HENRY LAAS
Group chief executive

APPOINTED Joined the Group in 2001.
Appointed to the Board and as Group chief executive in 2011.

TENURE (YEARS) 10.3

RESPONSIBILITIES Leads the design and delivery of Group strategy and performance, and reporting.

SKILLS AND EXPERTISE Mining and Engineering, Commercial Negotiations, Strategic Leadership.

COMMITTEE

QUALIFICATIONS BEng (Mining), MBA

EXPERIENCE Former chairman of Murray & Roberts Engineering SADC, former managing director of Murray & Roberts Cementation, various senior management and executive positions within the Group since 2001.

LAST AGM RE-ELECTED 2019

DANIËL GROBLER
Group financial director

APPOINTED Joined the Group in 2010.
Appointed to the Board and as Group financial director in 2017.

TENURE (YEARS) 4.7

RESPONSIBILITIES Leads the oversight of Group financial performance against aspirations, and reporting.

SKILLS AND EXPERTISE Accounting, Commercial Negotiations, Strategic Leadership, Corporate Finance.

QUALIFICATIONS CA(SA)

EXPERIENCE Former managing director of Murray & Roberts Cementation, various leadership functions within the Group since 2010.

LAST AGM RE-ELECTED 2020

BERT KOK
Group secretary

APPOINTED Joined the Group in 2011.
Appointed Group secretary in 2014.

TENURE (YEARS) 7.6

RESPONSIBILITIES Ensures sound corporate governance and Board administration, including director induction and training.

SKILLS AND EXPERTISE Corporate Governance, Company Secretarial, Administration.

QUALIFICATIONS FCG (CS), FCIBM

EXPERIENCE More than 10 years as Listed Company Secretary, former (2010) President of Chartered Secretaries of Southern Africa.

LAST AGM RE-ELECTED N/A

PETER BENNETT
Platform chief executive

Peter joined the Group and was appointed to the executive committee in 2016. He is responsible for the Energy, Resources & Infrastructure business platform.

  • Booth Welsh
  • CH•IV
  • Clough Asia-Pacific
  • Clough North America
  • e2o

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MIKE DA COSTA
Platform chief executive

Mike joined the Group and was appointed to the executive committee in 2018. He is responsible for the Mining business platform.

  • Cementation Canada & USA
  • GCR Mongolia
  • Merit Consultants International
  • Murray & Roberts Cementation
  • RUC Cementation Mining
  • Terra Nova Technologies

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DANIËL GROBLER
Group financial director

Daniël joined the Group in 2010 and was appointed to the executive committee and as Group financial director in 2017. Daniël is a director of Bombela Concession Company and Clough.

  • Finance and payroll
  • Financial control and reporting
  • Information management and technology
  • Murray & Roberts Properties
  • Secretarial
  • Taxation
  • Treasury

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STEVE HARRISON
Platform chief executive

Steve joined the Group in 2011 and was appointed to the executive committee in 2015. He is responsible for the Power, Industrial & Water business platform.

  • Murray & Roberts Power & Energy
  • Murray & Roberts Water
  • OptiPower Projects
  • Wade Walker
  • Wade Walker Solar

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IAN HENSTOCK
Commercial executive

Ian joined the Group and was appointed to the executive committee in 2008. He is responsible for the assurance, commercial and legal portfolios. Ian is a director of Bombela Concession Company and Clough.

  • Commercial
  • Forensics
  • Internal audit
  • Legal, compliance and ethics
  • Insurance

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THOKOZANI MDLULI
Risk and health, safety & environment executive

Thokozani joined the Group in 2010 and was appointed to the executive committee in 2013. He is responsible for risk, health, safety and environment.

  • Risk
  • Heath, safety and environment
  • Diversity and inclusion

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HENRY LAAS
Group chief executive

Henry joined the Group in 2001 and was appointed to the executive committee and as Group chief executive in July 2011. Henry is a director of Bombela Concession Company and Clough.

  • Sustainable delivery of Group strategy and performance

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PARTICIPATION

JESMANE BOGGENPOEL

APPOINTED 01 April 2020

TENURE (YEARS) 1.5

RESPONSIBILITIES Provide independent and objective judgement as well as to counsel, challenge and monitor the executive directors’ delivery of strategy within the approval framework and risk appetite agreed by the Board.

SKILLS AND EXPERTISE Finance, Strategic Leadership, Governance, Investments.

COMMITTEE

QUALIFICATIONS CA(SA), MPA (Harvard)

EXPERIENCE Former deal executive for Brait Private equity, former Head of Business Engagement Africa, World Economic Forum, Founder and Principal AIH Capital.

OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS EOH Holdings, ETG Input Holdings, Sybrin, SPUR.

LAST AGM RE-ELECTED 2020

NTOMBI LANGA-ROYDS

APPOINTED 01 June 2013

TENURE (YEARS) 8.3

RESPONSIBILITIES Provide independent and objective judgement as well as to counsel, challenge and monitor the executive directors’ delivery of strategy within the approval framework and risk appetite agreed by the Board.

SKILLS AND EXPERTISE Human Capital, Law, Leadership, Governance, Strategy, Remuneration.

COMMITTEES

QUALIFICATIONS BA Law (Lesotho), LLB (Lesotho)

EXPERIENCE Former chief executive HR at Independent Newspapers, SABC, Nampak, Human Resources Executive.

OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS Mpact, Redefine Properties, Europe Assistance Worldwide Services (South Africa), Kumba Iron Ore.

LAST AGM RE-ELECTED 2019

ALEX MADITSI

APPOINTED 23 August 2017

TENURE (YEARS) 4.1

RESPONSIBILITIES Provide independent and objective judgement as well as to counsel, challenge and monitor the executive directors’ delivery of strategy within the approval framework and risk appetite agreed by the Board.

SKILLS AND EXPERTISE Law, Commercial, Remuneration.

COMMITTEES

QUALIFICATIONS BProc, LLB, LLM

EXPERIENCE Managing director of Copper Moon Trading, former operations, planning and legal director for Coca-Cola Southern and East Africa.

OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS Bidvest Group, African Rainbow Minerals, Famous Brands.

LAST AGM RE-ELECTED 2020

BILLY MAWASHA

APPOINTED 05 March 2020

TENURE (YEARS) 1.6

RESPONSIBILITIES Provide independent and objective judgement as well as to counsel, challenge and monitor the executive directors’ delivery of strategy within the approval framework and risk appetite agreed by the Board.

SKILLS AND EXPERTISE Mining, Automotive, Strategic Leadership, Investments, Project Delivery.

COMMITTEES

QUALIFICATIONS BSc Eng (Electrical), AMP

EXPERIENCE Chief executive officer of Kolobe Nala Investment Company, former Rio Tinto Country Head South Africa and managing director of Richards Bay Minerals.

OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS Metair Investments.

LAST AGM RE-ELECTED 2020

DIANE RADLEY

APPOINTED 23 August 2017

TENURE (YEARS) 4.1

RESPONSIBILITIES Provide independent and objective judgement as well as to counsel, challenge and monitor the executive directors’ delivery of strategy within the approval framework and risk appetite agreed by the Board.

SKILLS AND EXPERTISE Accounting, Corporate Finance, Investment, Strategic Leadership.

COMMITTEES

QUALIFICATIONS CA(SA), MBA, AMP (Harvard)

EXPERIENCE Former chief executive officer of Old Mutual Investment Group, former chief financial officer of Old Mutual SA.

OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS Base Resources (ASX), Network International (LSE), Transaction Capital, DG Murray Trust, Redefine Properties.

LAST AGM RE-ELECTED 2020

CLIFFORD RAPHIRI

APPOINTED 05 March 2020

TENURE (YEARS) 1.6

RESPONSIBILITIES Provide independent and objective judgement as well as to counsel, challenge and monitor the executive directors’ delivery of strategy within the approval framework and risk appetite agreed by the Board.

SKILLS AND EXPERTISE Operations and Human Capital, Engineering, Risk Management, Strategic Leadership.

COMMITTEES

QUALIFICATIONS BSc Eng (Mechanical), MBA

EXPERIENCE Former executive director of SAB (Pty) Ltd, former Chairman of Adcock Ingram Holdings Ltd.

OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS Nampak, Energy Partners Holdings, Thesele Holdings, Talbot & Talbot Holdings.

LAST AGM RE-ELECTED 2020

Group Leadership

The Board leads a high-calibre and experienced leadership team in aspiring to the highest standards of integrity as a purpose-led, values-driven and ethical multinational organisation.

A high standard of corporate governance has been instilled within the Group. An effective governance structure, aligned to King IV, is in place and a clear organisational framework defines the relationships and decision-making rights between governing bodies in the Group and across business platforms. Our governance frameworks and reporting structures ensure visibility and compliance across all our business platforms.

The Group has an engaged and accomplished Board, with competencies aligned to our business model and strategy, deep collective experience and a good balance of tenure. The Board’s effectiveness is supported by the way it functions, which ensures that diverse and independent perspectives inform all deliberations. The Board enjoys a collegial and sincere relationship with executive teams. The depth, calibre and commitment of Group and platform leadership teams is supported by an emphasis on leadership development and succession planning.

Independent assessments continue to confirm the Board’s effectiveness and focus areas for improvement.

ASSESSING GROUP GOVERNANCE

In the CEN-ESG assessment of the Group’s ESG performance and disclosure, governance was the strongest of the three categories. The Group scored well for remuneration disclosure, including our detailed compensation policy and linking ESG objectives to executive pay. Improvements have been identified including ESG training for directors and enhancements to the Group diversity policy. Also, deeper disclosure on director skills, risk governance and shareholder voting have been provided in this year’s reporting.

ASSESSING BOARD EFFECTIVENESS

The Board regularly assesses its roles and responsibilities and performance against these, to identify any improvement areas and to drive greater clarity and accountability, as well as better decision-making and disclosure. During the year, an external review of the effectiveness of the Board and individual directors was conducted. The independent feedback was positive on the work of the Board, considering it to be wellfunctioning and professional.

Matters raised for consideration by the Board, which will be actioned in the coming year, included:

  • Strategy execution and managing associated risks.
  • Group chief executive succession.
  • Purpose and sustainability.
  • The world of work post COVID-19.

An internal appraisal of the chairman was also performed, with Board discussions led by the lead independent director in this regard.

After each Board and committee meeting, the nonexecutive directors meet without management present.This provides an opportunity for the non-executive directors to share thoughts and insights with their peers. The chairman provides feedback from the closed sessions to the Group chief executive to action.

The Board and executive leadership set the tone for an ethical culture, ensuring good governance and sound business practices. Everyone who works for or acts on the Group’s behalf must adhere to our high ethical standards. This extends to all our businesses and partners, which are expected to align with the Group’s frameworks, standards and Values as minimum best practice, in tandem with all local laws, regulations and contracting norms. The social & ethics committee oversees the application of the Group’s Code of Conduct and ethics across the Group.

GROUP BOARD

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

HENRY LAAS Group chief executive

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DANIËL GROBLER Group financial director

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GROUP SECRETARY

BERT KOK Group secretary

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INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

SURESH KANA Chairman

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RALPH HAVENSTEIN Lead Independent Director

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JESMANE BOGGENPOEL  

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NTOMBI LANGA-ROYDS  

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ALEX MADITSI  

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BILLY MAWASHA  

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DIANE RADLEY  

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CLIFFORD RAPHIRI  

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GROUP EXECUTIVE

PETER BENNETT Platform chief executive

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MIKE DA COSTA Platform chief executive

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DANIËL GROBLER Group financial director

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STEVE HARRISON Platform chief executive

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IAN HENSTOCK Commercial executive

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THOKOZANI MDLULI Risk and health, safety & environment executive 

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HENRY LAAS Group chief executive 

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