Ian Watson

Ian trained as a mining engineer and has considerable experience in the South African mining sector. He is a professional engineer and a member of the Engineering council of South Africa. His previous roles include Managing Director of Northam Platinum, CEO of Platmin Limited, CEO of International Ferro Metals (SA) and Consulting Engineer at Gold Fields of South Africa Limited.

Board Committee Membership

Chairman of the Disclosure and Nomination Committees and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Fortune Mojapelo

Fortune is a mining entrepreneur and founding shareholder of VM Investment Company (Proprietary) Ltd, a principal investments and advisory company focusing on mining projects in Africa. He has played a leading role in the origination, establishment and project development of several junior mining companies in Africa. Fortune graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BSc (Actuarial Science). He was previously at McKinsey & Company where he worked as a strategy consultant on corporate strategy and organisational development in several sectors in South Africa and Nigeria.

Board Committee Membership

Member of  Disclosure and Nomination Committee.

Tanya is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience in managing publicly listed companies’ relationships with financial markets. Tanya has a global and market facing perspective 30 years in international equity and debt capital markets, strategy, corporate finance and audit.

Previously, Tanya spent nine years at Lonmin Plc, the dual listed (London Stock Exchange and JSE Securities Exchange) platinum group metals miner recently acquired by Sibanye-Stillwater. As Executive Vice President: Strategy, Investor Relations and Communication, Tanya was a key member of the Lonmin Executive Committee, where she led and participated in the raising of circa US$1.4 billion in equity, and arrangement of significant debt facilities. In addition, she oversaw the Company’s acquisition by Sibanye-Stillwater.

Prior to joining Lonmin, Tanya was Executive Director at Smith’s Corporate Advisory in London and Vice-President Corporate Finance at JP Morgan Cazenove, in London. She started her professional career as an auditor with Coopers and Lybrand in Harare and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe.

Jeremy has a BA LLB from the University of Cape Town and practiced as an attorney after completing his Articles in Cape Town. He joined Old Mutual as a legal advisor and in 1993 established McCreedy Friedlander, which became one of the premier property agencies in South Africa, and negotiated an association with Savills. In 1998 he listed McCreedy Friedlander as part of a financial services group on the JSE and shortly afterwards relocated to London. In the United Kingdom, Jeremy has been involved in a number of property transactions. More recently Jeremy was a director of Onslow Resources (oil and gas in Namibia and Yemen). He is business development director of a number of Avana companies involved in uranium, coal, gold, oil and gas and industrial minerals. During the past six years, he has been involved in the establishment of a number of natural resource projects predominantly in Africa and South America.

Board Committee Membership

Member of the Audit, Disclosure and Remuneration Committees.

Michael is currently chairman of corporate advisory firm Ondra LLP and also serves on the Board of AngloGold Ashanti Limited. Previously he was chairman of Circle Holdings plc (2011-17) and has served on the boards of UK Financial Investments (2009-14), Eros International plc (2012-14), Kidde plc (2000-05) and as Deputy Chairman of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Board (2008-11). Mr Kirkwood retired in 2008 after a distinguished 31-year career with Citigroup, latterly as UK chairman. In his early career he worked at HSBC and subsequently in Asia with the Ralli-Bowater Group. During his career Mr Kirkwood has held appointments as president of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, deputy chairman of the British Bankers Association, and as inaugural chairman of British-American Business among several other honorary appointments in the financial services sector. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2003. Mr Kirkwood is a graduate of Stanford University in California.

Board Committee Membership

Chairman of the Audit and Remuneration Committees and a member of the Nomination Committee.

Anthony is a mining entrepreneur and founding shareholder and director of VM Investment Company (Proprietary) Ltd, a principal investments and advisory company focusing in mining. He has been involved in the establishment and project development of a number of junior mining companies across Africa. Anthony graduated from the University of Natal with a Bachelor of Business and Agricultural Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance Banking and Investment Management. Anthony previously worked at Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital in London and Loita Capital Partners.

Board Committee Membership

Member of the Audit Committee.


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