Kevin Derrick

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin started his career in the military, eventually becoming an officer in the Special Forces of The South African Defense Force- where he assisted in the Force’s transformation.

With Kevin’s strong military experience he was recruited into the private security sector business where, as the company grew, he headed- up several of their key operations. Along the way he introduced important changes, in thinking, structures and systems that resulted in him giving and gaining valuable experience, in, and to the industry.

In 1990 Kevin started his own security business that rapidly grew.

During his tenure Kevin not only built a solid management team, but also implemented highly effective policies, controls and structures. And through his and his partners hard and dedicated work they had attracted not only many blue-chip clients, but in 1998, a buyer for the company as well.

Kevin was asked to stay on and help drive the company forward further.

Initially he held the post of Security Division Managing Director of the Company for 15 years and was eventually appointed CEO of the company. He helped grow it into a large multi-national integrated services business with 9 divisions, Security, Cleaning, Parking, Hygiene, Office Plants, Landscaping, Catering, Shipping, and Facilities Services. The company served many local and international blue chip clients.

When Kevin left the company it was listed on the stock exchange and, under his command, it was operating in 6 countries and employing over 30,000 staff.

Kevin has been chairperson of various industry bodies, including Employer Associations and National Providence Funds, and has been at the forefront of changing compliance, competencies and introducing new and highly effective methodologies throughout the many service industries he has operated in.

Kevin values his time and experiences in all that he has done, and looks forward to making sure that George will always deliver the personal touch.

Moses Ngoasheng

Non-Executive Director

Moss is the CEO and Deputy Chairman, as well as the co-founder of Safika Holdings (Pty) Ltd – an investment holding company with a broad range of interests including, but not limited to, mining, engineering, industrial, gaming, financial services, property and technology sectors of the economy.

In addition to the role he plays at Safika, Moss has served on the Boards of Dimension Data (Middle East and Africa), South Africa Breweries and Business Leadership South Africa, to mention but a few. He is also a Trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital and Chairs the SAB Foundation.

As a young man, Moss joined the African National Congress’ (ANC’s) underground units which operated inside South Africa in the fight against apartheid. In 1978 he was jailed for his anti-apartheid activities and served seven years on Robben Island as a political prisoner, alongside Nelson Mandela. While in prison he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Politics. On his release in 1985, he became a founder member of the United Democratic Front in Limpopo (then known as the Northern Transvaal).

In 1987, Moss graduated with a first-class Honours degree in Industrial Sociology from the University of Natal (now the University of KwaZulu-Natal) after which he studied at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England, gaining a Master’s degree in Development Studies (First Class).

When democracy came to South Africa, Moss served as economic advisor in the Presidency from 1995 to 2000. He also served on the ANC’s economic policy unit for a number of years.

Moss has been a consultant to the World Bank and the National Housing Forum in South Africa, advising on various aspects of economic policy. He has lectured on Industrial sociology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and worked as an assistant research fellow at the university’s Departments of Sociology and Town and Regional Planning. He has also been a visiting assistant director in the Department of Economic History at the University of Cape Town.

Goodness Luphoko

Non-Executive Director

Goodness is the CFO of Safika Holdings (Pty) Ltd – an investment holding company with a broad range of interests in the mining, engineering, industrial, gaming, financial services, property and technology sectors of the economy. She is responsible for the overall financial, risk management and compliance functions of the company. She is a Chartered Accountant and holds a B Comm Honours Degree.

Goodness was appointed to Safika’s Board in May 2019. She also serves on the boards of a few Safika Holdings investees.

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