Committee / Task team

All committees operate under the auspices and oversight of the NAAMSA directorate. Some committees meet frequently on a monthly or bi-monthly basis, some committees meet less frequently.

All committees report to NAAMSA Chief Executives at meetings of CEOs which are held about six times per annum. NAAMSA CEOs provide policy direction.

Committee/Task Team Key focus areas Chairman / Vice-Chairman
Automobile Manufacturers Employers Organisation (AMEO) Negotiations with Trade Unions and protection of the industry’s industrial relations interests Mr Percy Smith (Volkswagen)
Mr Nabiel Conybeare (Vice-Chair)
Automotive Industry Export Council To promote auto industry exports Mr Renai Moothilal (NAACAM)
Automotive Production Development Programme Specialist Committee Auto industry developmental policy issues, monitoring of industry APDP performance, interaction with International Trade Administration Commission Mr Henry Pretorius (Toyota)
Mr Graham Partington (Vice-Chair)
Black Economic Empowerment Task Team Auto Industry transformation issues and BEE compliance matters Ms Nonkqubela Maliza (VWSA)
Electric Vehicle Technical Committee Electric vehicle standards and infrastructure provision Mr Winstone Jordaan
Fuel & Emissions Working Group Automotive Industry fuel requirements and alignment with European specifications Mr Stuart Rayner (Ford Motor Company)
Mr Nilesh Bana (Vice-Chair)
Heavy Commercial Vehicle Division All issues relevant to the South African Truck & Bus Industry Mr Ernie Trautmann (Toyota)
Legal Forum Draft Legislation and its implications for the auto industry Mr Jürgen Fegbeutel
Marketing & Sales Representatives Forum Automotive shows/festivals Mr Francois Loubser (NAAMSA Show Coordinator)
Media Communications Strategy The importance of the SA Automotive Industry and its social and economic contribution to South Africa Handled by the NAAMSA Office – NMW Vermeulen
OEM Purchasing Council Localisation projects, supplier development initiatives and supplier competitiveness improvement projects Mr André Smith
Mr Michael Waldburger (Vice-Chair)
PR Forum To promote the interests of the industry in maintaining a constructive relationship with the media Mr Christo Valentyn (Kia Motors)
Statistics Committee Industry sales reporting standards Mr Kalvin Pillay (Nissan)
Supply Chain Logistics Committee Efficiency improvements and cost reductions in logistics throughout the automotive value chain Mr Brett Van Zyl
Selwyn Naidoo (Vice-Chair)
Tax Consultative Committee Tax Legislation affecting the auto industry Mr Suben Moodley (Toyota)
Technical Committee Automotive standards matters and alignment of SA specifications to international standards Mr Eckart Kruger (NAAMSA Consultant)
Ms Melody Smith (Vice-Chair)
Vehicle Crime Prevention Committee Vehicle crime reduction and prevention initiatives Mr Motsamai Mollo (Ford Motor Company)
Ms Takalani Tshirame (Vice-Chair)
Ad-hoc Task Teams and Committees Address specific matters as directed by CEOs By appointment