Senior Management

Mr Rob Thomson

Managing Director

Rob Thomson, who was appointed as our managing director in November 2016, has previously had key roles in taking 8 exploration projects through to mining operations. These include Finder’s Wetar 28,000tpa copper cathode project in Indonesia, Kingsgate’s 125,000+ ozpa Chatree open-cut gold mine in Thailand, Oxiana’s 125,000+ ozpa Sepon open-cut CIL gold mine in Laos, and Climax Mining’s Didipio 150,000+ oz ( gold equivalent) gold/copper project in the Philippines. 

Rob holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Queensland and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Wollongong. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Rob started his career in underground gold mining in Southern Africa more than a few decades ago and went on to successful roles as CEO, executive director and director (ASX, AIM and TSX.V) and field roles building and establishing mines as general manager and project director, with local and international mining companies. 

He is now focused on bringing our fully permitted near-surface South African JORC resource of 6Moz into production and ramping it up to a 100,000oz a year operation. 

 

Mr Chin Haw Lim

Group Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Chin Haw Lim is a chartered accountant who has worked with various ASX-listed companies as CFO/financial controller and company secretary. 
These include Finders Resources’ financing, development and operation of its Wetar copper project in Indonesia, and Straits Resources’ development and operation of its Girilambone Copper Mine in NSW and its Nifty Copper Mine in WA. 
Chin Haw also worked with Straits’ Sebuku coal mine in Indonesia and with Triako Resources’ Mineral Hill gold/copper mine in NSW.

 

Mr George Jenkins

RSA Director – Project Delivery 

George Jenkins is a qualified extraction metallurgist with 30 years of mining industry experience in South Africa and Australia. He has held various executive, operational management and business development roles with companies such as JCI, Vale Australia and Anglo American Coal in addition to several junior mining companies.

He has held key positions that have delivered the construction, commissioning and recommissioning of several plants including 2 coal plants, 4 gold plants and several smaller expansion projects.

George is now focused on the delivery of the company’s projects from concept to production.

 

Terrence Mokale

RSA Director – Social Corporate Services

Terrence is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. He holds B Juris and LLB degrees and specialises in Socio-Economic development and Municipal governance. 

Terrence has been working in the mining environment as a Social Facilitation Consultant and has to date assisted numerous mining companies to develop solid community relationships and to secure support and licenses for their mining operations. 

Recently Terrence’s clients include Glencor and Gold One, in both cases he successfully engaged community stakeholders and representatives to work constructively with the mining operators, creating a win-win platform for all parties involved. 

In his government career, he spent time in Local Governments including as Administrator of Thaba Chweu Local Municipality

 

Hanlie Grobler

RSA Director – Head of Finance

Having worked in various corporate environments as Financial Director and Chief Financial Officer and was Executive Director and General Manager of various Boards and Executive Management Committees, Hanlie has over 35 years of experience in all aspects of strategic financial management, financial planning, control and analysis and mine planning and budgetary control.

Hanlie has been with the company since 2009 and commenced as a Financial Manager for Simmers and Jack Mines (previous owners of the TGME gold fields prior to 2010).

Hanlie holds a BCom Accounting Degree and a MBA from DeMontfort University in the UK, and holds a BA (SA) designation.

 

Natasha Thomas-Kasangana

RSA Director – Legal / Commercial

Natasha Thomas-Kasangana was appointed as Executive Director: Corporate Services and Company Secretary of TGME in August 2019.

Natasha is an admitted attorney and notary public with nine years’ experience in the mining industry, particularly corporate and commercial drafting and advisory, regulatory compliance, governance, transformation and key stakeholder relations.

Natasha has significant start up experience, having served as the Tshipi Borwa Manganese Mine’s legal counsel and company secretary and later corporate services executive from 2012 to 2018. She was also part of the team that delivered the relisting of Jupiter Mines Limited.

Natasha holds a bachelor of laws degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and certificates in both Mining and Prospecting Law from Wits University and Human Resources Management from the University of Cape Town. She is a South African resident.

 

Mr Johan Fourie

RSA – Environment compliance manager

Johan Fourie holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, which he obtained in 1992 at the University of Witwatersrand. He has also obtained tertiary qualifications in occupational hygiene, mine environment engineering infrastructure, environmental law, environmental auditing and environment management from institutes such as the Chamber of Mines and Universities of Reno Nevada, Witwatersrand, North West and Cape Town. 

Johan has over 40 years of experience in environmental engineering and compliance, and previously held the position of group environment engineering consultant at JCI Incorporated. Following that, Johan established, owned and managed his own environment engineering consultancy company, Johan Fourie and Associates, which consulted to Transvaal Gold Mining Estates Ltd. 

Johan is a director of WMC Pty Ltd, director of JFA Environmental Engineering Consultants and is a member of the Kwasazi House of Experts. 

He was appointed as the group’s compliance manager since September 2012.