Ian Jacobs, Chairman

Re-elected 26 September 2018

Ian was elected as a member of our Board of Directors in June 2016 and as Chairman of the Board in November 2022. Ian also serves as a member of our Nominations and Remuneration Committee. Ian graduated from Yeshiva University, New York in 1997. He worked as a research analyst focused on small capitalization companies from 1997 to 2002 at Schroders, Sidoti & Co. and Goldman Sachs & Co. respectively. In 2003, after graduating from Columbia Business School, New York, Ian joined Berkshire Hathaway Inc. where he worked on investment research and other projects as directed by the Chairman/CEO. In 2009, Ian left Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to form 402 Capital LLC, a concentrated value focused manager that invests in businesses with structural competitive advantage.

Richard Bruyns

Re-elected 26 September 2018

Richard has served on our Board of Directors from August 2007. In October 2016, he was appointed as the Lead Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee. He is also a member of our Audit and Risk Committee, and our Social and Ethics Committee. Richard has been managing listed companies since 1998, when he was with Hodgson and Darling, and has served as a member and/or chairman of board committees of various listed companies over the years.

Charmel Flemming

Charmel is a chartered accountant and worked at the De Beers Group for nine years, including as a board trustee of the De Beers Benefit Society Medical Aid and De Beers Pension Fund. She is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of F Twelve Incorporated, a cloud-based accounting and management solutions company.

Fikile Futwa

Appointed 4 July 2018

Fikile founded and manages an accounting firm, Your Financial Partner, which is registered with SAICA. She has more than 17 years corporate experience which includes external audit, accounting, payroll, financial management, corporate finance, corporate governance, taxation and B-BBEE regulations.

Fikile started her accounting articles at Andersen Consulting and completed them with KPMG. Post articles, she worked in corporate finance for Eskom and Anglo-American Corporation Limited. She later joined Discovery Limited, where she headed up the Discovery CA(SA) training program and Group Accounting department. She was also involved in the implementation of Enterprise Development funding transactions. Whilst at Discovery, Fikile worked with small and medium businesses that were applying for Enterprise Development funding. Fikile also serves as a non-executive director on various boards.