With Bill Venter having taken up the role and title of non-executive chairman of Allied Electronics (Altron), MJ Leeming has been appointed as lead independent director of the Altron board, effective 3 August.

Leeming has served on the Altron board as an independent non-executive director since 2002 and is the chairman of the Altron Risk Management Committee. He is also a member of the Altron Audit and Nomination Committees.
In addition, Leeming acts as the chairman of the Powertech Financial Review and Risk Committee.
Leeming has previously acted as the chief operating officer of Nedcor Bank and is also a non-executive director of AECI, Imperial Holdings, Real Africa Holdings and Woolworths Holdings.