Detailed group directorate

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

MAHLAPE SELLO

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Master of Arts in Law (Russia) LLB (Wits)

Mahlape was appointed to the Board in 2009 and became chairman in 2013. She is chairman of the nomination committee and a member of the social & ethics, the health, safety & environment and the remuneration & human resources committees. She is also a trustee of the Murray & Roberts Trust. Mahlape is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates. She is member of the South African Law Reform Commission and the chairperson of the Advertising Industry Tribunal of the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa.

DAVID (DAVE) DUNCAN BARBER

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
FCA (England & Wales) AMP (Harvard)

Dave was appointed to the Board in 2008. He is chairman of the audit & sustainability committee and a member of the risk management committee. Dave was formerly the global chief financial officer of Anglo Coal, a division of the Anglo American Plc Group with operations in Australia, Canada, Venezuela, Colombia, China and South Africa, as well as chief financial officer of Anglo American Corporation of South Africa. The majority of his career was spent in the Anglovaal Group prior to its unbundling where he held the position of group chief financial officer. He has served as a non-executive director and member of the audit committee for several companies, including AFGRI, Anglo Platinum, Barnard Jacobs Mellet Holdings, Telkom and Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corp. His career has also included positions within PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Fedsure and SA Breweries.

RALPH HAVENSTEIN

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
B.Com, MSc Chem Eng

Ralph was appointed to the Board in 2014. He is the chairman of the health, safety & environment committee and a member of the social & ethics committee. Ralph is a chemical engineer and has completed a Senior Executive Programme at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Ralph has experience in the petrochemical and mining sectors, and currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Northam Platinum and Omnia Holdings. Ralph is a past chief executive officer of Anglo American Platinum, as well as Norilsk Nickel International. Ralph was previously vice president of the SA Chamber of Mines and was a director of Mintek (South Africa).

KEITH WILLIAM SPENCE

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
BSc (Geophysics)(Hons)

Keith was appointed to the Board in 2015. He is a member of the risk management, health safety & environment and audit & sustainability committees. Keith has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, including 18 years with Shell and has a broad knowledge of the resources sector. Keith chairs the Board of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority and the Industry Advisory Board of the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training. He is non-executive chairman of Geodynamics Limited and Base Resource Limited and a non-executive director of Oil Search Limited and Independence Group NL. Keith joined the board of the then listed company Clough Limited in 2008 and was chairman from 2010 until its acquisition via scheme of arrangement by Murray & Roberts.

ROYDEN THOMAS VICE

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
B.Com CA(SA)

Royden was appointed to the Board in 2005. He is chairman of the remuneration & human resources committee and a member of the risk management, the audit & sustainability and the nomination committees. He is also a trustee of the Murray & Roberts Trust. Royden is chairman of Hudaco Industries, Waco International and Puregas, a Governor of Rhodes University and a director of Life Healthcare. He was previously the chief executive officer of Waco International and of Industrial and Special Products at UK-based BOC Group, chairman of African Oxygen (Afrox), Afrox Healthcare and Consol Glass.

 
DR SURESH PARBHOO KANA

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
M.Com CA (SA)

Suresh was appointed to the Board in 2015 and is a member of the audit and sustainability committee. Suresh is a Chartered Accountant and retired as the Territory Senior Partner for PwC Africa in June 2015. He has held a number of senior positions in PwC since joining as an articled clerk in 1976. He is a member of King Committee on Governance in South Africa and was the chairman of SAICA. He currently serves as a non-executive director of JSE Limited and is chairman of Imperial Holdings. He also serves on the audit committee of the United Nations World Food Programme headquarted in Rome.

NOMALIZO (NTOMBI) BERYL LANGA-ROYDS

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
BA (Law) LLB

Ntombi was appointed to the Board in 2013. She is chairman of the social & ethics committee and a member of the remuneration & human resources committee. She is also a trustee of the Murray & Roberts Trust. She has more than 25 years’ experience in human resources. Ntombi is an independent non-executive director of Mpact, Redefine Properties and Europe Assistance Worldwide Services (South Africa). She has previously served as a non-executive director of African Bank Investments, PPC, Exhibitions for Africa, Momentum Health, Momentum Insurance Group, Primedia Publishing, Respiratory Care Africa, Human Capital Institute (Africa), Columbus Stainless Steel and Sun Air Airlines.

JOHN MICHAEL MCMAHON

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
PrEng, BSc Eng

Michael was appointed to the Board in 2004. He is the chairman of the risk management committee, and a member of the nomination and the audit & sustainability committees. He was formerly the chairman of Central Rand Gold, Gencor and Impala Platinum Holdings, and a director of Gold Fields. Michael was a project manager at Murray & Roberts during the 70s.

DR XOLANI HUMPHREY MKHWANAZI

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MSc PhD (Applied Physics)

Xolani joined the Board in 2014 and is a member of the risk management committee. Xolani is a physicist with an MSc and PhD in Applied Physics from the University of Lancaster (UK) and has completed an Executive Development Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand, in partnership with Harvard University. He is currently a non-executive director of South 32 Limited and chairs the Central Energy Fund. Xolani has experience in the power, engineering and mining sectors, and was chairman of BHP Billiton’s South African Operations, having joined BHP after establishing Bateman Africa as the first BEE Engineering company. Prior to that, Xolani played an important role in the restructuring of the electricity supply industry in South Africa, heading up the National Electricity Regulator. He has also worked at the CSIR, the Atomic Energy Corporation and spent time as a Physics Researcher in Australia.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

ANDRIES JACOBUS (COBUS) BESTER

GROUP FINANCIAL DIRECTOR
B.Com (Acc) (Hons) CA(SA)

Cobus joined Concor in 1998 and following the acquisition of Concor by Murray & Roberts in 2006 was appointed to the Murray & Roberts Limited Board in 2007 and the Murray & Roberts Holdings Board in 2011. Cobus is the chairman of Murray & Roberts International Holdings, and a director of Clough Limited. Cobus is the chairman of the Bombela Operating Company and has overall management responsibility for Murray & Roberts Concessions. He was previously group financial director for Basil Read and Concor for three and six years respectively and managing director of Concor between 2005 and 2011. He has extensive experience in the construction and engineering industry.

LAMBERTUS (BERT) KOK

COMPANY SECRETARY
FCIS, FCIBM

Bert joined the Group in 2011 and was appointed company secretary in 2014. He has experience as a company secretary in a listed company environment since 2003. He was previously a director of Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa and its past president in 2010.

HENRY JOHANNES LAAS

GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE
BEng (Mining) MBA

Henry joined the Group in 2001 and was appointed to the Board and as Group chief executive in 2011. He is a member of the health, safety & environment committee. Henry is chairman of Murray & Roberts Limited, Clough Limited and the Bombela Concession Company and he is a director of Murray & Roberts International Holdings. He played an instrumental role in the global expansion of the Cementation Group and has a strong track record of successful resolution of complex commercial matters and business strategy development and implementation. Henry was previously an executive director of Murray & Roberts Limited responsible for the Group's engineering business.