Appointment of Non-Executive Director
17 April 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa. 17 April, 2014. DRDGOLD Limited (DRDGOLD; JSE, NYSE: DRD) has announced the appointment of chartered accountant (SA) Johan Holtzhausen as an independent non-executive director of the company with effect from 25 April 2014.
Mr Holtzhausen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Stellenbosch and a Bachelor of Accounting Science Honours degree from the University of South Africa.
He has more than 42 years’ experience in the accounting profession, having served as a senior partner at KPMG, and held the highest Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (United States), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Sarbanes-Oxley Act accreditation required to service clients in stock exchanges in the United States of America.
His clients included major corporations listed in South Africa, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States of America.
Mr Holtzhausen currently serves as an independent director and chairs the audit and risk committee, on a voluntary basis, of the Tourism Enterprise Partnership, a South African non-profit company, which is a leading small business development agency funded by a public-private partnership.
He chairs the audit and risk committee of Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining Proprietary Limited, an emerging South African manganese miner. He is a non-executive director of Caledonia Mining Corporation, a Canadian corporation listed in the United States of America, Canada and the United Kingdom, and he chairs its audit and risk committee.
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