The management team at Wescoal have in excess of 35 years of experience in the production, mining and trading of coal. In addition to this proficiency, Wescoal sub-contracts mining operations to leaders in their respective fields, further enhancing efficiencies in operating activities.


Non-executive Directors:


Muthanyi Robinson Ramaite (44)

Non-executive Chairperson
MM (Public & Development Management) – University of the Witwatersrand
B.Juris – University of the North


Responsibilities at Wescoal: Chairman of the Board
Years with the Group: 6


Robinson is a former Director-General  of the Department  of Public Service and Administration  and a former advisor to various Ministers of Parliament.  He has been involved in the mining sector over the past six years as Chairman of Vuselela Mining  Proprietary  Limited  and sits on the boards of various listed and non-listed companies.

Jacobus Gustavus Pansegrouw (52)

Non-executive Director
B.Com (Accounting)  – Rand Afrikaans University


Responsibilities at Wescoal: Member of the Board, Audit and RemCo Committees
Years with  the Group: 17


‘Kosie’ is the  Managing  Director of Guvon Investments   (Pty)  Ltd, a diversified  company  with direct and  indirect  investment   in property  management and development, tourism, laundry, dry cleaning and transport. He has vast business experience and serves on the boards of various companies.

Dalia Maria Teresita van Gaalen (55)

Independent Non-executive Director
Strategic Marketing – Unisa; Communications – Damelin;
Leadership and Executive Development  – Gordon Institute   of Business Science; and IEDP – ESADE (Madrid)


Responsibilities at Wescoal: Member of the Board and Audit Committee, Chairman of RemCo and Nominations
Years with  the Group: 4


Teresita was the Chief Executive of Changan Southern Africa, where she was tasked with  rebuilding   the group while  expanding  the Chana brand footprint in Southern Africa. She continues to play a leading role in the local motor industry, having previously completed an assignment with Commercial Motors in Botswana where she upgraded the group’s infrastructure and skills levels while  expanding the footprint  for MAN, Honda and Tata. Prior to this she was Managing  Director of Subaru Southern Africa and a member of the Barloworld footprint for MAN, Honda and Tata. Prior to Automotive  Executive Management   Board.  Teresita set her pace in the motor industry by putting Hyundai on the map and introducing relationship marketing for the first time.

Kabela Maroga (33)

Independent Non-executive Director
BCom: Financial Accounting (University of Pretoria), BCompt Hons /CTA (University of Kwazulu Natal), GDE: Mining Engineering (University of Witwatersrand)


Appointed after year end effective 1 July 2013


Ms Maroga is a qualified chartered accountant and also holds a graduate diploma in mining engineering from Wits University. She has more than 13 years' experience in the corporate financial environment and currently is the managing director of Kabela Consulting. She also serves on the board of Redisa (Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa) and RBA Holdings Limited

Dr Humphrey Mathe (62)

Independent Non-executive Director
MSc from Rhodes University, PhD from the University of Natal


Appointed after year end effective 11 July 2013


Humphrey is a qualified geologist who is currently the CEO of Tranter Resources (Pty) Limited. Previously he was the CEO of Scinta South Africa (Pty) Limited, a coal resources company; and the Executive General Manager: Corporate Services at Exxaro Resources Limited and prior to that was the COO and Executive Director of Eyesizwe Coal (Pty) Limited, where he was in charge of the Eyesizwe Coal mines and growth opportunities. He has worked in the mining industry all of his life with in excess of 35 years experience having worked as a Senior Geologist for Shell South Africa Minerals Division (a subsidiary of Billiton) in South and Southern Africa. Whilst at Shell, he was part of the team that discovered the Goldridge gold deposit in the North West Province of South Africa. He was also the Project Manager and Chief Geologist for West Rand Consolidated Mines Limited where he was involved in the development and mining of the Kalahari Goldridge Mine. He was also the Chief Exploration Geologist for Harmony Gold Exploration involved in the exploration of various greenstone belts in South and Southern Africa and in Peru, South America. He also had a stint in lecturing at the Geology Department of the University of Zululand. He was the finalist of Boss of the Year for 2008.


Humphrey sits on the boards of Ferret Mining and Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd, Scinta South Africa (Pty) Limited (Non-Executive Chairman), Tranter Rock Drills (Pty) Limited (non-executive Chairman), TEMS, Tranter Holdings (Pty) Limited and Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources Limited, Howden Africa and the Council for Geoscience. He also serves on the Investment Committee of the New Africa Mining Fund and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa. Previously, he was the non-executive director of the South African Diamond Board where he served as  the chairman of the Technical Committee and the Section 59 Committee and part of the team that was involved in the Kimberley Process. Humphrey also served in various internal boards at Exxaro Resources Limited.



Executive Directors


Waheed Sulaiman

Acting CEO