets countries in the KPMG Global Management Consulting Capabilities Steerco, having previously led the Europe, Middle East and Africa Strategy and Operations services line. His experience includes strategy, cost optimisation and multidisciplinary project direction in a broad range of business advisory services across multiple industries. Tony was appointed as Director of Adapt IT Holdings Limited in May 2021. In September 2021 Tony’s role changed from Chief Strategy Officer to Chief Operating Officer.

TONY VICENTE

CA(SA)
Chief Operating Officer
Appointed to the board
10 May 2021


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