Non-executive Chairman

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.



Financial Director

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.



Independent Non-executive Director

Kajal Bissessor is a CA(SA) having served articles with KPMG subsequent to completing a B Acc, HDip Acc and the SAICA Board exams. During Kajal’s articles, she gained international experience at KPMG Ireland (Dublin office) where she worked as audit senior for a period of four months. Post articles, Kajal worked as audit manager at KPMG (Johannesburg office) for a period of two years in the Consumer Markets division. Kajal joined Merafe Resources Limited as Financial Manager in 2009 and was promoted to Financial Director in January 2015.

Kajal was appointed as non-executive director and chairperson of Anchor Group Limited’s Audit and Risk Committee in December 2015.



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

National Teacher’s Qualification, Botshabelo Training Institution, Management Advanced Programme (MAP) Certificate, University of the Witwatersrand Business School, Effective Directorship. Certificate, Kagiso Leadership School and Gordon Institute of Business.

He joined the mining industry from 1977 to 1996 as a multi-skilled worker at East Rand Gold & Uranium. At the time of leaving ERGO he was shift foreman and at times acting as General Metallurgical Foreman. He joined the National Union of Mineworkers in 1984. Elected NUM Regional Secretary (Wits Region) 1984; Elected COSATU Regional Chairperson (Wits Region) 1985, Elected NUM National Treasurer 1987. He served as the Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Brakpan Transitional Local Council 1994, He served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Gauteng Association of Local Authorities (GALA) and the South African Local Government Association (Salga) serving as a Chairperson of the Local Government Labour Relations Working Committee in both Associations.

He was the Executive Chairman of the Mineworkers Investment Company (Pty) Ltd from 1 April 1997 to 28 February 2000. He became Deputy CEO of the Mineworkers Investment Company (Pty) Ltd since March 2000 to March 2003. Paul was appointed CEO from 1April 2003 to 30 June 2012. His previous board participation in listed businesses includes: Chairman of Peermont, Primedia and Metrofile, Deputy Chairman of Optimum Coal and non-executive Director of Firstrand Group.

Paul has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of Anchor and will serve as a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and Chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee.



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.


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