Board of directors

Obakeng Phetwe

Obakeng was appointed to our Board as a non-executive director on 28 February 2018 and as Chairman on 9 April 2021. He is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Bafokeng Nation Development Trust. He previously held the positions of Group Treasury and Business Manager for the Royal Bafokeng Nation; Finance Manager for the Royal Bafokeng Administration; and Senior Audit Manager at Mokua and Associates, Chartered Accountants.

Mark Moffett

Mark was appointed to our Board on 22 September 2014 and was appointed as Lead Independent Director on 9 April 2021. He currently operates an independent consultancy in South Africa. He has extensive experience in mining finance, having spent over 25 years in senior financial positions in Anglo American plc and the De Beers Group, as Chief Financial Officer of Xstrata Alloys South Africa and Group Controller for Xstrata plc. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Thoko Mokgosi-Mwantembe

Thoko, who was appointed to the RBPlat Board in November 2014, is currently the Chief Executive of the Kutana Investments Group. She previously held executive positions at Telkom Limited, Lucent Technologies, Siemens Telecommunications, Alcatel SA and Hewlett Packard SA, where she was the Chief Executive Officer. She became a member of the Remuneration and Nomination and Social and Ethics committees on 19 November 2014 and was appointed Chair of the Remuneration Committee on 1 May 2015.

Mike Rogers

Mike, who was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director on 7 December 2009, is Chair of the Social and Ethics Committee. Mike served in operational, technical, managerial and executive capacities in the southern African mining industry for over 50 years. During this period, he gained experience in underground and surface mining and beneficiation in the coal, gold platinum, copper and antimony industries. He is a past president of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Louisa Stephens

Louisa joined the RBPlat Board on 29 September 2014 and is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee. She is currently an independent financial trader at Prime Select Holdings. She was previously Chief Investment Officer of Circle Capital Ventures Proprietary Limited, General Manager Investments and Finance at Nozala Investments Proprietary Limited and a fund manager at the National Empowerment Fund’s Corporate Fund (uMnotho Fund) after gaining experience in acquisitions and leverage finance in Rand Merchant Bank’s Investment Banking Division

Peter Ledger

Peter was appointed to our Board as a non-executive director on 28 February 2018. He has over 20 years’ experience as an executive director and non-executive director, having held a number of non-executive directorships of listed companies including Foskor, Aquarius Platinum, Lonmin PLC and Ridge Mining PLC. He was chairman of the Master Drilling Group from 2012 to 2014.

Zanele Matlala

Zanele, who was appointed to the RBPlat Board in October 2018, is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Merafe Resources Limited (Merafe). Prior to that she was the Chief Financial Officer of Merafe, Group Financial Director of Kagiso Trust Investments and Chief Financial Officer of the Development Bank of Southern Africa.

Hanre Rossouw

Hanré was appointed to the Board as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2018. He joined RBPlat from Investec Asset Management where he was a portfolio manager covering precious metals and South African resource equities, before joining Investec he was Chief Financial Officer of Xstrata Alloys. Hanré resigned as CFO and as an employee of RBPlat with effect from 3 April 2022, but has continued to serve as a non-executive director of the Company.

Steve Phiri

Steve was appointed to the Board as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 1 April 2010. He joined RBPlat from Merafe Resources, a ferrochrome company listed on the JSE, where he was Chief Executive Officer for six years. He previously headed up corporate and legal affairs for Royal Bafokeng Nation.