|Andries J van Heerden
B.Eng (Mech), MBA (University of Stellenbosch), Government Certificate of Competence
Andries van Heerden has been serving as the chief executive officer of Afrimat Ltd since November 2006. He is also a member of the company's board of directors.
Under Van Heerden's leadership together with the directorate and his management team, Afrimat is committed to becoming the world's most respected construction materials and industrial minerals supplier.
Prior to serving in this role, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Lancaster Group (Pty) Ltd (2005), the Managing Director of Prima Quarries (Pty) Ltd. (2003-2005) and served in various other operational management roles, mostly in the mining and quarrying industries.
Andries is well known for his visionary leadership and was instrumental in 2006 in the formation and listing of Afrimat on the JSE from the merger of Prima and Lancaster.
Being a results driven, performance oriented people person, Andries is constantly investing time and energy in refining the business' strategy. He is passionate about people and leadership development and further enhanced his knowledge on these subjects when he attended the 4 week "Advanced Management" programme in July 2017 at INSEAD, The business school of the World in Fontainebleau, France.
With his extensive experience in strategic positioning, engineering, marketing and finance Andries was humbled in November 2017 when he was named the winner of the masters' category of the Ernst & Young World entrepreneur of the year award for the Southern African region.
Pieter GS de Wit
Pieter was appointed as Chief Financial Officer from 1 March 2016. Prior to his appointed as Chief Financial Officer he was the Regional Director of the group’s Kwazulu-Natal and Free State operations where he was responsible for the strategic repositioning of these businesses since 1 October 2013. He also held various other leadership roles in Afrimat since joining the group in 2008, including Company Secretary and Chief Audit Executive. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 2002 and worked for 16 years at PriceWaterhouseCoopers prior to joining Afrimat. Since his appointment as CFO, Pieter’s focus is to transform the finance function into a business partner, adding value to the business. To achieve this he strives to automate and streamline the financial reporting and processes, moving towards near real time reporting, and use predictive analytics to assess where the business is heading.
Collin was appointed as Executive Director from the 01 November 2019. He started his career with Afrimat in 2009 as a Quarry Manager. He served in various leadership roles like Group Manager: Mineral Resources Compliance and General Manager: Sustainability. He now holds a position as Executive Head: HR and Sustainability.
Before joining Afrimat in 2009, Collin had a vast knowledge in open cast mining which he has gained over 14 years in the industry. Other positions previously held by him includes civil yard manager (Basil Read) ,Project engineer and Senior Works Manager (AfriSam) and Quarry Manager (Portland Quarry). He is also a member of the Institute of Quarry in South Africa.
|Gert J Coffee
Head of Operational Efficiency
B.Sc B.Eng. Mechanical (Industrial)
A registered professional engineer, Gert has spent the past 35 years in the civil construction and materials supply industries in various executive management capacities. He joined Afrimat in January 2010.
Loyiso has worked as a civil engineer in design and project management for more than 20 years. He specialised in design and contract administration of township services, rural and urban roads and national roads. He has been involved in the conceptual and detailed design of bulk services for the Coega Industrial Development Zone in Port Elizabeth. Loyiso founded Illiso Consulting (Pty) Limited, one of South Africa’s largest black owned consulting engineering companies, of which he is currently a director and the major shareholder.
Independent non-executive directors
|Marthinus (Matie) W von Wielligh
B.Sc (Mech. Eng.) (University of Pretoria), MBA (University of
Stellenbosch), Stanford Executive Programme (Stanford University, USA)
Matie has almost 40 years’ professional experience in the mining industry. He has extensive engineering, operational and business experience and currently consults on business strategy, new business development, operational improvement, capital efficiency feasibility studies and project management. Previously, at Iscor Mining and Kumba Resources he served in various management and senior management positions before becoming managing director of Sishen Iron Ore Company. Matie holds other directorships and is a nonexecutive Chairman of Vega Asset Management (Pty) Limited.
Helmut N Pool
Helmut is an independent entrepreneur since 1987.
|Hendrik (Hennie) JE van Wyk
Hennie qualified as a chartered accountant in 1975 with Brink Roos& Du Toit, where he became partner three years later. In 1987, he was appointed lead partner in the Cape Town office of Theron du Toit and in 1990 lead partner of Coopers & Lybrand at the time of the merger with Theron du Toit. In 1998, he became managing partner of PwC Inc. (Western Cape), a position that he held until his retirement.
|Phuti RE Tsukudu
M.Ed (University of Bristol), Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Education, B.A. (SW)
Phuti is an organisational development and management consultant and is currently managing director/senior consultant at Tsukudu Associates and a partner/senior consultant at CRG PPS. She has extensive experience in organisational development, human resources management and human resources development in the public and private sectors – over 25 years’ experience as an independent consultant and over 10 years as a community development practitioner working in the development and education arena. She continues to hold a number of board positions.
|Jacobus Frederick (Derick) van der Merwe
CA (SA), BCompt (Hons)
Johannes HP van der Merwe
In 2002 he was appointed as CEO of Sanlam Investment Management.In May 2003 he was appointed CEO of the Investment Cluster responsible for all the investment businesses in the Sanlam Group. In 2005 and 2007 he took, in addition to Sanlam Investments, responsibility for Sanlam Capital Markets and Sanlam Employee Benefits respectively.
He is now Co-CEO of African Rainbow Capital and a non-executive director on the Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Capital Markets and Sanlam Employee Benefits Boards.
Francois holds a BEng (Mechanical) and MBA degree and has 34 years’ of experience in the mining industry. He has extensive experience in company strategy, major capital projects, commercial negotiations, business development and engineering. He was a member of the inaugural executive committee when Kumba Iron Ore Limited, a subsidiary of the Anglo American plc group, was listed on the JSE in November 2006 and served on the executive committee and the board of Sishen Iron Ore Proprietary Limited, a Kumba Iron Ore Limited subsidiary up until April 2015. Prior to this Mr Louw served in various operations and project positions in the iron ore, heavy minerals and coal sectors.