In February 2019, David Hathorn was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board. Mr Hathorn has been a non-executive Director of Maitland International Holdings plc and Chairman of its Audit and Risk Committee since May 2017.
Prior to his appointment to the Maitland Board, Mr Hathorn was CEO for 17 years of FTSE 100 packaging and paper giant Mondi plc, which is dual listed in London and Johannesburg.
Mr Hathorn has an illustrious career in management, commencing with Anglo American in 1989, moving to Mondi which was then an Anglo subsidiary in 1991, and serving as general manager for Mondi Europe before being appointed CEO of Mondi in 2000. He was instrumental in Mondi’s international expansion and led the group through a demerger from Anglo American plc in 2007.
Mr Hathorn was a member of the Anglo American plc executive committee from 2003 and was an executive director of Anglo American plc from 2005, serving on the boards of a number of Anglo group companies. These roles ended when Mondi was demerged from Anglo American plc in 2007.
Mr Hathorn is also Chairman of Kore Potash Limited, a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Mr Hathorn is a CA, having done his articles with Deloitte. He has had a corporate business relationship with Maitland for over 20 years and is accordingly well acquainted with the firm.
BCom, University of KwaZulu Natal (1985)
Chartered Accountant SA (1997)
Chairman of Kore Potash Limited