BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Paul Baloyi

Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Appointed: May 2019

Mr. Baloyi was appointed as the Chairman of the Board in May 2019. He currently serves on a number of boards including, Old Mutual Limited, Bid Corporation Limited, ENX Group Limited and Zarclear Holdings Limited. He began his career with the Standard Bank Group Limited, before moving to Nedcor Bank Limited (now Nedbank). He fulfilled various roles during his tenure there, ultimately becoming Managing Director of Nedbank Africa. He is also the former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of DBSA Development Fund. Paul served as an independent Non-Executive Director on several boards in Africa and Internationally, was a council member of the Institute of Bankers and served as Chairman of the New Medical Aid.

Education: Paul holds an MBA from the University of Wales Bangor and a number of other postgraduate qualifications, including completing an Advanced Management Program from INSEAD and Senior Executive Program from Harvard Business School. Paul has specialised experience in Strategy Development and Execution, Risk and Governance, Financial Structuring / Engineering and Compliance.

Paul Baloyi

Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Appointed: May 2019

Mr. Baloyi was appointed as the Chairman of the Board in May 2019. He currently serves on a number of boards including, Old Mutual Limited, Bid Corporation Limited, ENX Group Limited and Zarclear Holdings Limited. He began his career with the Standard Bank Group Limited, before moving to Nedcor Bank Limited (now Nedbank). He fulfilled various roles during his tenure there, ultimately becoming Managing Director of Nedbank Africa. He is also the former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of DBSA Development Fund. Paul served as an independent Non-Executive Director on several boards in Africa and Internationally, was a council member of the Institute of Bankers and served as Chairman of the New Medical Aid.

Education: Paul holds an MBA from the University of Wales Bangor and a number of other postgraduate qualifications, including completing an Advanced Management Program from INSEAD and Senior Executive Program from Harvard Business School. Paul has specialised experience in Strategy Development and Execution, Risk and Governance, Financial Structuring / Engineering and Compliance.

Nigel Atherton

Executive Director

Appointed: November 2016

Mr. Atherton was appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Prior to this he was the Chief Operating Officer of Emperors Palace, the group’s flagship resort. Nigel was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer for Emperors Palace in August 2006 after he rejoined the Group in July 2005 as Financial Manager. Prior to his return to Emperors Palace he was the Divisional Director for Finance and Operations at Zenprop Property Holdings (Pty) Ltd. He has held various senior financial positions within Peermont since 1999. Nigel was involved in the execution of a number of strategic initiatives including the successful recapitalisation and refinancing of the group in 2017.

Education: Bachelor of Accounting Science Honours Degree (UNISA), Chartered Accountant (SA).

Nigel Atherton

Executive Director

Appointed: November 2016

Mr. Atherton was appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Prior to this he was the Chief Operating Officer of Emperors Palace, the group’s flagship resort. Nigel was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer for Emperors Palace in August 2006 after he rejoined the Group in July 2005 as Financial Manager. Prior to his return to Emperors Palace he was the Divisional Director for Finance and Operations at Zenprop Property Holdings (Pty) Ltd. He has held various senior financial positions within Peermont since 1999. Nigel was involved in the execution of a number of strategic initiatives including the successful recapitalisation and refinancing of the group in 2017.

Education: Bachelor of Accounting Science Honours Degree (UNISA), Chartered Accountant (SA).

Charl Fouche

Executive Director

Appointed: September 2020

Mr. Fouche was appointed as the Group Chief Financial Officer in 2020. Prior to this he was the Group Finance Executive. Mr. Fouche was involved in the execution of a number of strategic initiatives which included the listing of Peermont Global in 2004, the acquisition of the Tusk Group in December 2005, the US$ 1 billion buyout, delisting and reorganisation of Peermont in 2007 and the successful recapitalisation and refinancing of the group in 2014 and 2017.

Education: Bachelor of Commerce, Honours Degree in Accountancy and Certificate in the Theory of Accounting, all from the University of Johannesburg, Certificate in International Treasury Management from the Association of Corporate Treasurers, Chartered Accountant (SA).

Charl Fouche

Executive Director

Appointed: September 2020

Mr. Fouche was appointed as the Group Chief Financial Officer in 2020. Prior to this he was the Group Finance Executive. Mr. Fouche was involved in the execution of a number of strategic initiatives which included the listing of Peermont Global in 2004, the acquisition of the Tusk Group in December 2005, the US$ 1 billion buyout, delisting and reorganisation of Peermont in 2007 and the successful recapitalisation and refinancing of the group in 2014 and 2017.

Education: Bachelor of Commerce, Honours Degree in Accountancy and Certificate in the Theory of Accounting, all from the University of Johannesburg, Certificate in International Treasury Management from the Association of Corporate Treasurers, Chartered Accountant (SA).

Anthony Puttergill

Non-Executive Director and Member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee

Appointed to the Board: November 2006

Mr. Puttergill qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) and spent the early part of his career with KPMG in Johannesburg and London, where he focused on serving clients in the travel, leisure and tourism industries. After developing a keen interest in the gaming and hospitality industry, he established a specialised gaming industry practice within KPMG South Africa, where he served as managing consultant until being approached to join Global Resorts (Peermont’s predecessor company) in 1999.

Mr. Puttergill joined Peermont’s predecessor as Commercial Director when the group was still in its start-up phase. His contribution to the strategic and operational management of the rapidly-growing group was recognised early on and he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Peermont Global in 2002, while also serving as the Group Financial Director.

In November 2006, he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Peermont Global Proprietary Limited which acquired control of the previously listed Peermont Global Limited group in April 2007. He continued to serve as CEO of the Peermont Group until December 2015. After indicating his desire to retire from an executive role, he served as part-time executive chairman until 1 April 2016 before commencing his current role as non-executive chairman.

Mr. Puttergill was instrumental in the formulation, funding, structuring and execution of various strategic initiatives, such as; the management-led institutional buy-out of the company in 2003, the listing of Peermont Global in 2004, the acquisition of the South African interests of Caesars South Africa Inc. in 2005, the acquisition of a controlling interest in the Tusk Group announced in December 2005, the US$ 1 billion buyout, delisting and reorganisation of Peermont in April 2007 and the successful recapitalisation of the group in 2014. Education: Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Accountancy (University of the Witwatersrand), Chartered Accountant (SA).

Anthony Puttergill

Non-Executive Director and Member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee

Appointed to the Board: November 2006

Mr. Puttergill qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) and spent the early part of his career with KPMG in Johannesburg and London, where he focused on serving clients in the travel, leisure and tourism industries. After developing a keen interest in the gaming and hospitality industry, he established a specialised gaming industry practice within KPMG South Africa, where he served as managing consultant until being approached to join Global Resorts (Peermont’s predecessor company) in 1999.

Mr. Puttergill joined Peermont’s predecessor as Commercial Director when the group was still in its start-up phase. His contribution to the strategic and operational management of the rapidly-growing group was recognised early on and he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Peermont Global in 2002, while also serving as the Group Financial Director.

In November 2006, he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Peermont Global Proprietary Limited which acquired control of the previously listed Peermont Global Limited group in April 2007. He continued to serve as CEO of the Peermont Group until December 2015. After indicating his desire to retire from an executive role, he served as part-time executive chairman until 1 April 2016 before commencing his current role as non-executive chairman.

Mr. Puttergill was instrumental in the formulation, funding, structuring and execution of various strategic initiatives, such as; the management-led institutional buy-out of the company in 2003, the listing of Peermont Global in 2004, the acquisition of the South African interests of Caesars South Africa Inc. in 2005, the acquisition of a controlling interest in the Tusk Group announced in December 2005, the US$ 1 billion buyout, delisting and reorganisation of Peermont in April 2007 and the successful recapitalisation of the group in 2014. Education: Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Accountancy (University of the Witwatersrand), Chartered Accountant (SA).

Nangamso Mankai

Non-Executive Director

Appointed: May 2021

Ms. Mankai is a seasoned investment and finance professional with 16 years’ experience in audit, corporate finance, private equity, project finance, investment management and strategy development across South- and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Ms. Mankai was recently with the Bigen Group, an infrastructure development company, where she played a critical role in establishing the investment division, evaluating possible investments, financial modelling, due diligence and providing strategic direction and enhanced stakeholder value within the group. Her extensive board experience includes as independent board member and chair of the Audit & Risk Committee for the JSE-listed Curro Holdings Limited, and as a volunteer on SAICA’s Legal and Compliance Committee.

Education:  Chartered Accountant (SA), Chartered Accountant (SA).BComm from Rhodes University, BComm (Honours) from UKZN and an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science.

Nangamso Mankai

Non-Executive Director

Appointed: May 2021

Ms. Mankai is a seasoned investment and finance professional with 16 years’ experience in audit, corporate finance, private equity, project finance, investment management and strategy development across South- and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Ms. Mankai was recently with the Bigen Group, an infrastructure development company, where she played a critical role in establishing the investment division, evaluating possible investments, financial modelling, due diligence and providing strategic direction and enhanced stakeholder value within the group. Her extensive board experience includes as independent board member and chair of the Audit & Risk Committee for the JSE-listed Curro Holdings Limited, and as a volunteer on SAICA’s Legal and Compliance Committee.

Education:  Chartered Accountant (SA), Chartered Accountant (SA).BComm from Rhodes University, BComm (Honours) from UKZN and an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science.

David Brown

Non-Executive Director

Appointed: July 2021

Mr. Brown is the former Chief Executive Officer of Zimbabwean based Mining group, Kuvimba Mining House Limited. Prior to that he was CEO at MC Mining (2012 - 2020) and CEO of Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (2006 - 2012), and before that was the Chief Financial Officer of Impala (1999 - 2006).

He is currently the lead Independent Non-Executive Director at Vodacom Group Limited a JSE Listed Telecom Company (January 2012 to present) where he is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, a member of the Board and the Remuneration committee and he is also a Chairman of the Investment Committee. In addition, he is the Chairman of Northam Platinum Limited a JSE listed Platinum producer (November 2017 to present) , Chairman of the Nomination and the Investment committees. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Resilient REIT Limited a JSE listed property company. (August 2018 to present), Chairman of the Audit committee, and a member of the Remuneration and Investment Committees.

Education:  Chartered Accountant (SA) and a BComm from UCT

David Brown

Non-Executive Director

Appointed: July 2021

Mr. Brown is the former Chief Executive Officer of Zimbabwean based Mining group, Kuvimba Mining House Limited. Prior to that he was CEO at MC Mining (2012 - 2020) and CEO of Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (2006 - 2012), and before that was the Chief Financial Officer of Impala (1999 - 2006).

He is currently the lead Independent Non-Executive Director at Vodacom Group Limited a JSE Listed Telecom Company (January 2012 to present) where he is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, a member of the Board and the Remuneration committee and he is also a Chairman of the Investment Committee. In addition, he is the Chairman of Northam Platinum Limited a JSE listed Platinum producer (November 2017 to present) , Chairman of the Nomination and the Investment committees. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Resilient REIT Limited a JSE listed property company. (August 2018 to present), Chairman of the Audit committee, and a member of the Remuneration and Investment Committees.

Education:  Chartered Accountant (SA) and a BComm from UCT

Barry Hardy

Independent Non-Executive Director and Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Appointed: September 2014

Mr. Hardy has over 30 years’ experience in the international gaming industry in both operations and financial management roles. After some 18 years of involvement with London Clubs as Finance Director then Chief Operating Officer and most recently as Executive Deputy Chairman, he retired in December 2007. He has since acted as a consultant to the gaming and leisure industry and has advised on a number of casino transactions including that of the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Other significant directorships: Non-executive chairman of the board of Regency Entertainment SA which owns the Mont Parnes and Thessaloniki casinos in Greece. Non-executive director of the board of Silverbond Limited which owns the Park Lane casino in London.

Barry Hardy

Independent Non-Executive Director and Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Appointed: September 2014

Mr. Hardy has over 30 years’ experience in the international gaming industry in both operations and financial management roles. After some 18 years of involvement with London Clubs as Finance Director then Chief Operating Officer and most recently as Executive Deputy Chairman, he retired in December 2007. He has since acted as a consultant to the gaming and leisure industry and has advised on a number of casino transactions including that of the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Other significant directorships: Non-executive chairman of the board of Regency Entertainment SA which owns the Mont Parnes and Thessaloniki casinos in Greece. Non-executive director of the board of Silverbond Limited which owns the Park Lane casino in London.

Chris Jardine

Independent Non-Executive Director and Member of the Transformation, Social and Ethics Committee

Appointed: September 2014

Dr. Chris Jardine is the Group Executive Director for Operations for the Tsebo Group, an integrated facilities solutions provider with offices in 22 countries. He joined Tsebo in 2011 as CEO of Tsebo Catering Solutions, a position he held until assuming his new role in June 2015. Prior to this he was CEO of the J & J Group. Chris has also worked in the IT, logistics, telecommunications, industrials and financial services sectors. Besides his strong operational track record, he has also served on the boards of companies as diverse as MTN, Transnet, Macquarie First South and Union Carriage and Wagons.

Education: PhD in Information Technology and BS and MS degrees in Computer Science, all from the George Mason University in Virginia, USA.

Chris Jardine

Independent Non-Executive Director and Member of the Transformation, Social and Ethics Committee

Appointed: September 2014

Dr. Chris Jardine is the Group Executive Director for Operations for the Tsebo Group, an integrated facilities solutions provider with offices in 22 countries. He joined Tsebo in 2011 as CEO of Tsebo Catering Solutions, a position he held until assuming his new role in June 2015. Prior to this he was CEO of the J & J Group. Chris has also worked in the IT, logistics, telecommunications, industrials and financial services sectors. Besides his strong operational track record, he has also served on the boards of companies as diverse as MTN, Transnet, Macquarie First South and Union Carriage and Wagons.

Education: PhD in Information Technology and BS and MS degrees in Computer Science, all from the George Mason University in Virginia, USA.

Chio Sakutukwa

Chio Sakutukwa

Company Secretary and Group Compliance Specialist

Appointed: December 2020

Ms. Sakutukwa obtained her law degree from Rhodes University in 2009 and spent the early part of her career gaining experience in corporate governance matters, exchange control, business structures and corporate law as the eventual head of the Corporate Statutory Services department at RSM South Africa (“RSM”). During her time with RSM she qualified as a Chartered Company Secretary. In 2015, she joined Goldrush Gaming Group (“Goldrush”) where her corporate law specialty meshed with a specialty in gambling law, mergers and acquisitions, as well as stakeholder management.  She established the legal and company secretarial functions at Goldrush in that time. Ms. Sakutukwa is a member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa and a registered ACG or Associate Chartered Secretary registered with the Chartered Governance Institute (formerly Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa). She is registered with all 9 of the international Chartered Governance Institutes including Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa.

Education: LLB from Rhodes University, LLM Corporate Law from the University of Pretoria, ACG (CS,CGP)

Chio Sakutukwa

Company Secretary and Group Compliance Specialist

Appointed: December 2020

Ms. Sakutukwa obtained her law degree from Rhodes University in 2009 and spent the early part of her career gaining experience in corporate governance matters, exchange control, business structures and corporate law as the eventual head of the Corporate Statutory Services department at RSM South Africa (“RSM”). During her time with RSM she qualified as a Chartered Company Secretary. In 2015, she joined Goldrush Gaming Group (“Goldrush”) where her corporate law specialty meshed with a specialty in gambling law, mergers and acquisitions, as well as stakeholder management.  She established the legal and company secretarial functions at Goldrush in that time. Ms. Sakutukwa is a member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa and a registered ACG or Associate Chartered Secretary registered with the Chartered Governance Institute (formerly Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa). She is registered with all 9 of the international Chartered Governance Institutes including Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa.

Education: LLB from Rhodes University, LLM Corporate Law from the University of Pretoria, ACG (CS,CGP)

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