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Mining Personality

Brad Marwood

By: Martin Creamer     27th September 2013 Position: Managing director ASX-listed Tiger Resources Main activity of company: Copper mining, processing and exploration in Africa Date and place of birth: May 30, 1960, Sydney Education: BE (Mining) First job: At 12, I ran prescriptions to housebound outpatients within 3 km from the chemist... 

Muhammad Saloojee

By: Martin Creamer     20th September 2013 Full Name: Muhammad Saloojee Position: Director in tax and legal, KPMG Services Main Activity of the Company: Advisory and tax services Date and Place of Birth: August 21, 1970, Johannesburg Education: BCom LLB. LLM. H.Dip International Tax, Diploma Insolvency Law, H.Dip Tax Law First Job:... 

Mitchell Krebs

By: Martin Creamer     13th September 2013 Position: President and CEO since July 2011 Main Activity of the Company: Mining of silver and gold, operating Kensington gold mine ,Alaska; Rochester silver-gold mine, Nevada; Palmarejo silver-gold mine, Mexico; San Bartolomé silver mine in Bolivia. Has non-operating interest in Endeavor silver,... 

Jeannette McGill

By: Martin Creamer     6th September 2013 Position: Manager: Novel Mining Methods, Centre for Mining Innovation, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Main Activity of the Organisation: Research and innovation Date and Place of Birth: February 23, 1973, Port Elizabeth, South Africa Education: Collegiate High School for... 

Kevin Fitzpatrick

By: Martin Creamer     30th August 2013 Position: CEO Micromine Main Activity of the Company: Software development Date and Place of Birth: January, 21, 1957, Perth, Australia Education: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Chartered Accountant First Job: Arthur Young Size of First Pay Packet: A$ 9 000 a year 

Ben-Schoeman Geldenhuys

By: Martin Creamer     23rd August 2013 Position: Director tax and legal, KPMG Services Pty Main Activity of the Company: Advisory and Tax Services Date and Place of Birth: March 15, 1971, Johannesburg 

Duane Parnham

By: Martin Creamer     16th August 2013 Position: Executive chairperson, Giyani Gold Corp, listed in Johannesburg on JSE’s AltX and Toronto’s TSX-V Main Activity of the Company: Managing director handling growth and shareholder value Date and Place of Birth: June 27,1963, Burlington, Ontario Education: Sir Sanford Fleming, Lindsay,... 

Martin Smith

By: Martin Creamer     9th August 2013 Position: CEO of MDM Engineering, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Alternate Investment Market- (Aim)-listed mining services company Main Activity of the Company: Engineering, construction and project management for the mining and metals industry; design, build and commissioning of metallurgical... 

Philip Kotze

By: Martin Creamer     2nd August 2013 Position: CEO of Wits Gold since August 1, 2011 Main Activity of Company: Gold exploration and mine development Date and Place of Birth: May 18, 1960, Citrusdal, Western Cape Education: National Higher Diploma, Metalliferous Mining, Witwatersrand Tecknikon; Graduate Diploma in Engineering, Wits... 

Carl Marx

By: Martin Creamer     26th July 2013 Position: Manager Risk and Sustainability for Africa, JKTech Main Activity of the Company: Mining risk and sustainability assessment, training and consultation Date and Place of Birth: March, 27, 1956, Riversdale, South Africa Education: DF Malan High, matric, 1973; B Tech Mining, Technikon... 

May Hermanus

By: Martin Creamer     19th July 2013 Position: Executive director Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Main Activity of Institution: Research Date and Place of Birth: May 28, 1960, Cape Town Education: Rosmead Primary; South Peninsular High; BSc (Geology), UCT, 1997; MSc... 

Ernest Blom

By: Leandi Kolver     12th July 2013 Position: Owner Main Activity of the Company:  Diamond polishing and trading Date and Place of Birth:  May 13, 1947, Johannesburg Education:  Matric First Job:  Apprentice diamond polisher Size of First Pay Packet: R47 a month Management Style: Lead by example and delegate Personal Best... 

Mpho Tlala

By: Martin Creamer     5th July 2013 Position: CEO of MRT Mining and Consulting Pty Main Activity of the Company: Mining Consulting and Project Management Date and Place of Birth: November 5, 1976, Hammanskraal Education: BSc Eng Mining (Wits), MEng Mining (Wits), MBL (Unisa), MPhil Workplace Ethics (Pretoria) First Job: Anglo... 

Manie Kriel

By: Martin Creamer     28th June 2013 Position: CEO of VBKom Consulting Engineers Main activity of company: Consulting to the mining industry Date and place of birth: September 13, 1970, Johannesburg Education: BEng (Mining), University of Pretoria, 1994; MBL, University of South Africa, 2001 First job: Mining engineer, Vaal Reefs No... 

Dean Cunningham

By: Martin Creamer     21st June 2013 Position: MD of ASX-listed Auroch Minerals NL since January 2013 Main Activity of the Company: African minerals exploration company active on the Manica gold project in Mozambique Date and Place of Birth: December 11, 1959, Zimbabwe Education: Nettleton Primary School, Zimbabwe; Prince Edward... 

James Motlatsi

By: Martin Creamer     14th June 2013 Position: Executive chairperson TEBA Limited; nonexecutive director Shanduka; nonexecutive chairperson Platfields, Verimark, and Masana Petroleum Main Activity of the Company: Serving mines and mineworkers Date and Place of Birth: June 5, 1951, Morifi, Mohale’s Hoek, Lesotho Education: Mohale’s... 

Reginald Hammah

By: Martin Creamer     7th June 2013 Position: Regional manager, Golder West Africa Main Activity of the Company: Professional engineering and environmental consulting services Date and Place of Birth: August 4, 1967, Accra, Ghana Education: MSc (Hons) (Civil/Structural Engineering), Zaporozhye Industrial Institute, Ukraine, 1993,... 

Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan

By: Martin Creamer     31st May 2013 Position: CEO AngloGold Ashanti, since May 2013 Main Activity of the Company: Gold mining Date and Place of Birth: March 29, 1965, Chennai (formerly Madras), India, where I grew up Education: Educated at Don Bosco Matriculation School (a Christian missionary school in India); did my university... 

Cheryl Carolus

By: Martin Creamer     24th May 2013 Position: Nonexecutive chairperson of JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields Limited since February 2013 Main Activity of Company: Gold mining Date and Place of Birth: May 27, 1958, Silvertown, Cape Flats, Cape Town Education: St George’s English Church School (which I was able to walk to and which... 

Neal Froneman

By: Martin Creamer     17th May 2013 Full Name: Neal John Froneman Position: CEO of Sibanye Gold Date and Place of Birth: September 17, 1959, Johannesburg Education: PrEng; BSc (Mechanical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand; BCompt, University of South Africa; Mine Manager’s and Engineer’s Government Certificates of... 

Jacob Mothomogolo

By: Natalie Greve     10th May 2013 Position: Projects executive, Wesizwe Platinum Main Activity of the Company: Junior platinum group metals mining company currently developing the anchor project, Bakubung Platinum Mine. Date and Place of Birth: March 28,1972, Pretoria Education: BSc Mining Eng, University of the Witwatersrand;... 

Phuti Mahanyele

By: Martin Creamer     3rd May 2013 Position: CEO of Shanduka Group since 2010; also deputy chairperson, Pan African Resources plc; nonexecutive director, Lonmin plc 

Bruce Shapiro

By: Martin Creamer     26th April 2013 Position: President MineAfrica Inc, president Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business Date and place of birth: October 7, 1943, Johannesburg, South Africa Main activities: MineAfrica arranges investing in African mining seminars in Toronto and London; the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of... 

James Allan

By: Martin Creamer     19th April 2013 Position: CEO of JSE-listed Sable Platinum Main Activity of the Company: Exploration for Platinum Group Metals and Vanadium and Iron Ore Date and Place of Birth: October 26, 1958, Harare, Zimbabwe Education: BSc Eng (Mining), MBA First Job: Miner 

David Brown

By: Martin Creamer     12th April 2013 Position: Chairperson Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) Main Activity of the Company: Coal mining. Future coking coal producer Date and Place of Birth: August 7, 1962, Llandudno, Wales Education: Matric at Bishop’s (Cape Town), 1980; BCom and CTA, University of Cape Town; CA (SA), 1988 

Paul Smith

By: Martin Creamer     5th April 2013 Position: COO of Wesizwe since January 2013 Main Activity of the Company: Platinum mine development Date and Place of Birth: March 5, 1963, Johannesburg Education: BSc, DMT, BCom (Hons), MBA First Job: Project metallurgist Samancor, Hotazel Size of First Pay Packet: R3 000 Value Of Assets Under... 

Brian Wilmot

By: Martin Creamer     29th March 2013 Position: Chairperson of Aveng Mining: Shafts & Underground; Moolmans Main Activity of the Company: Mining contracting Date and Place of Birth: Sept 22, 1954, Middelburg, Cape Education: Grey High School, PrTech Eng First Job: Service mechanic Size of First Pay Packet: R325 a month 

Dean Taylor

By: Martin Creamer     22nd March 2013 Position: CEO Diamcor Main Activity of the Company: Diamond mining Date and Place of Birth: September 9, 1964, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada Education: Tried civil engineering, but not for me. I’ve basically been an entrepreneur all my life….and have been lucky enough to have never failed doing... 

Mark Munroe

By: Martin Creamer     15th March 2013 Position: Executive Vice President: Mining of Lonmin since 2009 Main Activity of the Company: Mining, processing, refining and marketing of platinum group metals Date and Place of Birth: November 24, 1968, Klerksdorp Education: Orkney Primary School, Welkom High School, matric 1986; N2 and... 

Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane

By: Martin Creamer     8th March 2013 Position: Chief Executive Officer, Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) Main activity of company: Coal export from RBCT, a 24-hour operation with a design capacity of 91-million tons a year. Date and place of birth: Peddie, Eastern Cape Education: B.Com Accounting First job: Aitken & Peat (now KPMG)... 

Deon Dreyer

By: Martin Creamer     1st March 2013 Position: COO Chrome and Vanadium, Xstrata Alloys Main activity of company: Xstrata is a diversified mining company Date and place of birth: September 6, 1964, Jan Kempdorp, Northern Cape Education: Paul Roos Gymnasium, matric 1982; B Ing (Chem), University of Stellenbosch, 1986 First job:... 

Nigel Walls

By: Leandi Kolver     22nd February 2013 Position: CEO of Ncondezi Coal Main Activity of the Company:  Development of a coal-fired power station and associated mine in Mozambique Date and Place of Birth:  September 9, 1961, UK Education:  Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London First Job:  Mining learner official, Randfontein... 

Sello Moloko

By: Martin Creamer     15th February 2013 Position: Nonexecutive chairperson Sibanye Gold from January 2013; chairperson Alexander Forbes since December 2007; co-founder and executive chairperson Thesele; director of Sycom Property Fund and Acucap Properties Main Activity of Sibanye Gold: Gold mining Date and Place of Birth: July 6,... 

Hein Boegman

By: Martin Creamer     8th February 2013 Position: Regional Senior Partner PwC Southern Africa, Africa Mining Leader Main Activity of the Company: Professional Services Firm providing Assurance, Advisory and Taxation Services Date and Place of Birth: January 30, 1960, Saldanha Bay Education: Chartered Accountant First Job: Security... 

Simphiwe Nanise

By: Martin Creamer     1st February 2013 Position: COO Mineworkers Investment Trust (MIT) since November 2000 Main Activity of the Trust: The trust was established in 1995 to provide benefits to members of National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and their dependents Main Beneficiaries: JB Marks Education Trust Fund for NUM members and their... 

Jonathan Moore

By: Martin Creamer     25th January 2013 Position: Senior Vice President and MD Mining Indaba LLC Main Activity of the Company: Mining Indaba event Date and Place of Birth: February 16, 1970, Mt. Kisco, New York Education: State University of New York First Job: Financial consultant, Smith Barney 

Roland Glass

By: Martin Creamer     18th January 2013 Position: MD of MECS Africa Main activity of company: Recruitment, contractual labour supply and project logistics to the mining sector Date and place of birth: Durban 1979 Education: King Edward VII School, Bachelor of Commence University of South Africa 

Fred Cawood

By: Martin Creamer     14th December 2012 Full Name: Frederick Thomas Cawood Position: Head of the School of Mining Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand Main Activity of the Institution: Tertiary education Date and Place of Birth: December 8, 1960, Westonaria Education: National diploma in mine surveying, national... 

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