Board of Directors


Sharon is a corporate governance specialist and foreign currency adviser renowned for getting things done. An energetic entrepreneur with a keen eye for risk, recognising opportunities, and understanding the value of good governance, Sharon will focus on delivering against the strategic plan which she shared in creating this last year. South African born of English parents, Sharon has business interests in South Africa and the UK, and is fully aligned to a key strategic goal of developing bilateral trade between the countries. The Board welcome her business and strategic experience, her corporate network and passion for the Chamber. Her business acumen and vision will support the growth in membership and ongoing development of the Chamber.

Sharon is CEO of Genius Methods and of Valufin, is a Member of the International Committee of the CISI and a Non-Executive Director at Caban Capital plc. She holds an MBA, is a Chartered Director, a Chartered Secretary, Fellow of the Governance Institute, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Company Secretaries and Administrators and winner of a SACC Business Award. In Sharon’s words “This is a great opportunity to create an energy for the various pillars of activity – to deliver value add to business, charity, politics and networking, a place to be seen and to learn.”


Sarah Hutton is a South African born business woman who has had the pleasure of a career working around the world. As Human Resources Director for Coca-Cola, Sarah aligns the HR Agenda with business strategy and measurable results.

Holding an MSc, Management (Industrial Relations), degree from Oxford University, Sarah is highly valued by the leadership teams she works with, for delivering pragmatic HR solutions to meet business needs on a daily basis, but also for driving large scale organisational change. Sarah has throughout her career at Coca-Cola, been a formal mentor to women in early and mid-career, through a program called “women in leadership”.

Sarah is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of SAICA and ICAEW.


Peter works with global investors, banks, law firms and corporates to successfully navigate South African and Sub-Saharan Africa economics and politics. Offering a range of high touch subscription options to dedicated investors and consulting services for larger projects, financial institutions and corporates, he particularly specialises in developing political economy strategy and scenario planning for both individual and organised business.


Leslie help governments, organisations, boards, and their leadership anticipate their operating environment, map out the best possibilities for their organisations, as well as the worst ones to be mindful of. He engages with organisations to highlight the value of scenario planning and is currently engaged with two multinationals, and three global foundations, proposing adaptations to their leadership development programmes to include scenario planning as a key skill.

Leslie has held board and executive positions in information technology, corporate strategy, public and regulatory affairs, human resources, and general management. He brings an independent mind, with a collegiate leadership approach to companies.


Moses Tembe’s illustrious business career spans almost three decades and includes spearheading several major developments in Kwa-Zulu Natal, including the development of the Point Waterfront, Suncoast, Richards Bay Eco Junction.

Moses chairs Bellamont Capital and other investment companies that have invested and built various businesses that include Geochem, Afrostructures and Kusile Gas. He is President of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vice-Chairman KZN Business Initiative, Chairman of the eThekwini Community Foundation and member of the Board of Durban Infrastructure Development Trust. He currently Co-Chairs the KZN Growth Coalition with Premier of Kwa-Zulu Natal and also serves as Convenor in the KZN Economic Council and eThekwini Economic Council.


Dennis completed his articles with Ernst & Young and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1984. Dennis spent 14 years in investment banking focusing on corporate finance with some of South Africa’s major banking groups and accountancy firms.

He co-founded the Servest Group in 1997 with Kenton Fine and was appointed as Group Deputy Chairman in 2011. His role is to assist in growing Servest into a significant facilities management group in Africa and the United Kingdom. He is also a Vice President of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He values fairness, honesty, and is passionate about people.