Judy Wilkinson - Administrative Manager
Judy has been the Admin Manager of RPMASA since August 2015 overseeing the administration of the Association.
She has worked in the logistics and procurement industry for the past 15 years including Emergency Relief procurement for UNICEF, UNHCR and various other Aid Organizations.
Liz Anderson - Technical DirectorLiz has over 40 years Industry experience. She is a Chartered Environmentalist and expert in Quality, Environment and Chemicals Management. Liz provides training, audit and consulting services on all aspects of chemical classification, packaging, operations and logistics, as well as GHS compliance and environmental issues. Liz has participated in various National Legislation and Standards Committees on behalf of industry since the 1980’s and presents RPMASA on the UNECE Sub Committees of Experts for Transport of Dangerous Goods, and the GHS. She has given presentations at numerous conferences and workshops in SA and Internationally. Liz is a member of:
Quade Corder – Director and Past ChairmanSHEQ Director: IMETA - India, Middle East, Turkey & Africa for CHEP South Africa, part of the International Brambles Group. The company provides supply chain solutions, systems and products. He is responsible for leading Safety, Quality and Sustainability team and has wide experience of regulatory compliance requirements in these regions. Quade has participated in or is an existing board member of the following non-profit organisations:
Thembinkosi Mkhize - DirectorThemba Mkhize has a B.Sc. (Chemistry), an MBL (Master of Business Leadership), as well as Business and Executive Coaching Certificate. He is a highly experienced General Manager with 25 years’ experience in various fields (mining, refinery and petrochemicals industries). He has proven working experience in health and safety management, water resources management (bulk water supply), soil remediation, laboratory management, risk management, consulting and training, plus operations management of petrochemical terminals. He is currently Senior Manager at Dube Tradeport.
Pat Reddy - DirectorWork in the chemical industry where he studied Chemical Technology before moving to the Department of Water Affairs where he worked for over 20 years. Pat moved to Buyisa e-Bag to help increase its community outreach for education, craft and recycling programmes. He established a number of projects bringing much needed skills and jobs to people in rural KZN, East and West Cape. Pat’s passion is protecting the environment, and our precious water resources, hence he is strongly supportive of RPMASA Producer and Social Responsibility Advocacy for take back of used packaging, especially to re-use or safe disposal of chemically contaminated packaging’s and the Happy Drum Project. Pat moved to the Department of Environment when they absorbed Buyisa e-Bag to continue work on community projects in various parts of the country.
Philip Collyer - ChairmanPhilip started work as an Occupational Health and Safety Inspector in the Department of Labour following his National Higher Diploma in Chemical Engineering. He has subsequently worked on projects in the construction industry for the last 15 years, including the Cipla Medpro Manufacturing rebuild and with sub-contractors during the Durban Port upgrade. He assisted setting up the Approved Inspection Authority for Dekra Norisko and was a registered Occupational Hygiene Technologist. He lead the vendor audit and upliftment programme on behalf of Dekra-Norikso for TFMC (Facility Management Company for Telkom), and implemented Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems for Cipla Medpro Manufacturing and Bulk Connections. Philip is currently a director of Bowisolve (Pty) Ltd, an enterprise development that assists companies with health, safety and environmental compliance.
Nonhlanhla Bhengu - DirectorNonhlanhla Bhengu has a Bachelor of Social Science degree and a Post Graduate Diploma from the University of Cape Town.
Cathy Nirmal - DirectorCathy is a highly-qualified SHEQ and Compliance expert with a Bsc Honours Environmental Management, MBA and Btech in Occupational Health, with over 15 years experience in various environments such as chemicals, gases, petroleum, motor manufacturing as well as in the government sector. Cathy held roles such as the SHEQ executive (Exco level member) at Bidvest Tank Terminals and SHEQ manager at Synthomer (Revertex Chemicals) responsible and accountable for SHEQ, Business compliance and Business Risk. She is also a qualified Occupational Health Practitioner having worked in various motor manufacturing industries such as Toyota South Africa and Federal Mogul. Cathy is thus able to integrate Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (what is commonly known as an Integrated Management System) in order to provide a one stop shop for workplace Risk Management. In addition, Cathy is well versed in setting up SHEQ systems and has audited many international world class companies.
Richard Green – DirectorRegional Director Southern Africa of Lc Packaging supplying FIBC’s and packaging solutions to the Chemical, Mining and Agricultural Sectors. He has over 20 years experience in the Southern African Packaging Industry supplying a variety of packagings into different sectors.
John Gawler – Past ChairmanWas Group Procurement Manager at Kansai Plascon. Prior to this, and previously Regional Procurement Manager Africa, Middle East and Pakistan for Caltex. He had a wealth of experience in Procurement and Supply Chain for chemicals, chemical packaging and supply services in both the industrial and retail sector.
Martin Connor – Past Chairman
Martin was GM Africa Operations for Buckman Africa and now MD based in Belgium. He has many years of experience in the chemical industry with Buckman where he was previously Supply Chain Manager and Operations Manager: Sales. Prior to that he was with Protea Chemicals.