John Sheath, is a Chartered Marketer and a well-known figure in the cement and concrete industries. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Concrete Society of Southern Africa, having previously been involved in the activities of the organisation for some 15 years in voluntary positions, ranging from Inland Branch Secretary to National President.
John has spent more than 30 years specialising in industrial marketing primarily in the resins, adhesives and concrete industries. In more recent years (1996-2009) he was Marketing Manager for the Cement and Concrete Institute, where he was responsible for all marketing activities of the organisation.
Prior to that he was Marketing Director of Fosroc (Pty) Ltd., which manufactured and supplied a range of speciality chemical products for both mining and construction industries.
Sheath describes his management style as firm but fair, and prefers to lead by example. He is married, with two children and six grandchildren.