Jaco Boshoff (43)
Executive: mineral resources development and growth
BSc (Hons), MSc (Geology), MBA, PrSciNat, MSAIMM
Jaco joined Harmony in April 1996. He has served as the executive: reserves and resources and competent person since 2004. In 2010, projects and new business were added to his portfolio and he was the acting chief operating officer for Harmony’s North region during FY12. From 1998 to 2004 he was an ore reserve manager at various Harmony operations and before that a geologist at Harmony and Gengold mines. Jaco is registered as a professional geological scientist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions and is a member of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Anton Buthelezi (48)
Executive: human resources
National diploma (Human Resources Management), BTech (Labour Relations Management), Advanced Diploma in Labour Law
Anton rejoined Harmony in 2005 as human resources manager at Evander. He has over 23 years’ experience in human resources management in the mining industry. Previous positions include senior HR officer at Anglogold Ashanti, and mid and senior managerial positions in the same field at ARMgold, Samancor Chrome and Harmony. He has a proven track record in the full spectrum of HR functions as a generalist. Anton joined the executive committee in October 2011.
Matthews Pheello Dikane (46)
Executive: legal, governance and ethics
LLB, LLM (Labour Law), Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice, Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Law
Pheello joined Harmony in 2009. He has 21 years’ experience in the mining industry, working his way up from learner official to production mine overseer at AngloGold Ashanti Limited. During this time, he studied for his law degree and served his articles at Perrott Van Niekerk Woodhouse Incorporated. He returned to AngloGold Ashanti’s corporate office as a legal counsel, later joining Brink Cohen Le Roux as a senior associate where he became a director.
Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak (37)
BSc, BSc (Hons), MSc and MBA
Melanie joined Harmony in 2009. She is an experienced sustainable development specialist who has worked for both the private sector in the mining industry, and the public sector in the Departments of Water Affairs and Forestry and Minerals and Energy. She has spent more than 13 years in this discipline and has international environmental management exposure gained in the UK, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Africa. She has held various positions at some of the world’s leading mining companies, including BHP Billiton, Anglo American plc and De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited.
Alwyn Pretorius (41)
Executive: health and safety
BSc (Mining Engineering), BSc (Industrial Engineering)
Alwyn joined Harmony on its merger with ARMgold in 2003. He began his career at Vaal Reefs as a mining graduate in training in 1993 and was appointed shift boss in 1995, gaining experience in remnant mining. Alwyn obtained his BSc in industrial engineering in 1998 and joined ARMgold in 1999 at its Orkney operations, becoming mine manager in 2003. Alwyn was appointed executive, South African operations at Harmony in March 2007, and then as chief operating officer: North region. He was appointed to his current position in August 2011.
Tom Smith (56)
Chief operating officer: South Africa
NHD (Mine Surveying and Metalliferous Mining)
Tom joined Harmony in 2002. He began his career in the industry in 1975 as a sampler at Vaal Reefs mine, becoming chief surveyor in 1988. He changed his career to mining in 1991, working as a section manager on the Great Noligwa, Elandsrand and Mponeng mines. He was also involved in projects at Tau Lekoa and Moab Khotsong, acquiring experience in conventional, trackless, pillar and deep-level mining. He was promoted to production manager at AngloGold’s Mponeng in 1998. Tom was appointed general manager of Tshepong in 2000. Following the merger with ARMgold, he was involved in restructuring the Free State operations. He joined the executive team in September 2007.
Marian van der Walt (39)
Executive: corporate and investor relations
BCom (Law), LLB, Higher Diploma in Tax, Diploma in Corporate Governance, Diploma in Insolvency Law, Certificates in Business Leadership
Marian was appointed company secretary in 2003 and joined Harmony’s executive committee in 2005 as executive: legal and compliance. This included taking responsibility for company secretarial, risk management, internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. In 2008, she resigned as company secretary, enabling her to accept her current position as executive: corporate and investor relations. Staff engagement was added to her portfolio in February 2012. Marian began her career as attorney and conveyancer in 1998 and held positions at Routledge Modise Attorneys, Deloitte and Touche and the Standard Bank of South Africa Limited prior to joining Harmony.
Johannes van Heerden (40)
Chief executive officer: South-east Asia
BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)
Johannes was appointed chief executive officer of south-east Asia in January 2008. He is responsible for Harmony’s Papua New Guinea assets which comprise an extensive exploration portfolio in addition to the Morobe Mining Joint Ventures’ assets. In this role he serves as rotating chairman on the Morobe Mining Joint Ventures (MMJV) committee which provides oversight and direction to the MMJV assets consisting of the Hidden Valley mine, Wafi-Golpu project and Morobe exploration, held in 50/50 partnership with Newcrest Mining Limited. He joined Harmony in July 1998 as financial manager of the Free State operations with operational and group reporting responsibility for the region. He was appointed group financial manager in 2001, before being relocated to Harmony South-east Asia as chief financial officer in 2003, responsible for Harmony’s Australian and Papua New Guinean portfolio. In this capacity, he served as non-executive director of Abelle Limited, the ASX-listed Australian company that held the PNG assets before Harmony’s takeover. He was appointed to the Harmony executive committee in 2005.
Abre van Vuuren (52)
Executive: risk management and services improvement
BComm, MDP, DPLR
Abré was appointed human resources manager at Grootvlei Gold Mining Company when Harmony acquired the operation in 1997.He joined Harmony’s executive committee in 2000, responsible for industrial relations. Since then he has held various positions in services and human resources until accepting his current position as executive: risk management and services improvement. Abré started his career in the mining industry in 1982, holding positions in finance and mainly human resources, on various gold mines and collieries in the Rand Mines Group.