Our Business

We are building Exxaro into a sustainable and impactful business that catalyses economic growth, environmental stewardship, and positive change.

The Board of Directors is accountable for Exxaro’s governance and performance, balancing the company’s interests as a responsible corporate citizen with the legitimate needs and expectations of stakeholders.

MVULENI GEOFFREY  QHENA
MVULENI GEOFFREY QHENA

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD (CHAIRMAN NOMINATION COMMITTEE, MEMBER REMUNERATION COMMITTEE, MEMBER LOGISTICS COMMITTEE)

Following the announcement to the market, it is my pleasure to inform you that the board of directors (“Board”) has approved the appointment of Mr Mvuleni Geoffrey Qhena (“Geoffrey”) to the Board as an independent non-executive director and the chairperson designate, with effect from 19 April 2021.

Geoffrey’s early career started at KPMG, where he completed his articles, and thereafter joined Eskom for a brief period in their treasury function. He moved to Vista University (now known as University of Johannesburg) to lecture accounting and auditing. During this time Geoffrey also passed his chartered accountant board exams. He briefly joined the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited (“IDC”) and thereafter moved to Transnet SOC Limited (“Transnet”). Geoffrey, rejoined the IDC where he enjoyed a meteoric rise and later became the Chief Financial Officer of the organization. It was not long after this period that Geoffrey ascended to the highest role as its Chief Executive Officer until the end of 2018. Geoffrey was involved in the establishment of numerous sector-changing initiatives, funding black empowerment companies, transformation of the corporate leadership landscape and the development of new sectors in the reshaping of the South African economy. His appreciation of climate change issues and the value of coal in the South African and African economy landscape is telling of his depth of business acumen. Geoffrey gained extensive board leadership on the IDC investee boards, including as a non executive director of a Spanish listed stainless steel company, Acerinox and chairman Foskor (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of IDC. He was Chairman of the interim board of SAA until end June 2021, He is presently a non executive independent board member of Investec Bank Limited. With the IDC being a significant shareholder of Exxaro over a number of years, Geoffrey brings with him a clear understanding of the company and the sector in which it operates."

DR NOMBASA  TSENGWA
DR NOMBASA TSENGWA

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (MEMBER SOCIAL, ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE)

Ph.D. (Agronomy), University of Maryland, College Park, US, Executive Development Programme (EDP) (Insead, France)

Dr Nombasa Tsengwa started her career in the mining industry in 2003 when she joined the then, Kumba Resources as the General Manager Safety Health and Environment. With the unbundling of Kumba and the inception of Exxaro Resources, she was appointed as Executive General Manager Safety and Sustainable Development. In 2010 she was appointed as Regional General Manager Coal Tied Collieries, overseeing three underground and four opencast operations. In 2015 she was appointed as acting Executive Head Coal Operations before formally taking hold of this position in May 2016. In this position she was responsible for oversight in the operations and functioning of the Coal Business and its ventures managed by Exxaro Coal. In this position she was also responsible for the marketing and logistics of all products. In July 2020, Dr Tsengwa was appointed as Managing Director Minerals, a new division, which was an expansion of her Coal and FerroAlloys portfolio to included new low carbon minerals. In March 2021 Dr Tsengwa was appointed CEO Designate, until she moved into the role of CEO from 1 August 2022 with the retirement of Mxolisi Mgojo. Before she joined Kumba, Dr Tsengwa worked in various South African Government departments, amongst others, as Deputy Director General of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. Dr Tsengwa is a member of the Exxaro Board and serves on the Board of the Minerals Council of South Africa. Previously, Dr Tsengwa served on the Astral Foods Pty.Ltd. Board of Directors as a non-Executive Director for nine years (2008-2017), during the last two years, she was also the Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee. In 2017, Dr Tsengwa was awarded the coveted Standard Bank Business Woman of the Year Award. This was followed by the Winner of the “Africa ‘s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government - Mining Industry Category” at the Pan African Awards in 2018. Exxaro Resources applauded her outstanding leadership and her role in advancing women in the workplace by awarding her an Evergreen Award in the category CEO Special Nomination in 2018. Dr Tsengwa believes in a balanced lifestyle with regular exercises. She is a keen runner and finished nine Comrades marathons.

RIAAN  KOPPESCHAAR
RIAAN KOPPESCHAAR

FINANCE DIRECTOR (MEMBER OF THE SOCIAL, ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE)

BCom (Hons), CA (SA), Advanced Management Programme (INSEAD), Advanced Certificate in Taxation, Advanced Certificate in Treasury Management

After completing his articles at Coopers & Lybrand in 1995, Riaan held various managerial positions in treasury and corporate finance at Iscor Limited, Kumba Resources Limited, and Exxaro Resources Limited. Riaan was our general manager for corporate finance and treasury for ten years until he was appointed finance director in July 2016."

GERALDINE  FRASER-MOLEKETI
GERALDINE FRASER-MOLEKETI

LEAD INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR (CHAIR SOCIAL, ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE, MEMBER REMUNERATION COMMITTEE, MEMBER NOMINATION COMMITTEE)

Leadership Programme (Wharton), Fellow of the Institute of Politics (Harvard)

In addition to her role as a lead independent non-executive director, Geraldine is a member of both Exxaro’s Social and Ethics Committee, and Remuneration and Nomination Committee. She is a fellow of the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School and has completed a leadership course at Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been recognised with several awards, including the OP Dwivedi Public Service Award from the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Public Administration, and a special award for outstanding achievement from the University of Pretoria’s School of Public Management and Administration. Geraldine serves as chancellor of the Nelson Mandela University, and as a non-executive director on the board of the Standard Bank Group and Standard Bank South Africa."

LIKHAPHA  MBATHA
LIKHAPHA MBATHA

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (MEMBER SOCIAL, ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE)

BA LLB (University of Lesotho), LLM (University of the Witwatersrand)

Likhapha is a coach at the National Movement of Rural Women (NMRW), mentoring coordinators on development methods and systems, project preparation, finance, and management. Here, she also supervises and evaluates small and medium development projects. Likhapha understands that a lack of education, poor health and nutrition, government policies, and the exploitative nature of humans are uncontrolled variables that can lead to poverty. As such, she focuses on development as an opportunity for affected individuals to still lead quality lives within their communities, despite their circumstances."

VINCENT ZWELIBANZI  MNTAMBO
VINCENT ZWELIBANZI MNTAMBO

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (CHAIR LOGISTICS COMMITTEE, MEMBER REMUNERATION COMMITTEE, MEMBER NOMINATION COMMITTEE)

BJuris, LLB (North-West University), LLM (Yale)

Zwelibanzi is executive chairman of Xalam Performance. He was previously a senior lecturer at the University of Natal, executive director of IMSSA, director-general of the Gauteng Province and chairman of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration. He is chairman of Main Street 333 (Pty) Ltd. He is also a director of SA Tourism Proprietary Limited and a trustee of the Palaeontological Scientific Trust."

MANDLESILO  MSIMANG
MANDLESILO MSIMANG

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (MEMBER INVESTMENT COMMITTEE, MEMBER RISK AND BUSINESS RESILIENCE COMMITTEE)

MSC (Regulation), London School of Economics; BA Cornell University

Mandla is the Chief Executive Officer of Nozala Investments, a woman owned private equity firm with a diversified portfolio in the minerals and energy sector and in industrial and consumer services. Nozala's assets include blue chip South African companies such as Sasol Oil and Woodlands Dairy. Prior to joining Nozala, Mandla established and ran a pan-African ICT policy and regulatory advisory firm whose clients include mobile operators, regulators and governments across Africa and the Middle East. Prior to that Mandla gained telecoms experience working at the sector regulator and with a mobile operator in senior roles. Mandla is a seasoned executive who has operated at C-suite level, an entrepreneur and an ICT regulations and policy expert. With her richness of skills and experience in the governance and ICT sector, both nationally and internationally, including the African continent, and strong leadership capability, Mandla will support Exxaro's growth strategy in energy."

CHANDA JOANNE  NXUMALO
CHANDA JOANNE NXUMALO

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (MEMBER AUDIT COMMITTEE, MEMBER RISK AND BUSINESS RESILIENCE COMMITTEE, MEMBER INVESTMENT COMMITTEE)

MEng (University of Oxford)

Chanda has 15 years of experience working in the renewable energy and power sector. Having worked across North America and Europe, she has experience delivering technical, commercial and environmental advisory services in the renewables sector. As a director of Harmattan Renewables, she has been responsible for providing technical consultancy and asset management services for renewable energy projects across Sub-Saharan Africa. For the past decade, Chanda has been instrumental in driving the renewable energy roll-out in South Africa, acting as the spokesperson for the South African Photovoltaic (“PV”) Association as well as consulting on some of the first renewable projects to be delivered as part of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program. Chanda holds an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University. With her richness of skills and experience in the energy field, both nationally and internationally, including the African continent, and strong leadership capability, Chanda will support Exxaro’s growth strategy in energy."

PETRUS  SNYDERS
PETRUS SNYDERS

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (CHAIRMAN RISK AND BUSINESS RESILIENCE COMMITTEE. MEMBER SOCIAL, ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE, MEMBER INVESTMENT COMMITTEE, MEMBER LOGISTICS COMMITTEE)

BEng (Mining), Diploma in Marketing Management, MCom in Business Management, Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency (Coal and Metalliferous)

Peet currently works at Submex Investment – a company focused on niche coal projects. With 14 years of experience as a director, he has held positions of COO at Sable Mining Africa and Continental Coal, director of operations at Keaton Energy, managing director at Riversdale Holdings, and business manager at Anglo Platinum. He is currently a member of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, having previously served as chairman for their northern region. Peet also filled the position of vice president of the South African Colliery Managers' Association."

ISAAC  MALEVU
ISAAC MALEVU

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (MEMBER INVESTMENT COMMITTEE, MEMBER LOGISTICS COMMITTEE)

CA(SA) Bachelor of Commerce: (University of Witwatersrand) Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting: (University of Natal) Member of South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

Mr Malevu is a registered chartered accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and is the current Chief Financial Officer of the Industrial Development Corporation (“IDC”). Before joining the IDC, he was an audit partner at EY and then joined Standard Bank Corporate Investment Banking as finance executive.

BENNETOR  MAGARA
BENNETOR MAGARA

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (MEMBER RISK AND BUSINESS RESILIENCE COMMITTEE, MEMBER INVESTMENT COMMITTEE)

BSc Honours (Mining Engineering), Advanced Management Programme (GIBS), Accelerated Management Development Programme (London Business School)

Ben is a mining veteran of over 30 years has a strong technical foundation in coal and platinum mining coupled by business leadership and operational management in both underground and surface mining as well as soft and hard rock mining. Some of his past roles include the Executive Head (Engineering and Projects) for Anglo American Platinum, and Chief Executive Officer of Anglo Coal South Africa. Ben’s most recent role was Chief Executive of Lonmin Public Limited Company. His previous board memberships include Anglo American South Africa, Foskor, Rustenburg Platinum Mines and Chairman of Richards Bay Coal Terminal. He is the founder and chairman of Africa Mining & Metals Group and is a current non-executive director on the boards of both The Weir Group Public Limited Company and Grindrod Limited.

BILLY  MAWASHA
BILLY MAWASHA

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (MEMBER AUDIT COMMITTEE, MEMBER INVESTMENT COMMITTEE)

BSc Engineering (Electrical), Government Certificate of Competency for Engineers, Factories (Electrical), Government Certificate of Competency for Engineers, Mines and Works (Electrical), Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century, Harvard Kennedy School, Advanced Management Programme, Kellogg School of Management, Accelerated Development Programme, London Business School, Programme for Management Development (GIBS)

He is a certified director with the Institute of directors of Southern Africa and the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers. Billy offers strong operational and technical leadership experience in the mining sector as former Kumba Iron Ore head of operations and integration and former Country Head of Rio Tinto in South Africa. He is the founder of an investment company, and also provides strategic and technical leadership to his investee companies. Previous board memberships include Foskor Limited Technical Committee and Sishen Iron Ore Company Limited. He is currently a non-executive director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and Metair Investments Limited

KARIN  IRETON
KARIN IRETON

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (MEMBER SOCIAL, ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE, MEMBER RISK AND BUSINESS RESILIENCE COMMITTEE)

MA (International Political Economy), University of Leeds; International Programme for the Management of Sustainability, Netherlands; Environmental Impact Assessment and Management, University of Aberdeen

Karin has over 30 years of experience in sustainability matters in coal power generation mining and banking sectors. She is an international specialist in sustainability issues. She is currently an independent consultant focused on strategies for growth, risk identification and management, transparency, and disclosure. A significant focus of her current work is the impact of climate change on business and the need to reduce emissions and adapt business strategies. Prior to this she was the Group Head of Sustainability for Standard Bank Group and a Head of Sustainable Development for Anglo American Public Limited Company, amongst others. Previous board experience includes Aureus Mining Incorporated, National Business Initiative and Member Representative for Standard Bank, Institute of Directors South Africa Chairman Sustainable Development Forum, JSE Limited SRI Advisory Committee, UNEP Finance Initiative Chairman Climate Change Action Group Global Steering Committee Member.

PHUMLA  MNGANGA
PHUMLA MNGANGA

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (CHAIR REMUNERATION COMMITTEE, MEMBER NOMINATION COMMITTEE. MEMBER SOCIAL, ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE, MEMBER OF LOGISTICS COMMITTEE)

PhD (Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies) (Wits Business School), MBL (Business and Management), (UNISA), BEd, University of KwaZulu-Natal, BA, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Dr Pumla Mnganga is the founder and Managing Director of Lehumo Women’s Investment Holdings, a woman owned and managed investment holding company. Prior to this, she was employed as group head of human resources for the Tongaat Hulett Group with oversight over investor relations, and previously as a change management senior consultant at Deloitte. Dr Mnganga has previously chaired the board of the University of KwaZulu Natal, the board of Gold Circle Proprietary Limited and of the Siyazisa Trust, a large rural community. She currently serves as an independent non-executive director on four JSE listed companies which include the Altron Group, Adcorp, the Spar Group and Novus Holdings.

NONDUMISO  MEDUPE
NONDUMISO MEDUPE

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (CHAIR AUDIT COMMITTEE, MEMBER RISK AND BUSINESS RESILIENCE)

PGDip (Accounting) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (1998) and a BAcc from the University of Durban Westville (1992)

Ms Medupe is a chartered accountant who holds a PGDip (Accounting) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (1998) and a BAcc from the University of Durban Westville (1992). She also maintains a certification in Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Governance from London Business School (2021). She is currently an independent board member, risk committee chairperson and audit committee member for the City Lodge Hotels Limited; and independent board member and member of the audit and risk committee, and social, ethics and transformation committee of Alexander Forbes Group Holdings Limited; and audit and risk committee and social and ethics committee member of Daimler Chrysler (trucks), a non-listed entity. Ms Medupe has previously chaired the audit and risk committees of two listed companies, Alviva Holdings Limited and Etion Limited and was previously the chief operations officer, internal audit for the Nedbank Group Limited.

NOSIPHO  MOLOPE
NOSIPHO MOLOPE

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (MEMBER AUDIT COMMITTEE AND SOCIAL, ETHICS, AND RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE)

BSc (Medical Sciences) (Wits), BCompt Hons (Unisa) and CA(SA) SAICA

Nosipho Molope was appointed in a causal vacancy as an independent non-executive director at the Exxaro board and the Group’s audit committee and social, ethics, and responsibility committee with effect from 3 January 2024. Nosipho is an experienced board member with leadership experience in listed and unlisted companies in the financial energy, telecoms, and mining sectors. She has served on various listed and unlisted company boards and their audit and risk, remuneration, social and ethics, finance, and investments committees.

The Executive Committee drives the strategy, sets performance and culture expectations, and the governance framework for Exxaro, including its subsidiary companies, trusts, and joint ventures.

DR NOMBASA  TSENGWA
DR NOMBASA TSENGWA

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (MEMBER SOCIAL, ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE)

Ph.D. (Agronomy), University of Maryland, College Park, US, Executive Development Programme (EDP) (Insead, France)

Dr Nombasa Tsengwa started her career in the mining industry in 2003 when she joined the then, Kumba Resources as the General Manager Safety Health and Environment. With the unbundling of Kumba and the inception of Exxaro Resources, she was appointed as Executive General Manager Safety and Sustainable Development. In 2010 she was appointed as Regional General Manager Coal Tied Collieries, overseeing three underground and four opencast operations. In 2015 she was appointed as acting Executive Head Coal Operations before formally taking hold of this position in May 2016. In this position she was responsible for oversight in the operations and functioning of the Coal Business and its ventures managed by Exxaro Coal. In this position she was also responsible for the marketing and logistics of all products. In July 2020, Dr Tsengwa was appointed as Managing Director Minerals, a new division, which was an expansion of her Coal and FerroAlloys portfolio to included new low carbon minerals. In March 2021 Dr Tsengwa was appointed CEO Designate, until she moved into the role of CEO from 1 August 2022 with the retirement of Mxolisi Mgojo. Before she joined Kumba, Dr Tsengwa worked in various South African Government departments, amongst others, as Deputy Director General of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. Dr Tsengwa is a member of the Exxaro Board and serves on the Board of the Minerals Council of South Africa. Previously, Dr Tsengwa served on the Astral Foods Pty.Ltd. Board of Directors as a non-Executive Director for nine years (2008-2017), during the last two years, she was also the Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee. In 2017, Dr Tsengwa was awarded the coveted Standard Bank Business Woman of the Year Award. This was followed by the Winner of the “Africa ‘s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government - Mining Industry Category” at the Pan African Awards in 2018. Exxaro Resources applauded her outstanding leadership and her role in advancing women in the workplace by awarding her an Evergreen Award in the category CEO Special Nomination in 2018. Dr Tsengwa believes in a balanced lifestyle with regular exercises. She is a keen runner and finished nine Comrades marathons.

RIAAN  KOPPESCHAAR
RIAAN KOPPESCHAAR

FINANCE DIRECTOR (MEMBER OF THE SOCIAL, ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE)

BCom (Hons), CA (SA), Advanced Management Programme (INSEAD), Advanced Certificate in Taxation, Advanced Certificate in Treasury Management

After completing his articles at Coopers & Lybrand in 1995, Riaan held various managerial positions in treasury and corporate finance at Iscor Limited, Kumba Resources Limited, and Exxaro Resources Limited. Riaan was our general manager for corporate finance and treasury for ten years until he was appointed finance director in July 2016."

KGABI  MASIA
KGABI MASIA

CHIEF COAL OPERATIONS OFFICER

Kgabi Masia has a Bachelor’s Degree in Extractive Metallurgy from University of Johannesburg. He has also completed several Advanced Management Programmes with the esteemed INSEAD business school in France.

Kgabi has spent his career primarily within the Energy Coal business at BHP Billiton and South32 within South Africa and more broadly across the continent with additional exposure to other minerals such as Aluminium and Manganese. His early career with BHP Energy Coal was spent in several highly technical roles firstly as a Metallurgist, Project Engineer and Business Improvement Lead, where he focused on several transformational projects. In 2004, Kgabi was appointed Process and Metallurgical Manager before progressing to General Manager, Processing and later to Head of Integrated Operations within BHP Energy Coal. With the spun off South32 in 2015, Kgabi was appointed Vice President Operation and later moved to a role of South32 Africa Region Vice President Commercial for Coal, Manganese and Aluminium responsible for Energy and Logistics Strategy and Supply Chain. From 2018 until 2021, Kgabi served as President, South Africa Energy Coal with oversight operations and P&L, leading 4,100 FTE's (and 4,000+ contractors), a full ExCo and driving the overall strategy overseeing its hugely successful acquisition by Seriti Resources. Kgabi has served on many boards, including Richard Bay Coal Terminal, was also both the Chair of Glencore Joint Venture with South32 Coal and the chair of their London Marketing Company. He has formerly served with the Minerals Council of South Africa, where he served as Chair of its Coal Leadership Forum and drove many learning initiatives that helped drive the creation of its Learning Hub.

LEON GROENEWALD
LEON GROENEWALD

MANAGING DIRECTOR: ENERGY 

CA (SA), Associate member of CIMA

Leon joined Exxaro (then Iscor) in 1997, during this time he occupied the following roles, including  Manager Finance and Administration from 1997-1999, Head of Finance, Coal 1999-2011,  Performance Manager Growth 2012-2014, Group Manager Strategic Investments 2015-2016, General Manager Corporate Finance 2016-2019 and finally seconded to Exxaro’s New Renewable Energy Business from 2019 to date  His skills include leadership in various teams, strategic planning and execution, finance and deal-making. He is energised about crafting plans translating into deliverables by working with multifaceted teams and talent that result in real business solutions.

MONGEZI  VETI
MONGEZI VETI

CHIEF SUSTAINABLE IMPACT OFFICER

National Higher Diplomas in Metalliferous Mining and Coal Mining (Technicon Witwatersrand), MBL (Unisa), Advanced Management Programme (Wharton), Mine Overseer’s Certificate and Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency for Fiery Mines

Mr Veti holds a Masters Degree in Business Leadership (MBL) from UNISA. He also holds a Mining Engineering Diploma from the University of Johannesburg. In 2009, he completed advanced management program at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania in the USA. He also holds a Mine overseer's Certificate and Mine Manager's Certificate of Competency for fiery mines. In the early '80, Veti worked for Anglo Gold Western deep Levels and later joined Sasol Mining In 1994. In 2002, he became Mine Manager at Arnot and was appointed General Manager Area 2 in Exxaro soon after the merger. In 2010, Mr Veti was appointed General Manager: Safety Health Environment and Community. In 2012 Mr Veti was elected President of the South African Colliery Managers' Association (SACMA). In 2015, Mr Veti was appointed Executive Head: Sustainability, which is his current position."

JOHAN GERHARD  MEYER
JOHAN GERHARD MEYER

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

B Eng (Metallurgy), MBA, Advanced Management Programme (INSEAD)

Being an innovative and passionate executive, Johan works to shape and implement Exxaro’s core strategy. Managing coal growth projects to create future value beyond 2025 and optimising Exxaro’s ‘Resources to Market’ journey all fall under his scope of responsibility. However, the most important facet of Johan’s work is being an authentic leader, creating hope for Exxaro employees and the citizens of South Africa."

RICHARD  LILLEIKE
RICHARD LILLEIKE

CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER

Richard has a BSc (Electromechanical Engineering) undergraduate degree from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from Wits Business School

Richard started his career as an engineer with Eskom before moving into management consulting with the Marsh McLennan Group of companies, primarily consulting to the mining industry on a global basis. Richard, in 2008, then moved into the metals and mining corporate advisory and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team at Standard Chartered Bank based in Johannesburg. Richard was with SCB for 15 years and headed up the M&A team for southern and eastern Africa, focusing primarily on cross-border metals and mining, oil and gas, renewable energy, and general industrial deals on the African continent. Through this role, he has significant buy-side, sell-side and capital-raising transactional experience and built up a large network of corporate relationships, skills which he will utilise in his role as Chief Growth Officer for Exxaro. The position entails the execution of Exxaro’s growth strategy, namely growing the business through value-accretive acquisitions sanctioned by the board and running sustainable divestitures as and when required for the company.

JOSEPH  ROCK
JOSEPH ROCK

CHIEF PEOPLE & PERFORMANCE OFFICER

MSc Econ (University of Essex), Senior Management Development Programme from GIBS and Advanced Management Programme from INSEAD.

Joseph Rock is a seasoned executive who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as Chief People & Performance Officer , a position he assumed on October 16, 2023. With a successful track record in both Operations and Human Resources, Joseph is known for his contributions to business performance improvement, transformative change management projects, and innovative strategies. Throughout his career, Joseph has demonstrated a deep understanding of various sectors, having worked in both the public and private domains. His extensive experience encompasses key areas such as finance, human resources, information management, procurement, and communications. Joseph's professional journey highlights his tenure as the General Manager of Exxaro Resources Services, where he led the Shared Services division from 2011 to 2017. During this period, he played a pivotal role in driving operational efficiency and fostering a culture of excellence within the organisation. In his most recent role as the Group Head: People Experience and Chief Operating Officer, HR at ABSA Group Limited, Joseph exhibited outstanding leadership. Here, he held overall accountability for the ABSA Group Pan African People Function's professional shared services unit, showcasing his ability to manage and optimize HR operations on a broad scale. Joseph Rock is poised to leverage his extensive background to drive the company's human capital strategies, ensuring the organisation remains at the forefront of innovation and excellence in the dynamic business landscape.

ANDISWA  NDONI
ANDISWA NDONI

CHIEF STRATEGIC RESILIENCE & GOVERNANCE OFFICER

BProc, LLB, Global Executive Development Programme from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and attainment of an Advanced Certificate in Company Law.

As of August 1, 2023, Andiswa Ndoni assumeds the pivotal role of Executive Head, Governance, Legal, Risk, and Compliance , bringing with her a wealth of experience as a seasoned Group Executive specialising in governance and legal affairs across diverse industries. With an impressive career spanning over 28 years, Andiswa has served as a governance and legal specialist in the banking, construction, industrial, and mining sectors. Her expertise extends beyond legal practice, as she is also an admitted attorney, showcasing a comprehensive understanding of legal intricacies. Andiswa's extensive professional journey includes a significant tenure as a Group Company Secretary, accumulating over 15 years of experience, with 9 of those years dedicated to JSE-listed companies. In 2021, she joined Exxaro as the Group Company Secretary, contributing to the strategic governance and legal functions of the organisation. Prior to her role at Exxaro, Andiswa held the position of Group Executive, Governance, Compliance, and Sustainability at Barloworld Limited. In this capacity, her responsibilities encompassed company secretariat functions, ethics, compliance, legal affairs, sustainability initiatives, and the administration of share schemes, highlighting her multifaceted skill set. In her role, Andiswa is poised to leverage her extensive legal, governance, and compliance background to fortify the company's commitment to ethical practices, legal excellence, and strategic risk management. Her appointment underscores Exxaro’s dedication to fostering robust governance structures and ensuring regulatory compliance in an ever-evolving business landscape.

Office of the CEO

PLEASURE  MNISI
PLEASURE MNISI

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

BEng in Industrial Engineering, BSc. (Hons) in Applied Science (University of Pretoria) and an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

Pleasure Mnisi assumed the Chief Strategy Officer role on August 1, 2023, bringing with him over two decades of invaluable work experience, with a significant focus on the mining industry. During his fifteen-year tenure in the mining sector, Pleasure has played instrumental roles in shaping strategic initiatives and driving operational excellence. His journey at Exxaro began as the Manager of Business Optimisation, where he spearheaded formulating and implementing the coal business strategy. In this capacity, Pleasure also led efforts in digitalisation, innovation, and operational excellence, contributing significantly to Exxaro's success in the industry. Prior to his time at Exxaro, Pleasure served as the Manager of Management Operating Systems at Anglo American, showcasing his expertise in optimising management processes within a large-scale mining corporation. In 2020, Pleasure took on the role of Manager of Mining at Leeuwpan Mine, where he assumed responsibility for overseeing mining operations. His leadership and strategic acumen played a pivotal role in enhancing efficiency and productivity within the mining sector. As Chief Strategy Officer, Pleasure Mnisi is poised to leverage his extensive experience and diverse skill set to drive innovative strategies and contribute to the continued success and growth of the organisation in a rapidly evolving business landscape.

LING-LING  MOTHAPO
LING-LING MOTHAPO

CHIEF INVESTOR RELATIONS AND LIAISON OFFICER

BEng (Hons) Metallurgical Eng. (University of Pretoria) and an MBA from Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

With 15 years of comprehensive experience in strategy and business development within Exxaro, Ling-Ling brings a wealth of knowledge spanning various commodities, including zinc, ferromanganese, ferrosilicon, and coal. Her professional journey commenced at Exxaro as a Professional in Training at Zincor, where she later ascended to the position of Metallurgical Engineer. Ling-Ling continued to excel, serving as the Senior Metallurgical Engineer at Alloystream and FerroAlloys for over six years. Subsequently, she assumed the role of Senior Specialist and Stream Lead in Strategy and Business Development, showcasing her strategic prowess. In her most recent position as Business Development Analyst, Minerals, Ling-Ling played a crucial role in implementing the minerals strategy, contributing to corporate strategy development and refinement. Her responsibilities included opportunity identification, technical, financial, commercial, and strategic evaluation, as well as effective stakeholder and change management. In her role, Ling-Ling is well-positioned to leverage her extensive experience and academic background to strengthen relationships with investors and stakeholders, contributing to the company's continued growth and success in the dynamic business landscape.

BATHABILE  PONU
BATHABILE PONU

HEAD INTERNAL AUDIT

CA (SA), BCOMPT Accounting (Honours), BCOM Accounting Sciences (Degree), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Ethics Officer, Certificate in Corporate Governance and has undergone a Quality Assessment Reviewer program at the Institute of Internal Auditors.

With over 17 years of work experience, Bathabile began her career at a global Japanese pharmaceutical company, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, as a Finance and Procurement Manager after completing her articles. In 2014, she transitioned to Ernst and Young, where she served as a Senior Manager, focusing on providing internal audit services to clients. In 2019, she achieved the position of Partner at Ernst and Young, where her responsibilities encompassed managing both large outsourcing and co-sourcing internal audit arrangements across various industries. Her role involved setting up new internal audit structures and methodologies, developing risk-based internal plans, overseeing audit execution, reporting to audit committees, and conducting quality assurance reviews to evaluate internal audit functions against industry best practices. Bathabile joined Exxaro in December 2019 as the Head of Internal Audit. In this capacity, she leads the Exxaro Internal Audit Function and Forensic division, showcasing her expertise in overseeing internal audit processes and forensic activities.


The governing body should set the tone and lead ethically and effectively, govern the ethics of the organisation in a way that supports the establishment of an ethical culture and ensure that the organisation is and is seen to be a responsible corporate citizen.

Ethical culture
Performance and value creation
Adequate and effective control
Trust, good reputation, and legitimacy