Hennie Read Chairperson: RSV Group of Companies

Hennie’s career began at Union Corporation that later became General Mining. He served in various positions including Junior Engineer, Resident Engineer, Chief Design Engineer, Chief Engineer and Consulting Mechanical Engineer.

He has worked on many mining related projects across the globe, including shaft sinking; surface and underground mine infrastructures; tunneling; base and noble metal plants and refineries; and pulp and paper factories.

He founded Read Engineering in 1986 that led to the formation of RSV (Pty) Ltd in 1991. Today, the RSV Group of Companies consists of eight Linked Enterprises that operate independently and interdependently through a unique collaborative association.

Hennie holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wits University; a Master of Arts Degree in Philosophy from Rand Afrikaanse Universitiet; an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of South Africa; and a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering from Wits University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer with ECSA; a life-time millennium member with the South African Society for Professional Engineers; a Project Management Professional with the PMI of USA; and a Certificated Electrical and Mechanical Engineer endorsed for Mines and Works from the South African Mines Department.

He is a fellow of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Great Britain), the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers, the South African Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and a member of the SA Institute of Corrosion Engineers. Hennie is also a member of the Institute of Directors (SA).