Allen Ambor (Age 73)
47 years’ service
B.A. – University of Witwatersrand
Allen opened the first Spur Steak Ranch in 1967. He is the creative custodian for all TV, radio and print advertisements. He is involved in the interaction between group marketing and the brand agencies, and guides the board on issues that have substantive bearing on the future direction and strategy of the company.
Pierre van Tonder (Age 55)
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
32 years’ service
Pierre joined the group in 1982 as a junior restaurant manager. He held several senior management positions before being appointed as director of Spur Steak Ranches Ltd and Spur Holdings in 1992. Pierre was appointed as managing director in 1996 and chief executive officer in 2012.
Pierre is responsible for the group’s overall strategy and operations. He is also the group’s chief risk officer, the chairman of the risk, operational executive, transformation, human resources productivity and treasury committees and a member of the social and ethics committee.
Mark Farrelly (Age 50)
CHIEF OPERAT ING OFFICER
24 years’ service
B.A. – University of Cape Town
Mark joined Spur Corporation in 1990 as an operations manager and was promoted to regional operations manager in 1995. He was appointed to the board in 1999 and appointed as chief operating officer in 2012.
Mark is responsible for developing and implementing the local group strategy.
Ronel van Dijk (Age 42)
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
11 years’ service
B.Acc (Hons) – University of Stellenbosch; CA(SA)
Ronel joined Spur Corporation as group financial manager in 2003. In 2005, she was appointed as chief financial officer and company secretary, joining the board in 2006.
Ronel is responsible for the finance, company secretarial, administrative, legal and compliance functions of the group. She also fulfils a supervisory function for information technology, human resources and transformation. She has been involved in the international growth strategy of the group since 2008 and was appointed as the chairperson of the Spur Foundation Trust’s board of trustees during the year.