Johannesburg - 24 October 2018 - Listed real estate investment trust (REIT) Redefine Properties (JSE: RDF) continues to enhance the depth and strength of its board with the appointment of Lesego Sennelo as an independent non-executive director from 2 November 2018.
A qualified chartered accountant with vast experience in both the private and public sectors, Lesego is the immediate past President of the African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA) Forum - which is focused on accelerating the advancement of African women Chartered Accountants.
This new appointment follows those of seasoned business and accounting expert Sindi Zilwa and experienced IT professional Amanda Dambuzato, who also join the board from 2 November. Another recent leadership move saw Pieter Prinsloo being hired from Hyprop Investments to head up Redefine Europe with effect 1 February 2019.
"We are continuing to build our leadership team to ensure we stay a step ahead in what remains a very challenging environment. We welcome Lesego on board and look forward to her insights as we continue on our journey of creating sustained value for all our stakeholders," says Redefine CEO, Andrew Konig.
Lesego's diverse professional experience includes auditing, financial management, corporate governance, strategy development and implementation, project management, investment management, business development, stakeholder management, and people management. She is also a member of the International Women's Forum (IWF), Eisenhower Fellowship, the Aspen Global Leadership Network, Africa Leadership Initiative, SAICA and the Institute of Directors (IoD).
Lesego currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of OneLogix Group Limited, Reef Tankers and Ohorongo Cement. She previously served on the boards of Sasfin Holdings Limited, AWCA Investment Holdings, Foskor, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the Limpopo Economic Development Agency (LEDA) and its subsidiaries, among others. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Gosele Advisory Services, a business advisory consultancy.
"Lesego's broad array of skills and experience certainly compliments our board to ensure we realise our purpose to manage and create spaces in a way that changes lives," says Redefine CEO Andrew Konig.