Mike Leeming


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Mike Leeming
Non- Executive Director
Mike holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Rhodes University and a Master of Commerce degree from University of Witwatersrand. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered and Management accountants and of The Institute of Bankers. Mike has also completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.

Mike has been associated with Rockwood (Absa Private Equity) since 2008. Association includes chairing Safripol and the Rockwood Trust.

Mike has 15 years’ experience working in the manufacturing industry. He then spent 25 years at Nedbank where he headed up a number of the operating divisions as well as the Risk Management Division and was COO of the bank. Mike has served as a Non-executive director of AECI, Altron, Imperial and Woolworths, primarily as Chairman of Audit and Risk Committees.