Independent Non-Executive Director
CA(SA) BCompt (Hons)
Appointed: 12 April 2012
Committee: Audit (chairperson), SHEQC
Hester worked at AngloGold Ashanti, initially as group internal audit manager and later as executive officer: head of risk. Prior to this she worked at Ernst & Young and Liberty Life and was acting head of internal audit at Transnet. In her early career she lectured at the University of Witwatersrand, was a partner at Ironside Greenwood and was the national technical and training manager at BDO Spencer Steward. Hester has also previously served as the chairperson of SAICA. She currently serves on the following boards: Northam Platinum Limited, Omnia Limited, Cashbuild Limited, Barloworld Limited and African Dawn Capital Limited. Hester is also a trustee on the Sentinel Pension Fund.