A strong multi-disciplinary board
The White Rivers board of directors is a multi-disciplinary team with comprehensive mining knowledge and a diverse set of skills in the technical, financial and corporate areas. It consists of five executive directors and one non-executive director.
The board’s main focus is to maintain a well-balanced distribution of responsibilities aimed at increasing the company value in an ever changing economic and political environment. It collaborates closely on statutory, corporate and project levels to ensure the company’s mission and vision are achieved.
With sound, internationally acceptable business practices and policies, the board embraces the culture and heritage of South Africa and its people.
White Rivers is committed to the highest standards in corporate governance, professionalism and business integrity. The board of White Rivers adheres to the King III Compliance Register (the Code).
Neil Warburton is a qualified mining engineer with more than 35 years’ experience in the development and mining of gold and nickel projects in Australia. He has held executive and board positions with a number of large Australian mining and contracting companies. He is currently non-executive Chairman of Flinders Mines Ltd, and non-executive director of Independence Group Ltd and Australian Mines Ltd. All companies are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Simangele Mngomezulu holds Diplomas in Public Relations and Community Development as well as a Certificate in Executive Preparation Programmes. She worked with Anglo American Corporation of South Africa for 15 years.
Refilwe Monageng (M.Inst.D)
Refilwe Monageng is an entrepreneurial business man, who has over ten years’ experience in Government and stakeholder relations. He enhanced his expertise through completing Business Communication and Directors Induction Programmes. Refilwe has recently been elected as a member of the Institute of Directors, Southern Africa.
Refilwe has served on the Minerals and Petroleum Board of South Africa since February 2015. Through the Board, his responsibilities include advising the Minister of Mineral Resources on the following matters:
- Sustainable development of the nation’s mineral resources
- Transformation and down-scaling of the minerals and the mining industry
- Dispute resolution
- Promotion of human resources development in the minerals and mining industry
Stephen O’Shea has relevant industry experience, exceeding eight years, especially in the gold sector. He has worked predominantly in South Africa, Africa and Australia. This considered activities such as project / exploration management, commodity security and risk assessment.
Theo Pieters has relevant industry experience, exceeding 9 years, especially in the gold sector. He has worked predominantly in South Africa, Africa and Australia. This considered activities such as project / exploration management, commodity security and risk assessment.
Stephen is a former Director of the Perth based specialist taxation firm MKT – Taxation Advisors and is currently Business Manager for the Mark Creasy Group. He is also a Non-executive Director of Coziron Resources Limited and former Chairman of Sirius Resources NL.