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Audit committee


Linda De Beer [photo]

Linda De Beer

Age
49
Qualifications
Chartered Director (SA); Chartered Accountant (SA); MCOM Tax (Pretoria),
Professor (UJ)
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date of appointment
30 November 2017 - Board
 
30 November 2017 - Audit committee
Board Committee membership
Audit committee (chair)
Significant directorships
Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd, Aspen Finance (Pty) Ltd,
MMI Holdings Ltd,
Safin Holdings,
Sasfin Bank
Number of non-significant directorships
0

Skills and expertise: Finance, corporate governance, internal and external audit, IFRS, JSE Listings Requirements, IT governance, risk and strategy

Experience:Linda is a reporting and corporate governance advisor. She has 10 years’ experience in serving on the board of listed companies. She chairs the JSE’s Financial Reporting Investigation Panel, is a member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa, JSE’s Issuers’ Regulatory Advisory Committee, the Quality Control Assessment Committee of the Auditor General and the Investor Advisory Committee of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in the US. She is a professor in practice at the University of Johannesburg.


Tina Eboka [photo]

Tina Eboka

Age
59
Qualifications
BSc (Industrial Eng, Textile Eng), MBA
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date of appointment
25 February 2016 - Board
 
14 March 2018 - Audit committee
Board Committee membership
Audit committee
Significant directorships
NTP Radiosotopes (SOC) Limited
Number of non-significant directorships
2

Skills and expertise:Business management, strategy, engineering, corporate and social affairs

Experience: Tina is currently Group managing director of NTP Radiosotopes (SOC) Limited, the commercial subsidiary of NECSA. She is the current vice chair of the OECD -NEA committee of medical radioisotopes. Her work experience in private and public sectors includes banking, science/technology research, retail and manufacturing sectors.

She is a recognised business turnaround specialist who has served as executive director of Standard Bank responsible for setting up group corporate affairs, previously was vice president at CSIR; a senior manager in textiles and stakeholder management at Woolworths and as head of engineering in a manufacturing firm in the USA. Tina has served on other listed boards previously.


Ronald Bowen [photo]

Ronald Clifford Bowen

Age
66
Qualifications
BSc (Hons)
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date appointed to board
28 September 2011
Board committee membership
Audit committee
Significant directorships
None

Skills and expertise: Business management, strategy, global & local governance, Chemicals industry

Experience: Former senior executive, managing speciality chemical businesses on 5 continents for Süd-Chemie AG, Germany for 30 years. He also worked for Ashland Chemicals Inc. of the United States. He has served on several boards, both locally and internationally, as managing director, executive director and chairman with joint-venture shareholders such as Sasol Limited, the Industrial Development Corporation, Central Energy Fund (CEF) Limited and PetroSA. He is a council member of a large global marketing consultancy.


Remuneration and nominations committee


Thoko Mokgosi-Mwantembe [photo]

Thoko Mokgosi-Mwantembe

Age
57
Qualifications
BSc; MSc (Medicinal Chemistry); Teaching Diploma
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date of appointment
1 June 2018 - Board
 
1 August 2018 - Remuneration committee and nominations committee
Board Committee membership
Remuneration and nominations committee
Significant other directorships
Royal Bafokeng Platinum,
Old Mutual
Number of non-significant directorships
8

Skills and expertise: Business management, chemistry, information systems, strategy

Experience:Thoko holds a BSc and Teaching Diploma from Swaziland and a master’s degree in Medicinal Chemistry from Loughborough University in the UK. She serves as an independent non-executive director on the boards of a number of JSE listed companies. In 2005 she was named finalist for IT Personality, winner of Top ICT Individual and winner of Top ICT Businesswoman in Africa. In 2007, she was named the Businesswoman of the year in the
Corporate Category.


Rod Humphris [photo]

Rod Humphris

Age
61
Qualifications
BSc (Chem Eng); BCom
Title
Non-executive chairman (appointed 1 June 2017)
Date appointed to board
11 March 1999 as executive managing director
Date of resignation
31 May 2017 as managing director
Board committee memberships
Remuneration and nominations committee and Social, ethics and risk committee
Significant directorships
Chairman of Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA)
Number of non-significant directorships
None

Skills and expertise: Business management, strategy, engineering, financial, chemical industry, risk management

Experience: After an initial period in the gold mining industry, Rod joined Omnia as a project engineer in 1982. After occupying various positions within the Omnia Group, he was appointed as the managing director of Omnia Fertilizer in 1995 and Group managing director of Omnia Holdings Limited in 1999. Appointed as non-independent, non-executive chairman of the Group on 1 June 2017. He also served the president of the Fertilizer Society of South Africa.


Ralph Havenstein [photo]

Ralph Havenstein

Age
60
Qualifications
BCom; MSc (Chem Eng)
Designation
Lead independent non-executive director
Date appointed to board
6 November 2007
Board committee memberships
Social, ethics and risk committee and Remuneration and nominations committee (chairman)
Significant directorships
Northam Platinum Limited, Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited
Number of non-significant directorships
6

Skills and expertise: Engineering, governance, risk management, strategy, chemicals and mining industry

Experience: Previously served as director of Anglo Platinum, Simmer and Jack, Mintek and Sasol and on councils of Chamber of Mines and Chemical and Allied Industries' Association (CAIA).

Social, ethics and risk committee


Frank Butler [photo]

Frank Desmond Butler

Age
65
Qualifications
BSc (Chem Eng); MBA
Designation
Independent non-executive director
Date of appointment
27 September 2002 - Board
 
30 September 2010 - Social, ethics and risk committee
Board Committee membership
Social, ethics and risk committee (chairman)
Significant directorships
None

Skills and expertise: Risk management, strategy and chemical industry

Experience: Experience: Frank is a private consultant in risk management and business strategies, member of IoDSA and previously a professional engineer, fellow of IRMSA and SAIChE, he has occupied senior positions, including chairman of CRM International from 1980 to 2001.


Rod Humphris [photo]

Rod Humphris

Age
61
Qualifications
BSc (Chem Eng); BCom
Title
Non-executive chairman (appointed 1 June 2017)
Date appointed to board
11 March 1999 as executive managing director
Date of resignation
31 May 2017 as managing director
Board committee memberships
Remuneration and nominations committee and Social, ethics and risk committee
Significant directorships
Chairman of Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA)
Number of non-significant directorships
None

Skills and expertise: Business management, strategy, engineering, financial, chemical industry, risk management

Experience: After an initial period in the gold mining industry, Rod joined Omnia as a project engineer in 1982. After occupying various positions within the Omnia Group, he was appointed as the managing director of Omnia Fertilizer in 1995 and Group managing director of Omnia Holdings Limited in 1999. Appointed as non-independent, non-executive chairman of the Group on 1 June 2017. He also served the president of the Fertilizer Society of South Africa.


Ralph Havenstein [photo]

Ralph Havenstein

Age
60
Qualifications
BCom; MSc (Chem Eng)
Designation
Lead independent non-executive director
Date appointed to board
6 November 2007
Board committee memberships
Social, ethics and risk committee and Remuneration and nominations committee (chairman)
Significant directorships
Northam Platinum Limited, Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited
Number of non-significant directorships
6

Skills and expertise: Engineering, governance, risk management, strategy, chemicals and mining industry

Experience: Previosly served as director of Anglo Platinum, Simmer and Jack, Mintek and Sasol and on councils of Chamber of Mines and Chemical and Allied Industries' Association (CAIA).


Adriaan De Lange [photo]

Adriaan de Lange

Age
43
Qualifications
Chartered Accountant (SA)
Designation
Group managing director
Date of appointment
1 June 2017 - Board
 
1 June 2017 - Social, ethics and risk committee
Board Committee membership
Social, ethics and risk committee
Significant directorships
None

Experience: Adriaan joined the Group in 2003 as financial controller for BME and was promoted to financial manager, where he played an important part in developing and implementing the Mining division’s business strategy. In 2007, he was transferred to Omnia Fertilizer as financial manager and was soon thereafter promoted to financial director of Omnia Fertilizer. He thereafter held various positions in Omnia Fertilizer, including the position of director: Supply Chain, before he was appointed as managing director of Omnia Fertilizer: RSA in 2012. He was appointed as Group managing director with effect from 1 June 2017. He was previously the Chair of FERTASA.