David Brown is a Chartered Accountant and completed his articles with Ernst & Young, graduating from the University of Cape Town. Mr Brown joined MC Mining following a tenure of almost 14 years at Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats). He joined the Impala Group in 1999 and was chief financial officer and financial director of Impala Platinum Holdings before becoming chief executive in 2006. Mr Brown is an independent non-executive director of Vodacom Group and Northam Platinum. He was a non-executive director of Simmer & Jack, and chair of ASX-listed Zimplats Holdings.