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Click to expand/collapse the table Ian Cockerill (61) - Non-Executive Chairman
  Ian Cockerill (61)
Non-Executive Chairman
BSc (Hons) Geology, MSc (DIC)

Ian was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Petmin in October 2007, an Executive Director with effect from 1 March 2010 and Executive Chairman with effect from 1 July 2010. With effect from 22 February 2014, Ian assumed the role of Non-Executive Chairman of Petmin.

From June 2008 to December 2009, Ian was the Chief Executive Officer of Anglo Coal. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Gold Fields Ltd from 2002 to 2008, having joined that company as Chief Operating Officer in 1999.

During his years at the helm of Gold Fields, the company became a producer of gold in four countries around the globe, concentrating on large high-quality long-life assets. Ian’s history with Anglo American dates back to 1979 with various managerial positions held mainly in the Gold and Uranium Division, later AngloGold Ltd. Between 1996 and 1999, he was Executive Officer, Business Development and African International Operations for Anglogold.

He has more than 40 years’ experience in the global resources industry. In addition to his role at Petmin, Ian is an independent Non-Executive Director and Vice Chairman of African Minerals Ltd, a Non-Executive Director of Orica in Australia, Non-Executive Director of Endeavour Mining Corporation and Blackrock World Mining Trust Plc. and advisor to several other mining companies.

Ian is Chairman of Leadership for Conservation in Africa, a not-for-profit initiative in partnership with the South African Parks Board, global business leaders and the IUCN. Its aim is to stimulate conservation and lead sustainable development across the African continent.

Ian is a well-rounded and seasoned natural resource sector executive, with extensive global experience in mining operations, project development, M&A, and leadership across a variety of commodities. He has a proven track record of team building, delivery, growth and value accretion.

Click to expand/collapse the table Lebogang (Lebo) Mogotsi (44) - Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
Lebogang (Lebo) Mogotsi (44)
Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
BCom, MDP (Gibs)

Lebo was appointed a Non-Executive Director from January 2004, becoming an Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of the Company on 30 November 2005. She is responsible for risk management across the group, government relations and corporate governance

Lebo has more than 15 years of experience in the mining industry, which started in gold beneficiation with Anglogold Ashanti Ltd, where she held two portfolios: Marketing Manager: Beneficiation; and Executive Assistant to the Executive Director: Marketing. She played a key role in identifying and developing beneficiation opportunities for the gold industry in South Africa, and generating informed debate on issues related to the future of the gold industry.

Lebo championed the development and implementation of the Group's risk-management strategies, policies and frameworks, associated systems, processes and reporting requirements.

She has wide-ranging experience in managing government relations, regulatory compliance, transformation and empowerment matters, and investment strategies. She has built an effective network with various governmental stakeholders, mining industry players and bankers among others, and has played a key role in a number of public-private initiatives in the South African mining industry.

Click to expand/collapse the table Jan du Preez (51) - Chief Executive Officer
Jan du Preez (51)
Chief executive officer
MCom CA (SA)

Jan is a proven entrepreneur in various industries and has 22 years of mining experience. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Petmin on 1 February 2006. Jan qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte & Touche in 1990 and has a Master of Commerce degree in Financial Management (including the field of mergers and acquisitions).

He has been involved in various aspects of the mining industry and, among other positions, was for eight years an Executive Director of JIC Mining (Pty) Ltd, which at the time was the largest mining services company in South Africa with approximately 20,000 employees. Jan has been part of the Petmin management team since 1992 and has facilitated various BBBEE transactions in mining and other industries. Over the years he has harnessed his skills in the building and leading of teams and the development and execution of a “team developed” strategy.

Click to expand/collapse the table Bradley Doig (51) - Business Development Director
Bradley Doig (51)
Business Development Director
BA, HDip in Company Law, AMP (Harvard)

Bradley has 27 years of mining and mining finance experience and was appointed a non-executive director of Petmin from 30 November 2005, becoming Chief Operating Officer in February 2006. From 2002 to 2006 he was an executive director and the chief investment officer of Decorum Capital Partners, fund manager for the New Africa Mining Fund, SA’s first private equity fund specialising in the mining sector.

Prior to that, Bradley spent 10 years with BHP Billiton Ltd in various roles, including international business development and strategy for Samancor Manganese where he travelled extensively evaluating growth opportunities in numerous jurisdictions. During his tenure at BHP Bradley was seconded to merchant bank Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, based in London. Between his tenure with BHP and Decorum Capital Partners, Bradley was an investment banking consultant to IBSA and a group executive of the management consulting group the IQ Business Group.

In addition to his operational experience, Bradley is a seasoned deal-maker with experience in identifying and investing in opportunities both in and outside of the mining sector. Aside from new business identification, evaluation and funding, Bradley is responsible for the commercial aspects of the Group including sales and group marketing, market development and managing the revenue line.

Click to expand/collapse the table Bruce Philip Tanner (45) - Financial Director
Bruce Philip Tanner imgBruce Philip Tanner (45)
Financial Director

Bruce was appointed as Financial Director on 1 July 2009. Bruce joined the Petmin Group in 2005 as group Financial Manager and CFO and has served on the Petmin Executive Committee since joining the Group

Bruce obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town, a BCompt (Hons) (CTA) from the University of South Africa (Unisa), and qualified as a chartered accountant whilst serving articles at Deloitte & Touche. He has 18 years of experience in mining finance and administration of which five included involvement in the marketing of coal and copper at Metorex Ltd. From June 2002 to November 2004, Bruce was the Chief Operating Officer of AfriOre Ltd’s coal operations and Chief Financial Officer of AfriOre Ltd. AfriOre is a company that was then listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and had exploration and mining projects in Africa.

Bruce has experience of mining finance and administration of developmental mining start-ups and of mature operating mines.

Click to expand/collapse the table Koosum Kalyan (60) - Non executive director
Koosum Kalyan (60)
BCom (Hons)

Koosum is Chairman of Edgo Merap Energy Services in London, and a Non-Executive Director of the MTN Group Ltd, Eaglestone Capital, Anglo American South Africa, Aker solutions and AOS Orwell. She was previously on the boards of Standard Bank Group, South African Bank Note Company and the Mint Company.

Koosum has worked in the resource sectors in oil and gas at Shell International in London and South Africa and in the mining sector. She is a director of the Tallberg Foundation in Sweden and member of the Advisory Council of the Thabo Mbeki Foundation. She serves on the President’s International Investment Advisory Council in Togo. She previously served as Private Sector Liaison on Tony Blair’s African Commission, Chairman of the G8 Anti-Corruption Committee and Advisory Council Member of the CBC.

Click to expand/collapse the table Millard Arnold (69) - Non executive director
Millard Arnold (69)
BA (Political Science), Juris


Millard currently serves as a Senior Adviser to Bowman Gilfillan; is an Honorary Business Representative for the government of Singapore in South Africa and is the Executive Director of the South African Business Schools Association. He was formerly an Executive Director and Group Legal Counsel of Murray and Roberts. Previously, he was Executive Chairman of Black and Veatch Africa, a Member of the Board of Directors of Bell Equipment, and under President Bill Clinton served the government of the United States as its first Minister Counsellor of Commercial Affairs for the South Africa Region. He was also a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs under President Jimmy Carter, and a former journalist with the Washington Post newspaper.

Click to expand/collapse the table Enrico Greyling (72) - Non executive director
Enrico Greyling (72)
BA (Hons) Business Economics

Enrico was a non-executive director of a number of PSG Group Ltd subsidiaries and various private companies. Until recently he was also a director of Venmyn Ltd. Prior to becoming active in the PSG Group, Enrico was a director of FBC Fidelity Bank, now part of Nedcor Ltd. He also served on the Board of RMB Holdings Ltd as an executive prior to its merger with First Rand Ltd. For a time, during his career as a banker, he was a Board member of the Banking Council of South Africa.

Click to expand/collapse the table Trevor D. Petersen (59) - Non executive director
Trevor D. Petersen (59)
BCom (Hons) CA (SA)

Trevor is a chartered accountant and a former Managing Partner of the Cape Town office of audit firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC). He also held the position of Chairman of PWC Western Cape and is the past Chairman of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Trevor has also been a Member of the University of Cape Town Council since 2002. He is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Mediclinic International Ltd, as well as Media24 (Pty) Ltd.