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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 (45)
Financial Director
BCom CA(SA)

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.