Our Directors

Frank David Chamberlain (b 1945)

Managing Director (Executive)

• BCom, BA (Hons Econ) (UCT)
• Appointed December 1968
• Appointed Director March 1970

David attended Christian Brothers College, Waterkloof House Preparatory School and Hilton College. He worked part time for Chamberlains as a university student. He joined the company full time in December 1968; he went from being a counter salesman to sales representative and then a buyer. During crises times he managed the roof truss division and the Glen branch.
David is passionate about education and conservation. He served on the Board of Governors of St Mary’s DSG for 18 years, retiring as chairman. He served on the Board of Hilton College, and presently serves on the Board of Waterkloof House Preparatory School. David’s conservation interests focus on birds and their habitats. He serves on the executive committee of BirdLife South Africa, and was the driving force behind four major birding publications, sponsored by Chamberlains.
Interests: Classical music, singing, birding, fly-fishing, fine wines and road running.

Philip Newton Chamberlain (b 1942)

Chairman (Non-Executive)

• CTA (UNISA), CA (SA)
• Appointed March 1968
• Appointed Director March 1970

Philip attended Christian Brothers College and Hilton College. While studying at UNISA, he served articles at Craggs, Kossuth and Ochse (now Ernst & Young). After joining Chamberlains, Philip worked in most areas of the business, before heading up the administration and finance department. Following staff crises, he briefly managed the roof truss division and the Randburg branch.

Interests: Most sports, wildlife, birding, model trains, golf and travel.

Gordon Hay (b 1948)

Director (Non-Executive)

• BCom, LLB (UCT), higher diploma in tax law
• Appointed Director 1991

Gordon was educated at Pretoria Boys High School and the University of Cape Town where he studied law. He recently retired as Chairman of leading Pretoria law firm, MacRobert Inc, and now acts as a consultant to the firm, where he specialises in commercial and tax law.

Interests: Sport, photography, wildlife and road running.

Malcolm John Brown (b 1940)

Director (Non-Executive)

• CTA (UNISA), CA (SA)
• Appointed Director 1996

Malcolm matriculated at Glenwood High School, Durban, in 1955 and settled in Pretoria. He served articles with Craggs, Kossuth and Ochse (now Ernst & Young) and became a senior partner. Malcolm currently serves on audit committees for medical schemes and public entities.

Interests: Church, fly fishing, walking and Travelling.

Hermanus Nicolaas Barnard (b 1967)

Financial Director (Executive)

• BCom (HONS) (RAU), CA (SA)
• Appointed October 2002
• Appointed Director March 2008

Manie graduated from RAU (now the University of Johannesburg) in 1991 and qualified as a chartered accountant after serving articles with KPMG. He joined the financial department of Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation Ltd for 3 years.
He moved to Pretoria in 1998 and was appointed as financial manager at Kudu Granite (Pty) Ltd, before joining Chamberlains in 2002.

Interests: Sport, birding and wild life.

Martin Petrus Albertus Coetzee (b 1963)

Director (Executive)

• BCom (HONS) (UP) – 1991
• Appointed January 1987
• Appointed Director November 2012

Martin started with F.H.Chamberlain as a counter salesman at Waltloo in January 1987. He was transferred to the roof truss division where he qualified as a truss designer, before moving to the Randburg truss division. He was appointed branch manager of Randburg in 1998.
In 2007 he was appointed branch manager of Montana, after being involved in all aspects of setting up the branch. He was involved in setting up the Silver Lakes branch and appointed branch manager when it opened in 2012.

Interests: Sport, deep sea fishing and running.

Catherine Helen Chamberlain (b 1979)

Director (Executive)

• B Bus Sci (HONS) (UCT), PGDA (UCT), CA(SA)
• Appointed February 2010
• Appointed Director March 2015

Catherine graduated from UCT in 2001 and qualified as a chartered accountant after serving articles with BDO Spencer Steward (Johannesburg) in 2007. After a brief stint in London as a financial controller at Credit Suisse UK, she moved to Australia, as a management consultant at Ineum Consulting’s Sydney branch from 2008 to 2010. She joined the company in 2010 as a retail projects manager.

Interests: Running, Triathlons and Travelling.

Deneys Thesen Reitz (b 1965)

Director (Non-Executive)

• MBChB (Stellenbosch), FC Rad Diag(SA), MBA (UCT)
• Appointed Director April 2015

Deneys matriculated at SACS High School in Cape Town, and completed his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the Universities of Stellenbosch and Cape Town. He is currently Head of Department of Radiology at Greys Hospital and the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Complex. .

Interests: public sector health care management, post-graduate education, family, music and history.