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Executive directors


Roger Jardine
(43)
Chief executive officer
Chairman of the executive and tender risk committees
BSc (Physics), MSc (Radiological Physics) One year’s service

Roger Jardine was national co-ordinator of science and technology policy in the department of economic planning of the African National Congress from 1992 to 1995. In 1995, he became the director general of the department of arts, culture, science and technology. He was chairman of the board of the CSIR and the Nuclear Energy Corporation between 1999 and 2005. In 1999, Roger joined Kagiso Media Limited as chief executive officer and in 2006 became the chief operating officer of Kagiso Trust Investments. Roger joined Aveng Limited as chief executive officer on 7 July 2008 and is also a director of Aveng (Africa) Limited, McConnell Dowell Corporation Limited and Trident Steel Holdings (Pty) Limited.

Dennis Gammie (55)
Executive director*
Member of the executive and tender risk committees
CA(SA)
11 years’ service

Dennis Gammie spent eight years at Tiger Brands, followed by nine years with the Imperial Group, where he held financial and other directorships. He joined Murray & Roberts Limited as financial director of the materials operating group and after the sale of Blue Circle Limited was appointed to the board of Murray & Roberts Limited as financial director. Dennis joined Aveng Limited as financial director in 1998 and held this position until 31 July 2009. He also is a director of Aveng (Africa) Limited.

Juba Mashaba (43)
Group human resources director
Member of the executive committee BA, LLB
Two years’ service

Juba’s HR career started in 1995 with Eskom as a group HR manager. In 1997, he was appointed human resources director of Simba (Pty) Limited, which role was expanded in 2004 to include the PepsiCo businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2002, he was awarded the Frito Lay Regional President’s Award for successfully managing the labour relations environment during a turbulent period. In 2004, Juba was appointed to the board of Arcelor Mittal (South Africa) as executive director, HR. He also served on the human resources and nominations committee, the transformation committee, as well as the safety, health and environment committee of the Arcelor Mittal (South Africa) board. He was appointed Group HR director of Aveng Limited in October 2007 and is also a director of Aveng (Africa) Limited and Trident Steel Holdings (Pty) Limited. He completed his BA (Law) and LLB from the University of Swaziland and the Human Resources Executive Programme from the University of Michigan Business School.

David Robinson (55)
Chief executive officer of McConnell
Dowell Corporation Limited
Member of the executive committee
BE (Civil), MIE Aust, CP Eng, FAICD
31 years’ service

David Robinson joined McConnell Dowell as a site engineer in 1978, working on various projects throughout Australia and South-East Asia. In 1985, he was appointed state manager for New South Wales and in 1987 general manager for the civil division operations. He was appointed to the position of chief executive officer for McConnell Dowell Corporation Limited in October 2000. He is a member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, Certified Practicing Engineer and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. David is a director of McConnell Dowell Corporation Limited and all Group operating and holding subsidiary companies in Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia, Middle East and the United Kingdom. He was appointed to the board of Aveng Limited in January 2005.

Simon Scott (51)
Financial director**
Member of the executive and tender risk committees
BCom, B Acc, CA(SA)

Simon Scott joined the Group as financial director from Anglo Platinum, where, over the last eight years, he has held a number of senior financial positions and served on a number of subsidiary company boards, as well as on the group’s operating committee. Prior to this Simon has held senior financial positions in JP Morgan, Chubb Holdings Limited and Nampak Limited. Simon is also a director of Aveng (Africa) Limited, McConnell Dowell Corporation Limited and Trident Steel Holdings (Pty) Limited.

*Financial director until 31 July 2009
**Appointed as financial director from 1 August 2009