DRDGold yesterday identified Timothy Cumming as its new chairperson after a six-month search. Photo: Simphiwe Mbokazi/African News Agency (ANA)
DRDGold yesterday identified Timothy Cumming as its new chairperson after a six-month search. Photo: Simphiwe Mbokazi/African News Agency (ANA)

Timothy Cumming chosen to chair DRDGold after a search of six months

By Dineo Faku Time of article published Aug 18, 2021

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DRDGOLD yesterday identified Timothy Cumming as its new chairperson after a six-month search.

Cumming, a non-executive director of the company, replaces Geoff Campbell, who is scheduled to step down in December after 15 years at the helm.

Cumming, whose career spans mining, financial services and consulting, was appointed as non-executive director in July 2020. He founded Scatterlink, a local company providing leadership development and advisory services to senior business executives, and is also an independent non-executive director of Sibanye-Stillwater and Nedgroup Investments.

Campbell announced in January that he did not intend to make himself available for re-election on the board when his contract expires at the end of November.

Campbell said in January: “I have been a director since June 2002 and it has been an amazing journey. Together, we have built a very successful and socially responsible company of which we can all be very proud.

“With our attention focused on southern Africa and as a subsidiary of Sibanye-Stillwater, there is little rationale for a UK-based chairperson. November would be a natural time to hand over.”

Edmund Jeneker would remain as the lead independent director of the company.

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