Only two of the 13 people on the board have experience in the energy sector. And the former acting chief executive of the power utility, Matshela Koko, said this was a recipe for disaster.
The board is chaired by Jabu Mabuza. Phakamani Hadebe is group chief executive and Calib Cassim the chief financial officer. All have impressive CVs, but not in energy.
The only two board members with experience in the sector are Nelisiwe Magubane and Dr Rod Crompton.
According to her profile on Eskom's website, Magubane is a registered engineer who served as the director-general of energy in 2009.