Ben Magara. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
Ben Magara. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

JSE-listed freight and financial services company Grindrod has beefed up its board with some mining and industrial veterans, including former Lonmin CEO Ben Magara.

Magara, who was also a former CEO of Anglo Coal SA, will join Grindrod’s board as an independent non-executive director, the group said on Monday.

The group has also appointed Zimkhitha Zatu as an independent non-executive director. Zatu is a non-executive director of Sun International, and has previously worked with the Industrial Development Corporation, PPC and Standard Bank.

Willem van Wyk, a chartered accountant working as an investment manager at Remgro, has been appointed as an alternative director.

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