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Hester Hickey [photo]

Hester Hickey

Age
61
Qualifications
BCompt (Hons); Chartered Accountant (SA)
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date appointed to Board
13 June 2008
Board committee memberships
Audit committee (chairperson)
Significant directorships
Cashbuild Limited, African Dawn Capital Limited, Pan African Resources plc, Sentinel Pension Fund

Experience: Extensive experience in auditing, internal audit, risk management and governance. Consultant in governance and director training.


Ronald Bowen [photo]

Ronald Bowen

Age
63
Qualifications
BSc (Hons)
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date appointed to board
28 September 2011
Board committee membership
None
Significant directorships
None

Experience: Senior executive for Sued Chemie AG Group, Germany and Ashland Chemicals, USA for 30 years. Served on Boards of Sasol, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Central Energy Fund (CEF) and PetroSA as well as several other Boards in South Africa and internationally. Council member of global consultancy group and consultant on specialty chemicals worldwide.


Dhanasagree (Daisy) Naidoo [photo]

Dhanasagree (Daisy) Naidoo

Age
43
Qualifications
BCom; Chartered Accountant (SA); MAcc (Tax)
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date appointed to board
1 April 2011
Board committee membership
Remuneration and nominations committee; audit committee
Significant directorships
STRATE (Pty) Limited, Hudaco Industries Limited, Mr Price Group Limited, Anglo Platinum Limited, Marriott Unit Trust Management Company Limited, Old Mutual Unit Trust Managers Limited, Old Mutual Alternative Risk Transfer Limited and Old Mutual Wealth (Pty) Limited. Trustee of Discovery Health Medical Scheme and South African Investors Protection Fund.

Experience: Head of debt structuring unit at Sanlam Capital Markets and appointed to sub-credit committee of Sanlam Investment Cluster. Serves on Boards and member of audit and risk committee of several companies. Provides risk advisory services to Vantage Mezzanine Fund. Member of SAICA and IOD.

Remuneration committee


Dhanasagree (Daisy) Naidoo [photo]

Dhanasagree (Daisy) Naidoo

Age
43
Qualifications
BCom; Chartered Accountant (SA); MAcc (Tax)
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date appointed to board
1 April 2011
Board committee membership
Remuneration committee; audit committee
Significant directorships
STRATE (Pty) Limited, Hudaco Industries Limited, Mr Price Group Limited, Anglo Platinum Limited, Marriott Unit Trust Management Company Limited, Old Mutual Unit Trust Managers Limited, Old Mutual Alternative Risk Transfer Limited and Old Mutual Wealth (Pty) Limited. Trustee of Discovery Health Medical Scheme and South African Investors Protection Fund.

Experience: Head of debt structuring unit at Sanlam Capital Markets and appointed to sub-credit committee of Sanlam Investment Cluster. Serves on Boards and member of audit and risk committee of several companies. Provides risk advisory services to Vantage Mezzanine Fund. Member of SAICA and IOD.


Rod Humphris [photo]

Rod Humphris

Age
59
Qualifications
BSc Chem Eng; BCom
Title
Non-executive chairman
Date appointed to board
11 March 1999
Board committee memberships
Social, ethics and risk committee, Remuneration committee
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. Past 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; audit committee, Remuneration committee
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 Butler

Age
62
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 (chairperson); audit committee chairman
Significant directorships
None

Experience: Private consultant in risk management and business strategies; chairman of CRM International Group 1980 to 2001.


Rod Humphris [photo]

Rod Humphris

Age
59
Qualifications
BSc Chem Eng; BCom
Title
Non-executive chairman
Date appointed to board
11 March 1999
Board committee memberships
Social, ethics and risk committee, Remuneration committee
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. Past 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; audit committee, Remuneration committee
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 De Lange

Age
41
Qualifications
B Compt (Hons) CTA CA (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: 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.