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Group management

Rod Humphris [photo]

Rod Humphris

Age
58
Qualifications
BSc Chem Eng; BCom
Title
Group managing director
Date appointed to board
11 March 1999
Board committee memberships
Audit committee
Significant directorships
None

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.


Celeste Appollis [photo]

Celeste Appollis

Age
43
Qualifications
BA LLB; HDip Co Law
Title
Group company secretary, head of legal and BBBEE/EE officer
Date appointed as group company secretary
1 December 2007
Significant directorships
None

Experience: Admitted as attorney in 1998 and practised as legal professional. Joined Department of Public Enterprises in 2001, ultimately holding position of chief director: shareholder management. Joined Omnia as legal adviser in 2004. Promoted to group company secretary in 2007 and to head of legal in 2010.


Wayne Koonin [photo]

Wayne Koonin

Age
45
Qualifications
B.Com; B.Acc; Chartered Accountant (SA)
Title
Group finance director
Date appointed to board
1 August 2014
Significant directorships
None

Experience: Over the past 17 years Wayne has operated at board level as group financial director or chief financial officer gaining extensive international experience working for various international mining companies with listings on the ASX, TSX, LSE, AIM, JSE and NASDAQ exchanges. This provided him with exposure to various international regulatory issues, reporting standards and transactions and to develop a portfolio of experience covering information technology, legal, corporate finance and strategy.


Joseph Keenan [photo]

Joseph Keenan

Age
46
Qualifications
B.Sc. Geology, MBA
Title
Managing director: BME
Date appointed to the board
1 September 2015

Experience: Joseph has over 20 years of global explosive industry experience of which 10 years was at senior management level. Additionally he has lived and worked in North America, Australia and Latin America. Joseph has also worked as an executive in the electricity and oil and gas industries. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and was named as Managing Director of BME on 1 September 2015.


Khabo Ramoupi [photo]

Khabo Ramoupi

Age
47
Qualifications
BA Psychology, Post Grad Dip Industrial Relations
Title
Group human resources director
Date appointed to the board
1 May 2013

Experience: Khabo has over 20 years of extensive experience in people management and development, transformation and BBBEE implementation, talent management and organisational development. She has held various executive roles over the past 10 years in private and public companies including state-owned entities, consulting, manufacturing and chemicals.