A new game plan, Joost moves from the field into the boardroom

18 March 2008 Progressive Investment Holdings limited

South African rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen (pictured right) will be making headlines again and this time not on the rugby field. Van der Westhuizen will now be ruling the boardroom from his newly appointed position of Chief Operations Officer for Progressive Investment Holdings Limited (PIH). His role will include managing and overseeing the group’s overall business and projects. His experience in business, property developments and leadership skills will significantly add strategic value to the group’s investment portfolio.

On the forefront of entering a new era in the South African financial services and property development industry, PIH made a strategic move to position themselves as market leaders by welcoming Van der Westhuizen on board. Being a well known sports’ icon, Van der Westhuizen has shown his commitment to his game, proving his dedication to the team and all South Africans and that he is not afraid of hard work, which is exactly what PIH is going to take advantage of in growing their business.

PIH are excited to have Van der Westhuizen as part of their new structure, bringing his strong leadership and management skills to the table. He also shares the same values of honesty, integrity and ethics with fellow PIH directors and will be working alongside CEO, Freddie Andalaft and its dynamic board of directors. This vibrant team will mould a positive, successful future for the group.

Joost van der Westhuizen noted; “I’m proud to be working with PIH. I believe that the company has established a leadership position within the financial services and property industry and look forward to helping the company build on its success in this growing market.”

Commenting on the appointment, PIH CEO Freddie Andalaft said; “We are very pleased to welcome Joost van der Westhuizen to our Board of Directors. He has an outstanding reputation as a leader, and his extensive management skills will be a great asset to PIH.”

“I strive to take as much interest in delivering superior financial results as I did in scoring tries for South Africa,” concludes van der Westhuizen.

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