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WIL: WILDERNESS HOLDINGS LIMITED - Additional Share Listing - Share Incentive and Share Option Scheme

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Malcolm McCullochNon-executive director, Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committees, member of the Investment and Remuneration and Nomination Committees

Age: 64
Qualifications: BCom (Hons), Chartered Accountant (South Africa)
Directorship: Wilderness Holdings Limited, Wilderness Holdings subsidiaries and Children in the Wilderness

Malcolm is a Chartered Accountant who studied at the University of Cape Town, and subsequently completed an Advanced Management Programme at Wharton, the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He has been involved with the Wilderness Group since 1992.


John HuntIndependent non-executive, Director Member of the Remuneration and Nomination and Social, Ethics and Sustainability Committees

Age: 64
Directorship: Wilderness Holdings Ltd

John co-founded the advertising group Hunt Lascaris in 1983. In 1996, a majority share was sold to TBWA and he became Co-Chairman. In 2003, John moved to New York to assume the role of Worldwide Creative Chair for TBWA. In 2006 he returned to South Africa where he continues in the same capacity. John is an Executive Committee member of TBWA Worldwide.


Roux MarnitzIndependent non-executive, Director Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Safety Review Board. Member of the Remuneration and Nomination and Risk Committees

Age: 73
Qualifications: B.Sc(Eng), MBA, B.Proc
Directorship: Wilderness Holdings Limited, Southern Energy Company Proprietary Limited

Roux studied engineering at the University of Pretoria where he graduated in 1967. In 1970 he was awarded an MBA by the same university and obtained the B.Proc degree from UNISA in 1976. He also holds an Airline Transport Pilot's Licence. Roux is the former chairman of the JSE-listed IT group, Comparex Holdings Limited, former chairman of the Execujet Aviation Group, former Member of the Council of the University of Pretoria and is presently a director of private investment companies in Botswana and Namibia.


Parks TafaNon-executive Director and Chairman of the Board

Age: 51
Qualifications: LLB, University of Botswana
Directorship: WWilderness Holdings Limited, Collins Newman & Co (Partner)

Parks is currently the Managing Partner of Collins Newman & Co law firm and the former non-executive Chairman of Stanbic Bank Limited and University of Botswana. He is an Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary Public of the High Court of Botswana since November 1991.


Marcus ter HaarIndependent Non-executive Director, Chairman of the Investment Committee and member of the Audit Committee

Age: 40
Qualifications: BBA (Hons) Development Studies, University of East Anglia, MA International Relations, University of Reading, PLD Harvard Business School
Directorship: Wilderness Holdings Ltd

Marcus received a BA (Hons) in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia in the UK, and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Reading. He then went on to join De Beers and, in 2005, was appointed the Executive Assistant to the CEO of the De Beers Group of Companies. After a short secondment with NM Rothschild in 2007, Marcus then moved to Botswana where he worked for Debswana as the Group Manager for Business Development. In 2010, he joined Diamond Trading Company Botswana as the Head of Sales. In 2013, Marcus assisted in establishment of the Okavango Diamond Company where he became the Deputy Managing Director, and subsequently Managing Director in 2017. Marcus currently also serves in a voluntary capacity on the Boards of both the Lady Khama Charitable Trust and New York-based Diamond Empowerment Fund.


Gavin TollmanNon-executive Director, Member of the Investment Committee

Age: 54
Qualifications: BSc Finance, The American University, Washington DC
Directorship: Wilderness Holdings Limited, Contiki Holidays Limited, Contiki Properties Limited, TravCorp Technology Services Limited, TravCorp Transportation Limited, Insight Travel Group Limited, Busabout Operations Limited, Contiki Tours International Limited, Grand

Gavin Tollman has had a far-reaching executive career in the travel industry. This has included managing both hotel companies and tour United Kingdom operators, which have received various industry awards and recognition. He currently is the CEO of Trafalgar Tours, the world’s largest escorted tours operator, with product to six continents. At the Company he has developed industry leading marketing, e-strategy and product delivery initiatives. He is also a senior executive of the Travel Corporation responsible for the company’s Southern Africa assets as well as the Managing Director of World’s Leading Travel Companies Ltd where he oversees their United Kingdom direct sell division.


Michael TollmanIndependent non-executive Director

Age: 56
Qualifications: BCom (Hons), Chartered Accountant (South Africa)
Directorship: Independent non-executive Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and member of the Audit and Risk Committees

Michael was appointed to the Board of Wilderness Safaris Investment and Finance Proprietary Limited in 2005, of Wilderness Holdings Limited on its listing on the Botswana Stock Exchange, and appointed Deputy Chairman of Wilderness Holdings in April 2013. He has extensive experience in the travel and leisure industry, in the areas of finance, the travel and leisure sector, mergers and acquisitions. He has been Group Chief Executive Officer of Cullinan Holdings Limited, South Africa’s leading JSE-listed travel and leisure services group, since 2009.

Akinyemi “Yemi” Lalude Non-executive Director

Qualifications: BSc Mechanical Engineering, University of Lagos; MS Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University; MBA, Harvard Business School
Directorship: Topic France SAS; Pagatech Holdings Limited; Pagatech Limited; Interswitch Limited; Adlevo Capital Africa, LLC; Adlevo Capital Managers, LLC; TYMM Partners

Yemi is the Managing Partner, Africa at TPG Growth and leads TPG Growth's investments in Africa, coordinated through TPG/Satya, the partnership between TPG Growth and Satya Capital Limited. In addition to his Africa-specific role, he is a leader on emerging market investment activities in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector for TPG Growth. Prior to joining TPG Growth, Yemi was the founder and Managing Partner of Adlevo Capital, a private equity firm focused on technology investments in Africa. Previously, he was a Principal at GGV Capital, a leading Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm focused on investments in the US and China.