Den Braven appoints new interim MD

Den Braven South Africa announced in August that it has promoted long-standing employee Colene Baker to interim managing director.

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Colene Baker has been appointed interim managing director of Den Braven Sealants South Africa. She takes on the role after being with the company for more than 20 years as its financial manager.

Colene Baker

Colene studied cost management accounts at the Technikon Witwatersrand, obtaining her national diploma in 1994 with the goal of following in her father’s footsteps in construction. She feels very fortunate to have worked very closely with her mentor and previous managing director, Averil Webbstock.

Colene lists her management strengths as being open and inclusive and enjoying a close-knit relationship with her team. Colene is married and has two children, Kathleen and Alec. Much of her spare time is taken up in seconding Kathleen, who is a provincial mountain, and supporting Alec on the cricket field. Colene has a love for cars and motorbikes, but family time is foremost. She spends any spare time she has exploring the outdoors of our beautiful country on mountain bikes with her family.

Colene’s vision is to support her team in getting Den Braven through these incredibly tough trading times, continuing to grow the business by building on its strengths of integrity, service and technical know-how, in both the built environment and hardware industry.

Den Braven Sealants has been trading for over 40 years in South Africa and currently employs 27 people, many of whom have been with the company for over 10 years. Den Braven has branches in Cape Town and Durban with its head office based in Johannesburg.

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