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 Rentia Geldenhuys

General Manager Denel Industrial Properties

Rentia holds a B.Comm (Accounting) Honours degree and a CTA from the University of South Africa. She served her articles at one of the big four audit firms. Rentias appointment crowns a 20-year career at Denel and she is ready to tackle the challenges associated with the management of the Groups substantial real estate portfolio. Rentia has wide experience within the Denel Group of companies, which will aid her in this new position at Denel Properties. She will be responsible for the management of sites in Gauteng, the North West and the Western Cape.

"I am committed to live the values of Denel by being performance-driven, accountable, caring, innovative and working with integrity. I am dedicated to making a success of this challenge, and believe that team work is the key to our successes."

Rentia was appointed as the chairperson of the Centurion Aerospace Village (CAV) Board in February, 2014. The CAV is a Hi-Tech Aeromechanical Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Cluster located in Centurion. The CAV is an initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry, also having received a "Special Project Status" from City of Tshwane.

Naresh Chotoo

Senior Manager (Property Portfolio Manager) Irene, Lyttelton and PMP Sites

Naresh was appointed as Property Portfolio Manager for the Kempton Park, Lyttelton, PMP, Rheinmetall Denel Munitions Sites in 2009.

He is now the Property Portfolio Manager for the Irene, Lyttleton and PMP Campuses.

Prior to this Naresh was the Property and Facilities Manager for a facilities company in the private sector. 

Karabo Mathibela 

Financial Manager

Karabo Mathibela AGA (SA) holds a Bcom. Accounting Sciences Degree from the University of Pretoria and a Bcompt. (Hons) Accounting Sciences with CTA from the University of South Africa. She served her articles at Denel (SOC) Ltd including being seconded to PWC for 6 months. She is a member of SAICA and has 10 years experience in finance. 

Frances Mokemane 

Chief Procurement Officer

Frances recently joined Denel Industrial Properties (Deniprop) as a Chief Procurement Officer, before Joining Deniprop Frances was a Procurement and Contract Manager at LMT Mobility Products. Frances started in the defence industry when she was appointed at Cassidian Optronics as a Senior Projects Expeditor. Her career has led her to work increasingly in the projects environment, specializing in procurement, contracts management, project coordination, procurement resource allocation and demand planning

Frances has 13 years’ experience in the supply chain environment.

James Stewart

Senior Manager (Property Portfolio Manager) Houwteq and Rheinmetall Denel Munitions Sites

James was appointed as Property Portfolio Manager in 2013 for the Houwteq, Rheinmetall Denel Munitions in the Western Cape and Gauteng Provinces.

Prior to this James was the Facility Manager of the Houwteq Site. He has been with Denel for the past 25 Years.


Senior Manager (Property Portfolio Manager) Kempton Park Campus

This position has been advertised internally and will be filled in due course

Hans Vermeulen

Senior Manager Projects and Responsible Engineer

Hans was appointed as the Project Manager and Competent Person for Denel Industrial Properties in August 2012. In addition Hans is responsible for the Denel Properties Call Centre as well as Energy Management for the Denel Group.

Hans is responsible for the safety of all machinery used at all Campuses and Sites managed by Deniprop as well as manageing all building projects undertaken by Deniprop.

In addition, Hans is responsible for Energy Management for the entire Denel Group

Prior to this Hans was the Denel Industrial Properties Maintenance Manager for the Kempton Campus

 Hans started his career with what was then Atlas Aircraft Corporation as an apprentcie in the Electrical Department in 1974

Dave Scully

Senior Manager Compliance, Legal & Business Development

Dave was appointed as Compliance, Legal, and Business Development Manager in June, 2012.

Prior to this Dave was the Chief Safety Officer for Denel Industrial Properties Kempton Campus and held this position for the past 28 years.

Dave started his career with what was then Atlas Aircraft Corporation in the Electrical Department in 1980 and moved into the Occupational Health and Safety field in 1986.


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