Gaming and hospitality group Sun International has appointed Sam Sithole as its new non-executive chairman.
Commenting on the appointment, Sun International CEO Anthony Leeming said: “Sam Sithole’s history with the company has given him valuable knowledge and insight, and his more than 20 years of experience in finance and investment will serve us well. The board and management of Sun International congratulate Sam on his new appointment and welcome him as chairman.”
Sithole is also a director of several JSE-listed companies including technology giant Altron, workplace solutions provider Adcorp and Metair Investments.
A chartered accountant by training and an experienced investment executive, Sithole was previously at Brait for more than eight years in different roles, including the group’s financial director.
Prior to Brait, he was a Deloitte partner, where he spent six years as an audit partner and departed the firm as group leader for the financial services audit practice in Johannesburg.
Sithole’s appointment became effective on Friday, July 2. He replaces Jabu Mabuza who recently passed away suddenly from Covid-19.