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Published: 22 December 2010
All change at Transnet
The South African government faces the challenging task of finding new leaders for transport utility Transnet and Transnet Port Terminals
The company’s acting group CEO, Chris Wells, has handed in his resignation and will vacate his position at the end of March.
Wells’ resignation came several days after the minister of public enterprises, Barbara Hogan, who was responsible for Transnet, also tendered her resignation.
Wells previously served as Transnet’s CFO and became CEO on a temporary basis when Maria Ramos left the company. According to Transnet, he did not want to take the CEO post on a permanent basis.
In a statement, Transnet praised Wells, arguing that his “leadership and commitment to the company, far beyond what might have been anticipated, have been profoundly beneficial to Transnet.
“Despite being in an acting position for a considerable period of time, Mr Wells has not hesitated to act decisively - both with regard to determining strategy and in providing hands-on management.”
Transnet has also revealed that Vuyo Kahla, its legal services director, would be leaving the company to “take up a senior executive position in the private sector.”
Meanwhile, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has appointed two new terminal heads in the Eastern Cape. Chuma Butshingi takes over the neighbouring container terminals of Ngqura and Port Elizabeth, while Dries Gouws has been tasked with managing Port Elizabeth multi-purpose terminal.
Siya Mhlaluka, terminal executive for the Eastern Cape region said: “By appointing two dedicated resources for each business unit, we hope to raise the bar in terms of operations, safety, people management and equipment utilisation.”