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Innovative Mining & Engineering Professional (B. Eng (Chem), Pr Eng, MBA), Ref: 1153246 – Online Interview Questions

Ref: 1153246

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: BEng (Chem Eng), ECSA - Professional Engineer (Pr Eng)
Annual Package Range: South African rand - ZAR 2.1 mil - 2.5 mil, per annum
Total years experience: 20-30 Years

Innovative Mining

Current / most recent job title?


1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

As a CEO of a listed company, I was responsible to review and asses mining opportunities to reposition the company from a junior mining company to an established miner. This was achieved.

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Plan, review / asses, adjust the plan / take remedial action. Repeat.

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Driven and experienced mining and engineering professional with extensive global experience in a wide variety of fields.
With a passion to unlock value through feasibility studies and implement the plans safely and effectively.

4. Ideal business title: 

Project Director
Project Manager
Study Manager

I was CEO of a listed company for 8 years, but it is not a must for me to achieve job satisfaction, although very comfortable doing it again.

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Adding value by optimizing the technical and commercial aspects of a project. Preferably in a complex mining and processing environment.

6. Skill area of competence:

Feasibility studies, project management, general management, plant design, listed JSE environment.

7. Career summary:

1y Gold Processing, 10+yrs PGM and Base Metals refining, 10yrs Feasibility Studies (overlap with previous items 0,8yrs Open Cast Mining), 8yrs General Management (Director of JSE listed Company – overlap with previous), 1yr Business Consulting

8. Achievements: 

Putting the mothballed mine in the DRC back in operation (2007 – 2009).
Repositioning of JSE listed company through a series of studies and the JSE transaction, making a Minerals company the controlling shareholder.

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

Creative development, leading a diverse and talented team, problem solving, reporting, “selling” ideas, innovation.

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

Dynamic, flexible, innovative, open communication.


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