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Michael Quinert

24th August 2018

By: Martin Creamer

Creamer Media Editor

     

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Full Name: Michael James Quinert

Position and Company Name: Executive chairperson of West Wits Mining

Main Activity of the Company: Gold Exploration and Production

Date and Place of Birth: February 21, 1962 , Melbourne, Australia

Education: BEc (1984), LLB (1985), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

First Job: Liquor store attendant

Size of First Pay Packet: $90 a week

Value of Assets under Your Control: The company has a market capitalisation of $15-million

Number of People under Your Leadership: About 75, including consultants

Management Style: Inclusive and encouraging of initiative and ambition

Personal Best Achievement: Being married for 31 years

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My wife

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: My father

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Emmanuel Macron

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Brian McNamee, CSL

Philosophy of Life: Do not stress about what you cannot control and focus on what you can; patience and determination are the key to managing most, if not all, problems

Biggest Ever Opportunity: West Wits South Africa Project

Biggest Ever Disappointment: None

Hope for the Future: Health and peace for everyone

Favourite Reading: History books and nonfiction, generally

Favourite TV Programme: World at War

Favourite Food/Drink: Thai food/Chardonnay

Favourite Music: Classic rock/pop

Favourite Sport: Aussie Rules Football

Hobbies: Golf, bush walking, travel, tennis

Car: BMW X5

Pets: Cocker spaniel

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Bureaucracy, political correctness, social media gurus and reality TV shows

Married: To Caroline

Children: William, 28; Eliza, 26

Clubs: Savage Club Melbourne, Camberwell Tennis Club, Royal Melbourne Golf Club, RSL Sorrento

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

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