Our leadership

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Board and
executive committee

1 Phillip Jabulani Moleketi (60)

Non-executive chairman

Qualifications
Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Principles (University of London), AMP (Harvard), MSc (University of London)

Appointed March 2018

Areas of expertise and contribution
Experience in the fields of finance and economics including having previously held the position of Deputy Minister of Finance from 2004 to 2008

Other directorships
Brait SA, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Vodacom, Harith General Partners

2 Johannes Theodorus Claassen (58)

Chief executive officer

Qualifications
BEng (University of Stellenbosch), EDP (Wits Business School)

Appointed to board July 2017

Areas of expertise and contribution

  • Over 20 years' experience in all facets of the cement industry, including lime
  • Operational management and strategic leadership
3 Antony Charles Ball (59)

Non-executive director

Qualifications
BCom (Hons) (University of Cape Town), MPhil (management studies) (Oxford University), CA(SA)

Appointed March 2018

Areas of expertise and contribution

Extensive experience in business building as well as investment skills

Other directorships
Allied Electronics Corporation Limited


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4 Salukazi Dakile-Hlongwane (67)

Independent non-executive director

Qualifications
BA (economics and statistics) (National University of Lesotho), MA (development economics) (Williams College, Massachusetts, USA)

Appointed January 2016

Areas of expertise and contribution
Development finance, risk and sustainability

Other directorships
Non-executive chairman of Nozala Investments Pty Limited, a broad-based women-owned and controlled empowerment company she co-founded in 1996, Exxaro Resources Limited, MultiChoice South Africa Holdings and MultiChoice South Africa Pty Limited, Woodlands Dairy Pty Limited, Lanseria Airport Holdings

5 Nonkululeko Gobodo (57)

Independent non-executive director

Qualification
CA(SA)

Appointed February 2017

Areas of expertise and contribution

Accounting, auditing, advisory, mergers and acquisitions, entrepreneurship and leadership consulting

Other directorships
Clicks Group Limited



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6 Nicky Goldin (48)

Independent non-executive director

Qualifications
BCom (Hons) (University of the Witwatersrand), MBA (University of Illinois)

Appointed January 2015

Areas of expertise and contribution
Global experience in strategy development and execution; business development; corporate finance and investment banking (debt and capital raising), primarily focused on natural resources and financial services sectors

7 Advocate Mojankunyane Gumbi (59)

Non-executive director

Qualifications
BProc (University of Limpopo), LLB (University of the Witwatersrand), Certificate in Trial Advocacy (University of Texas, Austin, USA)

Appointed April 2018

Areas of expertise and contribution
Political strategy, public policy, human rights and conflict resolution

Other directorships
Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, the Open Society Foundation, Lexis Nexis, the Southern African Political and Economic Trust, the Thabo Mbeki Foundation

8 Timothy Leaf-Wright (65)

Independent non-executive director

Qualification
Chartered Institute of Secretaries (Natal Technikon)

Appointed January 2015

Areas of expertise and contribution

  • Over three decades’ expertise in export management and business development in Africa
  • Seconded to Mozambique, Nigeria and Angola for over a decade to spearhead negotiations and then construction and management of brownfields and greenfields plants in those countries
9 Noluvuyo Mkhondo (33)

Independent non-executive director

Qualification
BAcc (University of the Witwatersrand), MBA (London Business School), CA(SA)

Appointed March 2018

Areas of expertise and contribution

Investment banking and corporate finance experience including mergers and acquisition, investment evaluation, strategic long-term financial planning and cross-border transactions

Other directorships
Novus Holdings Limited


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10 Todd Moyo (60)

Independent non-executive director

Qualifications
CA(Z), CA(SA), RPA(Z), MCSZ

Appointed November 2013

Areas of expertise and contribution
Experience spans several economic sectors and disciplines including production, sales and marketing and information technology

11 Charles Naude (62)

Independent non-executive director

Qualifications
BSc (Hons) (geology, chemistry) (University of Pretoria), MBL (Unisa)

Appointed January 2015

Areas of expertise and contribution
Over 30 years’ experience in all facets of the cement industry, including aggregates, readymix and lime

12 Mmakeaya Magoro Tryphosa Ramano (46)

Chief financial officer

Qualification
CA(SA)

Appointed August 2011

Areas of expertise and contribution

Financial and strategic planning, corporate governance reform, industry analysis, corporate restructuring, profit improvement, policies and procedures

Other directorships
SA Express

13 Ignatius Simon Sehoole (58)

Qualifications
BCom (Vista University), BCompt (Hons), Certificate of Theory in Accountancy (CTA) (University of South Africa), General Management Diploma (Ashridge Management College, United Kingdom), CA(SA)

Appointed April 2018

Areas of expertise and contribution

Business risk management, internal audit, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, as well as feasibility studies for greenfields operations

Other directorships
International Federation of Accountants, Harith General Partners, Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund, Gold Fields Operations Limited, Efora Holdings Limited, Residual Debt Services Limited, Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (South Africa) Limited


Leadership –
group executive committee

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1 Johannes Theodorus Claassen (58)

Chief executive officer

Qualifications
BEng (University of Stellenbosch), EDP (Wits Business School)

Appointed to exco January 2013

Areas of expertise and contribution

  • Over 20 years’ experience in all facets of the cement industry, including lime
  • Operational management and strategic leadership
2 Mmakeaya Magoro Tryphosa Ramano (46)

Chief financial officer

Qualification
CA(SA)

Appointed to exco August 2011

Areas of expertise and contribution

Financial and strategic planning, corporate governance reform, industry analysis, corporate restructuring, profit improvement, policies and procedures

3 Everhardus Johannes (Hardie) de Beer (53)

Executive: technical

Qualifications
BEng (mechanical), MBL (University of South Africa)

Appointed to exco March 2016

Areas of expertise and contribution

  • Engineering and technical expertise in cement industry
  • Operational and project management in South Africa and the rest of Africa

Strong leadership


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4 Njombo Lekula (50)

Managing executive: SA Cement and Materials

Qualifications
National diploma chemical engineering (Vaal University of Technology), MBA (University of Stellenbosch)

Appointed to exco November 2015

Areas of expertise and contribution

  • Engineering and technical expertise
  • Operations management and strategic leadership in the rest of Africa
5 Phindokuhle Mohlala (50)

Group human resources executive

Qualifications
BA Social Science (University of KwaZulu-Natal), MBA (University of South Africa)

Appointed to exco October 2017

Areas of expertise and contribution

23 years’ experience in human resources


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6 Mokate Ramafoko (44)

Managing executive: Rest of Africa Cement

Qualifications
BSc (University of Cape Town), BSc (Hons) Metallurgy (University of Pretoria), Masters in Business Administration (University of South Africa)

Appointed to exco February 2018

Areas of expertise and contribution
Over 23 years of experience in the cement manufacturing, quality assurance and cement process optimisation industries

7 Jacobus Hendrik De La Rey Snyman (51)

Executive: risk, compliance and legal, PPC group company secretary

Qualifications
BA, LLB, LLM (University of Johannesburg), MBA (University of the North West)

Appointed to exco January 2008

Areas of expertise and contribution

  • Corporate law experience as a practicing attorney
  • Company secretarial practice and corporate governance
  • Risk management
  • Compliance management