Executive Strategic Committee

Leon Coetzer

Chief Executive Officer

Leon Coetzer is a qualified chemical engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in the mining and mineral processing sectors. He enjoyed a long, successful career with the Anglo-American Plc Group where he was responsible for managing both technical and production units of large operations, including both platinum concentrators and smelters. Leon was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Braemore Resources in 2008, which was responsible for the commercialisation of the patented ConRoast pyro-metallurgical process. Leon oversaw the acquisition of Braemore by Jubilee Metals Group Plc (formerly Jubilee Platinum Plc) and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Jubilee in 2010.

Bertus van der Merwe

Chief Operations Officer / MD South Africa

A qualified metallurgist from UP, with tertiary business studies qualification at Herriot Watt University of Scotland. A career spanning more than 25 years across operational, technical and business optimisation with more than 15 years at top management level . These included operational and optimisation roles at BHPB, Chief Operating Officer at Samancor Cr, one of the world’s leading chrome and ferrochrome entities and later Chief Executive Officer of an international ferrochrome company as well as extensive sourcing and supplying of raw materials worldwide. In his career he was regularly called upon to design and lead the implementation of turn around strategies and business optimisation programmes, as well as initiating, growing and maximising business potential.

Neal Reynolds

Chief Financial Officer

Neal is a South African Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years of experience in the mining industry. His career began at Deloitte & Touche, followed by various executive roles at Pan African Resources Plc. Neal has served as CFO of Mopani Copper Mines and Glencore Copper Africa, and as COO of Shalina Resources in the UAE.

Pedja Kovacevic

Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Kovacevic has a master’s degree in economics, Bachelor’s degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Business Administration from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He is a corporate finance expert, with over 25 years of broad international experience in banking, project and structured finance, infrastructure development and metals and mining industry. He held a number of senior executive positions in both public and private sectors in markets across Europe and Africa, including VP Head of Banking at Duff & Phelps Africa and Director Financial Advisory Services at Deloitte Central Europe. Prior to joining Jubilee in 2019, he was the Group CFO at Afarak Group Plc.

Ricus Grimbeek

Chief Energy Metals

Ricus Grimbeek is a Mining Engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry and has held various executive management and technical roles with global mining houses. He has managed numerous operations and the implementation of projects, across various mining jurisdictions. He is also a board member of Makor Resources which focuses on the formalisation of small-scale and artisanal miners in Africa.

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