Valentine Rantsoareng – Chairperson, Non-executive Director
|As shared owner of the Rantsoareng Hotel Group, Valentine has distinguished himself within the hospitality sector in that the group owns and successfully operates various hotels and lodges within the Free State province. His business acumen would greatly strengthen Ruwacon’s top management capacity in that Valentine is involved as a non-executive director, bringing with him vast experience gained as inter alia a director of First National Bank.|
Pieter Ruthven – Chief Executive Officer (National Diploma: Civil Engineer)
|Pieter commenced his career in 1992 at Murray & Roberts as a Civil Engineer Technician. He joined Stocks Civils in 1994 and was appointed Site Agent in 1995 for the Airport Runway rehabilitation project and the Free State Athletics track. He was promoted to Contracts Manager in 1996 for Stocks and Stocks and held the position of General Manager from 1997 to 1999 before he resigned to start his own company, Ruwacon. He has gained extensive construction experience over the years in areas such as bulk water supply, road maintenance and rehabilitation projects and in tendering for projects.
Gavin Davids – Managing Director (National Diploma: Building Surveying)
|Before Gavin joined Ruwacon in 2004 he was an Assistant Director for 7 years at the Department of Correctional Services. Gavin started his career as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor at Senekal Allen and Partners in 1990. He then joined Stocks and Stocks (Mmabatho) as a Trainee Building Surveyor in 1992 and at the end of 1993 became a Building Surveyor. Gavin ended his career with the Department of Correctional Services as Assistant Director and joined Ruwacon in 2004.
Palesa Pretty Rantsoareng – Marketing Director (Diploma in Education)
|Palesa left the Education profession after 10 years of teaching. She has since acquired an array of business skills as owner of enterprises in the hospitality and construction industry. Palesa’s involvement with Ruwacon started in 2007 when her company, Promania, formed part of the Joint Venture for the upgrading of the Free State Stadium. She joined Ruwacon in May 2010 as Marketing Director.|
Hansie Rheeder – Financial Director (B.Compt. Hons CA(SA), Advanced Certificate in Taxation and M. Comm. Forensic Accounting)
|Hansie qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998. He completed his articles at Coopers & Lybrand (today PWC). He joined the SA Revenue Services in 1999 as a Criminal Investigator. He served as the Regional Manager for the Audit & Criminal Investigation divisions for the Free State & Northern Cape between 2005 and 2008. He successfully completed the Advanced Certificate in Taxation (CERTAX) - (1999); Certificate in Criminal Justice & Forensic Auditing - (2000) and the M. Comm. Forensic Accounting (Cum Laude - 2009). He joined the Ruwacon group in October 2008 as Financial Manager.|