NAAMSA Committees/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 Percy Smith (VWSA) Nabiel Conybeare (Nissan)
Automotive Industry Export Council To promote auto industry exports Renai Moothilal (NAACAM)
Government Policy and Trade Committee Auto industry developmental policy issues, monitoring of industry APDP performance, interaction with International Trade Administration Commission Carla Terblanche (Ford) Theunis Rootman (Toyota)
Black Economic Empowerment Task Team Auto Industry transformation issues and BEE compliance matters Nonkqubela Maliza (VWSA)
Electric, Hybrid and Alternative Vehicle Committee Electric vehicle standards and infrastructure provision Brian Hastie (JLR) Alan Boyd (BMW)
Fuel & Emissions Working Group Automotive Industry fuel requirements and alignment with European specifications Stuart Rayner (FMC) Nilesh Bana (VWSA)
Heavy Commercial Vehicle Division All issues relevant to the South African Truck & Bus Industry Ernie Trautmann (Hino) To be elected
Legal Forum Draft Legislation and its implications for the auto industry Brandon Cohen (External Consultant) Howard Schady (VWSA)
Marketing & Sales Representatives Forum Automotive shows/festivals Handled by the NAAMSA Office
Media Communications Strategy The importance of the SA Automotive Industry and its social and economic contribution to South Africa Handled by the NAAMSA Office
OEM Purchasing Council Localisation projects, supplier development initiatives and supplier competitiveness improvement projects John Oliver (Toyota)
PR Forum To promote the interests of the industry in maintaining a constructive relationship with the media Andile Dlamini (VWSA) Edward Makwana (BMW)
Statistics Committee Industry sales reporting standards To be elected
Supply Chain Logistics Committee Efficiency improvements and cost reductions in logistics throughout the automotive value chain Thinus Brewis (BMW) (Manufacturers): Wayne Le Roux (Nissan)
(Importers): to be elected
Technical Committee Automotive standards matters and alignment of SA specifications to international standards Melody Smith (Toyota) To be elected
Vehicle Crime Prevention Committee Vehicle crime reduction and prevention initiatives Motsamai Mollo (FMC) Takalani Tshirame (MAN)
Ad-hoc Task Teams and Committees Address specific matters as directed by CEOs By appointment