David Chaim Kovarsky
Date of appointment: 5 December 2007
After qualifying as a chartered accountant, David was appointed as an audit manager at Arthur Andersen. In 1983 he joined JCI in a corporate finance function, eventually progressing to controlling JCI’s Ferrochrome arm, CMI. Thereafter David ran Times Media Limited (TML) and served on the boards of listed companies such as TML, SA Breweries, M-Net and Premier Milling. Subsequently David has been involved in finance and strategy consulting functions and served as the CEO or CFO of companies of varying sizes, but mostly related to resources.
Until August 2011 David was the CEO of International Ferro Metals Limited, a London listed company producing ferrochrome in South Africa. He is currently acts as a consultant to various resources companies.
Chief executive officer
After qualifying as a chartered accountant, Marais was appointed as a manager in the audit and management consulting departments at KPMG. Subsequently, he managed and founded an auditing and corporate advisory firm serving the needs of various major corporations and parastatals. Prior to his appointment to the board of R&E, he served as financial director of Aflease Limited, a JSE-listed gold and uranium mining company.
BComm (Hons), CA(SA)
Date of appointment: 13 December 2006
John Hulme Scholes
Independent non-executive director
BA (Law), LLB (Wits)
Date of appointment: 19 February 2010
Hulme holds a BA Law and LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Hulme specialised in mining and mineral law and has practised exclusively in the field for 17 years. He was appointed as a commercial director of Aquarius Platinum (AQPSA) during 2008 and was a partner at Werksmans Attorneys from 1999 to 2008 and a non-executive director of AQPSA from 2004 until he became an executive director of AQPSA in 2008. With effect from 1 October 2010, Hulme returned to the legal profession as a mining and mineral law advisor and is now a non-executive director of AQPSA as well as Lace Diamond Mining Company (Pty) Ltd and West Wits Mining Limited, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Van Zyl Botha
BComm (Stellenbosch), (Hons) CA(SA)
Date of appointment: 6 May 2010
After qualifying as a chartered accountant, Van Zyl founded a financial consulting firm focused on the mining industry. He consulted for dual listed mining companies and was involved in government consulting at the Department of Defence through the office of the Auditor General. He joined R&E in 2006 to assist with accounting and forensic requirements and was subsequently appointed as group financial manager, as CFO on 1 August 2009, and as financial director on 6 May 2010.
Independent non-executive director
BComm (Hons) Financial Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Tax Law
Date of appointment: 23 May 2013
Patrick was one of the founding members of Siphumelele Investments Ltd, a black economic empowerment company established in 1995 with a shareholder base representing in excess of 150 000 previously disadvantaged individuals. His experience as a director includes executive and non-executive positions in fishing, telecommunications, media and entertainment, technology and financial services. Patrick is a member of the audit committees of PSG Group Ltd, Thembeka Capital Ltd and Safrican Ltd.
Registered office of Randgold & Exploration Company Limited
Registration number: 1992/005642/06
Registered Office: Suite 24, Katherine & West Building,
Corner Katherine and West Streets,
Postal Address: First Floor Apartment,
38 Church Street,
Phone: 071 580 3739
Fax: 086 235 9863