At Southern Palace we pride ourselves on empowering our team to be deployed in positions where they will gain knowledge and the transfer of skills. We, therefore have a very lean structure as we believe in unlocking value by active participation in our investment companies. Key candidates that we deploy within our structures play a critical role in their business units and need to ensure that the best communication and synergies are maintained.
Southern Palace Group has an estimable management structure in place which, not only ensures the professional drive of the company but also makes certain that the underlying ethos of the company, Driving Tomorrow, is implemented.
Sello is the founder of Southern Palace Group of Companies as well as numerous successful businesses. He is a well-established entrepreneur and has held numerous leadership advisory positions in state agencies.
Lucas is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Southern Palace Group of Companies (Pty) Ltd (SPG), and a non-executive director of its various associate and subsidiary companies.
Prior to joining SPG, Lucas gained extensive management consulting and business turnaround experience with leading global consultancy firm, Accenture. He has performed management advisory and operational enablement work at leading blue chip companies in South Africa and United Kingdom across various industries including logistics, FMCG and retail, telecommunications, construction and hospitality.
Lucas executed large interventions and organisational performance improvement programs at some of the leading SA companies namely Edcon, Woolworths, Cell C, Shield (subsidiary of Massmart), Corobrik, PPC and Avis.
Vusi is a young, emerging entrepreneur who has accumulated vast experience through his exposure within large reputable investment holding companies in Southern Africa where he was mainly responsible for financial management, strategy and new business development. He is responsible for strategy, mergers & acquisitions at Southern Palace Group, including deal origination, negotiation, structuring and execution of new investments as well as co-managing all commercial affairs of existing portfolio assets.
Paballo is a very diverse entrepreneur and highly experienced female in the automotives industry having championed key account acquisitions and developed blue chip relationships within Southern Palace automotive sector investments. In line with the Southern Palace full-time active participation model, Paballo is an executive within MAN Truck and Bus (PTY) Ltd and previously A.A. Autobody, this being a rare find within an industry that is highly male dominated.
Gladys is a non-executive director and a co-founder of Southern Palace Group of Companies. She serves on various boards within the Southern Palace Group companies. Gladys is a proven entrepreneur, driven to achieve growth and transformation through organic and strategic investment acquisitions. She has always been in the forefront of the empowerment, skills and human capital development initiatives within Southern Palace and its associate businesses.
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