Sephaku Holdings: Neil Crafford-Lazarus

Neil Robus Crafford-Lazarus has been Financial Director of Sephaku Holdings since March 2012. He is also an Executive Director.

Neil Crafford-Lazarus was appointed a director and CEO of Sephaju Holdings on 1 June 2007, and became Financial Director on 28 March 2012. He started his career in mining finance in 1988. Since then, he has held various senior positions in taxation, business development and corporate finance with companies such as Anglo American Corporation, Glencor and BHP Billiton. He also served as Financial Director of Xstrata SA Proprietary Limited between 1998 and 2005. He is a CA (SA) and he has a B.Compt Honours from UNISA.

Work
2012 – Present    Financial Director, SepHold
2007 – 2012         Director and CEO, SepHold
1998– 2005          Financial Director of Xstrata SA (Pty) Ltd

Education
                                CA (SA)
                                B.Compt, Honours, UNISA 
                                B.Compt, University of the Free State 

About Sephaku Holdings: SepHold is a JSE-listed company that invests in construction materials-focused businesses. SepHold’s portfolio currently constitutes of 36% equity ownership in SepCem and a 100%-owned mixed concrete subsidiary, Metier. SepCem’s main business activity is the manufacture, marketing and distribution of high-quality cementitious products to a broad spectrum of cement users. The integrated cement plant in Aganang and grinding plant in Delmas with a combined production capacity of 2.5 million tonnes per annum, commenced production in October and January 2014 respectively. 

SepHold reported a revenue of R839.9 million for the year ended 31 March 2017. The company has 262 employees.