INTRODUCTION - DIRECTORS
Ken Maud grew up in Johannesburg. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand. After a stint in finance he assisted in the development of two significant listed companies, one here in South Africa and the other a global technology company. He has owned game farms in the Waterberg for 36 years. He was Chairman of Waterberg Welfare Society as well as Waterberg Nature Conservancy and lives on Swebeswebe near Lephalale.
Currently actively involved in Waterberg Tourism npc
and Waterberg Development Initiative, Friends of Nylsvley, Environmental Protection Agency, Waterberg Environmental & Biodiversity Conservation Forum, Bela Bela Rural Safety Committee and Fire Protection Association, Waterberg Nature Conservancy and Star Leadership – my daughter’s executive coaching development and coaching company. Active supporter of the Public Private Growth Initiative in its aims to see Waterberg District achieve the Presidents goals for growth.
Founder, CEO and major shareholder of PAG Ltd and THW Investments Ltd (both JSE listed) as well as around 100 private companies over the years, including a Swiss Bank. PAG pioneered the executive temp industry in SA. Property developer of numerous projects throughout SA. Founder and driver of numerous non-profit companies over the years: Operation Employment, Progress through Employment, Careers 2000, Skills SA Foundation, Future Finders, Alexander Trek Recreational Education Centre, First National College, MAD Domestic Watch. Served on numerous Committees, both Business Chambers such as SACOB and Professional bodies such as SA Board for Personnel Practice & Association of Personnel Service Organisations.
Jacques Blaauw, now self-employed and living in “soul-stirring”Thabazimbi, previously held the position of Leader, Sales Force Capabilities & Six Sigma Champion for Africa, Middle East and Asia at Eli Lilly, an American Fortune 500 company. Up to June 2011 he was Lilly’s Managing Director for South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. He was the first local MD in over 12 years. Jacques also worked as part of the Interim Board of the Marketing Code Authority for Health Products since its inception in February 2010 and was elected as Chair in August 2010. He was also elected Vice-Chair of Innovative Medicines South Africa in October 2010.
He originally studied Town Planning at Potchefstroom University and was Senior Town Planner for the Johannesburg Metropolitan Council prior to joining Lilly. Jacques, who obtained his MBA through Bond University Australia, is passionate about marketing strategy and leadership development. He believes that leadership is a function of observing, listening, learning, and living it. With wife Isabel and their four children, Ruvè, Quinelle, and twins Silke and Jannik, they have made Thabazimbi their home for almost 10 years now. He loves his sport, having played Super 14 and Currie Cup rugby in his ‘fitter’ days. He served and still serves on various stakeholder and community organisations, most notably his role as Chairman of the Thabazimbi Chairperson’s Forum, Thabazimbi Tourism Association and Thabazimbi Business Chamber.