Executive Committee

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Rob Elphinstone - BSc Civ.Eng.Pr.(Eng)

Executive Chairman

Rob completed his BSc-Civil Engineering in 1989 and went on to work as a civils consultant at MBS Consulting Engineers. He joined the group in 1995 and became the managing director in 2001. In 2016 he was appointed as executive chairman of Andru Mining focusing on mentoring the company’s leaders through his extensive experience and knowledge. Rob is passionate about positioning Andru as a leader in contract mining.

Anthony Wardlaw - NHD.Civil.Eng


Anthony completed a Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering through a bursary with Fraser Alexander, where he worked for 12 years as contracts manager. He subsequently joined Refraline Refactory Engineering as operations manager for 4 years. Anthony joined the Andru group in 2007 as contracts manager and was appointed a director in 2015. He has managed the group’s operations for the past 10 years, ensuring the highest standards of safety and unsurpassed service delivery to our clients over a range of different commodities.

Joe Naicker


Joe qualified as a diesel mechanic in 1992 and joined the Andru group in 1998. He worked as a field service manager, managing the entire mechanical division of the company. He has developed a wealth of experience over the last 20 years within the group and ensures Andru’s plant and equipment reaches optimal performance and availability. He was appointed a Director in 2015 and currently leads the mechanical, workshop, welding and engineering teams.

Branden Bowen - NDip Ops, MDP


Branden completed a Higher National Diploma in Operations Management through Unisa and has spent his entire career working in the mining industry. He joined WERM in 2000 where he worked his way up to operations manager within the mining services and materials handling sector. In 2009, he joined the Andru group as a site manager and became a director in 2015. He also then completed the Gibbs Management Development Programme. Branden manages the hard rock operations and also oversees the commercial aspects of the business for both hard rock and coal. Business development, human resources and safety are his passion ensuring Andru is positioned as a world class mining service provider.

Shonel Reddy - CA(SA)


Shonel completed her Bcom-Accounting Honours degree at the University of Pretoria and became a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2008. She completed her articles at KPMG focusing on key mining clients. She was then offered a financial reporting position at Sasol where she further developed her financial proficiency and business acumen. In 2010, Shonel joined the Andru group as financial manager heading up the finance and admin function for Andru Mining and all the group companies and trusts. In 2016, she was appointed to the executive board ensuring that the financial and BBBEE objectives of the company are achieved.

Operating Committee

The operations team together with the executive committee are responsible for all employees achieving their maximum potential ensuring that Andru Mining is positioned as a leading mining contractor.

Senior Management Team