General Manager: Open Cast Mining
Aart has been in mining for 36 years and looks after PPM’s open pit production. Prior to joining the company in 2010, as Mineral Resource Manager, he worked at BHP Billiton’s Arctic Diamond operation in Canada and filled positions at Lonmin, prior to which he was in the coal mining industry.
General Manager: Concentrator and Metallurgical Services
Barry has been active in the mining industry for 35 years and joined SPM in 2014. He brings extensive experience in open pit mining, plant design, commissioning and metal extraction, and has spent most of his career as the Manager of the Mogalakwena Concentrator Complex.
Mining Operations Manager
Billy has filled this role at PPM since 2010 but he has been in mining for 25 years. Before PPM, he worked at Fluorspar as a Mining Operations Manager and Site Manager for a mining contractor in Botswana.
Chief Operating Officer
Casper brings 33 years’ experience to the table and he joined PPM as the General Manager in 2010 before being appointed COO in early 2013.
Previous roles include his time as the GM of Sallies Witkop Mine and managing a Botswanan gold mining operation.
Corporate Affairs and Human Capital
With 24 years’ experience in human resource management across a variety of industries, Christian began his career at Sedibelo Platinum Mine in 2010, and is responsible for the group’s human resources business strategy as well as community relations.
With 34 years in service, Dean was appointed Project Manager for PPM in 2007. He is tasked with managing the construction of the processing and mining infrastructure. Before, he worked at Lonmin as a Systems Engineer, and at Messina Platinum as a Project Manager/Engineer and at Northan Platinum as a Project Manager, Concentrator Plant Manager and Engineer.
Chief Financial Officer
Elmarie, a chartered accountant, became part of the Sedibelo Platinum Mines family in 2010 and has been filling various finance related roles for 24 years, including a tax role at KPMG, financial control at a software company and consulting responsibilities at CAG, BRC Diamondcore and Alliance Mining Corporation.
Chief Executive Officer
Erich, a chartered accountant, joined Sedibelo Platinum Mines in 2014 to fill the role of Chief Financial Officer. Before this, with a 33 year long career, he held senior roles at the Imperial/Eqstra Group, including Chief Executive Officer of the contract mining and plant rental division and Group CFO of Eqstra.
Jan has been with SPM for over 12 years and in mining for 25. He has also served at Lonmin as the Senior Manager: Exploration and as a divisional geologist.
General Manager: Engineering
Jannie has served the industry for 40 years and he joined SPM in 2008. He has extensive experience in platinum, gold and base metal mining and has worked in senior positions at a variety of companies, including Chief Engineer, Manager Engineer and Divisional Manager.
Human Resources Manager
26 years ago, Johannes started his career in industrial relations at Zondereinde, with time at Rosy Blue, a diamond cutting company, Crown Gold Recoveries and Eastplats. He joined PPM in 2016.
Manager: Technical Services
M John has been with PPM for almost 10 years and boasts a total of 25 years’ experience in mining. In previous positions, he has filled the role of Mine Geologist for Gold mine, Exploration Manager for Industrial Minerals, and Chief Geologist for PGMs Sector.
Kell Project Manager
Mpho has served the industry for 17 years. In addition to managing PPM’s Kell plant, where he demonstrates his extensive management experience in various mining sectors across different minerals, including precious metals, diamonds and base metals, he is also the Chairman of the South African Minerals to Metal Research Institute (SAMMRI) and has held previous roles as plant manager at Lonmin as well as engineering positions at Implats and Anglo American.
Peter has been in the industry for 18 years and, before joining PPM, he filled the role of Agricultural Scientist, our Environmental Officer and Superintendent and our Chief Environmental Coordinator and he has also filled roles at Anglo American Platinum, BHPBilliton and worked in Research and Development for the Agricultural Research Council.
Tumelo has been on the PPM team for seven years but joined the industry 14 years ago. Before PPM, he was the Inspector of Mines: Machinery and the Inspector of Mines: Simulation Design Engineer.
Willem oversees our compliance function and has been working in various roles for eight years. Before joining PPM, he was a Legal Advisor and was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court.
Process Operations Manager
William has been with PPM for almost a decade and has been in the industry for 18 years. Before joining PPM, he was the ARNi Operations Manager at Anglo Research Laboratories and the FMR Product manager at Lonmin Platinum.