senior appointments for construction giant Grinaker LTA

Construction group Grinaker-LTA has appointed Colin Hoad as Chief Financial Officer. A member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), Hoad joins the company from Stefanutti Stocks where he was Business Unit Financial Director. Before that, Hoad was Financial Director at multinational engineering and design firm Parsons Brinkerhoff.

Abdool Shaikh has been appointed Managing Director of Civil Engineering. Shaik is a Grinaker-LTA veteran, having spent 26 years at Aveng Grinaker-LTA before taking a sabbatical in 2015. He is currently completing a master’s degree in business management through Henley Business School.

Grinaker-LTA has appointed Tracey Smith as Senior Commercial Executive. She joins from Mauritian engineering, contracting and services company, Sotravic Limitée, where she was commercial manager. Smith has 25 years’ experience in the project, construction and mining sector. She has worked on mega construction projects valued at hundreds of billions of Rands.

Nelson Rodrigues has been appointed General Manager of Kwazulu-Natal. Rodrigues has 22 years’ experience in building and civil engineering. Prior to joining Grinaker-LTA, Rodrigues was Operations Director of Stefanutti Stocks Mozambique.

Bheki Mdlalose, managing director, says the new appointments will bolster an already-strong team.

“Grinaker-LTA is determined to return to the apex of construction in South Africa and resume its position as one of the biggest construction companies in the country. The new appointments will join with the recognised talent which already exists in Grinaker-LTA to ensure that we reach this goal.”

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