Our Team


Willie Els - Managing Director

BA (Hons)(UPE), MA (University of South Florida), D.Phil (UPE)
Born in the Eastern Cape, Willie went to school in East London. He started his career with the East Cape Development Board where he held a number of positions before joining the Urban Foundation in 1988.

Willie was appointed Managing Director of NewHco in February 1997 and held this position until his appointment as an Executive Director of Inframax on 1 March 2000. He was appointed Managing Director of Inframax in August 2003. Willie also serves on the NewHco Board as well as on the boards of a number of other entities in the Inframax Group. He is also a non-executive Director of the Social Housing Company.

John Weaver - Director

Pr Eng, B.Eng (Civil) (Stellenbosch University) FSAICE, EDP
John joined Clifford Harris (Pty) Ltd in 1979 as Site Engineer and gained experience in the construction of roads, bridges, reservoirs and residential townships. In 1981 he was appointed a Structural Design Engineer at Ninham Shand Inc. and later moved into project management, becoming a Principal Engineer in 1985.

John joined the Family Housing Association in Johannesburg in 1986 and, with the inception of NewHco in 1991, became the CEO of its Gauteng division. He opened the Cape Town office in 1995 and transferred to NewHco head office, which relocated to Cape Town in 1997, as National Operations Director.

John was appointed an Executive Director of Inframax Holdings (Pty) Ltd on 1 March 2000 and chairs or serves on the boards of a number of subsidiaries in the Inframax group. He is currently the Executive Director responsible for Inframax Investments.

Anthony Fletcher - Finance Director

Anthony was born in Blandford, Dorset County, England and completed his articles with Deloitte & Touche, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1988. Anthony has gained extensive experience within national and multi-national entities, across a broad spectrum of industries, notably with Nampak (manufacturing), as financial director for Seagram (alcoholic beverages) and Levi Strauss South Africa (clothing).

Anthony joined Inframax in May 2005. He is the Inframax Public Officer.

Micheal MacLachlan - Director

Born in Kimberley and schooled in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, Michael's career started in 1991 as a sales consultant selling starter homes in Edenvale Township with Gough Cooper Homes based in Durban.

Following the merger of Gough Cooper Homes into Group 5, Michael changed from sales into development management. Whilst with Group 5 Developments, he was involved in projects in Durban, Plettenberg Bay, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Namibia.

Michael joined NewHco in September 1997, as an Operations Manager based in the Cape Town office. He transferred to Inframax Developments in March 2000 and was subsequently appointed a Director of Inframax Holdings in May 2007. He is currently responsible for Inframax Developments nationally.