Our group executive committee comprises the chief executive officer (CEO), finance director and six members of top management.
The board delegates authority to executive management, via the CEO, to manage, direct, control and coordinate the day-to-day business activities and affairs of the company, subject to statutory limits and other limitations set out in the delegation-of-authority framework.
Within the authorities delegated by the board, the key tasks of the executive committee (exco) are to:
JG Meyer — Johan (47)
Executive head: projects and technology
BEng (metallurgy), MBA, advanced management programme
Johan started his career in production management at Iscor Pretoria Steel Works. He has worked at KZN Sands, research and development in Kumba Resources, Mineral Sands, Zincor and Exxaro corporate office. His current role is focused on delivering the coal growth projects and developing integrated resource and reserve life-of-mine plans.
M Veti — Mongezi (52)
Executive head: sustainability
National higher diploma in metalliferous mining and coal mining, MBL, advanced management programme, mine overseer’s certificate and mine manager’s certificate of competency for fiery mines
In the early 1980s, Mongezi worked for AngloGold at Western Deep Levels and joined Sasol Mining in 1994. In 2002, he became mine manager at Arnot, and was appointed general manager for area 2 in Exxaro soon after the merger, before assuming his current role in 2010. In 2015, he was appointed executive head sustainability.
V Balgobind — Vanisha (45)
Executive head: human resources
BA (hons)(ind psych), MA (ind psych), management development programme
Vanisha is a registered industrial psychologist with 20 years’ experience in the mining industry. She joined Iscor Mining in 1997 as an HR graduate trainee. She was then employed at Kumba Resources as an HR business partner and worked in the talent management area between 1998 and 2006. At Exxaro, she managed the talent management and staffing centre of expertise, was manager for corporate projects and HR optimisation, and group manager for talent and learning. She chairs the Exxaro women in mining committee and serves on other Exxaro subsidiary companies. Her passion lies in education and women empowerment, as well as finding integration between work and quality family time.
MI Mthenjane — Mzila (48)
Executive head: stakeholder affairs
BSc (eng)(mining), senior management development programme (GIMT), executive development programme (EDP) — AMP (INSEAD)
Mzila is a mining engineer with more than 25 years’ combined experience in mining, investment banking and sustainability. This includes seven years in precious metals industry in deep-level gold mining at AngloGold Ashanti and Gold Fields Limited in senior mine production management and corporate development roles; and six years in the platinum industry as senior investment manager and executive: business sustainability at Royal Bafokeng Holdings and Royal Bafokeng Platinum, respectively. His tenure in investment banking included four years at RMB and two years at Deutsche Bank in various roles, including corporate and project finance. Mzila has been with Exxaro in his current role, leading our stakeholder management and communication portfolio since May 2013.
AW Diedericks — Wim (51)
Executive head: strategy and business development
BEng (mining), executive development programme
Wim started his career as an Iscor bursar from 1986 to 1990 and was appointed an engineer-in-training at Thabazimbi Mine in 1992. He was also employed at Durnacol (Iscor), Tshikondeni (Iscor), Sishen (Iscor), Rosh Pinah (Iscor), Kumba Resources head office and Thabazimbi (Kumba Resources). Since Exxaro’s formation, he has held senior positions at KZN Sands, Grootegeluk, Mpumalanga Coal Commercial region and corporate office.
N Tsengwa — Nombasa (52)
Executive head: coal
PhD (agronomy), executive development programme
Nombasa has over 15 years of executive management and board experience in the public and private sector. In 2003 she joined Kumba Resources as general manager safety, health and environment. In 2007, she became executive general manager safety and sustainable development. In 2010, she became directly involved in managing coal operations, as general manager of captive mines, and general manager of Mpumalanga operations. In 2015, she was appointed acting executive head of coal operations, and confirmed in that role in July 2016.
Investment review committee
The purpose of this committee is to oversee management-review processes for major investments, ensuring that:
In addition, it also has the authority to approve some projects to reduce the approval timeframe for smaller projects.
Within authorities delegated by the board to exco, the key tasks of this committee are to:
Information management steering committee
Exxaro has developed a strategic response to sustainability risks in climate change and rapidly changing technology, and is driving innovation excellence to support its operations. An effective information and technology function is at the forefront of the company's strategic direction on innovation, digitalisation and automation. The information and technology management (IM) function contributes to a high-performing business by enabling superior production and protecting core assets such as information. IM policies guide user behaviour and raise security awareness, supported by continuous security monitoring.
The purpose of the committee is articulated in principle 12 of King IV. As a management subcommittee of the audit committee, it oversees IM governance, implementation and enforcement. It also supports the audit committee's mandate to ensure business resilience and mitigate incidents, including cyber attacks and adverse social media events.
Combined assurance forum
The purpose and activities of the combined assurance forum appear on Combined Assurance.