Ian Watson

A mining engineer with considerable experience in the South African mining sector. A professional engineer and a member of the Engineering Council of South Africa. Previous roles include Managing Director of Northam Platinum. A former CEO of Platmin Limited and International Ferro Metals (SA). 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

Co-founder and Chief Executive of Bushveld Minerals, a role he has held from the inception of the Company. Co-founder and Director of Bushveld Energy. A founding shareholder of VM Investment Company, a principal investment and advisory company focusing on mining projects in Africa. Played a leading role in the origination, establishment and project development of several junior mining companies in Africa. Began his career at McKinsey & Company as a consultant on corporate strategy and organisational development in several sectors in South Africa and Nigeria.

Board Committee Membership

Member of  Disclosure and Nomination Committee.

Has extensive experience in managing publicly-listed companies’ relationships with financial markets. Has a global and market- facing perspective, with 30 years in international equity and debt capital markets, strategy, corporate finance and audit. Previously spent nine years at dual-listed Lonmin Plc where, as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Investor Relations and Corporate Communication, she helped to steer Lonmin’s return to profitability in 2018 and led the recent all-share transaction with Sibanye-Stillwater. Executive Director at Smith’s Corporate Advisory in London.

Vice-President Corporate Finance at JP Morgan Cazenove.

Board Committee Membership

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe.

Established McCreedy Friedlander in 1993, which became one of the premier property agencies in South Africa and listed it in 1998 on the JSE. A director of Onslow Resources (oil and gas in Namibia and Yemen). Business development director of a number of Avana companies involved in uranium, coal, gold, oil and gas and industrial minerals. Recently involved in the establishment of a number of natural resource projects, predominantly in Africa and South America.

Board Committee Membership

Audit, Disclosure and Remuneration Committees.

Spent over 30 years with Citigroup, latterly as UK Head for 10 years. Retired in 2008. Subsequent multiple listed company Non-Executive board roles include Kidde plc, Circle Holdings plc (Chair), AngloGold Ashanti Ltd and Eros International plc. NED of UK Financial Investments Ltd (UK Government entity) and Deputy Chair of Price Waterhouse Coopers Advisory board. Current roles include Chairman of Ondra LLP, NED of AngloGold Ashanti Holdings plc and Verita Healthcare Group. Prominent positions as President of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Chairman of British-American Business and Deputy Chair of British Bankers Association.

Board Committee Membership

Chairman of the Audit and Remuneration Committees, and a member of the Nominations Committee.

Founding Chief Executive Officer of AIM-listed AfriTin Mining Limited since 2017. Executive Director of Bushveld Minerals from March 2012 to November 2017. A mining entrepreneur and founding shareholder and director of VM Investment Company, a principal investment and advisory company focusing on mining.

Involved in the establishment and project development of a number of junior mining companies across Africa. Previously worked at Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital in London and Loita Capital Partners.

Board Committee Membership

Audit Committee.


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