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Audit committee


Linda De Beer [photo]

Linda De Beer

Age
49
Qualifications
Chartered Director (SA); Chartered Accountant (SA); MCOM Tax (Pretoria),
Professor (UJ)
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date of appointment
30 November 2017 - Board
 
30 November 2017 - Audit committee
 
9 May 2018 - Remuneration and nominations committee
Board committee membership
Audit committee (chairman) and Remuneration and nominations committee
Significant directorships
Aspen Finance, Royal Bafokeng Platinum, Safin Holdings, Sasfin Bank
Number of non-significant directorships
1

 

Experience:Linda is a reporting and corporate governance advisor. She also serves as chair of the JSE’s Financial Reporting Investigations Panel, member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa (served on the King IV Task Team) and JSE’s Issuers’ Regulatory Advisory Committee.


Ronald Bowen [photo]

Ronald Clifford Bowen

Age
66
Qualifications
BSc (Hons)
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date appointed to board
28 September 2011
Board committee membership
Audit committee
Significant directorships
None

Skills and expertise: Business management, strategy, global & local governance, Chemicals industry

Experience: Former senior executive, managing speciality chemical businesses on 5 continents for Süd-Chemie AG, Germany for 30 years. He also worked for Ashland Chemicals Inc. of the United States. He has served on several boards, both locally and internationally, as managing director, executive director and chairman with joint-venture shareholders such as Sasol Limited, the Industrial Development Corporation, Central Energy Fund (CEF) Limited and PetroSA. He is a council member of a large global marketing consultancy.


Remuneration and nominations committee


Linda De Beer [photo]

Linda De Beer

Age
49
Qualifications
Chartered Director (SA); Chartered Accountant (SA); MCOM Tax (Pretoria),
Professor (UJ)
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date of appointment
30 November 2017 - Board
 
30 November 2017 - Audit committee
 
9 May 2018 - Remuneration and nominations committee
Board committee membership
Audit committee (chairman) and Remuneration and nominations committee
Significant directorships
Aspen Finance, Royal Bafokeng Platinum, Safin Holdings, Sasfin Bank
Number of non-significant directorships
1

 

Experience:Linda is a reporting and corporate governance advisor. She also serves as chair of the JSE’s Financial Reporting Investigations Panel, member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa (served on the King IV Task Team) and JSE’s Issuers’ Regulatory Advisory Committee.


Rod Humphris [photo]

Rod Humphris

Age
61
Qualifications
BSc (Chem Eng); BCom
Title
Non-executive chairman (appointed 1 June 2017)
Date appointed to board
11 March 1999 as executive managing director
Date of resignation
31 May 2017 as managing director
Board committee memberships
Remuneration and nominations committee and Social, ethics and risk committee
Significant directorships
Chairman of Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA)
Number of non-significant directorships
None

Skills and expertise: Business management, strategy, engineering, financial, chemical industry, risk management

Experience: After an initial period in the gold mining industry, Rod joined Omnia as a project engineer in 1982. After occupying various positions within the Omnia Group, he was appointed as the managing director of Omnia Fertilizer in 1995 and Group managing director of Omnia Holdings Limited in 1999. Appointed as non-independent, non-executive chairman of the Group on 1 June 2017. He also served the president of the Fertilizer Society of South Africa.


Ralph Havenstein [photo]

Ralph Havenstein

Age
60
Qualifications
BCom; MSc (Chem Eng)
Designation
Lead independent non-executive director
Date appointed to board
6 November 2007
Board committee memberships
Social, ethics and risk committee and Remuneration and nominations committee (chairman)
Significant directorships
Northam Platinum Limited, Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited
Number of non-significant directorships
6

Skills and expertise: Engineering, governance, risk management, strategy, chemicals and mining industry

Experience: Previously served as director of Anglo Platinum, Simmer and Jack, Mintek and Sasol and on councils of Chamber of Mines and Chemical and Allied Industries' Association (CAIA).

Social, ethics and risk committee


Frank Butler [photo]

Frank Desmond Butler

Age
65
Qualifications
BSc (Chem Eng); MBA
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date appointed to board
27 September 2002
Board committee memberships
Social, ethics and risk committee chairman and audit committee (resigned 20 March 2017)
Significant directorships
None

Skills and expertise: Risk management, strategy and chemical industry

Experience: Frank is a private consultant in risk management and business strategies, previously a professional engineer fellow of IRMSA, he has occupied senior positions, including chairman of CRM International from 1980 to 2001.


Rod Humphris [photo]

Rod Humphris

Age
61
Qualifications
BSc (Chem Eng); BCom
Title
Non-executive chairman (appointed 1 June 2017)
Date appointed to board
11 March 1999 as executive managing director
Date of resignation
31 May 2017 as managing director
Board committee memberships
Remuneration and nominations committee and Social, ethics and risk committee
Significant directorships
Chairman of Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA)
Number of non-significant directorships
None

Skills and expertise: Business management, strategy, engineering, financial, chemical industry, risk management

Experience: After an initial period in the gold mining industry, Rod joined Omnia as a project engineer in 1982. After occupying various positions within the Omnia Group, he was appointed as the managing director of Omnia Fertilizer in 1995 and Group managing director of Omnia Holdings Limited in 1999. Appointed as non-independent, non-executive chairman of the Group on 1 June 2017. He also served the president of the Fertilizer Society of South Africa.


Ralph Havenstein [photo]

Ralph Havenstein

Age
60
Qualifications
BCom; MSc (Chem Eng)
Designation
Lead independent non-executive director
Date appointed to board
6 November 2007
Board committee memberships
Social, ethics and risk committee and Remuneration and nominations committee (chairman)
Significant directorships
Northam Platinum Limited, Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited
Number of non-significant directorships
6

Skills and expertise: Engineering, governance, risk management, strategy, chemicals and mining industry

Experience: Previosly served as director of Anglo Platinum, Simmer and Jack, Mintek and Sasol and on councils of Chamber of Mines and Chemical and Allied Industries' Association (CAIA).


Adriaan De Lange [photo]

Adriaan de Lange

Age
42
Qualifications
Chartered Accountant (SA)
Designation
Group managing director
Date appointed to board
1 June 2017
Board committee memberships
Social, ethics and risk committee
Significant directorships
None

Experience: Adriaan joined the Group in 2003 as financial controller for BME and was promoted to financial manager, where he played an important part in developing and implementing the Mining division’s business strategy. In 2007, he was transferred to Omnia Fertilizer as financial manager and was soon thereafter promoted to financial director of Omnia Fertilizer. He thereafter held various positions in Omnia Fertilizer, including the position of director: Supply Chain, before he was appointed as managing director of Omnia Fertilizer: RSA in 2012. He was appointed as Group managing director with effect from 1 June 2017.