Leadership

Our leadership team

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Michael Elsworth

General Manager

Michael Elsworth joined Supply Direct in 2011, bringing a long history of executive management skills to the organisation. He has been working in the mining industry since 1998 for major international mining companies, where he’s held senior roles.

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Michael Elsworth joined Supply Direct in 2011, bringing a long history of executive management skills to the organisation. He has been working in the mining industry since 1998 for major international mining companies, where he’s held senior roles. Michael’s career focus has been on logistics and supply chain management.

Michael holds a National Diploma in Sales and Marketing from the University of Witwatersrand, a Certificate in Project Management from the University of George Washington, and Advanced Logistics and Operations Management certification from PSM. Michael is results-driven and places a large emphasis on work ethic while fostering a team-orientated environment.

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Hannelie Spangenberg

Finance Manager

Hannelie Spangenberg has spent her entire career in finance. She joined Supply Direct in 2008 and oversees all finance, accounting and administration functions throughout the organisation.

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Hannelie Spangenberg has spent her entire career in finance. She joined Supply Direct in 2008 and oversees all finance, accounting and administration functions throughout the organisation. Prior to Supply Direct, Hannelie held a number of roles where she was responsible for creditor and debtor functions. Hannelie has excellent negotiation skills, a critical talent for mining supply chain management. By her own admission, she’s passionate about accounts and numbers. Hannelie continually updates her skills to ensure she meets her primary goal of ensuring the sustainability of Supply Direct’s financial division.

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Yolandé Kapp

Logistics Manager

Yolandé Kapp has worked in logistics since 2006. She has been the Logistics Manager at Supply Direct since 2012.

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Yolandé Kapp has worked in logistics since 2006. She has been the Logistics Manager at Supply Direct since 2012 and is responsible for service delivery in the following areas: Process Management, Contract Management, Health and Safety, Fleet and Route Management, Cost Management, People Management, Risk Management and Compliance.  

Yolandé has a CILT – L5 International Diploma in Logistics and Transport International Diploma in Logistics and has taken additional tuition in leadership and management, import/export procedures, and import logistics. She is goal orientated and is known for her attention to detail.

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Ephraim Tundu

Procurement Manager

Ephraim Tundu has spent his entire career in procurement and materials management in the global Mining and Manufacturing industries.

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Ephraim Tundu has spent his entire career in procurement and materials management in the global Mining and Manufacturing industries. He joined Supply Direct in 2012 as a Procurement Officer and was promoted to Procurement Manager in 2017. Ephraim oversees all client accounts and is responsible for strategically sourcing across a diverse set of direct procurement categories from the local and global market. Ephraim is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS UK) and is currently studying towards the MCIPS designation. He has an Advanced Diploma in Purchasing and Supply. Ephraim also is an SAP Certified Application Associate – Procurement with SAP ERP.

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Bertie Goosen

Technical Manager

Bertie Goosen started at Supply Direct in 2017 and is responsible for servicing and supply solutions to support internal and external mining groups.

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Bertie Goosen started at Supply Direct in 2017 and is responsible for servicing and supply solutions to support internal and external mining groups. Personal interaction with clients and suppliers is an essential part of his role in supporting operations through Africa and across the Atlantic. Bertie has formed business relations in Australia, Europe, and the USA.

Bertie’s passion for mining and earthmoving equipment started when he was 12 years old. He has more than 20 years’ experience working in earthmoving, plant hire, construction, plant sales, plant rebuilding, parts sales, and machine sales. For 10 years he was the co-owner of a plant hire company which operated nationally and throughout Africa.

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