BlueRock Diamonds PLC has introduced that Gus Simbanegavi is stepping down from his board place as COO and CEO of the corporate’s subsidiary, Kareevlei Mining, to pursue different enterprise pursuits, efficient 1 March 2022.
Meiring Burger will assume the position of CEO of Kareevlei Mining. In his new position, Burger will oversee the not too long ago commissioned a million tonne every year (Mtpa) plant on the firm’s Kareevlei Diamond Mine in South Africa.
Burger is an internationally skilled mining trade skilled with greater than 25 years’ technical and managerial expertise.
Beforehand, he has held senior positions at varied firms, together with African Mining Options and First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
Moreover, he has reportedly led “main, ultra-class” open pit operations as much as 150Mtpa with labour forces of in extra of 6,000 individuals within the Southern African area.
BlueRock Diamonds mentioned Burger has expertise in all features of exploration, mining operations, mine valuation and environmental administration.
In the meantime, the corporate’s Kareevlei mine reopened as anticipated final week, with virtually all workers returning to work.
Mike Houston, chairman, mentioned: “We’re delighted to welcome Meiring to the workforce as CEO of Kareevlei, whose expertise in mine and plant administration will improve the administration of Kareevlei.
“He has the benefit of getting a superb understanding of Kareevlei and brings sturdy management qualities at a vital time because the workforce faces the continuing and unsure challenges of Covid alongside the transfer to ramp up manufacturing on the new processing facility in the course of the moist season.”
He added: “I want to thank Gus for his work and dedication to BlueRock over what has been a really difficult interval but has nonetheless seen the corporate proceed to drive its development technique; on behalf of his fellow administrators and workers, I want him each success in his future endeavours.”