Gary Bell (68)
Non-executive chairman
Mech Eng Diploma (Natal Technikon)
Appointed to the board: 1977

Risk and sustainability committee member;
Social, ethics and transformation committee member;
Nominations committee member;
Remuneration committee member.

With an engineering and manufacturing background, Gary has over forty years’ experience in and knowledge of the mining and construction machinery industry both regionally and internationally.
He currently sits on the board of Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal.

John Barton (73)
Lead independent non-executive director
FCMA, GCMA, AMP (Harvard)
Appointed to the board: 2009

Chairman of the nominations committee;
Audit committee member;
Risk and sustainability committee member;
Remuneration committee member.

John worked for the Anglo American group and subsidiary company Mondi where he was the chief executive and deputy chairman until 2007. He is a past president of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was the co-chairman of the KZN Growth Coalition.
John was the chairman of Foskor (Pty) Ltd and CBL Ltd.

Leon Goosen (48)
Group chief executive
BAcc (Stellenbosch), BCompt (Hons), CTA (UOFS), CA (SA)
Appointed as an employee: 2007

Risk and sustainability committee member.

Prior to joining Bell, Leon was a partner at Deloitte & Touche in South Africa and Namibia. He held the position of executive director of Bell from January 2009 and was the chief operations officer from December 2014, contributing considerably to the strategic direction of the group, until he was appointed as chief executive on 1 June 2018.

Karen van Haght (54)
Group finance director
BCompt (Hons) (UNISA), CA (SA)
Appointed as an employee: 2000

Risk and sustainability committee member;
Social, ethics and transformation committee member.

Karen was a senior audit manager at Deloitte & Touche prior to joining Bell as the group financial controller in 2000. She has held the position of group finance director since 2006.

Derek Lawrance (74)
Independent non-executive director
BCom (Economics) (Wits), CA (SA)
Appointed to the board: 2016

Chairman of the audit committee;
Chairman of the remuneration committee;
Risk and sustainability committee member.

Derek has held numerous senior executive positions in both listed and unlisted South African companies, operating in multidisciplinary environments with both local and foreign partners and shareholders.
He is currently an independent director of:
• The Amber House, Milkwood and Thekwini RF Funds Ltd, which together comprise all the note and bond holding companies of SA Homeloans Ltd;
• Expand a Sign International Pty Ltd.

Hennie van der Merwe (73)
Independent non-executive director
BA (Law) LLB (Stellenbosch), LLM (Tax) (Wits)
Appointed to the board: 2016

Chairman of the risk and sustainability committee;
Nominations committee member.

After practicing as a commercial and corporate attorney for twelve years, Hennie held senior executive positions and directorships in large stock exchange listed corporate entities in the banking, commercial and industrial sectors, both in South Africa and abroad.
He currently serves in the following listed board positions:
• Chief executive and executive director of Trencor Ltd, although he will be retiring from the board during 2021;
• Non-executive director of Textainer Group Holdings Ltd, listed on the New York Stock Exchange;
• Non-executive director and chairman of the board of Master Drilling Group Ltd.

Rajendran Naidu (48)
Independent non-executive director
BCom (Cape Town), CA (SA)
Appointed to the board: 2017

Audit committee member;
Social, ethics and transformation committee member;
Nominations committee member.

Rajendran was a partner at Deloitte in the financial institutions team and corporate finance practices.
He was previously a group general manager at Sasol Limited responsible for corporate finance, investor relations and shareholder value management. At that time he was also chairman of the audit committee of Sasol Petroleum International and served on the board of trustees for Sasol’s Group Enterprise Development Trust and worked closely with global investment banks and global consulting firms. Rajendran currently manages Pritor Capital which provides strategic and corporate development advisory and investment services.

Mamokete Ramathe (41)
Independent non-executive director
BCom (Wits), BCom Hons (UNISA), Masters (Development finance) (Stellenbosch), Masters (Leading innovation and change) (York St John, UK)
Appointed to the board: 2017

Chairman of the social, ethics and transformation committee;
Audit committee member.
Mamokete is the Founder and CEO of Mamor Capital, an investment company focusing on the ICT sector.

Prior to this role she was the executive head of mergers and acquisitions at Vodacom Group, where she was responsible for evaluating and executing mergers and acquisitions transactions and other relevant corporate actions in line with the group’s strategy. She is a seasoned investment executive with more than 18 years’ experience in financial services; spanning corporate finance advisory, private equity, mezzanine finance, infrastructure finance and mergers and acquisitions.
She serves on the board of OUTsurance Holdings as an independent non-executive director, and a member of the board investment committee.

Ashley Bell (38)
Non - executive director
BCom (Marketing) (UNISA)
Appointed to the board: 2015

Risk and sustainability committee member;
Social, ethics and transformation committee member.

Ashley has eleven years engineering and marketing experience in co-founding an OEM servicing the forestry and agricultural sectors.