The Board

The Board consists of three executive directors and three non executive directors:

Paul Beck - Non Executive Chairman

Paul Beck was born and went to school in South Africa. He is a member of a well known South African mining family and has experience in the real estate and natural resource sectors, in the UK, US and South Africa. He was a founding Director and Chairman of Firstland Oil & Gas, which owned oil exploration assets in the Falklands and oil and gas producing wells in the US. Mr Beck has undertaken projects with black economic empowerment partners in South Africa, and has worked on tailings retreatment projects in the region.

Adam Waugh - Chief Executive Officer

Adam Waugh was the Head of Sales and Trading at Brewin Dolphin Plc until 2008 and is currently a Non Executive Director of Atlas Cloud Ltd, a cloud computer service provider and Chairman of the Northern Counties Children's Benevolent Society.

Tim Leslie - Non Executive Director

Tim Leslie has worked in the financial markets for over 25 years. He joined Paribas in 1986 and since has worked for JPMorgan, HSBC and then at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (“DLJ”). In 2000, DLJ was bought by Credit Suisse and Tim left to join the hedge fund Moore Capital Management LLC as a portfolio manager. In 2003 Tim launched a new fund at Moore Capital, the Moore Credit Fund, for which he was the Chief Investment Officer. Tim left Moore Capital in 2008 and launched James Caird Asset Management LLP with assets under management of USD3.6bn as at launch. In 2011, Tim founded JCAM investments Ltd to run a family office and make longer term investments.

 

The Company Secretary is David Facey

 

André Markgraaff - Non Executive Director

André Markgraaff started his business career in 1987 following a successful career playing rugby and is now based in Kimberley and Stellenbosch, South Africa. He has been awarded Northern Cape Business Man of the year, and in 2005, he was awarded first place overall in the category “Northern Cape leaders and achievers – Outstanding service and contribution to the Northern Cape economy by a business person” by Professional Management Review (PMR), a business publication which issues annual awards for achievement in business in South Africa.

Kareevlei Mining

Tim Leslie and William van Wyk are directors of the Company's subsidiary, Kareevlei Mining

William van Wyk – Director, Kareevlei Mining

Kareevlei Mining’s BEE Partner is Ghaap Mining, a company wholly owned by William van Wyk. Mr van Wyk is an experienced diamond mining plant engineer with 26 years service with De Beers. He has particular expertise in the manufacturing, design, and maintenance of diamond recovery machinery and will be actively involved in Kareevlei Mining’s operations.

 

Diamonds from the Kareevlei Mine

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