Directorate

The Board leads an experienced management team in aspiring to the highest standards of integrity as a well-governed, values-driven and ethical multinational organisation.

The Board is the highest governing authority in the Group and has ultimate responsibility for corporate governance. It appreciates that strategy, risk, performance and sustainability are inseparable and is responsible for approving the strategic direction of the Group, which integrates these elements. The Board is governed by a charter that sets out the framework of its accountability, responsibility and duty to the Group

The Board has a fiduciary duty to conduct its business in the best interests of the Group and, in discharging its duty, ensures that the Group performs in the best interests of its stakeholders. The Group’s key stakeholders include present and future investors, clients, business partners, employees, regulators and the societies in which it operates

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

  • SURESH KANA

    SURESH KANA (CHAIRMAN)

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    APPOINTED
    1 July 2015

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Oversees Board governance and performance, and stakeholder engagement

    SKILLS AND EXPERTISE
    Accounting, finance, strategic leadership, governance, ethics

    COMMITTEES
    Remuneration & human resources and nomination & governance (chairman)

    QUALIFICATIONS
    CA(SA), MCom

    EXPERIENCE
    Former territory senior partner for PwC Africa

    OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS
    JSE Limited

  • RALPH HAVENSTEIN

    RALPH HAVENSTEIN

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    APPOINTED
    1 August 2014

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Addresses shareholders’ concerns where regular channels fail to resolve concerns, or where the chairman may be conflicted.

    SKILLS AND EXPERTISE
    Petrochemical and mining, chemical engineering, strategic leadership

    COMMITTEES
    Risk management, health, safety & environment (chairman), remuneration & human resources (chairman), nomination & governance

    QUALIFICATIONS
    MSc (Chemical Engineering), BCom

    EXPERIENCE
    Former CEO of Anglo American Platinum, former CEO Norisk Nickel International

    OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS
    Northern Platinum, Reatile Group, Omnia Holdings, Hernic Ferrochrome

  • NTOMBI LANGA-ROYDS

    NTOMBI LANGA-ROYDS

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    APPOINTED
    1 June 2013

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Provide independent and objective judgement as well as to counsel, challenge and monitor the executive directors’ delivery of strategy within the approval framework and risk appetite agreed by the Board.

    SKILLS AND EXPERTISE
    Human capital, law, leadership, governance, strategy, remuneration

    COMMITTEES
    Social & ethics (chairman), remuneration & human resources, risk management, nomination & governance

    QUALIFICATIONS
    BA Law (Lesotho), LLB (Lesotho)

    EXPERIENCE
    Director of companies, former chief executive HR at Independent Newspapers, SABC, Nampak, human resources executive

    OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS
    Mpact, Redefine Properties, Europe Assistance Worldwide Services (South Africa), Kumba Iron Ore

  • BILLY MAWASHA

    BILLY MAWASHA

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    APPOINTED
    5 March 2020

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Provide independent and objective judgement as well as to counsel, challenge and monitor the executive directors’ delivery of strategy within the approval framework and risk appetite agreed by the Board.

    SKILLS AND EXPERTISE
    Mining, automotive, strategic leadership, investments, project delivery

    COMMITTEES
    Health, safety & environment, social & ethics

    QUALIFICATIONS
    BSc Eng (Electrical), AMP

    EXPERIENCE CEO
    Kolobe Nala Investment Company, former Rio Tinto Country Head South Africa, MD Richards Bay Minerals

    OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS
    Metair Investments

  • CLIFFORD RAPHIRI

    CLIFFORD RAPHIRI

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    APPOINTED
    5 March 2020

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Provide independent and objective judgement as well as to counsel, challenge and monitor the executive directors’ delivery of strategy within the approval framework and risk appetite agreed by the Board.

    SKILLS AND EXPERTISE
    Operations and human capital, engineering, risk management, strategic leadership

    COMMITTEES
    Audit & sustainability, risk management (chairman)

    QUALIFICATIONS
    BSc Eng (Mechanical), MBA

    EXPERIENCE
    Former executive director SAB (Pty) Ltd, former chairman Adcock Ingram Holdings Ltd

    OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS
    Nampak, Energy Partners Holdings, Thesele Holdings, Talbot & Talbot Holdings

  • ALEX MADITSI

    ALEX MADITSI

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    APPOINTED
    23 August 2017

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Provide independent and objective judgement as well as to counsel, challenge and monitor the executive directors’ delivery of strategy within the approval framework and risk appetite agreed by the Board.

    SKILLS AND EXPERTISE
    Law, commercial, remuneration

    COMMITTEES
    Remuneration & human resources, health, safety & environment, social & ethics

    QUALIFICATIONS
    BProc, LLB, LLM

    EXPERIENCE MD
    Copper Moon Trading, former operations, planning and legal director Coca-Cola Southern and East Africa

    OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS
    Bidvest Group, African Rainbow Minerals, Famous Brands

  • DIANE RADLEY

    DIANE RADLEY

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    APPOINTED
    23 August 2017

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Provide independent and objective judgement as well as to counsel, challenge and monitor the executive directors’ delivery of strategy within the approval framework and risk appetite agreed by the Board.

    SKILLS AND EXPERTISE
    Accounting, corporate finance, investment, strategic leadership

    COMMITTEES
    Audit & sustainability (chairman), risk management

    QUALIFICATIONS
    CA(SA), MBA, AMP (Harvard)

    EXPERIENCE
    Former CEO Old Mutual Investment Group, former CFO Old Mutual SA

    OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS
    Base Resources, Transaction Capital, DG Murray Trust, Redefine Properties

  • JESMANE BOGGENPOEL

    JESMANE BOGGENPOEL

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    APPOINTED
    1 April 2020

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Provide independent and objective judgement as well as to counsel, challenge and monitor the executive directors’ delivery of strategy within the approval framework and risk appetite agreed by the Board.

    SKILLS AND EXPERTISE
    Finance, strategic leadership, governance, investments

    COMMITTEES
    Audit & sustainability, risk management

    QUALIFICATIONS
    CA(SA), MPA

    EXPERIENCE
    Former deal executive Brait Private Equity, former head of Business Engagement Africa, World Economic Forum

    OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS
    EOH Holdings, ETG Input Holdings, BMF Investments, Sybrin, AWCA Investment Holdings

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

  • DANIËL GROBLER

    DANIËL GROBLER

    GROUP FINANCIAL DIRECTOR

    GROUP FINANCIAL DIRECTOR

    APPOINTED
    Joined the Group in 2010 and appointed to the Board and as Group financial director in 2017

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Leads the delivery of Group financial performance against aspirations, and reporting

    SKILLS AND EXPERTISE
    Accounting, commercial negotiations, strategic leadership, corporate finance

    QUALIFICATIONS
    CA(SA)

    EXPERIENCE
    Former MD Murray & Roberts Cementation, various leadership functions within the Group since 2010

  • HENRY JOHANNES LAAS

    HENRY LAAS

    GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE

    GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE

    APPOINTED
    Joined the Group in 2001 and appointed to the Board and as Group chief executive in 2011

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Leads the design and delivery of Group strategy and performance, and reporting.

    SKILLS AND EXPERTISE
    Mining and engineering, commercial negotiations, strategic leadership

    QUALIFICATIONS
    BEng (Mining), MBA

    EXPERIENCE
    Former chairman Murray & Roberts Engineering SADC, former MD Murray & Roberts Cementation, various senior management and executive positions within the Group since 2001

GROUP SECRETARY

  • LAMBERTUS (BERT) KOK

    BERT KOK

    GROUP SECRETARY

    GROUP SECRETARY

    APPOINTED
    Joined the Group in 2011 and appointed Group secretary in 2014

    RESPONSIBILITIES Ensures sound corporate governance and Board administration including director induction and training

    SKILLS AND EXPERTISE
    Corporate governance, company secretarial, administration

    QUALIFICATIONS
    FCG (CS), FCIBM

    EXPERIENCE
    More than 10 years as listed company secretary, former (2010) President of Chartered Secretaries of Southern Africa

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