Italtile Leadership

Underpinning the Group’s mission to be a sustainable, ascendant organisation are our key disciplines which centre on best practice benchmarks and controls across the business and our belief in fairness, integrity and transparency in all business dealings.

Giovanni Ravazzotti (75)
Non-executive Chairman

Founder, in 1969, of the Italtile Group and Chairman of Ceramic Industries (Pty) Limited.

Deputy Chairman
Appointed to the Board in 2018

Luciana has 25 years of experience with the Group, having worked in various roles including HR, IT, Accounting, Sales and Marketing in the South African business. In addition, she has experience in the Group’s offshore operations, where she was involved in the research and establishment of Ceramic Industries’ Centaurus factory and expanding the Italtile Retail business across the Eastern States of Australia. Luciana has a deep understanding of the Group’s current growth strategy and a proven track record of managing complex projects. Outside of her business leadership role, Luciana is actively involved in land conservation in both South Africa and Australia. She resides in Sydney, Australia and is currently a non-executive Director on the Boards of Centaurus Pty Ltd, Australia (appointed in 2000) and Ceramic Industries Proprietary Limited, South Africa (appointed 2006).

Jan Potgieter (50)
BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)
Chief Executive Officer

Appointed to the Board in August 2014.

Jan is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and has extensive senior level experience in the retail and supply chain sectors, having most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and formerly Financial Director of Massdiscounters (a division of Massmart). He also served as a business manager at Clover SA and spent eight years at SABMiller in senior financial roles. Jan currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Fortress Income Fund and Novus Holdings.

Brandon Wood (37)
BAcc, CA(SA)
Executive Director: Commercial and Supply Chain

Appointed to the Board in 2013.

Brandon is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and prior to joining the Group, was an audit manager at EY. He joined Italtile in 2010 as Group Financial Manager and was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in 2013.

Executive Director: Group Finance and Administration

Appointed to the Board in 2018

Tsundzukani qualified in 2008 and also holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (UCT Graduate School of Business), as well as a certificate in Mining Tax Law (Wits). Her areas of expertise are in financial management, corporate governance, relationship management and financial modelling. She was previously Financial Director at a JSE listed property sector company and prior to that, acting Chief Financial Officer of a mining company. Tsundzukani also has experience in the retail industry. She joined the Italtile Group in July 2017.

Susan du Toit (45)
CA(SA), MCom (Financial Management)
Lead independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board in 2009.

Susan is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and has held a number of positions within EY culminating in the position as lead audit partner on a number of entities listed on the JSE. Susan also held the position of team leader for a group of audit partners at EY.

Brand Pretorius (70)
MCom Business Economics
Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board in June 2011.

Brand Pretorius is a well-known and respected businessman in South Africa, particularly in the motor industry where he held the position of Managing director for Toyota SA Marketing for eight years and that of Chief Executive Officer of McCarthy Limited from 1999 to his retirement on 1 March 2011. Brand currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Reunert, Tongaat Hulett and Metair Investments.

Ndumi Medupe (48)
BAcc, CA(SA)
Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board in August 2014.

Ndumi is a Chartered Accountant (SA), and is a founder and director of Indyebo Consulting (Pty) Ltd, a niche company that provides assurance, advisory and consulting services. Ndumi currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of City Lodge, Pinnacle Holdings and Foskor.

Gugu Mtetwa (39)
Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board in January 2017

Gugu is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and has extensive experience in the Financial Services sector (including insurance, real estate, technology and investment management); the Telecommunications sector; as well as State Owned Entities. She is currently an Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Development Bank of Southern Africa; an Independent Non-executive Director of Aviation Co-ordination Services; and an Independent Non-executive Director of Equites Property Fund.

Nkateko Khoza
Independent non-executive director

Appointed to the Board in 2018.

Nkateko is the CEO of Dzana Investments, a venture founded by her father, Dr Reuel Khoza. Dzana Investments is a holding company with interests in mining, property, energy, education, health and the ICT sector.

Nkateko was formerly associate director at Deloitte Consulting.

Audit and Risk Committee

S M du Toit , S G Pretorius, N Medupe (Chairman), B G Wood*, T T A Mhlanga*, N V Mtetwa

Remuneration Committee

S M du Toit (Chairman), G A M Ravazzotti, S G Pretorius, B G Wood*.

* by invitation

Nominations Committee

G A M Ravazzotti (Chairman), S M du Toit, S G Pretorius.

Social and Ethics Committee

N P Khoza (Chairman), N Medupe, B G Wood,
J N Potgieter, G A M Ravazzotti*, T T A Mhlanga*

* by invitation

Executive management Structure

Jan Potgieter 
Chief Executive Officer

Tsundzukani Mhlanga 
Executive director: Group Finance and Administration

Brandon Wood
Executive director: Commercial and Supply Chain

Divisional Management


Terence Lazarus

Italtile retail

Sergio Galli
Paul Couzis

CTM South Africa

Tees Govender

CTM east Africa

Dewan Du Plooy


Paul Isaacs


Deon Grimbeek
Julian Mochitele



Michael Simoes


Diwan Fouche
Preston Wood

IT Manager

James Mason

Human Resources

Selene Sacerdote

Business Optimisation

Qubekani Dlodlo

Ceramic Industries

Lance Foxcroft (CEO)
Tshepo Molefakgotla (COO)

Ezee Tile

Mike du Plessis