Riaan Davel


Job Title: CFO

Company: DRDGOLD


Riaan Davel was appointed CFO or DRDGold in January 2015. Prior to this, he was an audit partner at KPMG for seven years, where he conducted audits for listed mining companies including SEC registrants.

Riaan has over 17 years of experience in the mining industry, mostly in the African mining sector. His experience includes assurance and advisory services, along with support and training on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), to clients and teams across Africa. He also has experience as an IFRS Technical Partner, having represented SAICA in the International Accounting Standards Board’s project on Extractive Activities from 2003 to 2010. He has also served on committees compiling or updating the South African codes for reporting and valuation of mineral reserves and resources.

He has a Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Johannesburg.

For his work as the CFO of DRDGolf, Riaan was nominated for the 2022 CFO Awards and again for the 2024 CFO Awards.

2015 – Present    Chief Financial Officer, DRDGold
2007 – 2014         Audit Partner, KPMG South Africa

2004 – 2005         Master’s Degree, International Accounting, UJ
1994 – 1997           B.Com Hon, Accounting, UJ

About company: DRDGOLD Limited is a South African gold producer and a world leader in the recovery of the metal from the retreatment of surface tailings. DRDGOLD has a network of assets that is unrivalled in South Africa and, with its consolidated businesses operating as a single entity, is focused on optimising these assets in order to increase gold production.

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