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Unfinished business as Dames quits Eskom


Issue 268 - 20 Dec 2013
Eskom has confirmed that chief executive Brian Dames will leave the beleaguered company at the end of March 2014. The move has been met with widespread concern as it follows the loss of influential chief financial officer Paul O’Flaherty in July. Dames has been at the helm since a public spat between previous chief executive Jacob Maroga and chairman Bobby Godsell in 2010 convinced the board that the utility needed new leadership (AE 175/4). Since then, Dames has been grappling with capacity constraints, major project delays and violent labour disputes at Eskom’s flagship projects, as well as a recent fatal incident at the Ingula pumped storage project site (AE 265/9).

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