Jac van Heerden – Managing Director
Mr van Heerden holds an MBA and Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) and has over 20 years of mining experience. He is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Prior to joining West Wits, Mr van Heerden presided over a Cobalt (5,000t pa) and Copper (50,000t pa) operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), overseeing the mining operation and two processing facilities, also including a medical centre and schooling program. A key achievement associated with the DRC role was the introduction of stricter capital controls, improved CAPEX and OPEX budget forecasting, KPI measurement and enhanced direct reporting lines to improve accountability and cash flow.
Relevant to current project requirements, Jac’s division at South African miner Aquarius Platinum was tasked with identifying and developing business cases for new mining opportunities through to feasibility. He was also the transition project manager that oversaw the switch from a contractor mining model to an owner miner model.
Michael Quinert – Chairman
Mr Quinert is a founding partner of QR Lawyers which was established in 2009. He has over 30-years’ experience as a commercial and corporate lawyer, including three years with ASX and over 25 years as a partner in a Melbourne law firm. Mr Quinert has extensive experience assisting and advising companies on IPOs, capital raising, cross border transactions, regulatory compliance and has regularly advised publicly listed mining companies. Michael is a Non-Executive Director of First Au Limited (ASX:FAU), First Graphene Limited (ASX:FGR), Electriq Global Limited and Victorian Livestock Exchange Pty Ltd.