Strategic Natural Resources announced changes in leadership
After obtaining a Masters degree in Commerce from the University of Johannesburg, Mr. Nel spent several years in a senior management position with global business consulting firm Accenture, advising some of the world's largest mining houses. Through this, he gained experience in management of various large scale consulting solutions for mining companies such as Xstrata, De Beers and Goldfields.
In addition, he has spent more than seven years as the General Manager of Coalnet in South Africa, a resources development company which led to the establishment of Elitheni Coal.
The company also announced that Bertus Steenkamp has stepped down from the board as a Non-Executive Director and has also resigned from the Elitheni board.
Mr. Steenkamp started his career as an Anglo Coal Student in 1986 to 1990 when he completed his Higher National Diploma in Coal Mining. He later joined Rand Mines as Planning Engineer where he occupied various positions in the Technical, Opencast Mining and Underground Sections of the Mine.
Mr. Steenkamp's first appointment as Mine Overseer in 1992, after obtaining his Mine Manager’s Certificate, was followed by his appointment as Production Manager at Delmas Colliery in 1995. During the course of his stay at this mine, he later had the responsibility for Total Management of the Underground Mine with three shafts. ■