David Hugh Brown
Independent non-executive director
Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Remuneration CommitteeBCom, CTA (UCT), CA (SA)
David was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Coal of Africa Limited effective from February 2014. He was previously the non-executive Chairman from August 2012 and then the executive Chairman and is a non-executive director of Edcon Holdings Ltd as well as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee. He is the former CEO of Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) and was chairman of Impala Platinum Limited and Zimplats Holdings Limited, the two major operating subsidiaries within the Implats group. David was CEO from 2006 to 2012 and before that he served as Chief Financial Officer from 1999. Prior to that, David worked in the Information technology sector for four years and for the Exxon Mobil Corporation in Europe for five years. He served his articles with EY. David was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in January 2012.