Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1948
Dr Bakane has been a member of the Board of directors since 2004. She qualifies as an independent nonexecutive director and is a member of the Nominations, Human Resources, Remuneration, and Customer Interest committees. She is an expert in economics and finance, audit, risk, compliance, governance as well as the general business.
Dr Bakane holds a BA (Economics and Statistics), an MA (Econ) as well as a PhD in Economics from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, which she was awarded in 1989.
Dr Bakane served as ARM Gold’s lead independent non-executive director from 2009 to 2015. Dr Bakane has extensive experience in the economics field. Her 20-year career in the academic field included lecturing at various institutions such as the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland (UBLS), National University of Lesotho (NUL), University of Saskatchewan (Sectional Lecturer), and the University of Fort Hare as Head of Department and Associate Professor.
During this part of her career, she was seconded to work in the public service, where she has held various senior management positions since 1995. Concurrent with the above, Dr Bakane has been a member and office bearer of several international organisations including Winrock International and the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). Dr Bakane was the Special Advisor to the Minister of Social Development, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs as well as Minister of Environmental Affairs from 2009 until 31 January 2015.
Dr Bakane is the Chairperson of the ARM Gold Remuneration committee and a member of the Audit and Risk committee, the Nominations committee, the Non-executive Directors’ committee and the Social and Ethics committee.