Executive Directors

Philip Hayes CA (SA)
Appointed 01/04/03
After qualifying as a chartered accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, he spent more than 10 years in general management positions in the corporate sector. He has been a director of a number of public companies. Philip joined Laser in November 2000, and served as CEO between December 2008 until January 2014.

Iain Johnson LLB (Hons), CIM, MBA
Appointed 01/02/14
Having held roles at Board level in Europe and Worldwide in the CEP and Logistics industry, Iain is the current Group CEO of Laser with overall responsibility for all of the operating companies. Immediately prior to joining the Laser Group, Iain was based in Paris, France as the International Chief Operating Officer of GeoPost SA, the holding company of DPD.

Non-Executive Directors (non-independent):

Zuko Kubukeli BSc (Hons), PhD
Appointed 30/07/18
Zuko is CEO and Managing Partner of PAPE Fund Managers, an established black-owned boutique private equity manager that invests in Southern Africa. As active managers of long-term equity risk capital across multiple funds, PAPE Fund Managers aspires to improve the lives of all South Africans through enhancing the Southern African Development Community’s agendas such as job creation, broader tax base and sustained economic growth.

Zuko serves as a board member on a number of PAPE’s portfolio company boards and over the past 10 years has served on the boards of four JSE-listed companies.