Lucas is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Southern Palace Group of Companies (Pty) Ltd (SPG), and a non-executive director of its various associate and subsidiary companies. Prior to joining SPG, Lucas gained extensive management consulting and business turnaround experience with leading global consultancy firm, Accenture. He has performed management advisory and operational enablement work at leading blue chip companies in South Africa and United Kingdom across various industries including logistics, FMCG and retail, telecommunications, construction and hospitality. Lucas executed large interventions and organisational performance improvement programs at some of the leading SA companies namely Edcon, Woolworths, Cell C, Shield (subsidiary of Massmart), Corobrik, PPC and Avis.
Vusi is a young, emerging entrepreneur who has accumulated vast experience through his exposure within large reputable investment holding companies in Southern Africa where he was mainly responsible for financial management, strategy and new business development. He is responsible for strategy, mergers & acquisitions at Southern Palace Group, including deal origination, negotiation, structuring and execution of new investments as well as co-managing all commercial affairs of existing portfolio assets.
Barney has held numerous management positions in well-established companies. He worked at The BEE Certification Company as the Chief Operations Officer (COO). In 2011, he started his own BBBEE consulting Company called BRAW Transformation Outsourcing. In 2013, he collaborated up with Southern Palace Group of Companies. He is currently the Managing Partner at Southern Palace Advisory Services, a consulting firm that services well-established local and multi-national companies. Key serviced clients such as City of Johannesburg, ABSA, Wesbank, Baille Gifford (United Kingdom), Standard Chartered Bank, Huawei and Reclamation group.
Lerato has manage the delivery of numerous corporate projects within Private and public sector. She has ensured that projects are delivered on time, on budget and to agreed quality standards. Serving as the conduit and liaison person between the client and the organization ensuring project and service delivery. She has tremendous knowledge in policy development and review, data gathering and diagnosis, Project management and intervention, team work and administration. She is currently studying towards an Honours Degree in Business Management. She has four years’ experience in Human Resource administration and project management.
Prior to joining Southern Palace, Zanele worked as an Office Co-Ordinator for a well know Fashion school LISOF where she assisted with their Recruiting graduates into jobs within the Fashion Apparel and Retail Industry. She was also in charge of coordinating and organizing events such as the Graduations ceremony and Annual Year End Fashion Show. Zanele also worked as a Customer Service Agent at South African Airways.