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 who retired in 2020 after serving in various congregations, the last being 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 as moderator of the Highveld Synod. Paul attained his doctorate in church history.

 

 

 
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Daniel Steenkamp

Honorary Treasurer

Daniel joined the Board as Honrary Treasurer in 2021. He is a Director at Ascent Group South Africa and holds professional chartered accountant certification in South Africa and the UK. Daniel has experience in both the commercial and non-profit sectors.

 

 

 
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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.

 

 

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Jacob Bonginkosi Freemantle

 

Jacob joined the board in 2021. He completed his Bachelor of Theology Honours at Rhodes University in 1998 and also holds a Masters degree in Philosophy. He currently serves the Methodist Church as the District Bishop in the Grahamstown District.

 

 

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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.

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

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Mike Roodt

Ex officio member of the Board

Mike started serving on the board in 2021. He was ordained as a Pastor in the Full Gospel Church of God in South Africa in 1986. He served three congregations fulltime before joining the Bible Society as an organising secretary on 1 January 2007. Since April 2018 Mike has held the position of Head: Church and Community Engagement.