Ian Watson

A mining engineer with considerable experience in the South African mining sector. A professional engineer and a member of the Engineering Council of South Africa. Previous roles include Managing Director of Northam Platinum. A former CEO of Platmin Limited and International Ferro Metals (SA). Consulting Engineer at Gold Fields of South Africa Limited.

Board Committee Membership

Chairman of the Disclosure and Nomination Committees and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Fortune Mojapelo

Co-founder and Chief Executive of Bushveld Minerals, a role he has held from the inception of the Company. Co-founder and Director of Bushveld Energy. A founding shareholder of VM Investment Company, a principal investment and advisory company focusing on mining projects in Africa. Played a leading role in the origination, establishment and project development of several junior mining companies in Africa. Began his career at McKinsey & Company as a consultant on corporate strategy and organisational development in several sectors in South Africa and Nigeria.

Board Committee Membership

Member of  Disclosure and Nomination Committee.

Has extensive experience in managing publicly-listed companies’ relationships with financial markets. Has a global and market- facing perspective, with 30 years in international equity and debt capital markets, strategy, corporate finance and audit. Previously spent nine years at dual-listed Lonmin Plc where, as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Investor Relations and Corporate Communication, she helped to steer Lonmin’s return to profitability in 2018 and led the recent all-share transaction with Sibanye-Stillwater. Executive Director at Smith’s Corporate Advisory in London.

Vice-President Corporate Finance at JP Morgan Cazenove.

Board Committee Membership

Disclosure committee

Has a professional background strongly rooted in policy, legal and regulatory reform, geopolitical risk analysis, collaborative facilitation, stakeholder engagement and environmental, social and governance compliance. A qualified attorney, she founded Hoja Law Group, a legal consultancy that represented governments in improving the business enabling environment and clients interested in cross border trade and market expansion. She previously served in various leadership capacities including as Chief Advisor of Corporate Relations for Africa and Ventures at Rio Tinto, Executive Director of Financial Sector Deepening Uganda, Legal Counsel and Assistant to the CEO of the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, Advisor to the Director-General of World Trade Organization, Chief Legal and Investor Relations at Baobab Africa.

A member of the Nominations and ESG Committee.

 

Spent over 30 years with Citigroup, latterly as UK Head for 10 years. Retired in 2008. Subsequent multiple listed company Non-Executive board roles include Kidde plc, Circle Holdings plc (Chair), AngloGold Ashanti Ltd and Eros International plc. NED of UK Financial Investments Ltd (UK Government entity) and Deputy Chair of Price Waterhouse Coopers Advisory board. Current roles include Chairman of Ondra LLP, NED of AngloGold Ashanti Holdings plc and Verita Healthcare Group. Prominent positions as President of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Chairman of British-American Business and Deputy Chair of British Bankers Association.

Board Committee Membership

Chairman of the Audit and Remuneration Committees, and a member of the Nominations Committee.

A highly regarded in the South African and global business circles and has years of experience both as an executive and more recently as board member on several prominent companies, including, Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited, Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited, AstraPak Pty Ltd and Platistone Holdings (Pty) Ltd. He is currently a Non-Executive Director at inter alia African Rainbow Minerals and Tongaat Hulett, as well as being a Lead Advisor at his consultancy company, ESG Advisory Ltd. He is also the Chairman of the Council of the University of the Free State. His career included senior roles at General Electric Company, Pepsi Cola International, South African Breweries (Pty) Ltd, De Beers Group and most recently held the position of Executive Vice President at AngloGold Ashanti until March 2019.

Board Committee Membership

A member of the Nominations and ESG Committee.

An entrepreneur, business leader and adviser who has excelled in the development and growth of international services and investment companies across a range of industry sectors. He is a qualified chartered accountant and has actively managed a portfolio of consultancy clients and private equity investments in the UK and Southern Africa. He has held a number of non-executive director roles in the past dozen years, including board positions at several prominent asset management firms. Between 2006 and 2009 he was CEO of Morse Plc, where he led the transformation of the group into an integrated, single branded IT and professional services business in chosen industry sectors.

A member of the Audit and Nominations.

A former EY Assurance Partner who led audits in the natural resources sector and advised organisations on a range of assurance and governance services. A chartered accountant with over 25 years of experience in this field, he led EY’s assurance services in the Mining & Metals sector with extensive experience operating across borders and cultural divides. Throughout his career, he has been involved in mentorship programmes, diversity & inclusiveness initiatives, as well as other aspects of the people agenda.

A member of the Audit, Nominations and ESG Committee.

 

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