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. 


Paul du Plessis


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.




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.




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.




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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Natasha Potgieter


Natasha joined the Board in 2020. After attaining her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at the University of the Western Cape and further legal training at the University of Cape Town, she was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 2017. She is actively involved in the ministry and has a heart for youth development and leadership. She also enjoys outreach and charity work.


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 currently serving as Deputy Chair of the United Bible Societies Global Council.




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.



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Masenyani Baloyi

Ex officio member of the Board

Masenyani joined the board in 2020. He was appointed as the Bible Society of South Africa's Head: Translations on 1 January 2010. He has a PhD in Old Testament studies from the North-West University and has written a number of articles and presented papers at various local and international events. He is also a United Bible Societies translation consultant.


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