Thula Solutions is a uniquely South African company specialising in sustainable solutions for life in the bush. A deep passion for the African bush and all its wanderers is what sparked our vision of finding greener and more sustainable ways to power the eco-tourism and agriculture industries.
And so our vision was brought to life in 2017, when we began specialising in bespoke alternatives to power game drive vehicles, offering South Africa’s first all-electric, all-wheel drive game vehicle which was both quieter and produced less emissions than standard vehicles.
We believe the African bush is a sacred place, where people come to reconnect with nature, and we will continue to find new and better ways to live in it, travel through it and ultimately, protect it.
Meet the Team
Gary Davies / CEO
Gary Davies is a serial entrepreneur, FGASA qualified game guide and has an MBA from Henley. He is currently the CEO for the Point group of companies and founder of Thula Solutions.
Gary is passionate about renewables and leaving the world in a better place. He has been focused on and developing the current business model for Thula Solutions since 2017 and is keen to revolutionise the energy and sustainability of the safari industry.
Carel Snyman / NXD Electrification
Carel is currently Chair of the Electric Vehicle Industry Association for South Africa and, in 1994, was a part of the team to develop the first electric vehicle in South Africa. His involvement in energy started in 1988 when he joined the National Energy Council (NEC).
Carel has been called a thought leader, as well as a futuristic and scientific thinker. He enjoys strategic planning, leadership, risk-taking, systems thinking, visualising, conceptualising, problem-solving and implementing solutions and has been involved in various working groups and committees regarding electric mobility and sustainable energy.
Tanya Reddy / Operations
Tanya has an MBA from Henley and is currently Chief Operations Manager for the Point group and has over 20 years of Operations and Procurement across Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
She specialises in Print and Promotional goods and is passionate about finding sustainable solutions to reduce the impact on the environment across all of her work.
Mike McDonald / CTO
Mike is a repeat entrepreneur, having designed and built autonomous security robots in the UK. He has worked in power electronics and automation in the electrification research team at Jaguar Land Rover and researched automated grid balancing using electric vehicles during his Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Edinburgh.
Bryan Slater / FINANCE
Bryan is a professional accountant and tax practitioner with 28 years’ experience providing bespoke services to a broad range of SME’s.
He is passionate about the environment and brings a valued skill set in project, property, corporate and investment finance to the Group. Bryan is driving the financial strategy in order to reduce the risks in renewable investments for lodges and camps.
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