Jensen and B. Atkinson will from April 2006 fulfil the role of silent
partners, with G. Oelofse and M. Riley being responsible for the operational
health of Mid East.
Gary Oelofse holds a National Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering
and a Diploma in Project Management. He gained extensive experience
in quantitive risk assessment and major hazard analysis while working
for a large gas company. Here he also obtained considerable experience
in the compilation and application of standards in the gasses industry.
He has served on International Major Hazard Review Committees for
the formulation of company and industrial standards. He also represented
the company on various other technical committees, including LPGas
Association, SAQCC (LPGI), The Compressed Gas Association, various
SABS working committees and the Engineering Council of SA. He served
on a global team of experts in the setting of LPG standards for
the industry and, has been involved in the compiling of unit standards
in keeping with the current government initiatives for a National
Qualifications Framework (NQF). Mr. Oelofse is also registered as
an installation electrician with the Department of Labour.
Mark Riley has 13 years business experience through the Edcon Group,
both in a store and head office environment. His last position held
was that of Planning Executive, reporting into the CEO of Edgars,
one of the chains within the Edcon fold. He has gained invaluable
business experience through the planning side of the organisation,
and has attended many business courses and programmes. The Merchant
Development Programme and Retailer Development Programme are highly
recognized within the retail industry, and carry certification equivalent
to parts of an MBA. He has received certification for excellent
performance within the retail industry, and received a citation
for the effort involved with turning poor performing departments
into profitable ones.