Paul Miller

2nd November 2018

By: Martin Creamer

Creamer Media Editor


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Full Name: Paul Bradley Maxwell Miller

Position: MD of CCP 12J since May 2018

Main Activity of Company: Financing of secondary and ancillary projects on existing mines

Date and Place of Birth: Kokstad, southern KwaZulu-Natal, 1969

Education: BCom (Hons), University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg

First Job: Analyst at Andersen Consulting

Size of First Pay Packet: About R4 000 a month

Value of Assets under Your Control: CCP 12J currently has R194-million committed and is looking to raise a minimum of R750-million

Number of People under Your Leadership: I am employee number one in this startup business

Management Style: Continuously under development

Personal Best Achievement: Persuading my wife to marry me

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Loucas Pouroulis, the legendary mining entrepreneur

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Nassim Taleb, the author of The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile and Skin in the Game

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Brian Joffe

Philosophy of Life: Stay curious, always try to do the right thing and never pin on your own angel wings

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Being asked at Nedbank Capital to concentrate on the junior mining advisory business

Biggest Ever Disappointment: I have been lucky – no major disappointments yet

Hope for the Future: That I am able to provide my daughters with every opportunity for them to realise their potential

Favourite Reading: Anything by Nassim Taleb

Favourite TV Programme: Military history documentaries, especially those on the Second World War

Favourite Food/Drink: All forms of South African lamb, paired with a red blend – prepared at home, because lamb is most mistreated in any South African restaurant; South African restaurants do not seem to ‘get’ South African lamb

Favourite Music: I am musically agnostic

Favourite Sport: Wingshooting – I have very little interest in ‘produced to sell satellite TV subscriptions’ professional sports

Hobbies: Cooking; I now have a productive vegetable garden – you should see my asparagus and garlic

Car: A five-year-old Toyota

Pets: One rescue dog of indeterminate breeding

Dislikes: Overregulation and overreach by politicians

Married: To Kerrin

Children: Two daughters – Charlotte, 10; Anna, 7

Clubs: None

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor




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