Chris Braund

Data Centre Director

Chris has over 35 years experience in the HVAC industry and started his career with the company in 1981. Chris has an N3 in air-conditioning and refrigeration and managed the Durban operation before moving into Executive Director of Data Centre Development in 2019

Robbie Di Giovampaolo

Robbie DI Giovampaolo


Robbie DI Giovampaolo started his apprenticeship 1979 and later qualified as a refrigeration technician with Anglo American Property services. He joined Ampair Maintenance in 1998 as a maintenance manager and became  a shareholder  and Director in 2000. He manages the maintenance and installations department country wide. Robbie has 42 years’ experience in the HVAC industry.

Jennifer Tolmay


Jennifer graduated with honor status at the North west university in BCom Marketing and soon secured a position as a sales rep for Ductshop in 2013. She gained significant experience with the methods and processes of making ducting and this enabled her to spread her wings and become an estimator at a different duct manufacturer. Ductshop welcomed Jennifer back at the end of 2018. Her knowledge in the industry allowed her to assume the position of Ductshop manager. Jennifer’s wealth of experience was soon evident as she was able to make important changes to the Ductshop internal procedures and operations as well as delivering good customer service. Due to her contributions Jennifer was made the manager of Ductshop Western Cape and has slowly started an ongoing improvement process in that region to ensure the same success is achieved by sharing her knowledge across the province borders. Where there is no order to big or too small, the Ductshop manager welcomes them all.

Brad Kelly

Head of Projects

Brad Kelly , Project Director started his career path back in 2004 as a Mechanical Draughtsman for Enviroware Construction.  He progressing in his role to Senior Project Engineer and finally starting his employment journey with Thermaire investments in 2019 .  

Neeraj Ramkissoon

Business Development Manager

Neeraj Ramkissoon has over 14 years of experience in construction industry, during the first four years he gained valuable experience in the engineering consulting industry as a Building services engineer, before making the move to the HVAC contracting industry where served as Engineer, then Regional Manager and now as our National Business Development Manager. He has a passion for engaging with people and developing solutions that suit their needs. He prides himself on practicing and exhibiting exceptionally high standards of honesty, ethics and transparency. He holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and is a registered candidate engineering technologist at the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). In addition he also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, He enjoys spending time with family, playing golf (as often as possible) and giving back to the HVAC industry where he has voluntarily dedicated his time and held both the Vice Chairman and Regional Chairman positions of the South African Institute of Airconditioning and Refrigeration (SAIRAC) in the KZN region over the past four years and strongly believes in empowering people through the dissemination of knowledge. You can contact him on (031) 569 2010 or for your next HVAC enquiry.

Bawinile Malele

Head of HR

Ms Bawinile Malele is an HR Manager for Thermaire & Ampair with over 17 years’ experience from the engineering, manufacturing, and construction industry, such as Aveng Group, Murray & Roberts & SEW Eurodrive. Ms Malele’s career exposure has been that of an HR Generalist, with 10 years spent in HR management roles. Bawinile is a university graduate who gained her B. Paed degree from the University of Durban Westville, her Human Resources Management diploma from UNISA & her Organizational Leadership Diploma from Towerstone.

Leonard Harmse

Procurement Manager

 Leonard Harmse is a highly skilled and successful Supply Chain Professional with more than 15 years of Procurement experience, with an extensive background on implementing strategic purchasing initiatives. Leonard spearheads the national procurement for Thermaire and Ampair and acts as the category lead buyer For HVAC in Africa on behalf of Engie (Mescata). Leonard was previously in charge of  procurement for 12 years at a Large Multinational EPC Construction company. Leonard also holds some impressive certification with regards to his role within the organization such as :

  • A National Diploma in Project Management
  • A Certificate  in Generic Management
  • A Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Musa Mahlale

SHERQ Manager

Musa matriculated in 1995 and obtained his NOSA – SAMTRAC Certificate in 2007. Musa became a professional member of SACPCMP – Construction Health and Safety Management in 2018. He has over than 20 years’ experience in the construction Health, Safety, Quality and Environment (HSEQ) project industry. His experience entails civil, building, mining, and construction infrastructure projects on medium to mega projects. Musa gained valuable knowledge and experience on complete project life cycle.  Musa joined Thermaire and Ampair in 2019 from Group 5.

Dumisani Ndhlovu

Technical Centre Manager

Dumisani Ndhlovu is a Technical Centre Manager for Thermaire & Ampair. He manages all activities in the Technical Centre and provides technical support to the maintenance and business development departments to optimise energy use and implement energy management systems in buildings within the Gauteng region as well as other areas inside and outside the borders of the RSA. He is a Mechanical Engineering Technologist and is certified as an Energy Manager (CEM®) and as a Carbon Reduction Manager (CRM®) with 12 years experience in Energy Management and HVAC industries.

Maurice Conradie


Maurice Conradie has been appointed as our CFO October 2020.  Before landing the CFO position with Thermaire he was a business owner, He has been in the consulting field since July 2018. His business is mainly focused on sourcing out new prospects to acquire, conducting due diligence for his clients and assessing affordability and making offers. He has worked with clients such as:

  • CIG Ltd
  • Power Grid Solutions
  • ALS Mining
  • Pro-Op Industries
Prior to his own business Maurice worked for Ross Pienaar Auditors, EPH Plant Hire (Pty) Ltd & Consolidated Power Projects group until 2018 July. Maurice held positions such as Group Financial Manager, Merger & Acquisition Specialist, & Turn Around Strategist.. His background exposure includes building and construction, audit and advisory and Power Infrastructure.   Maurice is a highly qualified chartered accountant who obtained his BCom Accounting Sciences degree at the university of Pretoria and furthered his studies at UNISA where he obtained BCom Honours CTA. He acquired both his 1st and 2nd board exams with SAICA in 2013. He also has a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst qualification that he obtained in 2019 through the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts.   We wish Maurice the very best with T&A.


Patrick Guedel


We are pleased to announce the nomination of Mr. Patrick Guedel as the new Chief Executive Officer of Thermaire & Ampair, the Southern-Africa business of Engie Africa Customer Solutions. Mr. Guedel is an MBA graduate with ESCP Europe, Paris Business School. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in HVAC and Energy Services businesses, in France and in International markets.