About Implats


Independent non-executive directors


Mandla Gantsho (Chairman) (52)

BCom (Hons), CTA, CA(SA), MSc, MPhil, PhD

Mandla joined the board as an independent non-executive director in November 2010. He has held a number of senior executive positions in public and private sector organisations, including vice-president for infrastructure at the African Development Bank, chief executive officer and managing director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa following a number of years as its chief financial officer, and manager at Transnet and Engen Limited. He is a former non-executive director of the South African Reserve Bank. He is currently the chief executive officer of Africa Rising Capital and is chairman of Sasol Limited and Ithala Development Finance Corporation.


Hugh Cameron (63)

BCom, BAcc, CA(SA)
Hugh was appointed to the board in November 2010 as an independent non-executive director and he was previously a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he specialised in mining and headed up their global mining practice for a number of years. He is a trustee of the Sishen Iron Ore Company Community Development Trust.


Peter Davey (61) (British)

BSc (Hons) Mining engineering, MBA
Peter was appointed to the board in July 2013 as an independent non-executive director. He was previously a resource analyst at various investment banks in the United Kingdom and he also has extensive production experience in the South African gold and platinum mining industry.


Alastair Macfarlane (63) (British)

MSc Mining engineering
Alastair was appointed to the board in December 2012 as an independent non-executive director. He has extensive experience in various senior and executive management positions in the mining industry, and has consulted, and continues to consult, to many mining companies within the sector, both in South Africa and internationally. Alastair is a visiting senior lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand; is chairman of the South African Mineral Asset Valuation Committee (SAMVAL) and chairs the international Mineral Asset Valuation Committee (IMVAL).


Sydney Mufamadi (56)

MSc, PhD (Oriental and African Studies)
Sydney was appointed to the board in March 2015 as an independent non-executive director. He is the Director of the School of Leadership at the University of Johannesburg and he serves on the subsidiary boards of Barclays Bank Africa Group in Mozambique and Tanzania. He has built his reputation in various leadership positions including being a previous Minister for Safety and Security and Minister for Provincial and Local Government in the Government of the Republic of South Africa, and is known for his mediation and conflict resolution skills as well as his expertise in bilateral and multilateral diplomacy.


Babalwa Ngonyama (39)

BCompt (Hons), CA(SA), MBA
Babalwa joined the board in 2010 as an independent non-executive director. She is currently the chief executive officer of the Black Business Council and the chief financial officer of Safika Holdings (Pty) Limited. Babalwa was the founding chairman of the African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA), an organisation focusing on accelerating the development and advancement of women Chartered Accountants, and is currently a member of its Advisory Board. She also serves as a non-executive director on the boards of other JSE-listed companies.

Thandi Orleyn  

Mpho Nkeli

BSc Environmental Science, MAP (Wits) and MBA (Gibs)
Ms Nkeli has served as an Executive Board Member of Vodacom South Africa and as the Chief Human Resources Officer of Vodacom Group Limited until April 30, 2014. She has in-depth knowledge of human resources and has expertise in change management. She also served as Group Human Resources Director (and a member of the Executive Committee) of Alexander Forbes Group Holdings Limited until December 31, 2010. She was previously the Chairman of the Commission of Employment Equity, and she has been an Independent Non-Executive Director at Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd. since April 2015. She has also been a member of the board, as a Non-Executive Director, of African Bank Limited and Ellerine Holdings Limited, while she was also an Independent Non-Executive Director of African Bank Investments Ltd.


Bernard Swanepoel (53)

BSc (Mining Engineering), BCom (Hons)
Bernard was appointed to the board in March 2015 as an independent non-executive director.  brings with him extensive deep-level mining and commercial experience.  He is currently a Partner at To-The-Point Growth Specialists, is the non-executive chairman of Village Main Reef Limited and serves as non-executive director on the boards of Sanlam Limited and African Rainbow Minerals Limited. Previous roles include Chief Executive Officer of Village Main Reef Limited and Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited.


Non-executive directors


Albertinah Kekana (41)

BCom, Higher Diploma in accounting, CA(SA)
Albertinah was appointed in August 2013 as a non-executive director representing Royal Bafokeng Holdings (Pty) Limited (RBH) after she was appointed in June 2013 as alternate director to Mr OM Pooe, a former non-executive director. She is currently chief executive officer of RBH and serves as a non-executive director of RMB Holdings Limited and an alternate director of Rand Merchant Insurance Holdings Limited.


Executive directors


Brenda Berlin (50)

BCom, BAcc, CA(SA)
Brenda was appointed to the board in 2011 as executive director: finance. Prior to her appointment she was the group executive: commercial. Brenda is a member of the executive committee and is also a non-executive director of Zimplats Holdings Limited.


Nico Muller (50)

BSc Mining engineering
Nico was appointed to the board on
3 April 2017 as chief executive officer and executive director. Nico has a 27-year mining career that has exposed him to multiple commodities, including platinum. He has a proven track record as a successful operator, a highly rated leader and a strategic thinker.


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