Jeff Thomas
Jeff Thomas

Director: SA Reinforced Concrete Engineers Association

Jeff Thomas is the director of the South African Reinforced Concrete Engineers Association (SARCEA)

Jeff was born in Johannesburg and started his career as a structural draughtsman in a consulting engineers practice. He then joined a reinforcing company and moved to Bloemfontein where he managed the reinforcing sub contract on the Vanderkloof dam.

He became the manager of the Bloemfontein operation and was transferred to Johannesburg in 1981 where he was appointed Managing director of Steeledale in the Transvaal.He held various positions at Steeledale including Chairman of the mining and structural steel divisions.

He retired from Steeledale in 2010 and took up the post of commercial manager for the Rebar JV at Medupi power station.

In 2012 he took over from Rod Mountford as director of the association.

Jeff matriculated at Athlone Boys High and then attended Wits technical college in Johannesburg.He completed the General management Programme at Henley college in the UK in 1985 and was active in the associations training schemes from the early 80,s. He has also served on the SEIFSA council for the past 25 years.