Simphiwe Thobela was appointed Chairperson of the Board of the Media, Information, and Communication Technology Service, Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA) in 2020. He is currently also the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) since 2018. Mr. Thobela has served as a Non-Executive Director (NED) at the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) from 2014 until 2020. He has also been recently appointed into the Board of Directors of Universal Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) where he also chairs the Audit and Risk Committee (ARC). Lastly, in governance, he has been appointed to service in the Board of Directors of Magwa Tea Estate. He has a combined experience in governance of more than a decade. In this decade he has also served in various subcommittees of various Boards that included Audit and Risk Committee, Social and Ethics Committee, Human Resource Committee, Funding and Investment, Operations amongst others. Mr Thobela has featured as a panelist and presenter in various national and international panels.