Kgomotso Moroka is a businesswoman and veteran advocate practicing on the Johannesburg Bar since 1989. She has chaired M-Net's Phuthuma Trust empowerment scheme and currently chairs Gobodo Forensic and Investigative Accounting.
Kgomotso currently serves on the Board of Network Healthcare Holdings Limited, the Standard Bank Group and the South African Breweries (SAB). She is also a director of the following companies: M-Net, Schindler's Lifts and New Season Investment. With a commitment to and interest in education, Kgomotso is a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund and Project Literacy.
She holds a B Proc from the University of the North and an LLB from the University of Witwatersrand.
Linda de Beer is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and has a Masters degree in tax. She has been a lecturer and professor in accounting and tax, a senior executive: Standards at South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and financial director of a private investment company.
Linda is an independent financial reporting and corporate governance specialist currently involved in directorship development and training programmes for the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa. She chairs the Consultative Advisory Group of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (a standard setter within the International Federation of Accountants, Linda is a member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa, the Issuer’s Services Advisory Committee of the JSE Ltd, and the Committee for Auditing Standards of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors in South Africa.
Robin Mills is a Chartered Engineer (UK) and a Fellow of the UK Institute of Materials, Metallurgy and Mining as well as the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He was appointed to the RBPlat Board in September 2010.
Robin joined the Anglo American group in 1965 after matriculating and went on to obtain a BSc Mining Engineering degree from the University of Witwatersrand. In 1975 he was transferred to the Anglo group in Zimbabwe where, among others, he managed the Bindura Nickel Corporation.
In the late 1980s he joined De Beers as general manager and effected the ‘surface to underground’ transition at the Finsch Diamond Mine. He was later appointed as the De Beers Consulting Mining Engineer in Johannesburg.
Robin was posted to South America in the early 1990s as a consulting engineer. He returned to Johannesburg in 1995 and was appointed deputy director: mining and then alternate director of the Anglo American Corporation of South Africa Ltd.
He then moved briefly to AngloGold Ashanti Limited before being appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) and then Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Konkola Copper Mines (plc), Zambia. His last post at Anglo was at Anglo Platinum as executive director of projects.
David Noko joined the Board as an independent non-executive director on 1 June 2010. David holds a Mechanical Engineering Diploma from Witwatersrand Technikon, an MDP from the University of Witwatersrand, a Postgraduate diploma in Company Direction from the Institute Graduate of Management and Technology and an MBA from the University of Heriot-Watt.
He was previously at De Beers from 2002, where he was appointed Managing Director in February 2006. He has also been a non-executive director at Astrapak Limited since September 2007.
David started his career at GEC (now Alstom), an international manufacturing company. In 1987, he joined South African Breweries where he reached senior management level in 1991. He then joined Pepsi Cola International in 1994. In 1997 he joined Air Chefs (Pty) Ltd, the largest airline catering company in South Africa at the time and took over as CEO in 1999. He is currently the Managing Director of Celacorp which provides corporate and advisory services.
Francis Petersen has been the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at the University of Cape Town since April 2008. He is also an extraordinary professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch.
Prior to going into academia, he was head of strategy at Anglo American Platinum and a member of the executive committee. Professor Petersen was also the executive vice-president of research and development at Mintek. He was appointed to our Board as an independent non-executive director on 1 June 2010.
He is a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI), member of the Boards of the National Research Foundation (NRF) and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and a member of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). He is a registered professional engineer with ECSA, a member of the Board of the Precious Metal and Diamond Regulator and is a Fellow of both the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the South African Academy of Engineers.
Francis holds a B. Ing (Chemistry), M. Ing (Metal) and Ph.D (Ing) all from the University of Stellenbosch.
Lucas is a Chartered Accountant, having completed his articles at Deloitte and Touche, and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of Cape Town.
He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Royal Bafokeng Holdings (Proprietary) Limited, where he is responsible for group finance, IT and risk management. Prior to this, he worked at Barclays in corporate credit and at Mettle, where he was involved in structured finance.
Lucas holds various directorships, including Fraser Alexander (Proprietary) Limited, Atterbury Investment Holdings (Proprietary) Limited and MB Technologies Limited.
Mike Rogers holds a Pr Eng certification and a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand.
He joined Anglo American Platinum in 2002 and has served as its senior mining engineer. He was the Executive Head of Joint Ventures at Anglo American Platinum Corporation Ltd up to February 2011 and has also served as the companyís divisional director of Mine Technical Services.
Mike started his career with Johannesburg Consolidated Investments Limited (JCI) as a graduate trainee in 1968 and also served in different ranks in the groupís gold, coal, base metal and antimony mines. By 1994 he had become the CEO of JCIís coal and base metal division. He also previously served as deputy managing director and technical director of Duiker Mining from 1998. Mike was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director on 7 December 2009.
Matsotso Vuso, a qualified chartered accountant, obtained her B.Com degree from the University of Cape Town and went on to do her B.Com (Hons) degree at the University of South Africa. She was appointed to the RBPlat Board in April 2011. She is currently the Managing Director of Nyamezela Group which she also founded.
Matsotso is a member of various professional bodies including the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors. She also holds various non-executive directorships such as at South African Express Airways, Protech Khuthele and Cargo Carriers Ltd, amongst others.
She has extensive experience in audit (financial and IT), financial investments analysis and financial restructurings and has been responsible for major IT audit assignments in the aviation, manufacturing and motoring sectors.
Steve Phiri is an admitted attorney to the High Court of South Africa. His qualifications include a B Juris degree, University of the North; LLB, Vista University; Diploma in Corporate Law, Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg) and an LLM degree from the University of Johannesburg.
Steve was appointed CEO of RBPlat in April 2010. Prior to this appointment he was the CEO of Merafe Resources, a public company listed on the JSE in which Royal Bafokeng Holdings has a 29.4% interest, for a period of six years. He has served as a non-executive director on the Board of Impala Platinum Limited and brings to RBPlat a significant wealth of mining and business experience, gained over a period of 14 years.
Nico Muller joined RBPlat in March 2009 as COO. He obtained a BSc Mining Engineering degree from Pretoria University and commenced his mining career with De Beers at COM (Namdeb) and Finch Mine respectively. During this period he was appointed in various operational and technical positions and gained experience in both opencast and mechanised underground mining. In 1995 he joined Anglovaal where he assumed operational control of the deep level mechanised gold mining project, Target Mine. Reporting to the General Manager he was responsible for all aspects of the operation including safety and health as well as statutory compliance, project implementation and overall operational performance. In 2003 he joined the Two Rivers Platinum Project where he was involved in the project design, planning and feasibility studies. He was appointed to the position of General Manager in 2004 and headed up the mine establishment, build-up and subsequent steady state management. He has significant experience in the mining industry, a material portion of which is in the platinum group metals (PGMs) sector.
Martin Prinsloo is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa). He served his accounting articles at KPMG auditors and holds a BCom (Acc) and a BCom (Hons) from the University of Pretoria. Martin joined RBPlat in March 2009 as Chief Financial Officer.
He spent 10 years of his career in investment banking including being appointed to BoE Merchant Bank as director: specialised finance where he headed up the project finance division. In 2003 he joined Anglo Platinum as head of corporate finance and business development where he assumed responsibility for initiating, structuring, negotiating and implementing 3rd party business transactions on behalf of Anglo Platinum, Anglo Platinum’s funding and equity ownership strategy, group taxation, group insurance and its projects approval process.
Martin acted in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on the executive committee of Anglo Platinum for the 17-month period ending November 2008 before joining RBPlat.
Glenn Harris has been with the Bafokeng Rasimone for the past 11 years and General Manager since 2006. He has extensive experience in the mining industry with 17 years in the platinum and 10 years in the gold mining sectors, working on the West Rand and in the Free State Province. He holds a BTech Mining Engineering and Pr. Cert. Eng qualifications.
Velile Nhlapo joined RBPlat effective January 2012. He holds a BTech Mining Engineering from the University of Johannesburg among other qualifications. Velile began his career at Gold Fields Limited as a Learner Official and was later seconded to Oryx Gold Mine in the Free State as a shift boss. He then was later transferred to Kloof Gold Mine where he reached the level of Mine Overseer and Unit Manager before joining Anglo Platinum Limited as a Section Manager, went up the mining ranks and was later appointed as the General Manager of the Dishaba Mine. He left Anglo Platinum Ltd and joined Pretoria Portland Cement Limited where he was appointed as the Executive for Business Development. Velile has vast mining experience in platinum and gold mining of over 16 years.
Vicky Tlhabanelo holds a Master of Management (MM) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand; a BCom (Hons) and a Diploma in Management (Accounting) from the North-West University. She joined RBPlat in April 2010 and was formerly the HR executive director at the Tshwane University of Technology for four years.
Vicky has more than 21 years experience in human resources practice and has held management and leadership positions in various sectors including retail, banking, non-governmental organisations, the Parks Board, research institutions, government, tertiary institutions and the development sector. She also served as a Board member for the Sexual Harassment Empowerment Programme (SHEP).
Reginald Haman holds various qualifications, including a Masterís in Business Management (MBA) from the Gordon Institute of Business Science and has extensive experience in risk management, corporate governance and general business management. Reginald served as the President of the South African Risk Management Institute (IRMSA) between 2007 and 2010 and was a member of the Institute of Directors (IoDSA) King 3 Risk Management Working Group responsible for writing the “Governance of Risk” Chapter.
He has held various executive and risk management positions including Regent Insurance Group, Aon SA, Transnet, SAA and De Beers. He currently serves as non-executive member on a number of public sector audit and risk committees, including National Department of Sport and Recreation, National Department of Transport, Driverís License Card Entity and City of Johannesburg.
Reginald is also responsible for Group Risk, Assurance and Sustainable Development at RBPlat. He can be contacted on (011) 590 4519 or email@example.com.
Neil Carr holds a BSc Mechanical Engineering from the University of Huddersfield in the UK, and has completed an Executive Development Programme (EDP) with INSEAD Business School in Paris.
Neil has over 30 years' experience in the Platinum mining industry, starting his career with Impala Platinum in 1981 as an engineer in training and then engineer. He moved to Lonmin in 1989 and held various senior management positions in both the engineering and metallurgical disciplines. In the late 1990s he moved to Lonmin's head office as Consulting Mechanical & Electrical Engineer, then Senior Manager Business Development and finally Project Director for Metallurgical projects
Neil joined RBPlat in December 2010 as Head of Projects.
RBPlat is the outcome of a valued partnership with Anglo Platinum in the Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine.
Although Royal Bafokeng Platinum is a new company, its formation cannot be understood without going back to the late 1880s when Hans Merensky discovered the Merensky Reef in the Bushveld Igneous Complex.