Meet our leaders

Videsha Proothveerajh

Appointed to the board: December 2019


Videsha’s strategic priority is to ensure that we continue to implement next generation thinking that helps build value adding solutions and services for our clients, enabling them to shape the world they work and live in daily. She has over 20 years of experience with global tech companies and numerous accolades including being recognised as the Most Influential Woman in Business and Government for ICT in Africa by CEO Magazine, being spotlighted by Forbes as a change maker in Africa and being recognised as one of the 50 most inspiring Women in Technology in South Africa as part of the global Inspiring Fifty initiative. Her leadership philosophy is to serve, promoting an environment where people thrive and fulfill their potential as well as that of the business.

Gcobisa Ntshona

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.

Mellony Ramalho



Mellony is an innovative, resonant leader who has operated successfully at Board Level and execution design. Success in steering core strategy and gearing businesses for improved revenue performance have been the hallmarks of her extensive career.

As the Sales & Marketing Director at LexisNexis South Africa, Mellony’s strategic responsibility is to deliver customer value through intelligent data and analytics, improved customer experience and a modern and digitised marketing department.

Her priorities include execution of the LexisNexis ONE Marketing Strategy and expansion into Africa in support of our overall vision of Enhancing the Potential of the African Continent by Advancing the Rule of Law.

She has close to 30 years of experience and is an innovative leader who has managed teams across South Africa and Africa, with her largest portfolio being just over 2000 employees. Her qualifications include a Master in Business Administration endorsed by Oxford University, a diploma and certificates from the IMM for Marketing Management, the Wits Business School Management Advanced Programme and an Industrial and Organisational Psychology qualification from UNISA.

Terrance Naidoo

Appointed to the board: January 2006


Terrance is responsible for managing the Product Centre of Excellence within our organisation to match our growth strategy and business needs. His role includes deploying the BKM’s (Best-Known Methods) to set up the business for success and sustainable innovation. In his role Terrance ensures adequate investments in technology, processes and people, ensuring that our business provides solutions, products and services that drive business growth and sustainability. His key responsibilities include outlining the company's product vision, strategy and culture, while enacting a world-class customer discovery and product development methodology.

Ian Andrews



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

Revona Govender



Revona is responsible for  Customer Excellence, Production & Distribution, Facilities, Procurement and Transformation. She also leads our Lexis Practical Guidance, Lexis Assure and Core Editorial teams, based on the knowledge that our Editorial Content is at the centre of ensuring an effective and seamless customer experience for our clients. Revona has a long-standing history in LexisNexis having managed our Human Resource and Payroll function for several years. Her vision for LexisNexis is to have customer centricity at the heart of everything we do and to leverage our international parent company’s global expertise to deliver localised customer solutions.

Nischal Harisunkar



MBA Henley Business School (UK), BEngHons Mechanical Engineering University of KZN

Nischal is responsible for overseeing strategic planning, pricing, ownership of our data and other initiatives that further our goals to best to serve customers, empower employees and effectively position LNSA as a recognised leader. He develops and refines the business strategy, identifies areas of improvement and value, evaluates disruptive industry trends and identifies ways to work with counterparts to revolutionise product offerings and technological capabilities. At the core of his role is the adoption of a customer centric strategy and cultivation of a culture of innovation within the business. Nischal is a strategy and digital transformation executive with a background in management consulting and over twenty years of experience across a multitude of industries.  He has worked extensively with executive teams in global organisations, to help solve some of their toughest business challenges through planning, organisation and delivery on strategic priorities