Petra Diamonds Ltd (PDL.L)
PDL.L on London Stock Exchange
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|47||2011||Non-Executive Chairman of the Board|
|60||2005||Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director|
|2016||Chief Financial Officer|
|2016||Chief Operating Officer|
|72||2005||Technical Director, Executive Director|
|72||2011||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|72||2011||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|74||2012||Senior Independent Non-Executive Director|
|41||2014||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|Mr. Adonis Pouroulis serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Petra Diamonds Ltd. He is Mining Engineer – University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Mr Pouroulis is a mining entrepreneur whose expertise lies in the discovery and exploration of natural resources across Africa, including diamonds, precious/base metals, coal and oil and gas, and bringing these assets into production. He founded Petra Diamonds in 1997 and it became the first diamonds company to float on AIM. He has since chaired Petra as it has developed into a mid-tier diamond producer of global significance and London’s largest quoted diamond mining group.|
|Mr. Johan Dippenaar serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Petra Diamonds Ltd. He is Chartered Accountant – member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mr Dippenaar has led Petra through a period of significant growth, taking the Company’s annual production from circa 175,000 carats in FY 2006 to 4 Mcts in FY 2017, and establishing the Company as a leading independent diamond producer. Since 1990 Mr Dippenaar has been involved in the leadership and management of diamond mining companies. Prior to his appointment as CEO of Petra, he was CEO of ASX-quoted Crown Diamonds, which merged with Petra in 2005.|
|Mr. Jacques Breytenbach serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective 30 June 2016. Mr. Breytenbach has held the role of Finance Manager – Operations at the Company since 2006, with responsibility for financial management across the Group’s operations. He joined Petra from Anglo Platinum, where he held various roles, culminating in his position as Finance manager – capital projects, with oversight for Anglo Platinum’s extensive capital expansion programmes. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.|
|Mr. Koos Visser serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective 30 June 2016. Mr. Visser has held the role of Group Operations Manager at the Company since 2005, with responsibility for the management of all Group operations, including production and the roll-out of the Group’s expansion plans (with a focus on plant design and operational efficiency improvements). Prior to joining Petra, he gained broad industry experience working for Impala Platinum in a number of roles, culminating in his position as utilities and technical services manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Potchefstroom in South Africa and is a Registered Engineer GCC.|
|Mr. Jim M. Davidson is no longer Technical Director, Executive Director of Petra Diamonds Limited., effective 30 June 2018. He is Geologist – Member of the Geological Society of South Africa and registered with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions. Mr Davidson has had a multidisciplinary professional career spanning 45 years and is an authority on the exploration, mining and beneficiation of diamond deposits worldwide. His unique tenure in diamonds brings a specialist and pragmatic oversight across the full spectrum of the diamond process, with a particular focus on exploration, project appraisal, mining techniques, driving efficiencies, and improving diamond recoveries via optimising plant processes. Since 1990 Mr Dippenaar has been involved in the leadership and management of diamond mining companies. Prior to his appointment as CEO of Petra, he was CEO of ASX-quoted Crown Diamonds, which merged with Petra in 2005.|
|Dr. Patrick Bartlett Ph.D. serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Petra Diamonds Ltd. Dr Bartlett is an acknowledged leading expert on kimberlite geology and block caving. He has extensive experience working across Southern Africa and has in-depth knowledge of several of the mines acquired by Petra, having previously worked at Finsch, Koffiefontein, Kimberley Underground and Cullinan. Dr Bartlett was formerly chief geologist for De Beers until his retirement in 2003. Since retiring from De Beers, he has consulted on block caving projects for BHP Billiton, Anglo American and Rio Tinto.|
|Mr. Alexander Gordon Kelso Hamilton serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Petra Diamonds Ltd. Mr Hamilton retired from Deloitte & Touche LLP in 2006 after more than 30 years as a partner primarily responsible for multinational and FTSE 350 company audits, mainly in the mining, oil and aerospace and defence industries, as well as heading the Deloitte South Africa desk in London. He served for nine years until 2011 as a member of the UK Financial Reporting Review Panel. He was formerly a director of Barloworld Limited and Beazley plc.|
|Mr. Anthony Carmel Lowrie serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Petra Diamonds Limited. He is Royal Commission – Sandhurst Military Academy. Mr Lowrie has over 45 years’ association with the equities business and is an experienced non-executive director Mr Lowrie has had a lengthy and distinguished career, including senior positions with the Hoare Govett group and HG Asia Securities. Between 1996 and 2004 he was chairman of ABN AMRO Asia Securities and was formerly also a managing director of ABN AMRO Bank. He has been a non-executive director of Allied Gold Mining plc, Kenmare Resources plc, Dragon Oil plc, J.D. Wetherspoon plc, as well as several other quoted Asian closed-end funds.|
|Mrs. Octavia Matshidiso Matloa serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She is Chartered Accountant – member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Ms Matloa is a chartered accountant and brings broad business, financial and auditing experience to the Board. Ms Matloa completed her articles with PwC in South Africa in 2000 before joining the Department of Public Transport, Roads and Works, first as deputy chief financial officer, followed by chief director management accounting. Since this time, Ms Matloa has founded a number of businesses, including Tsidkenu Chartered Accountants Inc and Mukundi Mining Resources.|
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