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Management profiles

 
Executive Directors
Non-executive Directors
 

Executive Directors

 

Ben Magara (46) (Zimbabwean)

Chief Executive Officer
Ben joined the Company and Board as Chief Executive on 1 July 2013. He is a graduate Mining Engineer from the University of Zimbabwe and has attended various management programmes including the Accelerated Development Programme at the London Business School, UK and the AMP at GIBS, SA. Ben has extensive mining experience in both underground and surface mining as well as soft and hard rock mining. He also has experience in the energy and logistics industries. Ben was the Chief Executive Officer of Anglo Coal South Africa and the Executive Head responsible for Engineering and Capital Projects at Anglo Platinum. Ben is a non-executive director of Foskor and was previously a director of Anglo American South Africa (2006-2013), was Chairman of Richards Bay Coal Terminal and the Eskom 2008 Coal Working Group. He is also a Trustee of the UNISA Foundation and is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at St Peters Prep School Foundation. He is a Zimbabwean national.
 
 

Simon Scott (54) (British and South African)

Chief Financial Officer
Simon joined Lonmin and the Board in September 2010, became CFO in November 2010 and was appointed as Acting CEO on 24 August 2012 in view of Mr Farmer’s illness. He is a graduate with accounting and commerce degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, and has also attended the management development program at the University of Cape Town. A South African registered chartered accountant, he has held a number of financial management roles in South Africa with local and global employers including over eight years with Anglo American. Most recently he was CFO of the JSE-listed Aveng Limited, a globally active engineering and construction group with significant involvement in the mining sector. Simon is both a British and a South African national.
 

Non-executive Directors

 

Roger Phillimore (63) (British and South African)

Chairman
Roger was appointed Chairman of the Board in March 2009, having served as an independent Non-Executive Director since 1997, and also chairs the Nomination Committee. Born and raised in South Africa, Roger is a graduate in economics and law and has career-long experience of the international mining industry. Roger’s previous experience includes roles as joint managing director of Minorco and as a non-executive director of Harry Winston Diamond Corporation and Engelhard Corporation. Roger is both a South African and a British national. Mr Phillimore will retire as Chairman of the Board and as a Director of the Company on 30 April 2014.
 

Jim Sutcliffe (56) (British)

Senior Independent Director
Jim was appointed to the Board in 2007 and is chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk, Nomination and Transformation Committees. He was appointed Senior Independent Director at the 2012 AGM. An actuary by profession, Jim has extensive UK and South African business experience, including senior executive roles with Prudential UK and Old Mutual, being Group CEO of the latter from 2001-2008. He is a director of the Financial Reporting Council Limited and chairs the Codes and Standards Committee and is also a director of Liberty Group and Liberty Holdings, and chairman of Sun Life Financial. He also chaired the UK Board for Actuarial Standards until 2 July of this year. Jim is a British citizen.
 

Brian Beamish (56) (British and South African)

Independent Non-executive Director
Brian was appointed to the Board with effect from 1 November 2013. He was formerly Group Director, Mining and Technology at Anglo American where he worked for 36 years. Brian was also a non-executive director of JSE-listed Anglo American Platinum Limited from May 2010 to 30 September 2013. His previous executive roles included four years as Operations Director of Anglo Platinum and working as COO and subsequently CEO of Anglo American’s global Base Metals business. A graduate in mechanical engineering from Wits University and of the PMD programme at Harvard Business School, he has career-long experience of the mining industry, largely gained in operational roles in South Africa and latterly in other parts of the world, particularly South America. He is both a British and South African national. Mr Beamish has been appointed as Interim Chairman of the Board with effect from 1 May 2014.
 

Dr Len Konar (58) (South African)

Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board in 2010, Len has chaired the Audit & Risk Committee since July 2010 and is a member of the Nomination and Transformation Committees. Len holds degrees in accounting and commerce from South African and U.S. universities. After qualifying as a chartered accountant, he pursued an academic career at the University of Durban-Westville, before moving into commercial roles. He now has a broad-ranging business career, chairing the boards of Leading South African companies including Exxaro Resources and Steinhoff International and serving on the boards of others including Sappi and Alexander Forbes. A member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance, he is also a member of the Corporate Governance Forum and the Institute of Directors. Len is a South African national.
 

Jonathan Leslie (61) (British)

Independent Non-Executive Director
Jonathan was appointed to the Board in 2009, chairs the Safety & Sustainability Committee, and is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees. After graduating in jurisprudence and qualifying as a barrister, Jonathan spent 26 years with Rio Tinto, including nine years’ service on its board. His roles at Rio Tinto included Mining Director and Chief Executive of the Copper and later the Diamonds & Gold Product Groups. He was subsequently CEO of Sappi and the executive chairman of Nikanor and is currently CEO of Extract Resources Limited. Jonathan is a British national.
 

Phuti Mahanyele (42) (South African)

Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board on 2 April 2013, Phuti is the CEO of Shanduka Group, Lonmin’s BEE partner, and was nominated to the board under a contractual arrangement. She has a BA in Economics from Rutgers University, USA, an MBA from De Montfort University, UK and completed the Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program ‘Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century’ at Harvard University in 2008. Her executive experience includes financing infrastructure assets and other project finance work in both the US and South Africa. She joined Shanduka Group in 2004 as the Managing Director of Shanduka Energy, and became CEO in September 2010. She was selected as a Global Young Leader in 2007 by the World Economic Forum and listed as one of the Top 50 women in the world to watch in 2008 by the Wall Street Journal. She is a director of a number of Shanduka Group investee companies, including Deputy Chair of AIM/JSE listed Pan African Resources Plc.
 

Gary Nagle (38) (South African)

Non-Executive Director
Gary was appointed to the Board on 9 September 2013 on which date he also joined the Safety & Sustainability Committee. He has commerce and accounting degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa in 1999. Since then he has held a variety of appointments within the Glencore group, including more than five years as CEO of Prodeco, Glencore’s Colombian coal operation. He is currently CEO of Glencore Xstrata’s Alloys Division and is a member of its global management committee. Gary is a South African national.

Karen de Segundo (65) (Dutch)

Independent Non-Executive Director
Karen was appointed to the Board in 2005 and is a member of the Audit & Risk, Nomination, Remuneration and Safety & Sustainability Committees. A graduate in law, with an MBA from Michigan State University, she spent more than 30 years working globally with Shell, becoming their first female country head in 1983. After two years as CEO of Shell’s global Gas & Power business, she spent five years developing and leading Shell’s renewable energy business. She is a non-executive director of British American Tobacco (where she has chaired the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee since 2008), a director of Pöyry and a member of the supervisory board of E.ON. Karen is a Dutch national.
 

Paul Smith (42) (British)

Non-Executive Director
Paul was appointed to the Board on 9 September 2013. He is the Head of Strategy and Communications for Glencore Xstrata plc and sits on its executive capital allocation committee. A graduate from Oxford University in Modern History, he is also a qualified Chartered Accountant. His career to date has been in investment banking and fund management, before joining Glencore in 2011. Paul is a British national.
 
     
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