Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Chairperson and Restructure of Board Committees
CORONATION FUND MANAGERS LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 1973/009318/06)
Share code: CML
(“Coronation” or “the Company”)
APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRPERSON AND RESTRUCTURE OF BOARD COMMITTEES
In terms of paragraph 3.59 (c) of the JSE Listings Requirements and following the
announcement of the passing of the board chairperson Mr. Shams Pather released on 6 July
2021, the board of directors (“the Board”) has appointed Professor Alexandra Watson
(“Alexandra”) as the independent non-executive chairperson with effect from 10 August 2021.
Furthermore, shareholders are advised that Mr Sakhiwo Ntombela (“Saks”) has been
appointed as the lead independent non-executive director with effect from 10 August 2021.
Alexandra has served as a director on the Board of Coronation since 2008 and acted as the
lead independent non-executive director since 2018. She also held the position of chair of the
audit and risk committee.
Alexandra is an emeritus professor of the University of Cape Town, having retired in 2018
after decades of teaching postgraduate financial reporting. She is a former Chairperson of
the Accounting Practices Committee, the technical accounting committee of the South African
Institute of Chartered Accountants and chairs the Financial Reporting Investigations Panel (an
advisory panel of financial reporting experts formed by a joint venture of the JSE and SAICA).
In April 2018, Alexandra was appointed as an independent director of Steinhoff International
Holdings N.V. In July 2021, she was appointed as a non-independent non-executive director
of Petra Diamonds Limited.
She is a board member of WWF-SA and is a previous vice chairperson of the board of the
Global Reporting Initiative, an Amsterdam-based organisation promoting understanding and
communication of sustainability issues. She is a member of EY’s adjudicating panel of
Excellence in Integrated Reporting awards.
Alexandra brings with her a wealth of industry experience and a deep commitment to corporate
governance. The Board is confident that she is strongly qualified to lead Coronation forward
in an increasingly complex environment.
Following Alexandra’s appointment as chairperson the Board has made the following changes
to the Board committees with effect from 10 August 2021.
- The board has reconstituted the combined Audit and Risk Committee into two separate
committees, the audit and risk committees, respectively.
- Following her appointment as chairperson of the Board, Alexandra has resigned from
the audit and risk committee with effect from 10 August 2021.
- Ms Lulama Boyce (“Lulama”) has been appointed as the chairperson of the newly
constituted audit committee while Saks has been appointed as a member and
chairperson of the newly constituted risk committee.
- In addition, Lulama, Ms Madichaba Nhlumayo (“Madichaba”) and Dr Hugo Nelson
have been appointed as members of the risk committee.
- Furthermore, given the vacancies on the audit committee, Madichaba and Saks have
been appointed to fill these vacancies and their appointments are subject to approval
by shareholders at the annual general meeting scheduled to take place in February
6 August 2021
Date: 06-08-2021 01:30:00
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