Mohamed J Husain


Independent Non-executive Chairman (Chairman of the Nominations Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee)

Mohamed has been an attorney for more than 30 years. During this time he has represented a diverse range of clients in commercial and corporate litigation, insolvency law and administrative law. He is a former president and current member of the executive committee of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association.

Mohamed was an advisor to the Constitutional Assembly on the drafting of the final new Constitution of South Africa and has also acted as a Judge of the High Court. He is also a past president of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces, previous chairman of the Attorneys Indemnity Insurance Fund and past president of the international commonwealth lawyers association. Mohamed is a non-executive director on the boards of the Barclays Africa Group and Absa Bank and serves on a number of Barclays Africa Group board committees.


Ashruf Kaka


Chief Executive Officer

Ashruf has been an attorney for more than 25 years, having specialized in commercial transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Ashruf has held executive management positions since 2006, particularly in the platinum and chrome beneficiation operations with concentration in mining technologies related to beneficiation. Following the acquisition by Newshelf 1005 Proprietary Limited of the majority shareholding in Andulela, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in February 2010.


Henk Engelbrecht


Chief Financial Officer

Henk qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988 and completed his articles with KPMG where he rose to group manager before he left in 1991 to pursue a career in corporate finance and investment banking over the next 20 years with Absa Merchant Bank, Grindrod Bank and Vunani Limited. Henk gained valuable experience during this time through his interactions with the executive management and boards of directors of clients, most of which were listed on the JSE. Since 2011 Henk held positions as Chief Financial Officer of a number of listed companies before he joined Andulela in October 2015. Henk is a member of the Institute of Directors.


Brian W Smith


Independent Non-executive Director (Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee as well as the Remuneration Committee)

Brian has 44 years’ auditing experience and was lead client service partner with Deloitte on major listed local and international clients where he reported to the group audit committees before his retirement in 2012. Amongst his larger clients were CG Smith, Samancor, Invicta Holdings, Imperial Holdings, Kumba Resources, Exxaro Resources, Kumba Iron Ore and Coal of Africa. Brian has considerable experience in corporate actions such as unbundlings and take-overs.

Brian is presently on the board of a bank where he chairs its Audit Committee and is a member of its Risk Committee.

Furthermore he serves as a member of the Audit Committee of the Chartered Accountants’ Medical Aid Fund. He is the past chairman of the Investigation Committee of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors.


Pieter E du Preez

BComm Acc, MBL

Independent Non-executive Director (Chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee, member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee)

Pieter has been employed in the mining industry since 1984 and has held various senior management positions with JCI Limited and Anglo Platinum.

He was involved in the gold, coal and corporate divisions of JCI until 1997 and thereafter in strategy, planning, corporate finance and business development with Anglo Platinum until 2009. Pieter’s responsibilities included inter alia the assessment of business opportunities, the structure, negotiation and implementation of various transactions, including the management of numerous local and international joint ventures. 


Naeem MS Hadjee


Independent Non-executive Director (Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee)

Naeem served his articles at Karolia Jeena Inc. between 1997 and 2000 where after he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He then moved on to Transnet Group Audit Services where he was assigned to the internal audit team, and thereafter he was appointed as the Financial Manager of Africa Cash and Carry Proprietary Limited.

Prior to re-joining Karolia Jeena Inc in 2006 as a director and partner, Naeem also worked as a specialist tax auditor for SARS’s National Enforcement Unit. Currently Naeem specialises in tax matters as well as in external auditing. 


Gillian Miller

CIS (Associate), CIBM, Member of IoDSA, CIBM, IIA, CISA

Company Secretary

Gillian worked for KPMG as a Senior Governance Consultant completing reviews on private and public sector and companies. She was responsible for the successful publication of KPMG’s Third Edition of the Toolkit for the Company Director. She is an associate member of the South African Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, a full member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and a member of the Institute of Directors.

Gillian is the Chief Operating Officer of Buildmax Limited.