Date of appointment: 1 October 2013
Board committee memberships: Chairman of the social, ethics, remuneration and transformation committee and a member of the independent sub-committee, audit, risk and nominations committees
Significant other directorships: None
Number of non-significant directorships: Three
Skills and expertise: Corporate finance, industry experience (property), general management and business operations, risk and opportunity management, strategy development, corporate and social affairs, environment/sustainability, human resources and remuneration, mergers and acquisitions, investment banking and mining industry experience.
Experience: Gerard was formerly the chief executive officer of KCS Resources Proprietary Limited, a division of Transafrika Resources and the Pamodzi Resources Fund. Prior to that he was director of business development (resources) at Rand Merchant Bank, head of investment banking and head of equities research at BoE Merchant Bank and BoE Securities. He was formerly an independent non-executive director of Keaton Energy Holdings Limited.