Joseph Rock returns to Exxaro as CPO


Joseph Rock returns to Exxaro resources as chief people and performance officer, marking a homecoming for the business leader.

Joseph Rock has been appointed as the chief people and performance officer at Exxaro. He officially joined the coal producer on 1 November.

The move will be Joseph’s second tenure at the organisation as he previously held the position of general manager: Exxaro services between 2011 and 2017.

In 2018, Joseph joined Absa as the group head of people experience, a position he would occupy for five years. He was also previously group executive at South African Revenue Services (SARS) and served as a non executive director at the Shoprite Group between 2012 and 2022.

He holds a Master’s degree in economics and a Bachelor's degree in economics and econometrics from the University of Essex as well as an advanced management programme from Insead.

Joseph, who describes himself as a business leader with a passion for people, shared his excitement to return to Exxaro on his LinkedIn status adding, “A few weeks in now and I’m having an absolute ball!! There’s definitely something to be said for homecoming.”


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