Advisory Board

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Bernard Swanepoel
Bernard holds a BSc (Min Eng) BCom (Hons) degrees and started his career with Gengold in 1983, culminating in his appointment as general manager of Beatrix Mines in 1993. After joining Randgold in 1995 as MD of the Harmony mine, Bernard became CEO of Harmony and grew the firm from a single mine to the 5th largest gold miner in the world producing 3 million ounce annually. Bernard is a non-executive board member of Sanlam and ARM, and is Director of To The Point Growth Specialist.

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Roy Pitchford
Roy is a CA(Z), FCCA and was President of the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe. His extensive mining management experience includes the CEO roles of African Minerals, Cluff Resources Zimbabwe, Delta Gold Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Platinum Mines (Australia listed), and African Platinum Plc (UK listed). He led the sales of Zimbabwe Platinum Mines and African Platinum Plc for US$400 million and US$600 million respectively to Impala Platinum. Roy is the Umbono Group London representative and is Chairman of the advisory board.