Teresita van Gaalen is Lead Independent Director. Her qualifications and studies include Sociology (ENCR); Strategic Marketing  (Unisa);  Communications (Damelin);  Executive Leadership and Executive Development  (Gordon Institute of Business Science); International Executive Development Programme IEDP – (Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ESADE), Madrid, Spain).  She is a member  of the Audit Committee and Chairperson of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee and  Chairman of the Independent Board.

Teresita is the principal consultant at tvg&associates specialising in strategic development, business expansion and transformation across a number of industries  throughout the Southern Africa region including logistics, financial services and automotive. Skills and competencies developed from tenures as chief executive for various companies including Changan Southern Africa, Commercial Motors Botswana, managing director of Subaru Southern Africa for the Barloworld Group, member of the Barloworld Automotive Executive Management Board as well as her role in the positioning and production of Hyundai and Volvo. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa.