Dr Humphrey Mathe
(MSc – Rhodes University, PhD – University of Natal)
As an independent non-executive director, he is a member of the Board and Chairperson of the Social and Ethics Committee. Humphrey is a qualified geologist who is currently the CEO of Tranter Resources (Pty) Ltd. Previously he was the CEO of Scinta South Africa (Pty) Ltd, a coal resources company; the Executive General Manager: Corporate Services at Exxaro Resources Limited; and, prior to that, COO and Executive Director of Eyesizwe Coal (Pty) Ltd, where he was in charge of the Eyesizwe coal mines and growth opportunities.
He has worked in the mining industry all his life, and has in excess of 36 years’ experience. Among others, he worked as a Senior Geologist for Shell South Africa Minerals Division in southern Africa. While at Shell, he was part of the team that discovered the Goldridge gold deposit in the North West province of South Africa. He was the Project Manager and Chief Geologist for West Rand Consolidated Mines Limited where he was involved in the development and mining of the Kalahari Goldridge Mine. He was also the Chief Exploration Geologist for Harmony Gold Exploration involved in the exploration of various greenstone belts in southern Africa and Peru, South America. He had a stint as lecturer at the Geology Department of the University of Zululand, and was a finalist of Boss of the Year in 2008.