Board Of Directors

John Anthony Copelyn (BA Hons, BProc) South Africa

Mr John Copelyn is the non-executive Chairman of Montauk Holdings Limited. He was appointed to the Board in 2010. He joined HCI as Chief Executive Officer in 1997 and has since built a reputation as one of South Africa’s foremost businessmen. He was previously general secretary of various unions in the clothing and textile industries from 1974 before becoming a member of parliament in 1994. He currently holds various directorships and is non-executive Chairman of Sabido Investments Proprietary Limited and Tsogo Sun Holdings Limited and serves as a non-executive director on the board of The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited.
John Copelyn is also a director of the Subsidiaries Johnnic Holdings, Montauk Energy and Montauk Capital.

Date appointed

31 August 2010

Committee memberships

Remuneration Committee
Social and Ethics Committee (Chairman)

Martin Leonard Ryan (BSc, J.D.) United States of America

Mr. Martin Ryan is the Chief Executive Officer of Montauk Holdings. He was appointed to the position on 27 May 2016. He has more than 20 years transactional, compliance and management experience. Prior to joining Montauk he held senior management positions with Duquesne Light Company, and was in private practice representing public and private companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, commercial finance and corporate governance. Mr. Ryan obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Dayton and his Juris Doctor from The Duquesne University School of Law where he served as Executive Comment Editor of the Duquesne Law Review.

Date appointed

27 May 2016

Committee memberships

Social and Ethics Committee

Sean Fitzgerald McClain (BSc, CPA, MBA) United States of America

Mr Sean McClain is the Chief Financial Officer of Montauk Holdings. He has more than 15 years of business and financial management experience including public and private equity placements, debt structuring, acquisitions, financial reporting, compliance and accounting. Prior to joining Montauk Energy, he held various positions with BPL Global Limited, Bayer A.G., Dick’s Sporting Goods Incorporated and Arthur Andersen LLP.

Date appointed

31 August 2014

Committee memberships

None

Mohamed Haroun Ahmed (BCompt, Accounting) South Africa

Mr Mohamed Ahmed is an independent non-executive Director and fulfils the role of lead independent director on the Board. He is a businessman and has held directorships in numerous listed and unlisted companies. He is currently the lead independent director of Seardel and the chairman of its audit committee.

Date appointed

31 August 2014

Committee memberships

Audit and Risk Committee (Chairman)
Remuneration Committee (Chairman)

Michael Alon Jacobson (BCompt, CA(SA), CFA) Australia

Mr Michael Jacobson is a non-executive Director. He is an executive director of Oceania Capital Partners Limited, an investment holding company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Mr Jacobson joined HCI in 2003 and has held directorships in several HCI subsidiaries such as Tsogo Sun Holdings Proprietary Limited, Johnnic Holdings and Seardel and has served on various sub committees of these Boards. He is currently a non-executive director of Montauk.

Date appointed

31 August 2014

Committee memberships

None

Naziema Jappie (MSc Social Sciences) South Africa

Ms Jappie is an independent non-executive Director. She held previous positions in various labour unions and owns her own business. She is a non-executive director of Seardel and Golden Arrow Bus Services Proprietary Limited and a member of the former’s audit committee.

Date appointed

31 August 2014

Committee memberships

Audit and Risk Committee
Social and Ethics Committee
Remuneration Committee

Bruce Steven Raynor (BSc Labour Relations) United States of America

Mr Bruce Raynor is an independent non-executive Director. He is a former executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union in the United States and former president of the United States union “Workers United”. He was Chairman of several union-affiliated national pension and insurance funds and was chairman of Amalgamated Life Insurance Company and Amalgamated Bank, the only union-owned bank in the United States.
Raynor is currently president of The Sidney Hillman Foundation, a foundation that supports and rewards socially conscious journalism and the principal of R and S Associates LLC, a consulting firm based in New York. Bruce is also a director of the Subsidiaries Montauk Energy and Montauk Capital.

Date appointed

31 August 2014

Committee memberships

Audit and Risk Committee

Andre van der Veen (BCompt, CA(SA), CFA, ACMA) South Africa

Mr van der Veen is a non-executive Director. He previously held positions in investment banking at Nedcor Investment Bank, Greenwich Techlab and Mettle Limited. He joined HCI in 2004 and was involved in the Group’s investment in ontauk Energy Capital LLC. He has served on various HCI Subsidiary boards and committees and currently serves as the non-executive Chairman of HCI Coal Proprietary Limited and the CEO of Niveus Investments Limited and KWV Holdings Limited.

Date appointed

31 August 2014

Committee memberships

None

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