TRANSNET EXCO CHANGES
Stepping into the shoes of former Chief Executive, Tau Morwe, who has retired, is Richard Vallihue, while Mr Thamsanqa Jiyane replaces him as Chief Executive of Transnet Engineering. Mr Jiyane also joins the Group Executive Committee. Both appointments became effective from 1 April 2015.
Richard Vallihue has been at the helm of Transnet Engineering since 2005, after 10 years with the Group.
Jiyane joined Transnet in 2001, and has worked as a procurement expert at three of our divisions – Port Terminals, National Ports Authority, and Freight Rail. He was head of procurement at the last two divisions. At Freight Rail, he spearheaded the fleet renewal programme and conceptualised the uniquely Transnet approach for the purchase of locomotives, which included a strong focus on localisation, supplier and enterprise development.