Board of Directors - Aveng

Executive

Eric Diack

Position:
Executive Chairman
Qualifications:
B.Acc CA (SA), AMP Harvard & UCT
Aveng Board Committees:
Member of the following committees:
Investment Committee,
Risk Committee.
Eric Diack
Eric has extensive experience of the South African Industrial and Mining landscape. During his corporate and entrepreneurial career, Eric fulfilled numerous senior and executive financial management positions and he has been integral to the negotiation and successful conclusion of a multitude of transactions. Eric is currently a Non-executive Director on the Boards of African Consolidated Resources,Bidvest Group, Bidvest Bank and McConnell Dowell. Eric has previously served on numerous major listed and unlisted company boards.

Sean Flanagan

Position:
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science (Building)
Aveng Board Committees:
Member of executive committee
Sean-Flanagan,-Aveng-Board-Member
Sean has over 30 years’ industry experience from contract and claims negotiation, project engineering, project and construction management, implementing company strategies, leading mergers and acquisitions, trouble shooting in underperforming projects and businesses, as well as full executive responsibility for a large portfolio of businesses and major projects. He was previously with Murray & Roberts for 19 years where he occupied a range of operational, general management and executive director board roles. Sean assumed the position of CEO on 1 February 2019.

Adrian Macartney

Position:
Aveng CFO
Qualifications:
BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)
Aveng Board Committees:
Member of executive committee
Adrian Macartney
Adrian was appointed to the Board on 8 September 2014.

Non-Executive

May Hermanus

Position:
Lead independent non-executive director
Qualifications:
BSc (Geology), MSc (Physical Metallurgy), Takemi Fellow, Harvard University, Fellow SAIMM
Aveng Board Committees:
Chairman of Safety, Health and Environmental Committee
Audit and Risk Committee
Competition Law Reference Committee
May Hermanus
May was appointed to the Board in September 2009.

May has worked in various positions in the private, public and NGO sectors in South Africa. She is a former deputy director general of the Department of Minerals and Energy for mine safety and health. May serves on the boards of the Rail Safety Regulator, the Minerals and Mining Development Board of the Department of Mineral Resources, the Council for Geoscience, Sacred Heart College and is chairperson of the Bokamoso Trust, the employee share option scheme of AngloGold Ashanti. She is currently the Executive Director: Natural Resources and the Environment at the CSIR, continues to be associated with the University of the Witwatersrand in a visiting capacity and is a fellow of the SAIMM.

Michael Kilbride

Position:
Independent non-executive director
Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Mining Engineering, (RSM, London University), MDP (Unisa), SEP (London Business School)
Aveng Board Committees:
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
Risk Committee,
Investment Committee,
Safety, Health and Environmental Committee.
Michael Kilbride
Michael was appointed to the Board on 4 July 2012.

Michael’s career includes working for Anglo American in the gold mining sector as well as serving as an executive director of both Kumba Resources and Exxaro Resources. He also serves on the board of Continental Coal where he is the non-executive chairman. Michael brings extensive experience in mining to the Board.

Philip Hourquebie

Position:
Independent non-executive director
Qualifications:
CA (SA), BCom Finance, Bachelor of Accountancy
Aveng Board Committees:
Member of Investment and Audit committees.
Chairman Audit Committee.
Philip Hourquebie
Philip was appointed to the Board in August 2015.

Philip has extensive operation and strategic experience, gained particularly from his long career at Ernest & Young.

During this time he held various positions including the position of CEO South Africa; Managing Partner: Sub-Saharan Africa Region; and Managing Partner: Central and South-East Europe Region