Management Team

The people within the company are a product of our history. The company was founded on contracts won in the gold mining industry in the Free State and Rustenburg in 2002.

Group Chief Executive Officer - Gordon Hogan

The company is led by the Chairman Gordon Hogan. Gordon is a mining engineer who has had a long career with the Boart Longyear group, which is a leading international exploration drilling and mining contractor and manufacturer of mining equipment.Gordon founded Lesedi Drilling in 2002.

Chief Executive Officer- Salome Malema

Salome Malema joined Lesedi Drilling in 2011 as Humam Capital Management Director. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Information Systems and Business Management from UNISA.  She brings a wealth of experience in Human Resource Management, Strategy Development and Market Research to name a few. Her exposure spans beyond the borders of South Africa. She is driven by Innovation, Technology and Empowerment. 

Operations Director - Dolf De Noon

Dolf has spent his entire career in the exploration industry. Dolf joined Boart Longyear in the early 1980's and worked his way up from a machine operator position to an area manager. He joined Lesedi Drilling in 2006 in the Rustenburg operations and was appointed a director in 2013. 

Human Capital Director - George Matlabe 

George has spent most of his career in the exploration drilling industy at Boart Longyear. He worked his way up to the position of training manager and in 2010 joined Lesedi Drilling. George was appointed Human Capital director in 2013. 

Health and Safety Director - Gerhard Victor

Gerhard began his mining career in the South African gold mines as a learner official in 1982. He advanced through the various production positions in the mines, working for both AngloGold and Goldfields and obtained his Safety Officer Certificate before joining Lesedi Drilling in 2010. Gerhard was appointed as the Lesedi Drilling Health and Safety director in 2015

Non-Executive Directors

Tony Nocton Smith

Tony Nocton Smith has a post-graduate degree in geology and business administration and has spent 15 years of his career in the investment community in Johannesburg, administering large pension funds. Tony was a founding director of Lesedi Drilling and retired in March 2016

Financial Manager – Desiree Smith

Desiree has many years of experience working in the accounts department, she studied Accounting & Bookkeeping through Damelin Business College & completed a Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management at Unisa.

Desiree worked for the Altron Group at both Bytes Document Solutions & Bytes Systems Integration for 10 years before joining our Lesedi Drilling head office accounts department in 2012 where she was later appointed as Financial Manager in 2019.