Jun 15, 2012
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Full Name: Justin Hobday
Position: MD of NOSA
Main Activity of the Company: Occupational health, safety and environmental services
Date and Place of Birth: August 12, 1963
Education: Diploma in golf directorship
First Job: Marketing position at Sperry, a computer company
Career History Prior to Current Position: Professional golfer
Size of First Pay Packet: R135 a month
First Job with Present Group: Business development
Value of Assets under Your Control: R100-million
Number of People under Your Leadership: 280
Management Style: Open-door policy with focus on client service
Personal Best Achievement: In the last ten years, being part of the growth of NOSA
Professional Best Achievement: Promotion to MD of NOSA
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: Not stated
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Not stated
Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Jack Welch
Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Whitey Basson
Philosophy of Life: Try to make decisions that will allow you to sleep well at night
Biggest Ever Opportunity: My current position at NOSA
Biggest Ever Disappointment: Not playing in the US Masters
Hope for the Future: That South Africa achieves its full potential
Favourite Reading: SA 4 × 4 and Finweek
Favourite TV Programme: Supersport
Favourite Food/Drink: Breakfast on Sunday morning
Favourite Music: Watershed
Favourite Sport: Golf
Favourite Website: 4 × 4 community forum
Hobbies: Golf, rugby (spectator) and 4 × 4 adventure camping
Pets: My two children!
Miscellaneous Dislikes: Excuses
Favourite Other South African Company: Shoprite
Favourite Foreign Company: Delta Topco
Married: To Diana Koopman since September 17, 1988
Children: Shaun, 21; Kirsten, 16
Clubs: Sunshine Tour and the Institute of Directors
Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor
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