HCI Executive Team



Russell Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of HCI Coal (Pty) Ltd, joined Hosken Consolidated Investments Ltd (HCI) when the group acquired Johnnic Holdings Ltd in 2006. He serves on the boards of various HCI subsidiaries, including Johnnic Holdings, Tsogo Investment Holdings Ltd and Gallagher Estates Holdings Ltd.


Chief Operating Officer

Pieter joined HCI Coal in 2008 to oversee the first project through to operational phase. After three years, he left the company to work as CEO of a mineral processing business and thereafter returned to HCI Coal as COO. He holds qualifications in mining engineering and an MBL. He has 27 years’ experience in the mining industry, including senior management positions at Sasol and Delmas coal.


Chief Financial Officer

Aadil was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of HCI Coal (Pty) Ltd in 2013. Prior to this, he was Financial Director of Lafarge Gypsum South Africa (Pty) Ltd. He qualified as a CA(SA) chartered accountant in 2006 after completing his articles with Price Waterhouse Coopers.



Group Procurement and IT

Siva Govender joined HCI Coal in 2017. He holds a Masters in Strategic Management and supply chain from the University of Amsterdam. He has six years’ experience in gold and diamond mining, including more than 15 years of experience in executive management as Executive Head of Nu Metro Cinemas and GM of MARC Group, a subsidiary of Remgro.


Group Technical Service Manager

Adriaan joined HCI Coal in October 2009 with an Honours degree in Geology from the University of Pretoria and as a registered professional scientist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions. He is currently studying towards an MBA with the University of Reading. Adriaan has nine years’ experience in the mining industry as a geologist, having worked as a geologist with GEM-Science in 2008.


Group HR Manager

Natasha joined HCI Coal in September 2017. She holds qualifications in Labour Relations and has eight years’ experience in the mining industry. She was previously employed by Exxaro Resources as HR manager from 2004 to 2012. She pursued management positions in the manufacturing industry before she returned to mining in 2017.


Group Health and Safety

Bongani joined HCI Coal in December 2016. He has a BTech in safety management and 11 years’ experience in mining and construction health and safety. Bongani was previously employed by Exxaro Resources, initially as a Health and Safety Officer and later as Head of Safety, Health, Environment and Community at the Inyanda colliery. He also worked as a Health and Safety advisor at Lafarge in Lichtenburg.


Group Legal & Compliance

Maropeng joined HCI Coal in 2018. She has an LLB from the University of Limpopo, a Prospecting and Mining Law and an Introduction to Mining Engineering Certificate from Wits University and is an MBA candidate for the University of Limpopo. She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa with 11 years post articles experience. She practised as an attorney in her own law firm and later joined Sasol Mining where she was responsible for mining rights compliance.


Mine Manager, Palesa

Freddy joined HCI Coal in October 2015. He has a BTech in mining engineering and is currently studying towards a postgraduate diploma at Henley Business School. He has 16 years’ experience in coal mining, including two years as a mine manager for Shanduka Resources.


Group Environmental Manager

Victor joined HCI Coal in October 2011. He holds a BSc (Hons) in environmental science and has eight years’ experience in coal mining. He has worked at Armscor as an environmental specialist, at Xstrata Coal as an environmental officer and at the Department of Environmental Affairs as a principal environmental officer.


Mine Manager, Mbali

Phill joined HCI Coal in November 2017. He has NHD and MMCC qualifications in coal mining, and 27 years’ experience in the mining industry. Phill was mine manager at Sasol’s Impumelelo and Mafutha operations in 2010. He worked for South African Coal Mining Holdings as mine manager of Umlabu in 2011 before working as a mine manager for STA Coal Mining Company from 2011 to 2017.

HCI Coal

HCI Coal Proprietary Limited is a junior mining company with the purpose of mining coal resources to sell to local and export markets. HCI Coal is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited (HCI).