BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Bible Society of South Africa is a non-profit company and is governed by a Board of Directors. They advise and support the Chief Executive Officer, Dirk Gevers, in the implementation of our mission and vision. 

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Paul du Plessis

Chairman

Paul became a director in 2017. He is an ordained Dutch Reformed Church minister and currently serving the Riviera-Jacaranda Congregation. He has vast experience with regard to church work, as well as in church governance structures. He has served in various capacities, inter alia as chairman of the Birchleigh and Central Moot Presbyteries. He also served in the moderamen of the Highveld and Northern synods and also a term (2007-2010) as moderator. He is currently a member of the moderamen of the General Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church. Paul attained his doctorate in church history and is married to Délia.

 

 

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Pieter van der Poel

Honorary Treasurer

Pieter joined the Board as Honorary treasurer in 2012. He is a registered chartered accountant and a former partner of PwC. At the moment Pieter is a Director of various companies and he serves as a trustee of a number of trusts. He is married with to Sumaria.

 

 

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Rodney van Wyk

 

Rodney joined the Board in 2009 and became Chairman in 2012. He is currently serving his second term as Chairman. Rodney has a longstanding relationship with the Bible Society and is a member of the Western Cape Regional Committee since 1985. He is an ordained minister of the Reformed Church and is in full-time ministry. He also serves on the Boards of various other companies like Residentia Foundation as a director, Radio Pulpit as Vice Chairman of the Board and Tempani Construction as Chairman of the Board. Rodney is married to Ray.

 

 

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Gugu Dlamini

 

Gugu joined the Board for the first time in 2013. She is currently serving her second term. Gugu has more than 30 years of experience in managing and leading organisations in the public and the private sectors. In 2016, she was ordained as a pastor of the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) and serves as Assistant Pastor at the House of Glory Assembly in Pietermaritzburg. She is married to Sdumo.

 

 

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Nceba Bethlehem Nopece

 

Nceba joined the Board in 2018. He was a teacher before being ordained as a priest in the Anglican Church in 1977. Since 1978 he has served the church in many different capacities including a stint at the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway in Scotland. He is currently an assistant priest at St Albans Parish in East London and the assistant bishop of Grahamstown.

 

 

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Dirk Gevers

Ex officio member of the Board

Dirk was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2014. He joined the Bible Society in 2007 in the KwaZulu-Natal Region where he became the Regional Head in 2009. He is ordained in the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa and served in a number of congregations before joining the Bible Society. Dirk is married to Louise.

 

 

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Paul Maddison

Ex officio member of the Board

Paul joined the Bible Society as Head: Finance in 2009. Paul is a registered chartered accountant. Before joining the Bible Society he had about 24 years of experience in financial management with various companies. Paul is married to Marindie.

 

 

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Lourens Geldenhuys

Ex officio member of the Board

Lourens joined the Bible Society in 1998 in Kempton Park as an Organising Secretary. In 2005, he was appointed Regional Head of the Johannesburg Region before assuming the position of Head of the Publications and Scripture Programmes department (now the Operations department) in 2007. Lourens is a Dutch Reformed minister. He is married to Hannaliza.