Stephen JM Goodburn

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen is the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and was appointed to this position in July 2011. Previously, Stephen was appointed as the Group Senior Management Accountant of Waco in 1996 and was promoted to the position of Group Financial Director in 1997. Prior to joining Waco, Stephen was employed by the Gentyre Group, then a subsidiary of Waco, from 1990 to 1996, where he held a number of senior positions. Stephen had a significant role in the management of Waco during and after the leveraged buyouts in 2000 and 2012, and gained significant international experience through the management of these processes.

Dharishan Padiachy

Chief Financial Officer Designate

Dharishan was appointed the Chief Financial Officer Designate for the Group in 2020. Having joined the Group in 2011 he has held a number of senior financial management positions including Corporate Financial Manager, Financial Manager and Group Accountant. His expertise extends through financial accounting, taxation and corporate finance, with an aptitude for information technology, strategic development and execution. Prior to joining Waco International Dharishan was with KPMG.

Gregory J Hart

Group Human Resources Executive

Greg is the Group Human Resources Executive, a position he has held since 2003. Prior to joining Waco in 2003, Greg was employed by Afrox Limited from 1989 to 2003, where he held a number of senior positions. Greg was previously employed in the Gold Division of Anglo American Limited from 1982 to 1989.

David Harris

Managing Director of Premier Modular Limited

David is the Managing Director of Premier Modular. David joined Premier in October 2011 as Divisional Director of the Permanent Building, Sales Division. In July 2017 David was appointed Divisional Director of the Temporary Building, Hire Division. With over 20 years’ experience in the Modular Building sector in various leadership roles, he has gained extensive knowledge of both Premier and the Industry. For the 11 years prior to joining Premier, David was a Director of Britspace Modular Buildings, initially as Manufacturing Director and becoming Managing Director in 2008.

Michael G Els

Chief Executive Officer of Waco Africa

Michael is the Chief Executive Officer of Waco Africa, a position he has held since 1 July 2010. Michael started his career at Lane Dove Quantity Surveyors in Cape Town. During the 1990s, Michael started Kerr Projects (Proprietary) Limited, a business specialising in commercial construction and development. After selling this business, he formed a construction company, Flagprop (Proprietary) Limited, which he ran until his appointment with Waco Africa.

Robert G Erasmus

Managing Director of Sanitech

Robert is the managing director of Sanitech, a position he has held since 2009. Robert joined Sanitech in 2008 as Business Development director. He was previously employed at Hilti South Africa (Proprietary) Limited where in his 14 years of service he held various executive sales and marketing positions. After Waco’s acquisition of Sanitech, Robert was employed to transform the Sanitech brand to meet the Group’s standards.

Bruce Nicholson

CEO Waco Kwikform Australia/NZ

Bruce is responsible for Waco businesses across Australia (Kwikform, Star Scaffolds, Hire West) and New Zealand (APL & United). Bruce joined Waco in August 2019, having had 30 years’ experience in construction, building materials, quarrying and mining industry; most recently with Fletcher Building where he was Managing Director of Rocla Concrete Products for two years. This follows a distinguished 21 year career at Holcim where his most recently held role was Executive General Manager Aggregates across Australia and Executive Director of Metromix.

Alistair Bennett

Managing Director of SkyJacks

Alistair is the Managing Director of SkyJacks, a position he has held since May 2015. Alistair joined SGB-Cape in 2006 and held a number of senior positions including Branch manager (Zambia) and Regional Manager (Africa Operations) before being appointed as Divisional Director of SGB-Cape (Coastal Region) in June 2012. Alistair started his career at Goldstein Civils in Johannesburg in 1987 working on large civil engineering projects and has over 25 years’ contracting experience in the construction, industrial painting, scaffolding and insulation industries. Alistair has worked extensively in Africa.

Mark Liquorish

Managing Director – Abacus Space Solutions

Mark joined Abacus Space Solutions in 2015 as Managing Director. He was previously employed in Barloworld Equipment for 17 years, there he initially held various senior financial positions before taking on operational responsibilities. Mark has spent 7 years in Africa; 5 of which were Angola, where he became Managing Director for the Angola operation. He then returned to South Africa in 2014 as Operations Director Rental and Coastal.