Board of directors

1 Fred Phaswana, 69 – Joint chairman

Appointed:
June 2013
Committees:
nominations
Qualifications:
MA (Unisa), BCom (Hons) (RAU), BA (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) (Unisa)
Experience:
previously regional president of BP Africa, a non-executive director of Anglo American plc and chairman of Anglo American South Africa, Anglo Platinum, Transnet, Ethos Private Equity, the South African Energy Association and the Advisory Board of the Cape Town Graduate School of Business. He is former honorary president of the Cape Town Press Club.
External appointments:
chairman of Standard Bank Group and The Standard Bank of South Africa. He is also chairman of the South African Institute of International Affairs and a non-executive director of Naspers.

2 David Williams, 68 – Joint chairman

Appointed:
May 2007 and as joint chairman in August 2009
Committees:
nominations (chairman), remuneration
Qualifications:
graduated in economics from Manchester University, chartered accountant (UK)
Experience:
retired as finance director of Bunzl plc in January 2006, having served on the board for 14 years, and previously a member of the Tootal management board and finance director of Tootal plc.
External appointments:
senior independent director of Meggitt plc and non-executive director of Dubai-based DP World Limited. He also chairs the audit committees of both companies. Formerly a non-executive director of the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, Dewhirst Group plc, Medeva plc, George Wimpey plc, Taylor Wimpey plc and Tullow Oil plc.

3 David Hathorn, 51 – Chief executive officer

Appointed:
May 2007
Committees:
executive (chairman), sustainable development, social and ethics
Qualifications:
graduated in commerce from the University of Natal, chartered accountant (South Africa)
Experience:
completed articles with Deloitte & Touche in Johannesburg in 1987. Joined Anglo American plc in 1989 as a divisional finance manager, moved to Mondi in 1991 and went on to serve as finance director and then general manager of Mondi Europe until 2000, when he was appointed chief executive officer of the Mondi Group.
At Anglo American plc, David was a member of the executive committee from 2003 and an executive director from 2005 and served on the boards of a number of companies, including De Beers, Anglo Platinum and Anglo Coal.
External appointments:
none

4 Andrew King, 44 – Chief financial officer

Appointed:
October 2008
Committees:
executive
Qualifications:
graduated in commerce from the University of Cape Town, chartered accountant (South Africa)
Experience:
completed articles with Deloitte & Touche in Johannesburg in 1994. In 1995 joined Minorco, the international arm of Anglo American, as a financial analyst, before assuming responsibility for the group’s investment management activities, and transferring to their corporate finance department in 1998. He worked on a number of group M&A activities before being appointed a vice president of Anglo American Corporate Finance in 1999.
Appointed Mondi’s vice president of business development in 2002 and corporate development director in 2004. He served as chief financial officer of Mondi from June 2005 to May 2006, before being appointed as Group strategy and business development director.
External appointments:
none

5 Peter Oswald, 51 – Chief executive officer: Europe & International Division

Appointed:
January 2008
Committees:
executive
Qualifications:
graduated in law from the University of Vienna and in business administration from WU-Vienna Business School
Experience:
began his career with Deutsche Bank and automotive company KTM. He joined the Frantschach Group in 1992 as the head of internal audit, later becoming corporate controller.
After serving as chief executive of the bag and flexibles business from 1995 to 2001, overseeing its recovery and expansion, was appointed chief executive of Mondi Packaging Europe in 2002, leading its subsequent integration with Frantschach into the new Mondi packaging division.
External appointments:
non-executive director of Telekom Austria AG.

7 Stephen Harris, 55 – Non-executive director

Appointed:
March 2011
Committees:
audit, nominations, remuneration, sustainable development (chairman), social and ethics
Qualifications:
chartered engineer, graduated in engineering from Cambridge University, master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Experience:
spent his early career in engineering with Courtaulds plc and then moved to the USA to join APV Inc from 1984 until 1995, where he held several senior management positions. He was appointed to the board of Powell Duffryn as an executive director in 1995 and then went on to join Spectris plc as an executive director from 2003 until 2008. He was also a non-executive director of Brixton plc between 2006 and 2009.
External appointments:
chief executive officer of Bodycote plc.

9 John Nicholas, 57 – Non-executive director

Appointed:
October 2009
Committees:
audit (chairman), nominations
Qualifications:
master’s degree in business administration from Kingston University, chartered accountant (UK)
Experience:
early career was spent in technology-focused international manufacturing and service companies involved in analytical instruments, fire protection and food processing. He became group finance director of Kidde plc on its demerger from Williams Holdings and was group finance director at Tate & Lyle plc from 2006 to 2008.
He is currently a member of the UK Financial Reporting Review Panel, which seeks to ensure that the provision of financial information by public and large private companies complies with relevant reporting requirements.
External appointments:
non-executive director of Hunting PLC and Rotork p.l.c., chairing the audit committees of both, and senior independent director of Diploma PLC where he chairs the remuneration committee. He was a non-executive of Ceres Power Holdings plc until December 2012, also chairing the audit committee.

6 Anne Quinn CBE, 62 – Senior independent director

Appointed:
May 2007 and as senior independent director in August 2009
Committees:
audit, nominations, remuneration (chairman), sustainable development
Qualifications:
bachelor of commerce from Auckland University and master’s degree in management science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Awarded a CBE for services to the natural gas industry.
Experience:
early career with NZ Forest Products Limited and the US management consulting company Resource Planning Associates. Joined Standard Oil of Ohio, which was subsequently acquired by BP plc. Went on to work for BP in the US, Belgium, Colombia and the UK and held a number of executive positions, including group vice president. Previously a managing director of Riverstone Holdings (Europe), a private equity investment firm specialising in the renewable and conventional energy and power industries.
External appointments:
non-executive director of Smiths Group plc and former non-executive director of The BOC Group plc from 2004 to 2006.

8 Imogen Mkhize, 50 – Non-executive director

Appointed:
May 2007
Committees:
nominations, remuneration, social and ethics (chairman)
Qualifications:
graduated in information systems from Rhodes University in 1984, an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1995. Completed a Diploma in Company Direction with the Institute of Directors/GIMT in 2000
Experience:
has been involved in corporate governance for over two decades. She spent her early career with Anglo American, Andersen Consulting and the financial services group Nedcor, before becoming managing director of telecommunications group Lucent Technologies South Africa. Between 2003 and July 2006, she held the position of chief executive officer of the 18th World Petroleum Congress, an international oil and gas event. In 2001 Imogen was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Global Leader for Tomorrow.
External appointments:
a director of Sasol Limited and of the Ethics Institute of South Africa. A member of Accenture South Africa Advisory Board. A member of Rhodes University Board of Governors and chairman of Rhodes Business School.
Formerly chairman of Richards Bay Coal Terminal, a former director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and of Mobile Telephone Networks Proprietary Limited and emeritus member of the Harvard Business School Global Alumni Board.