DURBAN ROODEPOORT DEEP
23 October 2003
For immediate release
BOARD, SENIOR MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENTS AT DRD
The Board of Durban Roodepoort Deep, Limited (JSE: DUR; NASDAQ: DROOY; ASX: DRD) has
announced the appointment of Professor Douglas Blackmur, Professor of Management at the University of the
Western Cape (UWC), as a non-executive director.
Professor Blackmur holds a doctorate in industrial relations from the University of Queensland and has a
distinguished career spanning more than 35 years, primarily in the academic and human resources fields.
Prior to taking up his position at UWC, he was Chief Executive of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and
currently serves as an advisor to the Namibian Government and Namibian Qualifications Authority on skills
development and educational quality assurance.
Welcoming Professor Blackmur to the DRD Board, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Wellesley-
Wood said: “Our growth ambitions in Australasia make Professor Blackmur’s skills and experience, gleaned
primarily in that region, of enormous value and importance to us; his appointment as a non-executive director also
shifts the board’s weighting towards greater independence, and thus supports our continuing commitment to
sound corporate governance.”
DRD has also announced the appointment of Andrea Townsend as Group Company Secretary and Wayne
Koonin as Divisional Director: Group Finance.
Andrea, an admitted attorney of the High Court of Namibia, joins DRD from First National Bank of Namibia,
where she was manager at the First National Trust and Asset Management Company of Namibia. Previously, she
was Corporate Legal Advisor and Secretary to the Board of Namibian Road Fund Administration and Sanlam
Wayne, a qualified accountant, was Group Financial Manager at Ernst & Young (Southern Africa) prior to
joining DRD. He was previously Financial Director of