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Chief executive officer


Peter Steenkamp

Peter Steenkamp (58)

B Eng (Mining); Mine Managers Certificate Metal Mines; Mine Manager’s Certificate Fiery Mines; CPIR; MDP; BLDP

Peter Steenkamp was appointed chief executive officer and executive director on 1 January 2016. He has some 38 years’ experience in the mining industry, including his last position as Senior Vice President: Mining of Sasol Mining Proprietary Limited, and executive positions at Harmony, from 2003 to 2007, and at African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) and Pamodzi Gold.

He is a member and past president of the Association of Mine Managers of South Africa, and a member of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the South African Colliery Managers’ Association.

Financial director


Frank Abbott

Frank Abbott (62)

BCom, CA (SA), MBL

Frank was appointed to the board as non-executive director on 1 October 1994, and as financial director in 1997. In 2004, he was appointed financial director of African Rainbow Minerals Limited, and resigned as such during 2009. He was reappointed financial director of Harmony in February 2012.

Frank joined the Rand Mines Group in 1981, where he obtained broad financial management experience at an operational level. He was a director of various listed mining companies and currently serves as a non-executive director on the board of African Rainbow Minerals Limited.

Executive director: corporate affairs


Harry Mashego

Harry Ephraim "Mashego" Mashego (53)

BA (Education), BA (Hons), (Human Resources Management) Joint Management Development Programme, Global Executive Development Programme

Executive director

Mashego joined Harmony in 2005 and has been responsible for group human resources development, transformation and, most recently, government relations. He has more than 20 years’ experience in human resources, acquired largely in the industrial sector. Mashego was appointed as an executive director on 24 February 2010.

COO: new business


Phillip Tobias

Phillip Tobias (47)

B.Sc (Mining Engineering), Wits International Executive Development Programme and GIBS Advanced Management Programme, Professional Engineer (Pr Eng) and Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competence

Phillip was appointed as Chief operating officer (COO) of safety, mining projects, new development and corporate strategy on 1 March 2016. He joined Harmony on 1 July 2014 as the regional general manager for Kusasalethu, Doornkop and Kalgold. He has been in the mining industry for more than 20 years, initially as a postgraduate mining engineer with Gold Fields Limited at their various operations. His operational and managerial experience was developed at a number of gold and platinum mines. Prior to joining Harmony, he was a consulting mining engineer for Anglo American Platinum Joint Venture Operations. He was appointed the first black president of the Association of the Mine Managers of South Africa in 2008.

Chief operating officer: South Africa


Beyers Nel

Beyers Nel (40)

B. Eng (Mining Engineering), Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency, MBA, Professional Engineer (Pr. Eng)

Beyers was appointed as chief operating officer of the South African operations on 1 March 2016. Prior to this appointment, he was the regional general manager responsible for Target, Phakisa and Tshepong as well as the group’s metallurgical plants. Beyers joined Harmony on the merger with African Rainbow Minerals Gold in 2003. He has 16 years’ experience in gold mining, gained on opencast, deep and ultra-deep level gold mines in both supervisory and management positions. Before assuming the role of regional general manager, he was general manager of Harmony’s Phakisa mine. Beyers is currently the President of the Association of Mine Managers of South Africa. He serves as a director on the board of Mines Rescue Services Pty Ltd.

Chief executive officer: South-east Asia


Johannes van Heerden

Johannes van Heerden (45)

BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)

Johannes joined Harmony in 1998 and was appointed chief executive officer of its south-east Asia operations in 2008. He is responsible for Harmony’s Papua New Guinea assets including an extensive exploration portfolio and Harmony’s interest in the assets of the Wafi-Golpu and Hidden Valley joint ventures. 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. During 2016, he was elected to the Executive Council of the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Mines and Petroleum.

Reporting to the office of the chief executive officer

Executive: risk management and services improvement


Abre van Vuuren

Abré van Vuuren (56)

BCom, Development Programme in Labour Relations, Management Development Programme, Advanced Labour Law Programme, Board Leadership Programme

Abré joined Harmony in 1997. He has more than 31 years’ experience in the mining industry, specifically in finance and human resources at 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.

Executive: corporate and investor relations


Marian van der Walt

Marian van der Walt (44)

BCom (Law), LLB, Higher Diploma in Tax, Diplomas in Corporate Governance and Insolvency Law, Certificates in Business Leadership, IR Certificate (UK IR Society)

Marian, an admitted attorney and conveyancer, was employed by Harmony as company secretary in February 2003. She joined Harmony’s executive committee in 2005 with additional responsibility for legal and compliance (which included taking responsibility for company secretarial, risk management, internal audit and Sarbanes Oxley compliance). In 2008, she resigned as company secretary and as the executive responsible for legal and compliance, enabling her to accept her current position as executive: corporate and investor relations. Her current role includes staff engagement and public relations. Marian began her career as an attorney and conveyancer in 1998 and she held positions at Routledge Modise Attorneys, Deloitte & Touche and the Standard Bank of South Africa Limited. Marian also serves on the board of Rand Refinery Proprietary Limited as a non-executive director and served on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s Social Responsibility Index Advisory Committee until May 2015.

Chief financial officer


Boipelo Lekubo

Boipelo Lekubo (34)

BCom (Hons), CA(SA)

Boipelo joined Harmony as Chief Financial Officer on 1 June 2017. She is a chartered accountant by profession with extensive experience in group financial management and reporting within the mining industry. Her previous roles include that of chief financial officer at Atlatsa Resources Corporation and financial manager at Northam Platinum Limited. She served as an independent non-executive director of Trans Hex Group Limited from August 2013 until March 2017.

South Africa: executive

Chief operating officer: South Africa


Beyers Nel

Beyers Nel (40)

B. Eng (Mining Engineering), Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency, MBA, Professional Engineer (Pr. Eng)

Beyers was appointed as chief operating officer of the South African operations on 1 March 2016. Prior to this appointment, he was the regional general manager responsible for Target, Phakisa and Tshepong as well as the group’s metallurgical plants. Beyers joined Harmony on the merger with African Rainbow Minerals Gold in 2003. He has 16 years’ experience in gold mining, gained on opencast, deep and ultra-deep level gold mines in both supervisory and management positions. Before assuming the role of regional general manager, he was general manager of Harmony’s Phakisa mine. Beyers is currently the President of the Association of Mine Managers of South Africa. He serves as a director on the board of Mines Rescue Services Pty Ltd.

Executive: ore reserve management


Jaco Boshoff

Jaco Boshoff (48)

BSc (Hons), MSc, MBA, Pr Sci Nat, MSAIMM, MGSSA

Jaco joined Harmony in April 1996. He has been in the mining industry for more than 20 years, initially as a geologist. Most of his career has been spent with Harmony, progressing from ore reserve manager at various operations to being the executive responsible for mineral resources and exploration. He has been Harmony’s designated competent person for statutory reserves and resources reporting since 2004.

Executive: sustainable development


Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak

Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak (43)

BSc (Hons) (Industrial Microbiology), MSc (Sustainable Development), MBA

Melanie joined Harmony in 2009. Her expertise in sustainable development was built over 17 years in the private mining and public sectors in South Africa as well as in international environmental management exposure gained in the United Kingdom, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and elsewhere in Africa. She has worked at leading international mining companies, including De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited, BHP Billiton Limited and Anglo American plc. She currently holds directorships at Western Basin Environmental Corporation Proprietary Limited, Harambe Mineral Resources Proprietary Limited and Phoenix Corporation (Business Ventures Investment No 1692 Proprietary Limited), is chair of Harmony’s environmental trusts and is a member of Harmony’s social trust. In addition, she is a member of the Chamber of Mines’ environmental policy committee, the Far West Rand Dolomitic Water Association and Mining Industries Group. She is also a board member of CareSA.

Executive: human resources


Anton Buthelezi

Anton Buthelezi (53)

National diploma (Human Resources Management), BTech (Labour Relations Management), Advanced dip. in labour law, Cert. in Business Leadership

Anton rejoined Harmony in 2005 as human resources manager at Evander. He has more than 27 years’ experience in human resources management in the mining industry. Previous positions include senior human resources officer at AngloGold Ashanti Limited, and mid and senior managerial positions in the same field at African Rainbow Minerals Gold, Samancor Chrome and Harmony. He has a proven track record in the full spectrum of human resource functions. Anton also has an outstanding record in managing labour matters, especially in conducting and guiding negotiations with organised labour. He participates in the Chamber of Mines’ gold sector caucus.

Executive: safety and technology


Tom van den Berg

Tom van den Berg (49)

MBL, BTech Mining Engineering

Thomas joined Harmony in November 2016. His career in mining spans 29 years, having begun at Gencor’s Gold Division in 1988. This was followed by stints at Impala Platinum Holdings Limited, where he managed several shafts and was involved in the design and sinking of new shafts, at Eastern Platinum Limited and at Anglo American Platinum, where he served in various senior management roles, both as general manager of the Khusuleka and Tumela mines and at head office, as head of the zero harm safety programme. In addition, Thomas is a contributing member of the Mine Health and Safety Council, the Association of Mine Managers of South African, the Mining Regulatory Advisory Committee and of various Chamber of Mines committees relating to mining technology, legislation, and research and development.

Executive: health


Dr Tumi Legobye

Dr Tumi Legobye (45)

MBcHB, Diploma in Occupational Health, Project Management

Dr Tumi has 15 years’ experience in the sphere of occupational health, 10 of which have been in the mining industry. In addition, she has more than seven years’ experience in the management of healthcare in mining. The positions she has held include that of clinic manager, hospital manager, regional health manager, group health risk manager and head of health. Dr Tumi qualified as a medical practitioner more than 21 years ago and has five years’ experience in private practice and as a part time occupational health consultant for several companies.

Acting executive: technical services and engineering


Robert Hart

Robert Hart (43)

B.Eng. (Mech), MBA (GIBS)

Robert joined Harmony as an engineer in 2001 and has fulfilled various roles, including legal appointments at Brand, Joel, Target and Bambanani mines, and later various management positions. Prior to Robert’s appointment as acting executive: technical services and engineering, he was the group engineer for Harmony’s South African operations, a role he had fulfilled since 2012. Robert also represents Harmony at various levels in industry, and is currently the chairman of the consulting mechanical & electrical engineers committee of the Chamber of Mines.

Acting executive: chief financial officer


Danie Muller

Danie Muller (57)

B Com, 30 years' mining experience

Danie was appointed to the South Africa: Executive Committee on 31 July 2017. He was with Anglo American Corporation’s Gold and Uranium Division from 1987 to 1997, and at African Rainbow Minerals from 1998 to 2003. He joined Harmony in 2003. In the past 14 years he has played a major role in internal financial reviews, and has had responsibility for the group’s planning and budget process, financial forecasting and cash flow management. He was also instrumental in investigating ways to improve profitability and in driving world-class business intelligence systems within the organisation.

Regional general managers

Kalgold, Doornkop and Kusasalethu


Moses Motlhageng

Moses Motlhageng (42)

B- Tech. (Mining), Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency, Professional Engineering Technician (Pr. Techni Eng)

Moses joined Harmony in 2011 as a general manager responsible for Kalgold open pit mine. He later assumed responsibility as the general manager of Harmony’s Phakisa mine. Prior to joining Harmony, he was a consulting mining engineer for Anglo American Platinum’s trackless operations. He has been a regional general manager since January 2016. Moses has a total of 16 years’ experience in the mining industry with extensive operational and management experience gained in diamond mining (block caving) and in platinum and ultra-deep gold mining.

Bambanani, Unisel, Joel, Masimong and Target


Francois Janse van Rensburg

Francois Janse van Rensburg (42)

B. Eng. (Mining), MBA, Professional Engineering Certificate (Pr. Cert. Eng.), Mine Manager’s Certificate and Mine Overseer’s Certificate, Leadership Development Programme

Francois joined Harmony in 2004 as a mining manager and was promoted to mine manager in 2006 at the former Virginia operations. He was appointed general manager at Tshepong in 2007 and has since been the general manager at Kusasalethu and Masimong. Previous roles include that of vice president of technology at AngloGold Ashanti Limited. He has 23 years’ experience in the South African hard-rock gold mining environment with more than 11 years’ experience at senior management level in the underground gold mining environment.

South-east Asia: executive

Chief executive officer: South-east Asia


Johannes van Heerden

Johannes van Heerden (45)

BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)

Johannes joined Harmony in 1998 and was appointed chief executive officer of its south-east Asia operations in 2008. He is responsible for Harmony’s Papua New Guinea assets including an extensive exploration portfolio and Harmony’s interest in the assets of the Wafi-Golpu and Hidden Valley joint ventures. 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. During 2016, he was elected to the Executive Council of the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Mines and Petroleum.

Executive general manager: operations


Charles de Villiers

Charles de Villiers (47)

B. Eng (Mining), M. Eng (Mineral Economics)

Charles has over 22 years of experience in the mining industry. He started his career with Anglovaal in the Freestate Goldfields in South Africa and joined Harmony in 2004 when Harmony acquired the Target mine from Avgold. He has filled a wide variety of management and senior management roles at operations and head office ranging from operational management, project management and business development.

Since 2010, he has been based at Harmony’s South East Asia office in Brisbane, Australia. His primary focus currently is as an owner representative to the joint ventures at the Hidden Valley mine (gold-silver) and Wafi-Golpu project (copper-gold) in Papua New Guinea. In his role as owner representative, his focus is on the management of health, safety, environmental, social, production and technical aspects.

Chief financial officer


Aubrey Testa

Aubrey Testa (41)

Accounting (Cum Laude), B Compt

Following the completion of his studies through AngloGold Ashanti bursary scheme and receiving the award for Top Student, Aubrey joined Harmony in April 1998. During his 22-year career in the mining industry, he has gained extensive mining and operational financial management experience. His exposure extended to gaining knowledge of mines in South Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea, corporate acquisitions and business development. He was appointed chief financial officer at Harmony’s South-east Asia office in February 2008 where he is responsible for all business service functions. He also serves as a director on Harmony’s various south-east Asia subsidiaries and represents Harmony on the Wafi-Golpu and the exploration joint ventures audit and commercial committees respectively (50:50 with Newcrest).

Executive general manager: projects


Bryan Baillie

Bryan Baillie (54)

National Higher Diploma – Mechanical Engineering, Higher Diploma Project Management, PMI Professional Project Manager (PMP), ZAR Government Certificate of Competency – Mines and Works, Executive and Management Development Diploma

Bryan joined Harmony in February 2013 and oversees the Wafi-Golpu project.

Bryan has 30 years of capital project delivery experience gained predominantly in the mining industry while working for Gold Fields of South Africa, De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited and Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (SE Asia). Prior to joining Harmony, Bryan was the founding managing director of TWP Australia Pty Ltd, a consulting company established in Perth, Western Australia in 2007 to provide consulting engineering, feasibility studies and engineering, procurement and construction management service offerings to the mining and resources industries. While with TWP Australia, Bryan lead the establishment of a joint venture company between TWP Australia and WSP Australia Pty Ltd under which he held the position of chief operating officer. Bryan has also worked for Watson Edwards Van Der Spy as the principle associate – consulting mechanical engineer. Bryan has definitive knowledge of the capital project investment framework and processes, and a detailed understanding of project governance and front-end loading best practices.

Executive general manager: new business and resource development


Greg Job

Greg Job (53)

BSc (Geology), MSc (Mineral Economics), Member AusIMM

Greg is a geologist and mining professional with 29 years’ experience in gold mining, general mine management and business development. He is a long-term Harmony employee having spent 17 years working in various roles including management of the South Kal and Mt Magnet operations in Western Australia and facilitating the search for a joint venture partner in the Morobe Mining Joint Venture process. Greg is lead competent person for Harmony’s south-east Asian operations.

Executive general manager: exploration


Mike Humphries

Mike Humphries (50)

BSc(Hons)

Mike has over 26 years of experience in minerals exploration across a range of commodity and deposit styles, but particularly in greenstone-hosted gold, porphyry copper-gold and epithermal gold systems.

He has worked in both large and small organisations including CRA Exploration, Rio Tinto, and New Hampton Goldfields Limited, and commenced with Harmony as an exploration manager after the company acquired New Hampton Goldfields Limited in 2000. Since 2005, he has managed Harmony’s exploration programme which is focussed on developing porphyry copper-gold and epithermal gold resources in Papua New Guinea.

Executive general manager: engineering and asset management


Stan Bierschenk

Stan Bierschenk (51)

Elect Eng HC, MBA

Stan was appointed to his current position at Harmony’s South-east Asia operations on 1 May 2012. He began his career in the mining industry at Anglo American (1984 – 1998), following which he was part of the start-up team of African Rainbow Minerals, and was later involved with that companies joint venture with Harmony (Freegold Joint Venture). While with Harmony South Africa, he was engineering manager at the Tshepong mine, and later general manager at the Brand, Unisel and St Helena mines as well as at Kusasalethu (then Elandsrand). Prior to his move to the South-east Asia office, he spent four years as group engineer for Harmony’s South African operations.

Executive general manager: corporate affairs


Richard Wills

Richard Wills (62)

BA, LLB, B Compt, LLM
Attorney of the Supreme Court of South Africa

Richard joined Harmony in September 2000 following the acquisition of New Hampton Goldfields Limited of Australia, where he was employed as legal manager (operations). From 1988 to 2000, he was employed by Anglovaal Mining Limited (subsequently, Avmin) of South Africa, ultimately as general manager: legal services, in which role he headed up the company’s legal department and was a member of its executive committee. Prior to 1988, he practised as an attorney in South Africa.

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