Board of Directors
Both the Board and the executive management team has significant mine development and operating experience and a wide range of coal expertise underpinned by strategic and practical knowledge of coal and energy markets.
Non Executive Chairman - Minergy Limited
B.Acc (Hons), ACCA, CIS, MDP
A chartered accountant with an MDP from the University of Stellenbosch. A decade’s experience in the Botswana’s mining industry with senior management positions in companies such as Botswana Oil Ltd and Discovery Metals Ltd and effective 10 October 2017 took on the role of Managing Director of Cresta Marakanelo Ltd, a BSE listed hotel group. Mokwena was appointed to the Minergy board in January 2017.
Non Executive Director – Minergy Limited
Leutlwetse received his accounting qualifications from the University of Botswana and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is experienced in Botswana’s capital markets having worked with one of Botswana’s leading broking firms.
An accountant with more than two decades of experience in the South African coal industry. He founded South African focused coal trading company Chandler Coal (Pty) Ltd in 1997 following a successful executive management career in various industries. In 2005 after a period of exponential growth the company was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) as Wescoal Holdings Limited, enabling a transition from purely coal trading activities to a fully-fledged coal miner and trader. Wescoal , with three fully operational mines, is now one of the leading junior coal mining and trading companies in southern Africa. Andre was appointed to the Board of Directors of Minergy in January 2017 and its Chief Executive Officer in February 2017. On 31 July 2018 Andre retired as CEO, accepting a position to remain involved with Minergy as a Strategic Advisor.
Non-Executive Director - Minergy Limited
Claude de Bruin
LL.B; BMS. (Fin)
A lawyer and entrepreneur with over a decade and a half of experience in the international mining industry focusing on Africa. Senior management positions previously held with private & public companies including Platmin (now Sedibelo Platinum). Leading roles in significant equity raisings through private & public placements globally and stock exchange listings in several jurisdictions. Co-founding member of Minergy.
Chief Executive Officer - Director Minergy Limited
Morne du Plessis
CA (SA); MBA
A chartered accountant with an MBA from Heriott Watt University Edinburgh, Scotland. Extensive experience in the mining industry having been Chief Financial Officer of several groups including contract mining and beneficiation service provider Genet SA, junior coal miner Umcebo Mining Group, and Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed junior coal miner Wescoal Holdings limited. Morne was appointed to the Board of Directors of Minergy in January 2017 and as its Chief Financial Officer in February 2017. On 1 August 2018 Morne became Chief Executive Officer of Minergy.
Chief Financial Officer – Minergy Limited
Jean-Pierre Van Staden
Jean-Pierre is a CA(SA) who has been an Audit Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in South Africa since 2004. He has extensive auditing experience, having worked with listed multinational companies operating across a variety of industries in Africa and internationally. Importantly he has extensive experience working with and providing services to junior and major mining and construction companies, industrial products companies, and private equity investment entities. He is a Johannesburg Stock Exchange (“JSE”) and Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) accredited auditor and has extensive regulatory and stock exchange experience across several well recognised ‘mining’ stock exchanges, including the JSE, the TSX, the Alternative Investment Market (“AIM”) of the London Stock Exchange, and the main board of the London Stock Exchange (“LSE”).