The board of Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (“Harmony”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Frank Abbott as Financial Director, effective 7 February 2012.
Frank has served on Harmony’s board since 1994 in various roles – both executive and non-executive. In August 2007, Frank was seconded to Harmony as interim financial director, a position he held until handing over to Hannes Meyer in November 2009. He remained executive director until 31 July 2010 after which he served as non-executive director of both Harmony and ARM. He was re-appointed executive director of Harmony on 8 November 2011 until his appointment as financial director.
The board is further pleased to announce that Riana Bisschoff will be appointed company secretary of the board with effect from 1 March 2012. Bisschoff completed her LLB as well as a Masters Degree (LLM) in Commercial Law at the University of Potchefstroom. She further completed her articles in 2003 at Couzyn, Hertzog and Horak Attorneys in Pretoria and was admitted as an attorney, notary and conveyancer. In 2004 she started her own firm, Bisschoff Attorneys, in association with Van der Merwe and Associates in Pretoria. She ventured into the commercial arena in 2005 where she served as company secretary and legal advisor before joining iThemba Governance and Statutory Solutions (Pty) Ltd (“iThemba”) in 2010. During her time at iThemba, Bisschoff attended to the company secretarial duties of various listed and unlisted entities.
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited’s Chief Executive Officer, Graham Briggs said, “We are pleased to welcome Frank back as financial director - he has always played a pivotal role in Harmony. Riana is a well-experienced company secretary and lawyer who is familiar with the company and we welcome her to the team”.
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Henrika Basterfield Investor Relations Officer +27 11 411 2314 (work) +27 82 759 1775 (mobile)