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Jun 15, 2012

Justin Hobday

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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

Car: Pajero

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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