Non-Executive Directors, X3, Jobs in South Africa

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) is a state owned entity formed in 1999 mandated to develop and operate the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) which is located adjacent the modern deep water port facility, Port of Ngqura-developed and owned by Transnet National Ports Authority.

Non-Executive Directors (X3) - Coega Development Foundation 


  • The CDF and its Board are committed to the highest standards of governance, and to a Board of Directors that possesses the appropriate balance of knowledge, skills, experience, diversity and independence to enable it to discharge its governance roles and responsibilities objectively and effectively.
  • Appointed non-executive directors should possess the qualifications, skills, expertise, and commitment to support the organisation in achieving its objectives. Suitably qualified candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas of expertise, are encouraged to apply:
    • Academic credentials at the tertiary level in the following areas: financial management, governance, public interest law and/or social justice and risk management.
    • Board governance of non-profit companies.
    • Practical experience in managing non-profit companies directed at human capital development and social welfare would be a distinct advantage
  • Like the CDC, the Board of the CDF is committed to diversity, inclusion and transformation and strives to reflect South Africa’s diversity.
  • Candidates must have a clear understanding of the fiduciary duties of a director, and demonstrate the following personal characteristics:
    • Integrity: Have experience in a position of trust requiring him or her to act in good faith, avoid conflicts of interest, and display the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
    • Independence: Be able to exercise judgment independently of stakeholder involvement, and not occupy any political office (in any political party) or occupy a position in any sphere of government.
    • Competence: The nominated directors must have obtained a relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification and have demonstrable practical knowledge and experience relevant to the role.


  • The primary purpose of the Board is to provide governance and oversight for the Coega Development Foundation in terms of how funds are acquired and spent, how risks are managed, and compliance with the law and best practice.
  • The Board participates in the development of the strategic direction of the CDF and monitors the CDF’s activities to ensure that strategic objectives are met.
  • The CDF Board approves the annual budget, reviews quarterly reports on spending against budget, signs off on the annual audit of financial statements, and makes sure that the CDF is adequately resourced to meet its strategic objectives. Board members also authorise certain payments in accordance with internal financial policies.
  • The CDF Board continuously assesses risks to the CDF and ensures that adequate risk management measures are in place, and that the CDF complies with all applicable regulatory requirements.
  • The CDF Board meets on a quarterly basis and reviews its governance practices on an ongoing basis.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Coega to apply