*Pictured is the Petousis Family Holdings Board. Back Row L to R: Lex Petousis, Nigel Matthews, Phumi Nhlapo, Hilary Seymour, George Petousis, Adrian Montzinger, Barrie Jack.  Seated: Mike Freedman

Petousis Family Holdings, which incorporates The Vineyard, Townhouse and Oude Werf hotels, have announced that three new non-executive directors have joined their board.

Nigel Matthews, previously chief executive of the Holiday Inn Group in South Africa, and for 20 years a non-executive director of Sun International, takes over as Chairperson of the Board from Barrie Jack. Jack remains on the board as a non-executive director. Phumi Nhlapo and Mike Freedman were appointed to the Board on 1 March 2018 as new non-executive directors.

“Nigel will provide considerable wisdom and guidance to the business,” said Lex Petousis of Petousis Family Holdings, “while Phumi and Mike have exceptional track records in helping companies capitalize on new opportunities.”

The Group was founded by hoteliers Kitty and Francois Petousis and remains a family business. “We continue to be guided by the values that my parents instilled,” says Lex Petousis. “These new appointments fulfil our vision to operate as a professionally run group with a constituted board of directors who provide the best mix of skills and experience to take our company forward. The first of these directors was Advocate Adrian Montzinger, who joined our board in the middle of 2017. We are delighted to now welcome Nigel, Phumi and Mike.”