David Hathorn, 53
Chief executive officer

Appointed May 2007

Committee memberships Executive (chairman), sustainable development, social & ethics

Qualifications
Graduated in commerce from the University of Natal, chartered accountant (South Africa)

Experience 
David has more than 24 years’ experience in the packaging and paper industry with strong financial and commercial experience of the sector. He completed articles with Deloitte & Touche in Johannesburg in 1987. He joined Anglo American plc in 1989 as a divisional finance manager, moving to Mondi in 1991 and going on to serve as finance director and then general manager of Mondi Europe until 2000, when he was appointed chief executive officer of the Mondi Group. He has led Mondi through major change, especially the demerger from Anglo in 2007.

At Anglo American plc, David was a member of the executive committee from 2003 and an executive director from 2005 and served on the boards of a number of group companies.

External appointments
Chairman of Kore Potash Limited.