Sydney, Australia - May 14, 2013, Sydney, Australia - Continental Coal Limited, a coal production and development company, confirms the appointment of prominent South African mining executive Bernard Swanepoel to its board as a non-executive director.
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Mr. Swanepoel, BCom (Hons), BSc (Mining Eng), was appointed director of Village Main Reef (VMR) (formerly, Village Main Reef Gold Mining Co. Ltd.) in June 2008 and was appointed CEO of VMR in May 2010. He has been joint CEO since May 2012.
He 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 Managing Director of Harmony Mine, Mr. Swanepoel became CEO of Harmony from 1997 to 2007. ■