Integrated Annual Report 2019


Directors and members of the executive

Desmond Sacco

Desmond Sacco (79)


  • BSc (Hons) (Geology)
    Board committee:

    * Appointed on:
       6 August 1974

Charles Walters

Charles Walters (51)

Chief executive officer

Patrick Sacco

Patrick Sacco (41)

Deputy chief executive officer and group marketing director

  • BA (Indus Psych), MA (Marketing)

    * Appointed on:
    July 2007. Appointed as deputy chief
       executive officer on 21 November 2018 and
       group marketing director on 1 July 2007.

Ross Davies

Ross Davies (49)

Chief financial officer

  • BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)
    Board committee:

    * Appointed on:
       20 February 2018

Bastiaan van Aswegen

Bastiaan van Aswegen (58)

Group technical and operations director

  • BEng (Metallurgy), BCom, MEng

    Board committee:

    * Appointed on:
       1 September 2012

Kieran Daly

Kieran Daly (50)

Executive: growth and strategic development

Bongani Phakathi

Bongani Phakathi (49)

Executive: HR and public affairs

Mandla Tobela

Mandla Tobela (43)

Executive: Legal

Independent non-executive directors

Edward Southey

Edward Southey (77)

Deputy chairman and lead independent non-executive director

Delight Aitken

Delight Aitken (43)

Independent non-executive director

Thandeka Mgoduso

Thandeka Mgoduso (63)

Independent non-executive director

  • BA, MA (Clinical Psychology)

    Board committee

    * Appointed on:
       2 February 2015

Sydney Mhlarhi

Sydney Mhlarhi (46)

Independent non-executive director

William Urmson

William Urmson (77)

Independent non-executive director

Curriculum vitae of the leadership can be found at

Board committees:   Remuneration   Social and Ethics   Audit and Risk
Member of the board Executive Committee