Meet our leaders

Billy Last

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Appointed to the board: April 1990

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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.

Stephen Okelo-Odongo

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Appointed to the board: May 2018

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As COO, Stephen oversees the day-to-day operations of LexisNexis South Africa. His areas of focus include new business development as well as marketing and communications. He is also responsible for developing the company’s strategy and positioning the organization as the key driver of legal tech and innovation in the region. His strength in business strategy and execution comes from more than a decade and a half of cross-industry experience with markets in Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia.

Thinus Dippenaar

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Appointed to the board: April 2017

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As CFO, Thinus spearheads the company's financial forecasting and reporting systems. He also plays a key role in upholding compliance, implementation of group policy and corporate governance. He plays a central role in all acquisitions and strategic initiatives of LexisNexis South Africa. His involvement in high-profile business development deals at Neotel, Altech, Vodacom and MultiChoice have equipped him with an instinctual focus on business growth and margin management, and he's set to add a great deal of value to our business.

Gcobisa Ntshona

HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR
Appointed to board: April 2018

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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.

Terrance Naidoo

TECHNOLOGY AND OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Appointed to the board: January 2006

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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.

Thabo Molefe

DIVISIONAL DIRECTOR: LEGAL INFORMATION AND COMPLIANCE
Appointed to the board: July 2005

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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.

Greg Brown

DIVISIONAL DIRECTOR: DATA SERVICES
Appointed to the Board in February 2012

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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.

Ewald Scheepers

DIVISIONAL EXECUTIVE: BUSINESS SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

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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.