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Colin Bird
Non-executive Chairman

Higher National Diploma in Mining Engineering (Trent Polytech College, United Kingdom)

Mr Bird is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a UK Chartered Engineer. He also holds a UK and South African Mine Managers Certificate for coal mines. The formative part of his career was spent in the UK coal mining industry and thereafter he moved to the Zambian copper belt and then to South Africa to work in a management position with Anglo Coal and BP Coal. On his return to the UK he was Technical and Operations Director of Costain Mining Ltd, which involved responsibility for Costain’s interest in the UK, Latin-America and Spain. Mr Bird has had senior technical and operational experience in a number of commodities to include coal, nickel, gold, copper and industrial minerals.

After his extensive operational and technical career, he became involved in corporate finance and has been the prime mover in a number of public listings, mainly on the UK AIM market.

 
     
   
 

Dr Mathews Phosa
Non-executive Vice-Chairman

BProc (UNIN), Hon Doctorate in Law (Boston, USA)

Dr Mathews Phosa established the first black law firm in Nelspruit in 1981. He is a renowned strategic and business leader who has had an immeasurable impact on the lives of numerous South Africans. He led the military wing of Umkhonto we Sizwe from Mozambique and was part of the ANC delegation which successfully negotiated a peaceful transition into a fully democratic South Africa. Dr Phosa was elected as the first Premier of Mpumalanga Province in 1994 and went on to serve as the Treasurer General within the Executive Committee of the ANC from 2007 to 2012. He has provided a sustainable legacy through his continued commitment to Special Olympics South Africa, Innibos Arts Festival and through his commitment to UNISA as Chairperson of Council of Unisa from 2004 to 2015.

Commercially Dr Phosa sits on a number of listed company boards (Waterberg Coal Company Limited, Value Group, Jubilee Platinum) as well as a number of unlisted entities (Mathews Phosa & Associates, Hans Merensky Holdings, and du Toit Smuts & Mathews Phosa Attorneys).

Dr Phosa received a lifetime achievement award in July 2013 at the 12th awards ceremony of the Oliver Empowerment Awards for his continued persistence in ensuring we engage in the debates around reshaping and rebuilding our understanding of “real” transformation and empowerment. Dr Phosa has three anthologies, two in Afrikaans poetry - “ , some of which are prescribed in the school curriculum for our national matric syllabus and one English poetry which was released in July 2015 - “Chants of Freedom”.

 
     
   
 

Leon Coetzer
Chief Executive Officer

BSc (Chemical Engineering), University of Stellenbosch

Mr Coetzer is a qualified chemical engineer. Before joining Jubilee, he was employed for 20 years within the Anglo American PLC stable, of which 16 years were spent at Anglo Platinum. His last position was Head of Process Control and Instrumentation where he defined and managed the automation and process control strategy for Anglo Platinum. The programme has established itself as a recognised world leader in its field. He was a member of the Executive Process Committee, the Research and Development Council, and advisor to the asset optimisation initiative at Anglo Platinum. Throughout his career, he has managed both technical and production units of large operations, including both platinum concentrators and smelters, and was selected to partake in Anglo American’s global leadership programme. He is a member of the advisory Board of the process engineering faculties at both the University of Pretoria and the University of Stellenbosch and is also a member of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and a member of the South African Institute of Directors.

 
     
   
 

Andrew Sarosi
Executive Director

MSc Eng, MIIMM, CIMM (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa)

Mr  Sarosi is a mineral processing engineer with 41 years’ experience in operations, management, consulting and corporate responsibilities for gold, silver, tungsten, tin, copper, zinc, diamond and rare earth projects in Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Southern Africa, West Africa, Madagascar and the United Kingdom. Andrew has held senior and advisory positions with Consolidated Gold Fields (UK), Amax UK, Petromin (Mahad adh Dahab - Saudi Arabia), Mackay & Schnellmann (UK), CSM Associates UK (now Wardell Armstrong), Lion Mining Finance and currently is an ad-hoc adviser to Wolf Minerals PLC. Andrew is currently executive director of Jubilee, having been appointed in January 2006 and is on the board of Jubilee Platinum Plc and other resource companies.

 
     
   
 

Christopher Molefe
Non-executive Director

BCom (UNIN) Post Graduate Diploma (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Mr Molefe was formerly the Chief Executive of Royal Bafokeng Resources Pty Ltd and is presently the Non-executive Chairman of Merafe Resources Ltd and a Non-executive Director of Capital Oil Pty Ltd. He currently holds Chairman positions with Bapo Ba Mogale Investments Holdings Pty Ltd, Transfrontier Capital Pty Ltd and Saldanha Bay Investment Corporation, all in South Africa. Mr Molefe has held several positions in corporate banking and industry for the previous 20 years. He commenced his career as Group Human Resource Manager at Union Carbide Africa Corporation. His subsequent positions include Manager of Corporate Affairs at Mobil Oil Southern Africa Pty Ltd; an Executive Director at Black Management Forum; a Financial Analyst at Chase Manhattan Bank; the Marketing Manager at African Bank Ltd; an Executive Manager at Transnet (Propnet) Pty Ltd and an Executive Director at Dipapatso Media Pty Ltd.

 
     
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