EXCO MEMBERS

JOHAN SWANEPOEL

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER / JOINT ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

B Eng (Metal), Masters Degree in Metallurgical Engineering, MBA Johan was previously the Deputy COO for Highveld Steel. He has also held various senior positions at Mittal Steel and at Highveld Steel.

SAM MAFOANE

EXECUTIVE HEAD: HUMAN RESOURCES & CORPORATE AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

DPLR, Unisa School of Business Sam was previously employed by Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation as General Manager: Human Resources. He has over 25 years’ experience in various positions in the mining and steel manufacturing industries.

MAARTEN NIENABER

GENERAL MANAGER: ALLOYS

B.Eng (Electronics – University of Pretoria) Maarten was previously a Managing Director at Siltech Technologies (PTY) LTD. He held General Works Manager positions for over 10 years. He has over 12 years’ experience in the mining industry.

HARDLEY RAMOKGADI

GENERAL MANAGER: MINERAL RESOURCES

B-Tech Degree: Mining Engineering (University of Johannesburg); National Diploma and National Higher Diploma in Metal Mining (Wits Technikon), Mine Managers Certificate; Blasting Certificate; Onsetters Certificate (DMR); MAP (Wits Business School). Hardley worked for Dilokong Mine (ASA Metals) before joining Hernic in May 2017.

WILLEM REYNEKE

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER / JOINT ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CA (SA), PMD (UCT Graduate School of Business) Willem was previously the General Manager Finance for Arcelor Mittal SA. Willem has over 21 years’ experience in the various   areas of Finance, Treasury and Corporate Finance. He also held positions as CFO and Financial Controller at Iscor Ltd.

FRANCOIS MALHERBE

EXECUTIVE HEAD: MARKETING

M.Phil. Mineral Economic (Rand Afrikaans University SA), Honors Bachelor Science(Rand Afrikaans University SA) and  Bachelor Science (Rand Afrikaans University SA) Francois was appointed Executive Manager Marketing for International Ferro Metals(IFM). He has over 30 years’ experience in various marketing fields. He also worked for BHP Billiton and Samancor Limited holding various managerial positions.

CECILIA ZULU

EXECUTIVE HEAD: LEGAL & CORPORATE SECRETARIAT SERVICES

BA, LLB (University Of Natal), LLM (University Of Witwatersrand) Cecilia is promoted as Executive Head: Legal & Secretariat Services as of 1st August 2014. Prior to her promotion she served as Head: Legal & Secretariat with the company. She also worked as Senior Legal Counsel at Gold Fields and participated in various Committees at the Chamber of Mines. She has over 10 years’ experience in various areas of Corporate, environmental and mining law. She was admitted as an attorney to the High Court of South Africa in 2002.

ELZANNE MOODIE

EXECUTIVE HEAD SAFETY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

BSc (Medical Sciences - University of Pretoria), HBSc Environmental Monitoring and Modelling, MSc Environmental Sciences qualifications. Before joining Hernic, Elzanne worked for Glencore (Xstrata) Lydenburg Smelter in 2009 - 2014 as Sustainable Development Manager.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Mr Andries Ebersöhn Works Manager - Alloys
Mr Ockert Kanis Manager - Engineering
Mr Albert Hartmann Manager - Mining
Mr Riaan Verster Manager – Furnaces & Sinter Plant
Mr Jacques Hartze Manager - Services
Mr Kanan Subramani Manager – Chrome Recovery Plant & Ore Beneficiation
Ms Henda Fouché Manager - Finance
Mr Alfred Pawson Manager - Information Technology
Ms Monita Böhmer Manager - Human Resources
Mr Christopher Chrystal Legal Counsel
Mr Kobus Louw Manager - Supply Chain
Mr Viren Magan Head – Business Assurance Services