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Peter Gill Nelson

Board committee: Remuneration (chair) and audit
Qualification: BCom (Rhodes), BCompt (hons) (Unisa), CA(SA)
Appointed: 24 October 2016

Mr Nelson was appointed to the Board as an independent non-executive director on 25 January 2015. On the 26 January 2016, Mr Peter Nelson was appointed as the interim Chairman of the PPC Board and on 24 October 2016, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Board. His experience covers manufacturing, mining, telecommunications, healthcare, leisure, property, packaging and the motor industry in listed and private entities in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. He has served as CFO on several Boards including Telkom, Netcare, Mondi and was the Financial Director of PPC for the period 2000 to 2003.

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  • A leading supplier of cement and related products in southern Africa, PPC has 11 cement factories in South Africa, Botswana, DRC, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. PPC’s capacity is around eleven and a half million tonnes of cement products each year.
  • PPC’s Materials business comprises of Safika Cement, Pronto Readymix (including Ulula Ash) and 3Q Mahuma Concrete. PPC’s footprint in the readymix sector has grown to include 26 batching plants across South Africa and Mozambique. PPC also produces aggregates; with its Mooiplaas aggregates quarry in Gauteng having the largest aggregate production capacity in South Africa. PPC Lime, one of the largest lime producers in the southern hemisphere, produces metallurgical-grade lime, burnt dolomite and limestone.

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