Nozipho January-Bardill (69)
Independent Non-Executive Director

BA (English and Philosophy), MA (Applied Linguistics),
Diploma Human Resources Management, Certificate in Education

Board committee memberships:
  • Social, Ethics and Sustainability Committee (Chairman)
  • Remuneration and Human Resources Committee

Ambassador Nozipho January-Bardill has extensive experience in both the local and international public and private sectors. Besides AngloGold Ashanti, she also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the boards of Credit Suisse Securities, Mercedes Benz South Africa and the MTN Foundation.

She is chairperson of the Council of the Nelson Mandela University and the interim board of the newly formed UN Global Compact Local Network in South Africa. Prior to her appointment to the AGA board, Nozipho was the Executive Director of Corporate Services and Spokesperson of MTN Group and served on the boards of 5 MTN local operations in the MTN footprint including Cote d’Voire, Cameroons, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau and Congo Brazzaville. Before then she was the South African Ambassador to Switzerland, Lichtenstein and the Holy See (Vatican) and the Deputy Director General of Human Capital Management and Head of the Foreign Service Institute in the South African Department of Foreign Affairs (now DIRCO). She has worked in leadership positions in the Parliament of South Africa and in a number of NGOs. In January 2016 she completed 12 years of service as an expert on the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. She was also an interim Chief of Staff and Senior Strategic Adviser of UN Women. Sustainable development, ethical governance, human and women’s rights in business and social justice are of central interest to her work and life.