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Adv. Thandi Orleyn

Adv. Thandi Orleyn

Board Member and Chair: Member Affairs Committee

Thandi is a Founder, Director and Shareholder of Peotona Group Holdings, an investment company, together with Cheryl Carolus, Wendy Lucas-Bull and the late Dolly Mokgatle. Peotona’s vision is to build a truly South African company that leaves sustainable footprints in communities, contributing to the development of women in business and the development of critical skills in the economy.

Thandi’s legal and business career of over 35 years spans the Legal Resources Centre, National Director of both the Independent Mediation Service of SA (IMSSA), the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), senior partner at the then commercial law firm, Routledge Modise, a member of The Competition Tribunal, high profile Mediation, and a member of the Arbitrations and Company Directorships.

She is involved in various community initiatives, including chairing the Legal Resources Trust, Ponahalo De Beers Trust, and the Zenex Foundation. She is also a Trustee of the Bertha Gxowa Foundation, Energy Mobility Education Trust, friends of the LRC in the USA, Zenex Foundation in Jersey and as an Alumni of Inanda Seminary, a Trustee of the Inanda Seminary Education Trust.

She chairs the Boards of BP Southern Africa and Implats Ltd. She is a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Toyota SA, Ceramic Industries Ltd and the IDC. She was previously a Non-Executive Director of the South African Reserve Bank and Reunert Ltd.