People: Sappi Ltd (SAPJ.J)

SAPJ.J on Johannesburg Stock Exchange

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19 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Daniel Cronje

66 2008 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Steve Binnie

45 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Glen Pearce

50 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Mark Gardner

56 2007 President, Chief Executive Officer - Sappi Fine Paper North America

Alexander van Coller Thiel

51 2010 Chief Executive Officer - Sappi Southern Africa

Berend Wiersum

57 2007 Chief Executive Officer - Sappi Fine Paper Europe

Andrea Rossi

Group Head - Technology

Lucia Swartz

55 Group Head - Human Resources

Anthony Rudd

66 2012 Lead Non-Executive Independent Director

Mohammed Moosa

55 2010 Non-Executive Director

Godefridus Beurskens

66 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Robert DeKoch

2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Mike Fallon

55 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Deenadayalen Konar

59 2002 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nkateko Mageza

58 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

John McKenzie

67 2007 Non-Executive Independent Director

Karen Osar

64 2007 Non-Executive Independent Director

Bridgette Radebe

52 2004 Non-Executive Independent Director

Rudolf Thummer

65 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Daniel Cronje

Dr. Daniel Christiaan Cronje, BCom (Hons), MCom, DCom, serves as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Sappi Limited. Dr Cronjé retired in July 2007 as chairman of both ABSA Group Limited and ABSA Bank Limited (a South African banking organization in which Barclays plc obtained a majority share in 2005). Dr Cronjé had been with ABSA Group since 1975 and held various executive positions including group chief executive for four years and chairman for ten years. Prior to that Dr Cronjé was lecturer in Money and Banking at Potchefstroom University.

Steve Binnie

Mr. Steve Binnie has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Sappi Ltd. He has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective July 1, 2014. Mr. Binnie joined Sappi in July 2012 as Chief Financial Officer designate and was appointed Chief Financial Officer and executive director from September 01, 2012. Prior to joining Sappi, he held various senior finance roles and was most recently Chief Financial Officer of Edcon (Pty) Limited for ten years after having been financial manager at Investec Bank Limited for four years. He holds BComm and BAcc degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) in Johannesburg is a chartered accountant, CA(SA). He holds an MBA from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Glen Pearce

Mr. Glen Pearce has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company effective July 1, 2014. He was appointed as CFO of Sappi Europe SA in 2008. He has been with Sappi for 18 years. Prior to his current role, Glen occupied various senior management positions within the Sappi group in South Africa and Europe. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BComm degree from WITS University and a BComm (Hons) degree from UNISA.

Mark Gardner

Mr. Mark Gardner serves as President, Chief Executive Officer - Sappi Fine Paper North America of Sappi Limited with effect from October 01, 2007. Mr. Gardner was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Fine Paper North America (SFPNA) in 2007 and is responsible for all Sappi operations in the region. That same year, he was also appointed to the SFPNA board. He joined Sappi in 1981 and his experience includes serving as the Vice President of Manufacturing and Vice President of Supply Chain, prior to which he worked in a variety of production management roles at Sappi, including Production Manager at the Westbrook Mill, Paper Mill Manager at the Somerset Mill, Managing Director at the Muskegon Mill and Director of Engineering and Manufacturing Technology at the regional head office in Boston. In 2009, Mr Gardner received the TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry)/PIMA (Paper Industry Management Association) Executive of the Year Award. The award is the highest recognition for leadership and management given by PIMA. He currently serves on the board of directors of the American Forest and Paper Association. In September 2012, he was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the University of Maine.

Alexander van Coller Thiel

Mr. Alexander van Coller Thiel, BSc, Mech Eng, MBA, is the Chief Executive Officer - Sappi Southern Africa, a business unit of Sappi Ltd. He joined Sappi in December 1989 as the executive assistant to the executive chairman in Johannesburg. In April 1993, as part of Sappi's expansion into Europe, he moved to Brussels as the administration manager reporting to the managing director of Sappi Europe. With the creation of Sappi Fine Paper Europe he was appointed in February 1998 as manager marketing intelligence, reporting to the sales and marketing director. In January 2003, he became the director logistics, reporting to the chief executive officer of Sappi Fine Paper Europe. He was appointed as group head procurement, Sappi Limited in January 2008 and integration executive, in charge of the integration of the acquired business into Sappi's operations, in September 2008. He led a project to redefine and implement Sappi's 'go-to-market' strategy in Europe from October 2009. Mr Thiel was appointed chief executive officer of Sappi Southern Africa with effect from December 01, 2010.

Berend Wiersum

Mr. Berend John Wiersum, MA, serves as Chief Executive Officer - Sappi Fine Paper Europe, a business unit of Sappi Ltd. Mr. Wiersum joined Sappi in January 2007 as chief executive officer Sappi Fine Paper Europe. Prior to joining Sappi, Mr Wiersum was a freelance mergers and acquisitions consultant for one year. He previously was managing director of Kappa Packaging and member of the management board in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) where he was responsible for overseeing over 90 packaging plants across Europe, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa. Mr Wiersum was chairman of Cepi (Confederation of European Paper Industries) from 2011 to 2012.

Andrea Rossi

Mr. Andrea Rossi, BSc Eng. (Hons), C.Eng, serves as Group Head - Technology of Sappi Limited. Mr Rossi joined Sappi in 1989. Prior to becoming group head technology, Mr Rossi held numerous roles in the company including project director Sappi Saiccor 'Amakhulu' expansion project, Sappi Kraft manufacturing director, managing director Sappi Forests, general manager Enstra Mill, and engineering services manager for Sappi Management Services.

Lucia Swartz

Ms. Lucia Adele Swartz, BA, Dip HR., serves as Group Head - Human Resources of Sappi Limited. Ms Swartz joined Sappi in May 2002 in her current position. Prior to joining Sappi she worked for the Seagram Spirits and Wine Group as human resources director, Global Functions based in New York.

Anthony Rudd

Sir Anthony Nigel Russell Rudd has been appointed as the Lead Non-Executive Independent Director of Sappi Limited effective December 31, 2012. He was appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company on April 3, 2006. His other board and organization memberships: Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited(Chairman), Barclays Wealth (Chairman of the UK & Ireland Private Bank Advisory Board), Business Growth Fund (Chairman), Cyden Limited (Chairman) and Invensys plc (Chairman). Sir Nigel Rudd has held various senior management and board positions in a career spanning more than 35 years. He founded Williams plc in 1982 and the company went on to become one of the industrial holding companies in the United Kingdom. He was knighted by the Queen for services to the manufacturing industry in the UK in 1996 and holds honorary doctorates from Loughborough and Derby Universities. In 1995, he was awarded the Founding Societies Centenary Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire and a Freeman of the City of London.

Mohammed Moosa

Mr. Mohammed Valli Moosa has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Sappi Limited. His Other board and organization memberships : Auditor-General's Advisory Committee (South Africa), Anglo Platinum Limited (Deputy Chairperson and Lead Independent Director) Imperial Holdings Limited Lereko Investments (Pty) Ltd and various other associate companies of Lereko Investments (Pty) Ltd Sanlam Limited Sun International Limited (Chairman) WWF-South Africa (Chairman). He is currently the deputy chairman of Lereko Investments (Pty) Ltd, Sappi's Strategic Black Economic Empowerment partner. He has held numerous leadership positions across business, government, politics and civil society in South Africa. His previous positions include South African Minister of Constitutional Development; South African Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism; chairman of Eskom; the President of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature; and chairman of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development, and he was a long serving national executive committee member of the African National Congress.

Godefridus Beurskens

Mr. Godefridus Peter Franciscus Beurskens has been appointed as the Non-Executive Independent Director of Sappi Ltd. The Smurfit Kappa group is an almost €7-billion in paper-based packaging. As president and chief executive officer of Kappa Packaging, prior to their merger with the Smurfit group, he oversaw the establishment of Kappa Packaging as a top performer and one of Europe's companies operating in the production, development and sale of containerboard, corrugated board, solid board packaging, graphic board and specialty board. He is a past chairman of CEPI (the Confederation of European Print Industries) and of ICCA (the International Corrugated Case Association). In December 2007, he was appointed by the Dutch Queen as officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau (Knighthood).

Robert DeKoch

Mr. Robert J. DeKoch has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Sappi Limited effective March 1, 2013. He is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of The Boldt Company in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. The Boldt Company with 14 offices across the USA is a US$700 million privately held construction services business with customers in power/energy; pulp and paper; food; automotive; plastics; healthcare; and education. Prior to joining The Boldt Company, Mr DeKoch served as a production manager and mill manager as well as VP of manufacturing for Appleton Papers (USA). He also served inter alia as technical director of Consolidated Papers (USA). Mr DeKoch holds a BA Chemistry and an MBA in Finance and General Management. He is a board member of The Boldt Company, of Palmer Johnson Power Systems as well as of the Fox Cities Children?s Museum and New North Inc., a regional economic development organisation. He has co-authored two books on leadership thinking.

Mike Fallon

Mr. Michael Anthony Fallon has been appointed as the Non-Executive Independent Director of Sappi Ltd. Mr. Fallon is Director of Nippon Sheet Glass Company Limited (NSG Group) (executive director—retired June 30, 2012). Prior to retirement, Mr Fallon was President of NSG's global automotive division. With annual sales of around €6 billion the NSG group is one of the manufacturers of glass and glazing products for the building, automotive and specialty glass sectors. His management and leadership experience extends across a wide range of functions from plant management, sales and marketing and supply chain to general management, including M&A experience. He has been a director and chairman of companies in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Finland.

Deenadayalen Konar

Dr. Deenadayalen Konar, BCom, MAS, DCom, CA (SA) serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Sappi Limited. His Other board and organization memberships : Exxaro Resources Limited (Chairman), Illovo Sugar Limited, Lonmin plc, JD Group Limited, Mustek Limited (Chairman), Steinhoff International Holdings Limited (Chairman). He is previously professor and head of the department of Accountancy at the University of Durban-Westville, Dr Konar is a member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa and the SA Institute of Directors, past member and chairman of the external audit committee of the International Monetary Fund and member of the Safeguards Panel and Implementation Oversight Panel of the World Bank (Co-Chairman).

Nkateko Mageza

Mr. Nkateko Peter Mageza has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of Sappi Limited. His Other board and organization memberships : Eqstra Holdings Limited (Chairman), Clover Industries Limited, Ethos Private Equity (Pty) Limited, Rainbow Chickens Limited, Remgro Limited, MTN Group Limited. He joined the Sappi Board after having held senior executive positions across a wide range of industries. He is a former Group Chief Operating Officer and executive director of ABSA Group Limited, Assistant General Manager at Nedcor Limited and Chief Executive Officer of Autonet, the Road Passenger and Freight Logistics Division of Transnet Limited.

John McKenzie

Mr. John David McKenzie serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Sappi Limited. His other board and organization memberships : Accelerate Cape Town (Chairman), Capitec Bank, Coronation Fund Managers, University of Cape Town Foundation (Chairman), WESGRO, Save the Children Fund (Cape), Rondebosch Schools Education Trust (Chairman), The Carleton Lloyd Educational Trust (Chairman). Mr. McKenzie joined the Sappi board after having held senior executive positions globally and in South Africa. He is a former president for Asia, Middle East and Africa Downstream of the Chevron Texaco Corporation and also served as the chairman and chief executive officer of the Caltex Corporation. He was a member of the Singapore Economic Development Board from 2000-2003.

Karen Osar

Ms. Karen Rohn Osar serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Sappi Limited since May 1, 2007. Her Other board and organization memberships: Innophos Holdings, Inc. (also Chairperson of Audit Committee) and Webster Financial Corporation (also Chairperson of Audit Committee). She was executive vice president and chief financial officer of speciality chemicals company Chemtura Corporation until her retirement in March 2007. Prior to that, she held various senior management and board positions in her career. She was vice-president and treasurer for Tenneco, Inc. and also served as chief financial officer of Westvaco Corporation and as senior vice-president and chief financial officer of the merged MeadWestvaco Corporation. Prior to those appointments she spent 19 years at JP Morgan and Company, becoming a managing director of the Investment Banking Group. She has chaired several external board audit committees.

Bridgette Radebe

Ms. Bridgette Radebe, BA (Pol Sc and Socio) serves as Non-Executive Independent Director in Sappi Limited since May 2004. Her other board and organization memberships: Mmakau Mining (Pty) Ltd (Executive Chairperson), South African Mining Development Association (President), New Africa Mining Fund (founder and Board Trustee). She was the first black South African deep level hard rock mining entrepreneur in the 1980s. She has more than a decade of experience in contract mining, mining construction and mining mergers and acquisitions. She is founder of Mmakau Mining which has investments in platinum, coal, chrome and gold mines. She participated in the design of the South African Mining Charter and present mining legislation.

Rudolf Thummer

Dr. Rudolf Thummer is the Non-Executive Independent Director of Sappi Limited. Dr Thummer joined the Sappi board after having served many years in the pulp and paper industry. He joined Hannover Papier in 1979 (later purchased by Sappi) as manager of Research and Development. In 1982, he became the paper mill manager at Alfeld Mill and in 1990 he was appointed technical director of this mill. In 1992, Dr Thummer became an Executive Board Member of the Hannover Papier Group, responsible for Manufacturing at the Alfeld and Ehingen Mills. In 1998, he moved to Sappi Fine Paper Europe based in Brussels as Technical Director and Executive Board Member. He served as Group Head Technology of Sappi Limited from January 2006 up to his retirement at the end of December 2007.
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