DRA Global Limited (ASX / JSE: DRA) announced the appointment of Charles Pettit as a Non-Executive Director. The appointment, effective from July 1, 2023, brings Pettit’s extensive experience and expertise to the company’s Board of Directors.
Charles Pettit, Founder and CEO of DRA’s largest shareholder, Apex Partners Holdings (Pty) Ltd, possesses a strong background in making long-term investments in engineering, equipment, and industrial distribution businesses. With a successful track record in financial markets and investment banking, Pettit is expected to contribute significantly to the overall value of DRA and its stakeholders.
Prior to establishing Apex Partners, Pettit held prominent leadership positions in JSE-listed industrial businesses. He served as the Founder and CEO of Torre Industries Ltd from 2012 to 2016 and Stellar Capital Partners Ltd from 2015 to 2017. Pettit’s leadership and strategic acumen played a vital role in the growth and success of these companies.
Charles Pettit is a distinguished professional who graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BCom (Hons) degree in 2004. He furthered his qualifications as a CFA charter holder while working for Close Brothers Corporate Finance in London and AfrAsia Corporate Finance in Mauritius and South Africa.