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Linda De Beer [photo]

Linda De Beer

Age
48
Qualifications
Chartered Accountant (SA); Chartered Director (SA)
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date appointed to board
30 November 2017
Board committee memberships
Audit committee (chairperson)
Significant directorships
Independent non-executive director on the boards of a number of JSE listed companies

Experience:She advises and trains on reporting and corporate governance to numerous corporates. Some of her current positions include, Chairman of the JSE’s Financial Reporting Investigations Panel, Member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa, where she served on the King IV Task Team, and member of the JSE’s Issuers’ Regulatory Advisory Committee .


Ronald Bowen [photo]

Ronald Clifford Bowen

Age
65
Qualifications
BSc (Hons)
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date appointed to board
28 September 2011
Board committee membership
Audit committee (appointed 13 April 2017)
Significant directorships
None

Experience: Former senior executive managing speciality chemical businesses on five 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.


Dhanasagree (Daisy) Naidoo [photo]

Dhanasagree (Daisy) Naidoo

Age
45
Qualifications
BCom; Chartered Accountant (SA); Master in Accounting (Tax)
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date appointed to board
1 April 2011
Board committee membership
Remuneration committee; audit committee
Significant directorships
STRATE Proprietary Limited, Hudaco Industries Limited, Mr Price Group Limited, Anglo Platinum Limited, Barclays Africa Group Limited, Trustee of Discovery Health Medical Scheme

Experience: She worked for Sanlam Capital Markets for more than nine years where she served, inter alia, as head of the debt structuring unit and on the sub-credit committee of the Sanlam Investment Cluster. She currently serves on several boards, including membership of audit committees, of listed and private companies and provides risk advisory services to the Vantage Mezzanine Fund. She is also a member of the credit committee of a fund, and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and Institute of Directors of South Africa (IOD).

Remuneration committee


Dhanasagree (Daisy) Naidoo [photo]

Dhanasagree (Daisy) Naidoo

Age
45
Qualifications
BCom; Chartered Accountant (SA); Master in Accounting (Tax)
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date appointed to board
1 April 2011
Board committee membership
Remuneration committee; audit committee
Significant directorships
STRATE Proprietary Limited, Hudaco Industries Limited, Mr Price Group Limited, Anglo Platinum Limited, Barclays Africa Group Limited, Trustee of Discovery Health Medical Scheme

Experience: She worked for Sanlam Capital Markets for more than nine years where she served, inter alia, as head of the debt structuring unit and on the sub-credit committee of the Sanlam Investment Cluster. She currently serves on several boards, including membership of audit committees, of listed and private companies and provides risk advisory services to the Vantage Mezzanine Fund. She is also a member of the credit committee of a fund, and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and Institute of Directors of South Africa (IOD).


Rod Humphris [photo]

Rod Humphris

Age
60
Qualifications
BSc (Chem Eng); BCom
Title
Non-executive chairman (appointed 1 June 2017)
Date appointed to board
11 March 1999
Date of resignation
31 May 2017 as managing director
Board committee memberships
Social, ethics and risk committee (appointed 1 June 2017) and remuneration committee (appointed 1 June 2017)
Significant directorships
Chairman of Chemical and Allied Industries' Association (CAIA)

Experience: After gaining experience in gold, uranium, flotation and sulphuric acid at Anglo-American's President Brand and Ergo mines, joined Omnia as project engineer in 1982. After occupying various positions within Omnia Group, appointed managing director of Omnia Fertilizer in 1995 and group managing director of Omnia Holdings Limited in 1999. He also served as president of Fertilizer Society of South Africa. Appointed to non-executive chairman of the Group on 1 June 2017.


Ralph Havenstein [photo]

Ralph Havenstein

Age
58
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, remuneration committee chairman (appointed 24 February 2017)
Significant directorships
Northam Platinum Limited, Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited

Experience: 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
64
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

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


Rod Humphris [photo]

Rod Humphris

Age
60
Qualifications
BSc (Chem Eng); BCom
Title
Non-executive chairman (appointed 1 June 2017)
Date appointed to board
11 March 1999
Date of resignation
31 May 2017 as managing director
Board committee memberships
Social, ethics and risk committee (appointed 1 June 2017) and remuneration committee (appointed 1 June 2017)
Significant directorships
Chairman of Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA)

Experience: After gaining experience in gold, uranium, flotation and sulphuric acid at Anglo-American's President Brand and Ergo mines, joined Omnia as project engineer in 1982. After occupying various positions within Omnia Group, appointed managing director of Omnia Fertilizer in 1995 and group managing director of Omnia Holdings Limited in 1999. He also served as president of Fertilizer Society of South Africa. Appointed to non-executive chairman of the Group on 1 June 2017.


Ralph Havenstein [photo]

Ralph Havenstein

Age
58
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, remuneration committee chairman (appointed 24 February 2017)
Significant directorships
Northam Platinum Limited, Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited

Experience: 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 Jacques de Lange

Age
41
Qualifications
B Compt (Hons) CTA; Chartered Accountant (SA)
Designation
Group managing director
Date appointed to board
1 June 2017
Board committee memberships
Social, ethics and risk committee
Significant directorships
Chairman of the Fertilizer Association of Southern Africa (FERTASA)

Experience: He 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.