R/€ = 19.08 Change: 0.13
R/$ = 17.36 Change: 0.27
Au 1712.00 $/oz Change: -16.10
Pt 828.05 $/oz Change: 0.99

Mining Personality

David Brown

By: Martin Creamer     10th September 2010 Full name: David Hugh Brown Position: Chief executive officer of Impala Platinum Main activity of the company: Mining, processing, refining and marketing platinum group metals Date and place of birth: August 7, 1962; Llandudno in Wales Education: Matric at Bishops (Cape Town) 1980; BCom and CTA,... 

Neal Froneman

By: Martin Creamer     3rd September 2010 Position: President and CEO of Gold One Limited Date and place of birth: September 17, 1959, Johannesburg Education: Pr. Eng; B.Sc. Mech Eng (Wits); B.Compt (UNISA), Mine Managers and Engineers Government Certificate of Competency First job: Junior engineer, Libanon Gold Mine  

Neville Nicolau

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2010 Position: CEO Anglo Platinum Ltd. When I travel, I fill in my occupation as “Unaccompanied Miner” Main activity of the company: Finding, Mining, Processing and Marketing the Platinum Group Metals Date and place of birth: July 31, 1959, Bloemfontein, but I grew up near Pretoria, hence my support... 

Godfrey Gomwe

By: Martin Creamer     20th August 2010 Position: Executive Director, Anglo American South Africa since 2009 Date and place of birth: Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe Education: Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) (B Acc); Masters Degree in Business Leadership (MBL); Chartered Accountant Zimbabwe First job: Temporary high school teacher 

Bernard Swanepoel

By: Martin Creamer     13th August 2010 Full name: Zacharias Bernardus Swanepoel Position: CEO Village since June 2010 Main activity of the company: Mining Date and place of birth: May 7, 1961, Pretoria Education: Bergsig Hoërskool, Rustenburg, 1978; BSc Mining Engineering, Universtiy of Pretoria, 1983; BComm Hons (Financial... 

Bernard Swanepoel

Niel Pretorius

By: Martin Creamer     6th August 2010 Full name: Daniel Johannes Pretorius Position: Chief executive of DRDGold Main activity of the company: Gold mining Date and place of birth: March 25, 1967, in Bloemfontein 

Nigel Townshend

By: Martin Creamer     30th July 2010 Position: CEO of TWP Group and Executive Director of Basil Read Main activity of the company: Provision of engineering, procurement and construction-management services to the global mining and minerals industry Date and place of birth: 1956, Durham, UK Education: BSc (Hons) civil engineering,... 

Graham Herbert

By: Martin Creamer     23rd July 2010 Position: MD of TEBA Limited Date and place of birth: 1964, Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal Main activity of company: The recruitment and management of both local and foreign labour for the mining industry  

Tom Albanese

By: Martin Creamer     16th July 2010 Position: Chief Executive Officer, Rio Tinto, since May 2007 Main activity of the company: Globally diversified mining company 

Wim de Klerk

By: Martin Creamer     9th July 2010 Position: Finance director of Exxaro since 2009 Main activity of the company: Mining and beneficiation Date and place of birth: October 26,1963, Vryburg Education: BCom (Hons) Acc, University of Pretoria; Chartered Accountant (SAICA); Executive Program, Darden, University of Virginia; Strategic... 

Sipho Nkosi

By: Martin Creamer     2nd July 2010 Position: President of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa since November 2007 and CEO of Exxaro Resources Main activity of organisation: Diversified mining Date and place of birth: April 29, 1954, Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal 

Graham Briggs

By: Martin Creamer     25th June 2010 Full name: Graham Paul Briggs Position: CEO, Harmony Gold, since January 2, 2008 Date and place of birth: 1953, Middlesex, England Education: Pretoria Boys High School, matric, 1971; Union Corporation-Gencor and University of Natal, Durban, BSc Hons (geology), 1984 First job: Geological field... 

Arne Frandsen

By: Martin Creamer     18th June 2010 Position: CEO, Pallinghurst Resources, since 2006; partner, Pallinghurst group; director of Platmin, Boynton Platinum and Faberge Main activity of the company: Mining Date and place of birth: December 22, 1966, Denmark 

Nick Holland

By: Martin Creamer     11th June 2010 Position: CEO of Gold Fields since May 1, 2008 Main activity of the company: Gold mining and processing Date and place of birth: September 23, 1958, Birmingham, England Education: B Comm, B Acc. Witwatersrand, CA (SA)  

Mike Salamon

By: Martin Creamer     4th June 2010 Full name: Miklos Salamon Position: Director and executive chairperson New World Resources, since September 1, 2007; Co-President AMCI Capital; nonexecutive director OKD Main activity of New World Resources: Underground coal mining in Czech Republic; coke making Date and place of birth: April 14,... 

Ian Cockerill

By: Martin Creamer     28th May 2010 Position: Executive chairperson designate Petmin Main activity of the company: Producing and processing bulk commodities Date and place of birth: August 4, 1954, London, UK Education: Wirral Grammar, UK, 1972; BSc Hons Geology, London University, 1975; Unisa, MDP, 1980; Royal School of Mines,... 

Mike Teke

By: Martin Creamer     21st May 2010 Position: CEO, Optimum Coal Holdings (OCH) Main activity of the company: Coal Mining and Exploration Date and place of birth: 15 August 1964, Springs (KwaThema) 

Mark Cutifani

By: Martin Creamer     14th May 2010 Position: CEO of AngloGold Ashanti since 2007 Main activity of company: Gold mining and refining Date and place of birth: May 2, 1958, Australia Education: Bachelor of Engineering, Mining Engineering (First Class Honours), University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, 1982  

Mick Davis

By: Martin Creamer     7th May 2010 Mick Davies, the first to feature Mining Weekly’s new Mining Leader Series, has grown Xstrata from a $500-million minnow to a $50-billion mining major in eight years 

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