Board of Directors

Mr Peter Donald Allchurch
Non-Executive Chairman


B.Sc. Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Member of the Society of Economic Geologists, Member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia.

Mr Allchurch is a Geologist with more than 40 years experience in mineral exploration, mining and petroleum exploration, development and production. Mr Allchurch has been an executive director of a number of listed Australian mining and oil and gas companies since 1980 and has considerable experience in corporate management.

Mr Allchurch was appointed as a Director on 21 June 2000.

Special Responsibilities
Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Nomination Committee
Member of Audit & Risk Committee
Member of Remuneration Committee

Contact Peter Allchurch peterallchurch@iinet.net.au
   
Mr John Derek Lewins
Managing Director

B.Sc. (Hons.) Mineral Engineering, Grad Dip Business

Mr Lewins is an Engineer with more than 20 years experience in Senior Mining Management roles, including development of mining projects from a resource stage through feasibility studies, commissioning of mines to sustained profitable mining operations. Mr Lewins has worked on mining projects in Australia, Africa, Asia, Armenia, Russia, Ukraine and Iran.

Mr John Lewins joined Platinum Australia in October 2000 and was appointed as a Director on 3 May 2001.
Special Responsibilities
Managing Director
Member of Nomination Committee

Contact John Lewins jlewins@platinumaus.com
   

Mr Michael Gerrard Blakiston
Non-Executive Director

B.Juris.LL.B.

Mr Blakiston is a Partner in the legal firm Gilbert + Tobin. For some years he has practised extensively in the field of corporate and resource law and has had considerable experience in commercial and corporate management. Mr Blakiston is a Director of Sundance Resources Ltd (since 2010).

Mr Michael Blakiston was appointed as a Director on 21 June 2000.

Special Responsibilities
Chairman of Remuneration Committee
Member of Audit & Risk Committee
Member of Nomination Committee

Contact Michael Blakiston pla@platinumaus.com

   
Ms Gillian Swaby
Company Secretary
FCIS, FAICD

Ms Swaby has been involved in financial and corporate administration for listed companies, as both Director and Company Secretary covering a broad range of industry sectors, for over 25 years. Ms Swaby has extensive experience in the area of secretarial practice, management accounting and corporate and financial management and sits on a number of advisory committees. Ms Swaby is the principal of a coporate consulting company.

Ms Gillian Swaby joined Platinum Australia in April 2003.

Contact Gillian Swaby gswaby@platinumaus.com

Executive Committee

Mr John Derek Lewins
Managing Director

B.Sc. (Hons.) Mineral Engineering, Grad Dip Business

Mr Lewins is an Engineer with more than 20 years experience in Senior Mining Management roles, including development of mining projects from a resource stage through feasibility studies, commissioning of mines to sustained profitable mining operations. Mr Lewins has worked on mining projects in Australia, Africa, Asia, Armenia, Russia, Ukraine and Iran.

Mr John Lewins joined Platinum Australia in October 2000 and was appointed as a Director on 3 May 2001.

Special Responsibilities
Managing Director
Member of Nomination Committee

Contact John Lewins jlewins@platinumaus.com
   
Mr David Gordan Neill
Chief Financial Officer
B.Sc.(Hons.) (Econ.), CA

Mr Neill is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in both the accounting profession and corporate sectors. For over the last decade he has worked in the resource sector with substantial experience in evaluations, feasibility studies, project and corporate finance.

Mr David Neill was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in May 2006.

Contact David Neill dneill@platinumaus.com
   

Mr Gavin Jeffrey Ferguson
Chief Operating Officer

B Tech (Mining Engineering), Grad Dip Mining, DPLR

Mr Ferguson is a Mining Engineer with more than 23 years experience in the South African and Australian mining industry having commenced his career with Anglo American Corporation. He has held senior operational and project management roles with a number of major mining and contracting companies with experience in project feasibility, development and execution. He joins PLA from Newmont Asia Pacific. His previous experience includes 5 years with Anglo Platinum in South Africa in various executive roles.

Mr Ferguson was appointed as Chief Operating Officer on 27 June 2011.

Contact Gavin Ferguson gferguson@platinumaus.com

   

Mr Richard Wallis
General Manager, Mining & Technical Services

B.Sc. (Hons.) Mining Engineering

Mr Wallis is a Mining Engineer with over 20 years experience in senior mine management positions in numerous operations in Southern Africa and the former Soviet Union. Mr Wallis's primary experience has been in the management of underground gold and base metal mines, although he has also managed open cut opeatoins and feasibility studies into the development of new mining operations.

Mr Richard Wallis joined Platinum Australia in November 2004

Contact Richard Wallis rwallis@platinumaus.com
   

Mr William Smart
General Manager, Smokey Hills

NHD Metalliferous Mining, MDP

Mr Smart has 24 years experience in the South African Mining Industry of which the last 12 years have been in senior managerial roles. He has extensive experience in the development and operation of mining projects and has worked in the gold, chrome and platinum sectors.

Mr William Smart joined Platinum Australia in May 2007

Contact William Smart wsmart@platinumaus.com

   

Mr Gordon Ramsay
General Manager, Projects & Metallurgy

B.Sc. (Hons) Chemical Engineering

Mr Ramsay has almost 30 years experience in the Platinum industry in South Africa working in various technical, senior and executive management roles. This included 16 years with Anglo Platinum until 1997 and 11 years with Aquarius Platinum where he worked on the development of the Kroondal, Marikana and Everest Projects as Projects Director.

Mr Gordon Ramsay joined Platinum Australia in June 2000

Contact Gordon Ramsay gramsay@platinumaus.com
   

Dr Steven Hunns
General Manager, Exploration

Ph.D and B.Sc. (Hons) Geology

Dr Steven Hunns has over 25 years international experience both as a mineral exploration and mine geologist. Dr Hunns has worked in both technical and management roles in eastern and northern Australia, the Middle East, western and central Asia and Southern Africa. Dr Hunns experience ranges from greenfields exploration through to advanced resource definition projects. Dr Hunns has a wide range of expertise including polymetallic volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits, epithermal gold deposits, copper-gold porphyry-style deposits, intrustion-related gold deposits, iron-ore deposits and Archaean greenstone and Bushveld style PGE deposits.

Dr Steven Hunns joined Platinum Australia in June 2009

Contact Steven Hunns shunns@platinumaus.com
   

Mr John Dawson
General Manager, Finance

CA (SA) Member, SAICA

Mr Dawson started his career in the gold mining industry with JCI as Mine Accountant in 1992. In 1995 he joined Xstrata Coal as a Cost Accountant moving to Management Accountant. Mr Dawson then joined Price Waterhouse Coopers from 2005 o 2007 following which he spent 3 years at the Katanga Mining in the copper industry as Senior Accountant.

Mr John Dawson joined Platinum Australia in September 2010

Contact John Dawson jdawson@platinumaus.com
   
Mr Modikana Macmillan Motimele
Manager, Stakeholder Relations

B.A. Degree (Social Sciences)

Mr Macmillan has 9 years experience in working with Stakeholders in different Exploration and Mining companies in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces. Mr Macmillan served in management roles with extensive experience engaging with Municipalities, Traditional Leaders and Community Forums.

Mr Macmillan joined Platinum Australia in August 2011

Contact Modikana Macmillan Motimele mmotimele@platinumaus.com

   

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