BOARD AND MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW

Enterprise iLembe subscribes to best-practice governance principles. The affairs of Enterprise iLembe are governed through a unitary Board system wherein the Board of Directors is accountable to the Shareholder and Stakeholders for the leadership and oversight control of management actions in Enterprise iLembe. The  Chairperson of the Board of Directors and all other Directors/ Board Members are classified as Non Executive Directors in terms of Governance of Enterprise iLembe, the Board of Directors comprise of a maximum of 11 members constituted as follows:

  • 4 – Representatives of business or sector bodies within the iLembe District;
  • 3 – Specialists in various fields e.g. Law, Finance/Audit, Economic Development/Enterprise Development;
  • 4  – Representatives from local municipalities (within the iLembe District) as ex officio members.

The roles of the Chairperson of the Board of Directors and that of the Chief Executive Officer are separate to ensure balance of power and there is a clear distinction of powers, functions and roles of the non-executive members and those conferred on the Chief Executive Officer by law and though delegation. The Chief Executive Officer, as the Accounting Officer, attends all meetings of the Board of Directors as an ex officio member. The Chief Executive Officer, as the Accounting Officer, is accountable to the Board for the successful implementation of the Enterprise iLembe’s strategies, for the overall performance of the Entity and is also required by law to account to various other stakeholders on behalf of the Entity.

The Chief Executive Officer, working with the management collective form the Executive Committee, guides the day-to-day activities of the Entity and is accountable to the Board of Directors. The Chief Executive Officer’s powers and functions are properly defined in the Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003 (section 94) and specifically delegated  to him/her by the Board of Directors through a delegations of authority framework of the Board.

The current term of the Board of Directors is effective from January 2021 and ends on 31 December 2023 and comprises of the following Members:

Mr Xolani Gumede                        Chairperson of the Board of Directors

Ms Ntokozo Mlaba                         Deputy Chairperson

                                                          Chairperson: HR Finance and Remuneration Committee

Mr Ian Deetlefs  Chairperson       LED & Investment Committee

Ms Noluthando Dlamini               Member

Dr Thami Mbonambi                     Member

Ms Zodwa Msimang                      Member

Mr Linda Mncube                          Chief Executive Officer