Calulo has a diverse leadership team of qualified, dedicated and passionate individuals who play a significant role in the long-term prosperity of the Group.
The teams most important role is to act in the interest of Calulo and its shareholders by way of building strong, sustainable partnerships with investee companies and stakeholders.
Mkhuseli started his career in the oil industry with Shell, as a Retail Territory Manager and proceeded to be the Managing Director of Afric Oil, South Africa’s first black oil company. As the founder of Calulo Investments, he is one of the authors of the South Africa’s first Black Economic Empowerment charters, the Liquid Fuels Charter.
He is the founding member of the SA’s World Petroleum Congress and Nepad Energy, having served on both committees. He serves in several boards both listed and unlisted and is a Governor of the board of Rhodes University.
He is an alumni of Rhodes University, Wits Business School and Harvard Business School in Boston United States of America, where he read legal studies, industrial sociology, advanced management skills and Executive Leadership and Entrepreneurialship.
Chief Executive Officer
Gabby is responsible for leading the development and execution of Calulo’s long term strategy.
Gabby brings operational and financial experience to the company having worked as financial manager for a listed group and headed an energy distribution company. He is actively involved in the review and execution
of new ventures for the company as well as operational support and continuity.
He holds a Business Science degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Cape Town.
Business Development Executive
William is responsible for overall group strategy, business development and major projects oversight for the Calulo group.
William is a CA (SA) with experience and post graduate studies in the energy sector. His career has comprised finance, planning and strategy, marketing, manufacturing, international bulk commodity trading and shipping, and overall supply chain and project management at senior executive levels and as consulting to the wider industry.
Danielle Brady Moffat
Chief Financial Officer
Danielle is responsible for all accounting and financial matters of the group.
Her previous work experience includes being a transactor in the Private Equity team at Investec Bank Limited. There she worked on deal origination, execution and ongoing portfolio company management.
Danielle is registered with SAICA as a Chartered Accountant, having completed commercial Training Outside of Public Practice (TOPP) articles at Investec Bank Limited.
Avon van der Merwe
Legal, HR, BBBEE & Company Secretary
Avon is responsible for all legal advisory, regulatory & company compliance, employment law and Human Resources, as well as BBBEE and company secretarial compliance.
She has extensive work experience in the legal fraternity, having held positions ranging from a legal consultant, research specialist, legal advisor and company secretarial for both listed and unlisted companies.
Avon is an admitted attorney and holds a B.Com Law Degree from the University of Johannesburg (formerly RAU), and a B. Proc Degree from UNISA. Avon is a member of the Law Society of SA and holds a Certificate in Corporate Governance.
PR & Marketing Manager
Karabo is responsible for Calulo’s marketing and public relations activities.
She has worked in the public sector as a government communicator at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and Government Communications and Information System (GCIS), as well as at the National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA). She brings to Calulo her communications, marketing, project management and event planning skills.
Karabo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations from Wits University, a post-graduate diploma in Diplomacy from Unisa, as well as a certificate in Marketing.
Assistant Company Secretary
Dhinusha is responsible for legal advisory, corporate governance, compliance and statutory administration, while also holding the position of Assistant Company Secretary for the group.
She was previously the Company Secretary for the Sturrock Grindrod Maritime Group. Today, she is a Director of Kukhanya Energy Services and Mulilo Prieska PV.
She holds a BCom Law Degree from the University of Pretoria, also having majored in Law, Financial Management, Business Management, and Public Administration. She has completed the Commercial Contract Interpretation, Drafting and Management course, as well as the Effective Company Secretaries course conducted by the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa. Dhinusha is a member of the institute of Directors in Southern Africa.
Assistant Legal, HR and BBBEE
Haseena is responsible for legal advisory, employment law and BBBEE for the group. She serves as a trustee to the Calulo Foundation Trust, the Danaher Trust and previously the TOSACO Employee Trust.
Having worked for a law firm as a practicing attorney, Haseena specialised in Employment, Company and BBBEE legislation. She is an admitted attorney, and holds an LLB from the University of Johannesburg.
She has also completed her Higher Diploma in Tax Law. Haseena is a member of the Law Society of South Africa.
Financial Reporting Manager
Tshilidzi is responsible for the Calulo Group financial reporting, preparation of annual financial statements, as well as managing the audit process. She also assists the CFO’s role where possible.
Tshilidzi is a qualified CA (SA) with a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences degree from Wits University, and a Bachelor of Accounting Honours –CA Accountancy from the University of Johannesburg.
Senior Group Account
Amanda is responsible for the day to day financial operations of the Group, including group and corporate accounting, reporting, trial balance preparation, and tax affairs.
Khensani is responsible for the day to day financial operations of the Group, including group trail balance preparations, corporate accounting reporting and other ad hoc financial and risk functions.
She has worked in the accounting and finance environment for over 10 years, having worked in the Travel, Manufacturing and Finance industries.
Khensani has a National Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting from the University of Johannesburg, as well as a Bcompt Accounting Degree from Unisa.
Executive Personal Assistant and Office Administrator
Paula Branford is responsible for providing high level executive support directly to the Calulo Executive team. Behind the scenes she organises and manages the affairs of the executive team, ensuring optimal time utilization. She also oversees and manages general office administration.
Paula has previously worked as a projects and operations manager, and brings with her strong analytical and project management skills.