Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1952
Dr Simelane has been a member of the Board of directors since 2004. She qualifies as a non-executive director and is the member of the Social, Ethics and Sustainability committee. She is an expert in economics and finance, audit, risk, compliance, law, governance as well as the general business.
Dr Simelane obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Connecticut, USA, in February 1994.
Dr Simelane started her career as a lecturer at the University of Swaziland in 1978, where she lectured in econometrics and mathematics economics as well as intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics. She was appointed as the director of the public utility regulation and pricing policy unit at the National Treasury of South Africa.
Dr Simelane has published various academic papers in economics, development and strategy. She has been the CEO of Ubuntu-Botho Investments (Pty) Ltd since 2004 and a board member of ARM Gold since 2002. She previously served as a board member of Standards Generation Body (SGB) in Economics hosted by the Department of Economics at the University of Pretoria between 2000 and 2001. She represented the Department of Finance at the Industrial Participation Programme managed by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) in 2000. She was a board member of the Swaziland Royal Insurance Co-operation from 1997 until 1999.
Dr Simelane is the Chairperson of the Social, Ethics and Sustainability committee, and a member of the Risk and Audit committee, the Non-executive Directors’ committee as well as the Nominations committee of ARM Gold.