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Dirk Prieur Du Plessis

 Non-executive director

Prieur du Plessis (64) BSc (QS), MBA (Cum Laude), DBA (Doctor of Business Administration – Finance), Chartered Director (SA) Chair of Plexus Holdings, an investment business he founded in 1995. Du Plessis also serves as non-executive director of Distell Group (chair of Risk Committee, member of Audit Committee, and Social and Ethics Committee), trustee of the Professional Provident Society (PPS) Holdings Trust, non-executive director of PPS Insurance Company (chair of Remuneration Committee and member of Risk Committee), non-executive director of PPS Investments (chair of Audit and Risk Committee), member of the Investment Committee of the Law Practitioners Insurance Indemnity Fund, and is the immediate past non-executive chairperson of the Institute of Directors (South Africa). Furthermore, Du Plessis is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Investment Committee of Stellenbosch University. Additionally, he is professor extraordinaire at USB, Honorary Consul General of Slovenia for South Africa and deputy Dean of the Consular Corps of Cape Town. Du Plessis has vast experience of serving as chairperson of and director on boards and board committees of public and private companies. He has a solid background in corporate governance (immediate past chair of the Institute of Directors (South Africa)), proven leadership qualities and business acumen, a strategic focus, experience and sound knowledge of financial and risk management, and a strong commitment to sustainable and socially responsible development.


  • Large (200+ employees) organisation – unlisted
  • Government owned organisation/entity
  • Other
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverages
  • Higher Education
  • Insurance
  • International Affairs
  • Investment Management
  • Real Estate
  • Wine & Spirits
  • Governance
  • Business Acumen
  • Finance & Investments
  • Risk


  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Non Executive
  • Committee Chair
  • Committee Member
  • Advisory Board Member
  • CEO
  • GM/MD
  • Executive Director
  • Senior Manager

Board or Committee Experience

Title Sub Committee Company Name Industry
Non-executive directorRisk (chair), Audit, and Social and EthicsDistell Group (listed on Johannesburg Stock Exchange)Alcoholic beverages
Non-executive directorRemuneration (chair) and RiskProfessional Provident Society (PPS) Insurance CompanyInsurance and financial services
Non-executive directorAudit and Risk (chair)PPS InvestmentsInvestment Management
Non-executive chairPPS Multi-managersInvestment Management
Non-executive chairCombined FinanceProperty lending
Non-executive directorRisk, and Social and EthicsRoad Accident FundPublic entity
Committee memberInvestmentLaw Practioners Indemnity Insurance FundInvestments
Non-executive chairAudit and Risk (chair)Stellenbosch UniversityAudit and risk

Executive Career Summary

Title Company Name Industry
CEOiCRAFT Board Governance ConsultantsGovernance
Executive chairPlexus HoldingsInvestment management
CEOPlexus Asset ManagementInvestment management
General managerSanlamInvestment Management}