OUR STORY

 

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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Rodney van Wyk

Chairman

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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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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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 and is married to Délia.

 

 

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Tshepiso Douw

 

Tshepiso joined the board in 2016. She is a medical doctor by profession but is also a motivational speaker, an author, a life coach and a spiritual adviser. She is the founder and director of a non-profit organisation "Wings of Change Community Empowerment". She has organised many awareness campaigns, mainly to create awareness on health issues and youth development. Tshepiso is a member of the Methodist Church of South Africa and is married.

 

 

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Jerry Pillay

 

Jerry became a director in 2015. As a Professor in Church History and Polity and Head of Department at the University of Pretoria, the Bible is very close to his heart. Jerry has wide ecumenical experience both local and abroad. He is the current President of the World Communion of Reformed Churches and a member of the World Council of Churches Central Committee. Jerry was ordained in the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa. He is married to Sandra.

 

 

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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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Dirk Taljaard

Ex officio member of the Board

Dirk joined the Bible Society in Kempton Park in 2002. In 2007 he was appointed Regional Head and was involved with the re-organisation of the one large region in the north into four smaller regions working from one hub. Dirk was appointed as the first Head: Regions in 2012. He is an ordained Dutch Reformed minister and served a number of congregations before joining Bible Society. Dirk is married to Martie.

 

 

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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.