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Trustees

Board of Trustees

The following are the current Trustees of the Foundation:

Dr Khotso Mokhele (President)
Mr Chris Pienaar (Vice-President)
Dr Molapo Qhobela
Dr Mike Wingfield
Ms Khungeka Njobe
Mr Danie van Heerden

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees of up to 10 members that is broadly representative of our service area. In selecting new members, the Board considers individual attributes and representational factors, as well as strategic skills and experience. The Board assesses its performance, and that of individual members, at least every three years. Board members may serve up to the age of 70 years.

The Board makes all major strategy and policy decisions as a whole. It has chartered three committees to assist it in fulfilling its duties: finance and audit, governance, and investment.

Board Leadership
The Board has three officers – President, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. The President also serves as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees. The Vice President serves as Chairperson when the Chairperson is absent or is conflicted in meetings.

Board and Staff Compensation
The Board reviews and approves Board compensation and staff from time to time.

The Trustees of the HMF and the entire Merensky Family are saddened by the sudden and unexpected passing away of fellow Trustee, Dr Namane Magau who passed away on 20 May 2022. Dr Magau was more than just a Trustee of the HMF but represented its soul as her Great Grandfather, Abraham Serote had worked directly with Alexander Merensky, father to Dr Hans Merensky, at Botshabelo Mission Station. Mr Abraham Serote became the first African to be ordained as a priest of the Berlin Mission in the then Transvaal. After his ordination in Berlin, he took on the successful project to translate the Bible from German to Sepedi. It is this direct linkage of Dr Magau to the legacy of the Botshabelo Mission Station that made her a special Trustee of the HMF. Her passion and inexhaustible optimism will be sorely missed as the Foundation executes its ambitious programme going forward.

Dr Khotso Mokhele
President

Mr Chris Pienaar
Vice-President

Dr Molapo Qhobela
Trustee

Khungeka Njobe pic

Ms Khungeka Njobe
Trustee

Danie van Heerden pic

Mr Danie van Heerden
Trustee

Dr Mike Wingfield
Trustee

Advisors & Consultants

Attorneys – Norton Rose
Auditors – PricewaterhouseCoopers, Inc.