PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Copper developer Orion Minerals has appointed Peet van Coller as its new South Africa-based CFO, efficient from April 1.
Van Coller will succeed Orion’s long-serving CFO Martin Bouwmeester, who will stay as firm secretary and as a company marketing consultant on a part-time foundation.
Van Coller is a chartered accountant and has 23-years expertise, predominantly within the mining and manufacturing sectors, together with numerous senior finance and business positions.
“With definitive agreements now in place for an $87-million funding bundle with Triple Flag Valuable Metals, and with the expectation that we’ll additionally execute last agreements with the Industrial Growth Company of South Africa Restricted for a R250-million convertible mortgage within the coming weeks, we are actually forging forward with pre-development actions at our flagship Prieska copper-zinc mine within the Northern Cape,” mentioned MD and CEO Errol Sensible.
“With the corporate’s transition to mine improvement and manufacturing underway, we’re delighted to have additional strengthened our workforce in South Africa with somebody of Van Coller’s calibre. Van Coller has excellent credentials as a finance govt in South Africa and brings priceless skill-sets to our finance workforce, with expertise spanning each the mining and contracting sides of the business.”
Sensible paid tribute to Bouwmeester, saying he had performed a pivotal position in main Orion to its present place.
“As Orion continues its transition in the direction of improvement and mining, the timing is now proper to convey extra intense native monetary administration to our operations, that are clearly concentrated in South Africa. We’re completely delighted that Martin will proceed to contribute his intensive information to Orion below a consultancy settlement.”