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Barloworld appoints new directors

BarloworldBarloworld, a distributor of international brands providing rental, fleet management, product support and logistics solutions, appointed Hester Hickey, Peter Schmid, and Michael Lynch-Bell as independent non-executive directors.
Hester Hickey is a qualified chartered accountant and brings 35 years’ experience in auditing, risk management and governance.

Ms. Hickey held a number of positions including lecturing at the University of the Witwatersrand and was a partner at Ernst & Young.

Ms. Hickey previously served as the Chairperson of SAICA and worked for a number of listed companies including AngloGold Ashanti Limited where she held the position of Internal Audit Manager and finally Head of Risk.

Ms. Hickey currently serves on the boards of Omnia Limited, Pan African Resources plc, Cashbuild Limited, African Dawn Limited and Northam Platinum Limited.

Peter Schmid is a qualified chartered accountant and has private equity, strategy, business development and operational management experience spanning over 20 years with multinational companies.

Until recently, Mr. Schmid was Global head of Private Equity at ACTIS and he was responsible for the Global PE business.

In addition to this, he has gained extensive experience in driving change through a strong focus on unlocking value through the board and motivating management.

Mr. Schmid spent 11 years in Ethos Private Equity as a Partner where he led and originated many Buy outs across Southern Africa.

Mr. Schmid has served on numerous Boards across emerging markets, including Alexander Forbes.

Michael Lynch-Bell is also a qualified chartered accountant and has over 35 years’ experience in auditing, governance and transaction advisory services.

Mr. Lynch-Bell's early Ernst & Young career was focused on auditing clients within the oil and gas sectors, and added mining later to his portfolio.

Mr. Lynch-Bell also led Ernst & Young’s UK IPO and Global Natural Resources transaction teams in the Transaction Advisory practice.

He has been involved with the CIS since 1991 and has advised many CIS companies on fundraising, reorganisations, transactions, corporate governance and IPOs.

Mr. Lynch-Bell is a vice-chair of the Bureau of UNECE's Expert Group on Resource Classification.




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