Colin Smith


Job Title: Head of Human Resources

Company: Northam Holdings


Colin Smith is the head of Human Resources at Northam Platinum and has held the position since September 2014.

Before joining Northam Platinum, he held the position of Group HR Executive Operations at Implats from 2007 to 2013.

Colin sits on several boards including that of the Platinum Health Medical Scheme, the Lebone II College of the Royal Bafokeng and the Specialised Services Group.

He holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Hon) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.


2014 - Present   Executive: HR, Northam Platinum Holdings
2017 - Present   Non-executive director, Specialised Services Group (SSG)
2017 - Present   Chairman, Platinum Health Medical Scheme
2012 - Present   Non-executive director, Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra
2010 - Present   Board of Directors, Lebone II College of the Royal Bafokeng
2007 - 2013       Group HR executive Operations, Implats


1994 - 1996 Bachelor of Social Science (Hon), University of KwaZulu-Natal

About Northam Holdings: Northam Holdings is an independent integrated Platinum Group Metals producer listed on the JSE. The primary operations are centred on their three wholly owned mines, Zondereinde, Booysendal and Eland, and the additional metallurgical operations at Zondereinde including a smelter and base metals removal plant. Northam Platinum Limited (Northam) has been listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) since 1987 with the share code NHM. This has been subsequently replaced with NPH following the listing of Northam Holdings in a share-for-share exchange.

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