Warren Beech

5th July 2013


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Full Name: Warren Robert Beech

Position: Director and head of mining at Routledge Modise Inc

Main Activity of the Company: Legal services

Date and Place of Birth: September 7, 1965, Nigel, Gauteng

Education: BA, LLB and LLM

First Job: Record sales assistant

Career History Prior to Current Position: Candidate attorney at Deneys Reitz (now Norton Rose); legal counsel at Gold Fields and head of health and safety; associate at Deneys Reitz; director and CEO of Leppan Beech Inc; Partner at Webber Wentzel and head of Integrated Mining and Construction Practice Group; director and head of mining at Routledge Modise Inc

Size of First Pay Packet: R400 a month

First Job with Present Group: Director and head of mining

Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated

Number of People under Your Leadership: 11

Management Style: Open-door and inclusive

Personal Best Achievement: Participating in 13 Comrades marathons and three New York marathons, as well as the Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris and Great Wall marathons

Professional Best Achievement: Being recognised by Chambers Ranking and International Who’s Who – Mining

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

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Alistair Collier and Piet Bierman

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: None

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Mark Cotterrel, of MAC Consulting

Philosophy of Life: Get the job done

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Appearing in London (London Court of International Arbitration)

Biggest Ever Disappointment: None

Hope for the Future: Stability of the mining industry and investor confidence so that South Africa’s resources can be extracted for the benefit of all South Africans

Favourite Reading: Clive Cussler

Favourite TV Programme: Game of Thrones

Favourite Food/Drink: Red wine

Favourite Music: mixed – from classic to rock and everything in between

Favourite Sport: Cricket and rugby

Favourite Website: None

Hobbies: Travelling

Car: Porsche

Pets: Cats

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Negativity

Favourite Other South African Company: None

Favourite Foreign Company: None

Married: To Janet since 1990

Children: Garreth, 17

Clubs: Midrand Country Striders

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor


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