Part of the Motheo family for 14 years, Mashau was earmarked early on as Dr Ndlovu’s successor and was closely mentored by her for many years.

Having grown up in the township of Malamulele, Limpopo, Mashau joined Motheo Construction Group as a trainee site quantity surveyor in 2005, having qualified with a Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering. She quickly rose through the ranks and is now a shareholder and director at Motheo. Prior to taking up the position as CEO, she held direct oversight of all Northern Cape, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West, Free State, and Pretoria operations. Mashau has served on the Motheo Board since September 2011, which oversees the company’s national operations and strategic direction.