Board of directors
MCom, DCom (hc)
Lazarus Zim is the chairman of Mvelaphanda
Resources, Northern Platinum and Afripalm
Resources. Previously, Lazarus was chief
executive of Anglo American South Africa
and managing director of MTN International.
Chief executive officer (45)
BEng (Mining) (Hons), Pr Eng
Chris was previously the executive head of
joint ventures for Anglo Platinum Limited.
Chris has over 19 years of mine management
experience. He was previously general
manager of Anglo Platinum’s Amandebult
Platinum Mine and Bafokeng Rasimone
Chief financial officer (48)
BCom, CTA, CA(SA)
Vincent has 20 years’ experience in corporate
finance, many of these gained with the Anglo
American plc group where he was involved
in a number of diverse and complex local and
Non-executive director (55)
BCom, LLB, HDip Tax Law
Philip was chief executive officer of Anglo
American’s Ferrous Metals and Industries
division. He was a member of Anglo American
plc’s executive committee. Other directorships
include Minas RIO, Tongaat-Hulett, Hulamin
and Samancor Manganese.
Independent non-executive director (62)
BSc, BEng (Elect), Pr Eng
Allen is a non-executive director of Eskom
Holdings and served as the Eskom chief
executive between 1994 and 2000.
He previously served as the chairman
of Kumba Resources.
Non-executive director (51)
BCom (Law), BCom (Hons), CA(SA), FCMA
Gert is the chief financial officer and alternate
director of the Industrial Development
Corporation. He is also a director of Hernic
Ferrochrome, Algorax and Umicore Autocat
Independent non-executive director (53)
BProc, LLB, HDip Tax Law
Dolly is an executive director of the Peotona
group. She is chairman of EDI Holdings and
deputy chairman of the National Energy
Regulator of South Africa (NERSA). She also
holds several other corporate directorships. She
was the chief executive officer of Spoornet and
managing director of transmission at Eskom.
Independent non-executive director (50)
BSc (Hons) (Political Science),
Masters (Southern African Studies)
Peter is chief executive officer of Tiger Brands. He was chief strategy and business development director in the Vodacom Group. His previous positions include commercial director of Vodacom South Africa, and chief executive officer of the SABC.
Independent non-executive director (46)
Zarina is the chief executive officer of Zarina
Bassa Investments and serves as a director on
a number of private and public institutions.
She was previously an executive director at
Absa Bank and a member of the Absa Group
executive committee, with accountability for
private banking and retail banking services.
She has previously also served as the vice
chairman of Absa Retail Bank. Prior to joining
Absa, she spent 17 years with Ernst & Young
and was appointed a partner in 1986.
Independent non-executive director (58)
PhD (Physics), MBA
Nkosana is the vice-president and chief operating
officer of the African Development Bank. He
was a partner at Actis Capital llp Africa. He also
worked for the International Finance Corporation
in Washington DC and served as Zimbabwe’s
Minister for Industry and Trade.
** Resigned with effect from 12 January 2010.