Lulamile Xate


Lulamile has a wide range of business experience and expertise in the private sector. He completed his articles with Price Waterhouse Coopers in 1995 and, together with his partners, has developed a number of successful businesses in the fishing, forestry, gas mining and ICT sectors.

He is a board member and Chairman of a number of unlisted entities.

Lulamile holds B.Compt (UNISA) and Post Grad Diploma in Energy Studies (Murdoch)

John van Zyl


John van Zyl, a qualified Chartered Accountant, is the retired finance director of the Plessey Group and co-founding director of Tellumat. John has extensive experience across finance and business acquisitions as well as manufacturing, and research and development.

Married with two sons and two grandchildren, in his private capacity John is keenly interested in nature conservation, birding, wildlife and travel, and has served in various capacities within Rotary and Round Table for over 20 years.

Graham Meyer


Graham is responsible for Tellumat’s financial and commercial performance, with a firm hand in strategic management and operations. A CA (SA) with over 20 years’ experience in the electronics and ICT industries, 11 of those at executive director level, Graham’s focus is on achieving excellence for the benefit of our varied stakeholders.

Privately, Graham enjoys the outdoors, cycling and touch rugby, travelling, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Andrew Connold


Andrew is responsible for Tellumat’s strategic management and business performance. With over 23 years of executive director experience in the electronics and ICT industries, Andrew is passionate about growing companies and the people in them.

Privately, Andrew enjoys birding, sailing and community service, as a Rotarian.