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Meet our leaders
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Appointed to the board: April 1990
Under Billy's astute leadership, our business has evolved from a publisher into a knowledge based, total solutions business. He was also instrumental in securing the acquisition of Korbitec which extended LexisNexis's reach into the conveyancing sector. LexisNexis South Africa's vision, under Billy's dynamic leadership, is to continue with our focused solution expansion strategy across the legal information and compliance, data services and business software solutions while maintaining our reputation for being a great place to work.
HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR
Appointed to board: April 2018
Gcobisa is accountable for driving the Human Capital strategy for the company. She has a proven track record of delivering business results through her strategic focus on value creation. She is a passionate and engaging leader with the ability to balance both strategic and tactical people management aspects. She has worked with different business executives across various sectors in South Africa and abroad. Her visionary approach will drive employee engagement and talent management with the aim of establishing LexisNexis South Africa as an employer of choice.
TECHNOLOGY AND OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Appointed to the board: January 2006
Terrance is responsible for leading all technology solutions that offer value proposition to our customers. This includes; content and business systems; software development, web and mobile development and IT infrastructure. His role also requires him to manage our editorial data fabrication process and lead our customer service, subscription retention and online training support functions.
DIVISIONAL DIRECTOR: LEGAL INFORMATION AND COMPLIANCE
Appointed to the board: July 2005
Thabo is responsible for Content and Sales across LexisNexis's portfolio of Legal, Tax, Compliance & Financial Services publications as well as our online & digital research solutions. Part of Thabo's responsibility is to develop high-quality relationships with authors, customers, industry experts & other key external stakeholders in order to ensure continued engagement with publishing strategy and future product development plans. Thabo's leadership strengths lie in his ability to manage and motivate sales staff and subordinate managers to drive organizational goals.
DIVISIONAL DIRECTOR: DATA SERVICES
Appointed to the Board in February 2012
Greg is responsible for the long-term strategic direction and financial growth for our Data Services division, which includes flagship products such as Lexis®WinDeed, Lexis®RefCheck, Lexis®ProcureCheck and Lexis®Diligence. Part of his role requires him to identify revenue-generating opportunities, acquisitions and direct business development activities in accordance with the organisational strategy. Greg's strength as a leader lies in his ability to build an effective and cohesive team to deliver on organisational goals combined with his broad understanding of public record information and financial crime solutions.
DIVISIONAL DIRECTOR: BUSINESS SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS
Appointed to the Board in April 2019
Ewald is responsible for leading all aspects of our Business Software Solutions division. In his role he is required to determine the strategic direction and set growth targets for his division. Ewald joined the then Korbitec as a developer in July 1999. He has worked on a number of the company's software products over the years playing an instrumental role in designing some of its most innovative solutions.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Ian is responsible for the company’s overall financial forecasting and reporting systems. Key to his role is managing the collections department by ensuring that company’s financial losses are minimised, maintaining effective debt recovery processes and reporting the collection department’s progress and statistics. In his capacity as CFO Ian has overarching responsibility in upholding financial compliance and corporate governance within the business. Ian’s experience spans over several years and includes working in two significant acquisition and integration projects for Barclays. In 2015, Ian played a pivotal role in the financial reporting and integration project for the then-acquired Korbitec business by LexisNexis. Ian’s strengths lie in his ability to assimilate large amounts of data and complex relationships in a challenging business environment and understand the impact of differing ways forward on multiple competing priorities