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MEET OUR Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a cohesive force of excellence, united by a common purpose to create lasting impact, promote responsible investments, and champion forward-thinking solutions. With their collective wisdom and resolute determination, Labat Africa Limited is poised to redefine industries, cultivate opportunities, and forge a brighter future for all stakeholders. As we journey into uncharted territories, our Board remains steadfast in its commitment to uphold our values, empower communities, and deliver exceptional returns in an ever-changing global landscape.

Brian Van Rooyen


Brian is a practising member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in South Africa. He has more than 25 years of business experience and during this time he held various… 

positions in industry including directorships of SBDC, Italtile, World Rugby Limited; SANZAR Limited; SAFDICO(SA) SAFDICO(Botswana),SA Rugby; Leeuw Mining, Gauteng Cricket Board as well as a number of positions within the Labat Group of Companies.

Gorden Walters


Gorden is a seasoned business professional with over 27 years of extensive experience in a corporate and project finance environment. He has held various senior… 

executive and board roles, including 17 years of those in the energy sector. He spent over 9 years, including 5 years as the Group CFO for the leading power utility company in Namibia. He has been instrumental in the listing of a company on the Africa Board of JSE in 2009. He is a qualified Accountant and currently the CFO of Force Fuel, and has various board memberships both in South Africa and Namibia.

David O’ Neill

Executive Director

David is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of commercial experience gained internationally in a variety of industries both in the financial field and in… 

general management. Prior to joining Labat, David served as a Consulting Director for a large Management Consulting practice where he engaged in a variety of investigations and consulting assignments.

Rowena Majiedt

Independent Non-Executive Chairperson

Rowena is a member of Electus Training and Development CC (a Training and Skills Development Corporation), Deputy Chairperson of NCEDA (Northern Cape Economic…

Development Agency), and the owner of MacDougall Lodge (an accommodation establishment) situated in Kimberley. Rowena is also a shareholder in Goldfields’ South Deep Mine through a Women’s’ Empowerment group. From 2002 to 2009,Rowena was the only female director of Ekapa Mining, and was also the HR Manager, for 350 employees, at Ekapa Mining from 2003 to 2005.

Beverley Anne Penny

Independent Non-Executive Director

Beverly is an admitted attorney and registered master tax practitioner. She obtained her BA Degree majoring in Law and Political Science at the University of…

Witwatersrand, B. Proc and LLB Degrees at UNISA as well a Higher Diploma in Tax Law at the University of Johannesburg. She brings wealth of legal and tax experience to the Board and Audit and Risk Committee.

Rustum Mohamed

Independent Non-Executive Director

Rustum has had over 30 years business experience as a director, Marketer and Business Development manager for a variety of prestigious organisations, including…

Investment South Africa, Wesgro and The Eastern Cape Development Corporation.

Stanton Van Rooyen

Chief Executive Officer