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Africa's Leadership Team

WSP in Africa is delighted to announce our new leadership team, led Managing Director and CEO, Mathieu du Plooy.

 
Mathieu Du Plooy, CEO

Mathieu du Plooy
Managing Director - WSP in Africa

Mathieu was appointed as chief executive officer of WSP in Africa in 2010. He joined the company in 2007 as head of department for the refrigeration division, before being appointed office director for Building Services. Prior to joining the company, he was a key account manager at Shoprite Checkers. View his profile on LinkedIn.

 
Sean Doel

Sean Doel
Director Environemental and Energy

Sean Doel is one of South Africa’s leading environmental risk management specialists. With nineteen years of experience in both government and private sector work, he has worked at national policy level as well as on a wide range of environment and sustainability projects as both a specialist and project director. View his profile on LinkedIn.

 
Paul Grota

Paul Grota
Director Industrial, Power & Project Medupi,
Head of SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environement & Quality)

Paul has more than 12 years experience in management, and was appointed Director: Power at WSP in 2015. He will look after the day to day operations of the balance of the Industrial Consulting business, which includes our Cape Town Industrial Refrigeration division and Shoprite Key account management under Kobus de Villiers, and our Industrial Electrical and C&I division, under Richard Baard. Paul has a B.Eng, Mechanical Engineering, University of Johannesburg, and MBA, Business Management, GIBS. View his profile on LinkedIn.

 
Dinesh Buldoo

Dinesh Buldoo
Director Power (Alt)

Dinesh is a professional engineer with over 11 years’ experience in the power sector. He has worked primarily in the field of transmission, distribution and renewable energy engineering and has extensive experience in substations, high voltage lines and cables, substation automation and switchgear, including high level and detailed design, construction and commissioning.

 
Peter Hodgkinson

Peter Hodgkinson
Director Property Cape Town

Peter is a mechanical engineer with over 20 years of experience in the design of large multi-disciplinary commercial and Industrial projects. He has international experience in masterplan development of engineering services to industrial and commercial developments throughout Africa and the Middle East, and specialises in co-ordination across all services; including architectural, civil, structural and building services. View his profile on LinkedIn.

 
John Truter

John Truter
Director Property Gauteng (incl KZN)

John has over 30 years of experience in the field of structural and civil engineering. His project management and design experience includes office park developments, hotels, regional shopping centres, major casino and entertainment complexes, exhibition centres, parking garages, sports pavilions, industrial developments, warehouses and township developments. View his profile on LinkedIn.

 
Terence Milne

Terence Milne
Director Transport & Infrastructure

Dr. Milne is a professional engineer with over 29 years' experience in civil engineering. In his role as Managing Director for the Transport and Infrastructure division, he oversees critical aspects of projects for WSP in Africa to ensure quality and safety. He is responsible for commercial aspects, business development and formulation of company strategy. View his profile on LinkedIn.

 
Vishaal Lutchman

Vishaal Lutchman
Director Transport & Infrastructure (Alt)

Vishaal is a professional engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the ports, maritime and rail sector. He has worked primarily in the field of port infrastructure development for large-scale projects across South Africa. He has extensive experience in project management, port terminal planning, short- and long-term strategy development, rail logistics, corridor planning, capacity planning, viability and business case development, best practice project governance and risk management. View his profile on LinkedIn.

 
Alida Le Roux

Alida le Roux
Finance Director

Alida was appointed as commercial financial director at WSP Africa in January 2014, before being promoted to her current position as financial director four months later. Prior to joining WSP she was a financial executive for one of the subsidiaries in the Erbacon Group, Civcon Construction, where she was responsible for the full accounting function. View her profile on LinkedIn.

 
Yusuf Hajee

Yusuf Hajee
Finance Director (Alt)

Yusuf is a highy experienced financial director, with extensive experience in managerial finance, management and financial reporting. Yusuf graduated from Wits. Yusuf’s international experience and operational oversight, together with his CA (SA) qualification, will ensure his support for Exco from an operational performance perspective as we look to enhance our effectiveness and efficiency. View his profile on LinkedIn.

 
Elaine Porter

Elaine Porter
Director People Culture & Engagement

Elaine Porter joined WSP Africa as communications and marketing manager in 2013, having previously been employed as strategic communications manager at KPMG. In that role she managed the uptake and entrenchment of CEO-led strategic marketing and communications strategy, and headed up the strategic communications team, where she also served as a business coach and mentor. In July 2017, Elaine Porter took over strategic leadership of Human Resources in addition to her Marketing & Communications role. As the Head of People, Culture & Engagement, Elaine is tasked with coordinating our people engagement efforts across both these traditional functions to deliver a winning employee experience across our business. View her profile on LinkedIn.

 
Devashni Rajdave

Devashni Rajdave
Director People Culture & Engagement (Alt)

Devashni is a highly experienced human resources manager with a demonstrated history of working in the civil engineering industry. Skilled in talent management, HR consulting, employee engagement, succession planning, and Recruiting. Strong human resources professional graduated from University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika. View her profile on LinkedIn.

 
Francois van Rensburg

Francois van Rensburg
Director Customer Exp. & Strategic Growth

Francois is a Director with WSP in Africa responsible for new business development, growth and client engagement. He leads the execution of larger multi-disciplinary projects for various clients, incl. private property developers, industrial production facilities, financial fund managers, large scale infrastructure development authorities, etc. View his profile on LinkedIn.

 
Martin Mkhabela

Martin Mkhabela
Director Customer Exp. & Strategic Growth (Alt)

Martin is a professional engineer with over 13 years’ experience in the power generation sector. Relevant experience includes greenfields’ project development, brownfields’ project management, operations and maintenance, and public infrastructure management. With Martin’s extensive experience in the Public Sector, SOE (Eskom) and Healthcare, Martin will be spearheading the growth of these strategic markets. View his profile on LinkedIn.