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Audit committee


George Cavaleros [photo]

George Cavaleros

Qualifications
CA(SA), CFA, ACIS, CIA, CISA, M.Com (Applied Risk Management)
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date of appointment
5 August 2019 - Audit committee
 
5 August 2019 - Board
 
16 October - Remuneration and nominations committee
 
1 February 2021 - Audit committee (chair)
Board committee membership
Remuneration and nominations committee
 
Audit committee
Significant directorships
Accelerate Property Fund Limited
Sygnia Limited
Number of non-significant directorships
0

Skills and expertise: External and internal audit, finance and accounting, risk management, controls, corporate governance

Experience: George retired from Deloitte during 2015 after a 30-year career with the firm. As a financial services industry partner, George provided audit and a variety of other professional services to clients including life insurance and re-insurance companies, asset managers, hedge funds and other finance entities. Currently, George serves as an independent non-executive director on the board of Accelerate Property Fund Limited, a listed real estate investment trust (REIT), where he is a member of the audit and risk, remuneration, and nominations committees.

George is also the lead independent non-executive director of a financial services group, Sygnia Limited, and chairs the group’s audit and risk committees.

Previously, George held audit committee leadership positions at a medical scheme and a leading South African university.


Tina Eboka [photo]

Tina Eboka

Qualifications
BSc (Industrial Eng, Textile Eng), MBA
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date of appointment
25 February 2016 - Board
 
14 March 2018 - Audit committee
 
30 March 2021 - Social, Ethics and Risk Committee
Board committee membership
Audit committee and Social, Ethics and Risk Committee
Significant directorships
TymeBank, TymeHolding and Pragma
Number of non-significant directorships
2

Skills and expertise:Business management, finance, strategy, engineering, corporate and social affairs

Experience: Tina is currently Group managing director of NTP Radiosotopes (SOC) Limited, the commercial subsidiary of NECSA. She is the current vice chair of the OECD -NEA committee of medical radioisotopes. Her work experience in private and public sectors includes banking, science/technology research, retail and manufacturing sectors.

She is a recognised business turnaround specialist who has served as executive director of Standard Bank responsible for setting up group corporate affairs, previously was vice president at CSIR; a senior manager in textiles and stakeholder management at Woolworths and as head of engineering in a manufacturing firm in the USA. Tina has served on other listed boards previously.


Ronald Bowen [photo]

Ronnie Bowen

Qualifications
BSc (Hons)
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date appointed to board
28 September 2011
Board committee membership
Audit committee
Significant directorships

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

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 and a member of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA).


Willem Plaizier (Wim) [photo]

Willem (Wim) Plaizier

Qualifications
BSc, MBA
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date of appointment
11 February 2019 - Board
 
30 March 2021 - Audit Committee
Board committee membership
Audit Committee
Significant other directorships
None

Skills and expertise: Business management, strategy, supply chain operations, chemicals & mining industry

Experience: Wim has over 35 years’ industry and strategic management consulting experience across predominantly the Chemicals, Energy, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Pulp & Paper and Metals & Mining sectors. He also brings significant international experience to the board, with more than 13 years’ in Africa. Among other roles during his career, Wim most recently served as a Partner at A.T Kearney where he was responsible for, inter alia, the African region and at a global level strategy, business planning, productivity and operations. He retired in 2017 after 21 years within the group and served from September 2018 till December 2019 as interim COO of African Parks, a nature conservancy. He is currently and independent advisor, coach and interim manager.


Remuneration and nominations committee

Thoko Mokgosi-Mwantembe [photo]

Thoko Mokgosi-Mwantembe

Qualifications
Diploma in Teaching (Swaziland), B.Sc (Swaziland), M.Sc (Loughborough UK), SEP (Harvard USA), MCRP (IMD Switzerland)
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date of appointment
1 June 2018 - Board
 
1 August 2018 - Remuneration committee and nominations committee
Board committee membership
Remuneration and nominations committee (chair)
Significant directorships
Royal Bafokeng Platinum,
Old Mutual
Number of non-significant directorships
8

Skills and expertise: Business management, chemistry, information systems, strategy

Experience:Thoko holds a BSc and Teaching Diploma from Swaziland and a master’s degree in Medicinal Chemistry from Loughborough University in the UK. She serves as an independent non-executive director on the boards of a number of JSE listed companies. In 2005 she was named finalist for IT Personality, winner of Top ICT Individual and winner of Top ICT Businesswoman in Africa. In 2007, she was named the Businesswoman of the year in the Corporate Category.


George Cavaleros [photo]

George Cavaleros

Qualifications
CA(SA), CFA, ACIS, CIA, CISA, M.Com (Applied Risk Management)
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date of appointment
5 August 2019 - Audit committee
 
5 August 2019 - Board
 
16 October 2019 – Remuneration and nominations committee
 
1 February 2021 - Audit committee (chair)
Board committee membership
Remuneration and nominations committee
 
Audit committee
Significant directorships
Accelerate Property Fund Limited
Sygnia Limited
Number of non-significant directorships
0

Skills and expertise:External and internal audit, finance and accounting, risk management, controls, corporate governance

Experience: George retired from Deloitte during 2015 after a 30-year career with the firm. As a financial services industry partner, George provided audit and a variety of other professional services to clients including life insurance and re-insurance companies, asset managers, hedge funds and other finance entities. Currently, George serves as an independent non-executive director on the board of Accelerate Property Fund Limited, a listed real estate investment trust (REIT), where he is a member of the audit and risk, remuneration, and nominations committees.

George is also the lead independent non-executive director of a financial services group, Sygnia Limited, and chairs the group’s audit and risk committees.

Previously, George held audit committee leadership positions at a medical scheme and a leading South African university.


Ralph Havenstein [photo]

Ralph Havenstein

Qualifications
BCom; MSc (Chem Eng)
Designation
Chairman
Date appointed to board
6 November 2007
Board committee memberships
Social, ethics and risk committee and Remuneration and nominations committee
Significant JSE listed directorships
Northam Platinum Limited, Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited
Number of non-significant unlisted directorships
2

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

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

Social, ethics and risk committee


Ralph Havenstein [photo]

Ralph Havenstein

Qualifications
BCom; MSc (Chem Eng)
Designation
Chairman
Date appointed to board
6 November 2007
Board committee memberships
Social, ethics and risk committee and Remuneration and nominations committee
Significant JSE listed directorships
Northam Platinum Limited, Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited
Number of non-significant unlisted directorships
2

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

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


Bernard Swanepoel [photo]

Bernard Swanepoel

Qualifications
BSc Mining Engineering; BCom Hons
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date of appointment
1 October 2019 - Board
 
23 September 2020 - Social, ethics and risk committee (chair)
Board committee membership
Social, ethics and risk committee (chair)
Significant other directorships
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited, Zimplats Holdings Limited

Skills and expertise: Engineering, finance, business management, strategy

Experience: He began his career with Gengold in 1983, subsequent to which he was appointed as General Manager of Beatrix Mines in 1993. After joining Randgold & Exploration Company Limited as Managing Director of the Harmony mine in 1995, Bernard was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited in 1997, a role he held for ten years before launching To The Point Growth Specialists, which operates in the mining and resources sectors, specialising in identifying opportunities, unlocking value and driving growth.


Tina Eboka [photo]

Tina Eboka

Qualifications
BSc (Industrial Eng, Textile Eng), MBA
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date of appointment
25 February 2016 - Board
 
14 March 2018 - Audit committee
 
30 March 2021 - Social, Ethics and Risk Committee
Board committee membership
Audit committee and Social, Ethics and Risk Committee
Significant directorships
TymeBank, TymeHolding and Pragma
Number of non-significant directorships
2

Skills and expertise:Business management, finance, strategy, engineering, corporate and social affairs

Experience: Tina is currently Group managing director of NTP Radiosotopes (SOC) Limited, the commercial subsidiary of NECSA. She is the current vice chair of the OECD -NEA committee of medical radioisotopes. Her work experience in private and public sectors includes banking, science/technology research, retail and manufacturing sectors.

She is a recognised business turnaround specialist who has served as executive director of Standard Bank responsible for setting up group corporate affairs, previously was vice president at CSIR; a senior manager in textiles and stakeholder management at Woolworths and as head of engineering in a manufacturing firm in the USA. Tina has served on other listed boards previously.

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