(Independent non-executive director) BSc, MSc, PhD (Biotechnology)
Appointed to the board on 8 May 2007
Member of the Human Resources, Remuneration and Nominations Committee from May 2009 and Chairman of the Human Resources and Remuneration section of this committee from February 2013
Started career as Research Assistant, University of Transkei. Previous positions include lecturer: Department of Genetics, University of Pretoria and Senior Co-ordinator: Agriculture and Agroprocessing Sector within the National Research and Technology Foresight Project. Appointed as Corporate Manager: Biotechnology and Innovation Futures at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in 1999 before being appointed as Deputy-Director General: Environmental Management at the National Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism in 2000. Joined Kumba Resources Limited (now Exxaro Resources Limited) as General Manager: Safety, Health and Environment in 2003. Appointed as General Manager: Coal Captive Mines in February 2010.