Johannesburg – JSE-listed hospitality and gaming group Sun International yesterday announced the appointment of Sam Sithole as its new chairperson while the group navigates the choppy Covid-19 environment.
Sithole will replace Jabu Mabuza, who recently passed away due to Covid-19.
Sun International chief executive Anthony Leeming said yesterday that Sithole brought a wealth of experience to the group with a proven track record at the company.
“Sam Sithole’s history with the company has given him valuable knowledge and insight, and his more than 20 years of experience in finance and investment will serve us well.
“The board and management of Sun International congratulate Sam on his new appointment and welcome him as chairperson,” said Leeming.
The group said Sithole had been a member of the Sun International board since 2018. He was also the chief executive and co-founder of Value Capital Partners, which had a substantial shareholding in the Sun International group.
He is also a director of several JSE-listed companies, including technology giant Altron, workplace solutions provider Adcorp and Metair Investment.
Sithole would also serve as the chairperson of the group’s nomination committee, while Sindi Mabaso-Koyana would replace Sithole as chairperson of the remuneration committee and she has also been appointed as an additional member of the audit committee, said the company.