Leadership

Jerome Govender

Jerome Govender

Managing Director

Jerome was appointed Managing Director for Moolmans from 1 April 2019. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the construction industry with solid experience in both local and international environments.

Most recently, Jerome served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Cross Yarra Partnership, an approximately AUD6 billion private public partnership (PPP) rail project in Melbourne, Australia. Before that, he was Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Concor Holdings following a transaction that saw most of Murray & Roberts’ infrastructure and building division sold to black empowered Firefly Investments (now Concor Holdings). Jerome previously spent 15 years of his career with JSE-listed Murray & Roberts Group where he served the company in various roles. Before joining Murray & Roberts, he worked briefly in the public sector as a Director in South Africa’s National Department of Public Works.

Jerome holds a BSc in Quantity Surveying from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, an MSc from the University of KwaZulu-Natal as well as an MBA from Wits Business School. He brings to Moolmans the necessary skills and experience to lead the turnaround intervention at the mining company which is focused on restoring planned operational and financial performance and returning the core mining business to profitability.

Dawn Earp

Dawn Earp

Finance Director

Dawn has an impressive track record of accomplishments in the mining industry, having worked in executive positions at companies such as Anglo American, Anglo Gold Ashanti, Implats and Rand Refinery. Furthermore, she serves as a non-executive director on the boards of a number of large companies and pension funds. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987, at the University of Witwatersrand. Dawn joined Moolmans in August 2018 as Finance Director.

Michael Borgstrom

SHERQ Executive and Acting HR Executive

Michael transferred to Moolmans from the Aveng Group on 1 September 2019. This gives him extensive knowledge of the business, having been involved in all Aveng operations, as well as certain sub committees of the Aveng Board.

Michael has a strong background in Human Resources having spent over 16 years at De Beers, where he started his career, and then at Lonmin and BHP Billiton, and most recently at Aveng for the past six years. His strengths and passion lie with organisational effectiveness, where he believes that improvements in efficiencies, productivity and safety are brought about through clear performance metrics, accountability and positive leadership.

Dewald Hattingh

Dewald Hattingh

Operations Executive

Dewald completed his National Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering in 1992. He joined Africon, a Civil Engineering Consulting company, which awarded him a bursary for his studies. In 2001 Dewald joined Aveng Moolmans in West Africa. During this time, he was a Contracts Manager in Guinea, Mali and Ghana. Dewald returned to South Africa in January 2010 to take up the position of General Manager Plant for Moolmans, South African operations. He was appointed as Operational Executive and to the Executive Committee in 2010.

Robert Nicholson

Robert Nicholson

New Business Executive

Robert has a BTech Mining Engineering Degree obtained through the University of Johannesburg. He is a member of both the Association of Mine Managers South Africa (AMMSA) and the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM). He has extensive experience in various operational and technical management roles, in both open cut and underground mining. He started his career with AngloGold Ashanti and worked his way up the production ranks within South Africa’s deep level gold mining industry, obtaining both his Mine Overseers’ and Mine Managers’ Certificates. He joined Moolmans at our Phoenix contract as planning manager in 2007 and was later promoted to production manager. After taking a consultancy position in Johannesburg in 2009, Robert returned to Moolmans in 2011 and is now involved with tendering on new business and responsible for the technical and planning aspects. Robert was appointed to the Executive Committee in 2012 and became the New Business Executive for Moolmans in 2015.

Grant Stock

Commercial Executive

Grant joined Moolmans on 1 August 2019 as Commercial Executive, having moved across from a similar role at Aveng, where he was responsible for, among other things, Group commercial, risk, insurance and legal matters across the Aveng Group.

Grant is an accomplished executive; a civil engineer with an MBA. His career spans over almost 30 years with diverse experience in the international and South African markets at leading corporations in PPP, project management, construction, property, manufacturing, mining and consulting engineering industries. Grant has strong technical skill and experience including managing complex and diverse teams in South Africa, Mozambique, Kazakhstan, Libya, United Kingdom, Bahamas and Azerbaijan.