Jaco Boshoff (44)
Executive: mineral resources development and growth
BSc (Hons), MSc, MBA, Pr Sci Nat
Jaco joined Harmony in April 1996. He has been in the mining industry for 18 years, initially as a geologist. Most of his career has been spent with Harmony, progressing from ore reserve manager at various operations to the executive responsible for reserves and resources. He has been Harmony’s designated competent person for statutory reserves and resources reporting since 2004.
Anton Buthelezi (49)
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 (47)
Executive: legal, governance and ethics
LLB, LLM (Labour Law), postgraduate diplomas in management practice and corporate law, MBL
Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak (38)
Executive: environmental management
BSc (Hons), MSc and MBA
Melanie joined Harmony in 2009. Her expertise in sustainable development was built over 14 years in the private mining sector and public sector in South Africa as well as international environmental management exposure gained in the UK, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Africa. She has worked at leading international mining companies, including De Beers, BHP Billiton and Anglo American.
Alwyn Pretorius (42)
Chief operating officer: South Africa
BEng (Mining Engineering), BEng (Industrial Engineering), Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competence
Alwyn joined Harmony on its merger with ARMgold in 2003. He has 20 years of underground deep-level gold mining experience in different supervisory and management positions. Before assuming his current role, he was responsible for Harmony’s Gauteng operations.
Marian van der Walt (40)
Executive: corporate and investor relations
BCom (Law), LLB, Higher Diploma in Tax, Diplomas in Corporate Governance and Insolvency Law, Certificates in Business Leadership (Wits and UJ)
Marian has over 14 years’ legal experience after completing articles at Routledges Modise Attorneys and being admitted as attorney and conveyancer. She joined Deloitte and Touche as an insolvency practitioner/administrator, and held legal and management positions in the commercial properties division of Standard Bank of South Africa Limited. She was appointed company secretary of Harmony in 2003 and assumed her current role five years later.
Johannes van Heerden (41)
Chief executive officer: South-east Asia
BCompt, CA (SA) (Hons)
Johannes was appointed CEO of Harmony’s south-east Asia operations in 2008. He is responsible for Harmony’s Papua New Guinea assets including an extensive exploration portfolio and the Morobe Mining Joint Ventures’ assets (Hidden Valley mine, Wafi-Golpu project and Morobe exploration, held in equal partnership with Newcrest Mining Limited). He joined Harmony as financial manager with operational and group reporting responsibility for the Free State region. He was appointed group financial manager in 2001, and relocated to Harmony South-east Asia as chief financial officer two years later.
Abre van Vuuren (53)
Executive: risk management and services improvement
BCom, Development Programme in Labour Relations (Unisa), Management Development Programme (Unisa), Advanced Labour Law Programme (Unisa), Board Leadership Programme (Gordon Institute of Business Science)
Abré has over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry, specifically finance and human resources, on various gold mines and collieries in the Rand Mines Group. As a member of Harmony’s executive committee, he was initially responsible for industrial relations. He has held various positions in services and human resources prior to accepting his current position.