The GEC is empowered and responsible for implementing the board approved strategies and for managing the affairs of the group. The committee is chaired by the chief executive and comprises the finance director, the managing directors of each of the regions and the executives listed below. The committee meets regularly and deliberates, takes decisions and/or makes recommendations on all matters relating to the group’s strategy and day to day operations within its mandate. The mandate is set by the board and where appropriate, decisions and/or recommendations are referred to the board or relevant board committees for final approval.

Aldo Mayer (47)
Director: Global Sourcing and Strategic Projects
National Higher Diploma – Mech Eng (Natal Technikon)
B Tech (Business Management) (Natal Technikon)
Appointed as an employee in 1996
Avishkar Goordeen (40)
Chief Strategy Officer
BCompt (Hons) (UNISA) CA (SA)
Appointed as an employee in 2006
Diana McIlrath (46)
Group Company Secretary and Legal
BCom (UKZN)
LLB (UKZN)
Appointed as an employee in 2016
Hennie van der Walt (45)
Director: Group Aftermarket and Logistics
B Eng (Mech) (NWU)
Masters in Business Administration (UNISA)
Appointed as an employee in 2016
Johan van Wyngaardt (51)
Director: Group Human Resources
DMS Dip HRM (Damelin); DMS Dip IR (Damelin)
B Tech (Advanced Business Management) (Natal Technikon)
Appointed as an employee in 2005
Karen van Haght (53)
Group Finance Director
BCompt (Hons) (UNISA)
CA (SA)
Appointed as an employee in 2000
Dominic Chinnappen (51)
Director: Group Manufacturing and Sales and Operations Planning
BCom (Hons) (Logistics) (UNISA)
CPIM (Apics)
Appointed as an employee in 1987
Douglas Morris (46)
Managing Director: Europe, Middle East and Africa
BCompt (UNISA)
Appointed as an employee in 2018
Duncan Mashika (40)
Managing Director: Bell Equipment Sales South Africa Limited
BCom (Wits); HDip Acc (Wits)
CA (SA)
Appointed as an employee in 2018
Leon Goosen (47)
Group Chief Executive
BAcc (Stellenbosch); BCompt (Hons)
CTA (UOFS); CA (SA)
Appointed as an employee in 2007
Neville Paynter (55)
Managing Director: Bell Equipment North America
NTC 3 & 4 Aircraft Technology (Germiston Technical College)
Diploma in Business Management (Damelin)
Diploma in Business Enterprise Studies (Institute of Commercial Management, Bournemouth, UK)
Appointed as an employee in 2002
Stephen Jones (49)
Director: Group Engineering, Marketing and Product Portfolio
National Higher Diploma – Mech Eng (Natal Technikon)
B Tech (Business Management) (Natal Technikon)
Appointed as an employee in 2006