BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mike Teke was born in 1964 in Kwa Thema, Springs and has the following qualifications: BA (Ed), B.Ed (University of the North) 1985-1989; BA (Hons) (RAU) 1995-1996 and MBA (Unisa) 1999-2002. He started work as a school teacher and subsequently served in various HR roles at Unilever, Bayer, BHP Billiton and Impala Platinum until 2007. In 2008, Mike left Impala to be one of the founding members of Optimum Coal (he was appointed CEO) and was part of the listing of Optimum Coal on the JSE in March 2010. In September 2012, after Glencore purchased and delisted Optimum, Mike resigned as CEO and became Non-Executive Chairman until April 2015.
Since his days as an active CEO in the listed corporate world, Mike has contributed to various associations and educational bodies and has developed and grown his own business interests. He is Deputy Chairman of Council at the University of Johannesburg, was appointed VP of the Chamber of Mines in 2011/12 and on 5 November 2013 was appointed President of the Chamber of Mines. He was further appointed Chairman of the Richard’s Bay Coal Terminal in 2012 and is currently serving in this role. Mike serves on the Board of Rolfes, a JSE-listed company and is the founder, Executive Chairman and controlling shareholder of Masimong, a diversified investment company which, among other investments, holds a material interest in Anchor Group. Among his other interests is Dedicoal, a service-based mining and beneficiation vehicle which is active in the South African mining sector.
Mr Armitage is a CA(SA), having served articles with Deloitte & Touche. Mr Armitage has 23 years’ experience in global financial markets, having worked as an analyst, Head of Research and Chief Investment Officer. Peter also ran an internet media business in 2000 and 2001.
Mr Armitage has achieved a record number of No. 1 positions (21) in the annual Financial Mail investment analyst survey of institutional investors. In 1999 Mr Armitage was rated the Top Analyst in SA by Finance Week. He has worked at Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Nedbank and Investec Wealth & Investment. Mr Armitage is the CEO of JSE-listed Anchor Group, which he founded in 2011. He was named by the Financial Mail as one of the 10 top businessmen in South Africa for 2015.
Chief Operating Officer
Todd is the co-founder of Anchor Group and current CEO of the Anchor Group subsidiary Ripple Effect 4. Todd brings over 17 years of corporate management experience with previous employers including MTN, Educor and AfriCam.
Todd is the Chief Operating Officer of Anchor Capital and Anchor Group. His varied responsibilities include oversight of Operational Finance and Accounts, Logistics, Head office management, Compliance, Human Resources, Employment Equity, The newly established BEE Skills Development Programme, Market Intelligence, Investor Campus, WildlifeCampus and IT. Todd provides the executive representation on the Social & Ethics Committee.
Omair is a CA (SA) having served articles with KPMG. At KPMG Omair was part of the Financial Services division and the Financial Engineering Group where he gained experience in the global and local financial markets auditing financial institutions. Omair joined Anchor prior to its listing in September 2014 as group financial manager in charge of the finance team and financial reporting on behalf of the group.
Lead Independent Director
Tinyiko is a qualified Chartered Accountant. She completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree cum laude in Financial Accounting from the University of Pretoria. She joined KPMG in 2005 where she completed her articles. Upon completing her articles, she joined Amalgamated Beverages Industries (ABI), the soft drinks division of South African Breweries in 2008 as a financial planner where she was involved in financial management and management accounting, and obtained substantial experience in cost management, financial accounting and financial reporting.
She co-founded PSTM Chartered Accountants (Pty) Ltd as well as PSTM Auditors Inc. in 2010 where she still serves today as an executive director. The companies serve both the public and private sectors in audit, tax and advisory services. Tinyiko serves on various boards as a non-executive director over and above serving as an executive director at PSTM.
Tinyiko was appointed as Non-Executive Director and Chairperson of Anchor Group’s Audit & Risk Committee in August 2018. She was appointed as the Lead Independent Non-executive Director as of 02 April 2019.
Independent Non-executive Director
Nick started working in 1969 as a Marketing Trainee with Colgate-Palmolive and in 1976 was transferred to Colgate-Palmolive, United Kingdom. He later moved to Germany, where he held the position of Assistant Managing Director ColgatePalmolive, Germany. He returned to South Africa and joined Barlow Rand Limited in July 1982 and became a Director of Barlow Rand in 1993. In January 1990 he was transferred to ICS Holdings Limited where he held the position of Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. ICS was the largest perishable food processing company in South Africa and listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Prior to joining Colgate-Palmolive he obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree. Prior to co-founding Lodestone Brands, Nick was Chief Executive Officer of Tiger Brands Limited from 1994 to 2008. He was appointed to the Nedbank board as an Independent non-executive from November 2002 to December 2007 where he served on the Risk, Credit and Remuneration Committees.
Nick’s other non executive directorship involvements include Childline Gauteng, and The African Children’s Feeding Scheme. He also serves on the Finance Committee of St.Stithians College, which college he previously served as chairman of the board for 10 years”. Nick serves as a member on the Audit & Risk and Remuneration Committees of Anchor. Nick sits on the Investment Committee.
Independent Non-executive Director
Ms Sibisi is a supply chain specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services, petroleum and logistics industries. She is skilled in negotiation, supply chain optimisation, operations management, warehouse operations, people management, vendor management and corporate governance.
Independent Non-executive Director
Following his studies at Rand Afrikaans University, Alastair completed his articles at Livingstone Crichton in 2004. He was admitted as an attorney of the High Court (Transvaal Provincial Division) in 2005. Having practiced as an attorney (post articles) for ten years he started his own practice in December 2009 named Adams Attorney, which practice has approximately 30 corporate clients whose annual turnover ranges from R3 million to R3 billion. Alastair has had extensive experience in high court litigation, commercial and corporate transactions and deceased estates. He also acts as director for a number of private companies and as a trustee for numerous family trusts (both as lead trustee and as independent trustee).
Alastair has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of Anchor and served as a Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of both the Social and Ethics Committee as well as the Remuneration and Investment Committees.