About Us

Team

TheBrandHouse employs 350 persons across its organisation. Over and above the generic support functions, TheBrandHouse team covers a wide range of specific competencies including purchasing, logistics, marketing, sales, retailing and after-sales.

DIRECTORS’ PROFILE

Timothy Taylor - Non-Executive Director and Chairman
Timothy Taylor holds a BA (Hons) in Industrial Economics from Nottingham University. He worked in the United Kingdom until 1972 when he returned to Mauritius and joined Rogers & Co. He became Chief Executive of Rogers in 1999, retiring in December 2006. He was then Non-Executive Chairman of Rogers from 2007 to October 2012.

He is the Chairman of Scott & Co, one of Mauritius’ oldest commercial concerns and a non-executive director on the Board of CIM Financial Services Ltd. He is a past Chairman of the National Committee on Corporate Governance and a former President of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is Honorary Consul of Norway in Mauritius. He has always had an interest in environmental and conservation issues and has been a member of the Council of the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation since 2006 and President since 2009.

Howard Buttery - Non-Executive Director
Howard Buttery was born in Durban, South Africa in 1946. After completing his studies and accounting articles he started his career with Bell Equipment Limited in March 1973 as Group Financial Director and was appointed as the Executive Chairman in 1977 a position he held until the 30 June 2010. He has nearly 40 years of experience in the forestry, mining, construction and sugar industries around the world. His particular interest has been in the development of trade between South Africa and the Sub Sahara African states. He has worked extensively in the West, Central and East African economies and has served on a number of boards throughout this region. He is today the Executive Chairman of I.A. Bell & Company (Pty) Limited which holds the Bell family’s investment in Bell Equipment Limited and a number of financial services companies. He is non-Executive Chairman of African Banking Corporation (BancABC) where he has served as a director since 2002. BancABC has an extensive footprint in all aspects of banking in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania. Howard sits on the board of a number of private companies throughout the world and continues to make African inter-regional trade the centre of his interests.

Matthew Taylor - Non-Executive Director
Matthew Taylor holds a BSc (Hons) in Retail Management from the University of Surrey. He joined Rogers in 2000 as Project Manager in the Planning and Development Department. He was the Executive Director Retail of Scott & Co from 2007 to January 2013 and is currently the firm’s CEO.

Richard Hirsch – Independent Non-Executive Director
Richard Hirsch joined his family business, Hirsch’s Homestores, in 1998 when they opened their first Superstore in Durban. He started working in the warehouse and swiftly rose through the ranks until being appointed Branch Manager of the store. Thereafter, he took up the position of Regional Manager for KZN, and in 2010 was appointed the Managing Director of the family business that started in 1979. This family owned company has grown into the largest independently owned appliance retailer in South Africa with 18 stores around South Africa and almost 2000 team members.

Richard has a philosophy of lifelong learning and has studied at UCT, Harvard, North Western/Kellogg and Oxford University. He has been involved with the Clare Ellis Brown School, an inner city school of Durban for under privileged children since 2000 as well as the Vulingqondo Literacy Centre. He is a passionate YPO-er and is Chapter Chair of the Durban chapter 2016/17.

Clovis Wong Yin Sang – Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Clovis Wong Yin Sang holds a DESS in Administration des Entreprises from the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises d’Aix en Provence and a Maitrise en Sciences Economiques from the Faculté d’Economie Appliquee d’Aix en Provence, France.

Clovis is the CEO of The Brandhouse Ltd as from February 1, 2013. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director - Operations at Scott and Company Limited.

Our executive team

Clovis Wong - CEO
Anuradha Haulkory - Head of Finance
Daniella Donat - Head of HR
Dario Desveaux - Head of Service Centre
Jean Michel Loulié - Head of B2B
Stéphania Lebon - Head of Marketing