Nomination Committee

The Nomination Committee, which comprises only non-executive directors, meets as needed, and as required by the JSE Listings Requirements, is chaired by the Chairman of the Board. Its current members are CB Sibisi (Chairman), N Mjoli-Mncube and SG Pretorius. PH Staude, as CEO, attends by invitation and MAC Mahlari is the secretary. The committee’s terms of reference are summarised as follows:

  • Ensures that for Board appointments, a rigorous, fair and open nomination and appointment process is followed to provide a balance of appropriate skills, knowledge and experience in the boardroom and support strong corporate performance.
  • Makes recommendations to the Board on the size, composition and demographics of the Board, particularly in relation to the balance between executive, non-executive and independent directors.
  • Ensures that there is a diversity of experience, gender, race and backgrounds to create a cohesive, balanced and effective Board.
  • Ensures that there is a diversity policy at Board level that covers gender and race diversity, among others, as required by the JSE Listings Requirements.
  • Gives consideration to succession planning, and ensures that processes and plans are in place for orderly succession and for appointments to the Board and senior management.

During the period under review, one meeting was held where the Nomination Committee discussed the directors who would retire by rotation at the next AGM, and recommended the re-election of MH Munro, TA Salomão and CB Sibisi to the Board and AGM. The MOI states that a director who has reached the mandatory retirement age of seventy (70) is required to retire at the AGM and may be re-elected by shareholders for a specific term as determined by shareholders in a specific ordinary resolution. This applies to the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, SG Pretorius, who turned seventy (70) in 2018, and whose services, experience, knowledge, skills and wisdom the company wishes to retain for a further period of up to two (2) years.

The committee also recommended the election of the Audit and Compliance Committee until the next AGM, comprising of J John, SM Beesley, F Jakoet and RP Kupara. The Nomination Committee considered this in detail and made the appropriate recommendation to the Board. In making the recommendations to the Board and ultimately the AGM, the Nomination Committee considered the current skills set of the Board as a collective, the relevant experience and expertise, the rotating directors, ensuring that the current skills set was sufficient to increase the Board’s effectiveness. In addition to skills and experience, the Nomination Committee also considered other demographic aspects of the Board, including nationality, race and gender. There were no external advisers or invitees to this meeting. The committee is satisfied that it has fulfilled its responsibilities in accordance with its terms of reference for the reporting period.

The committee also considered the JSE Listings Requirements in so far as they relate to race diversity. The committee considered and recommended for Board approval, a Diversity Policy at Board level that encompasses all forms of diversity, including in particular, race and gender diversity.