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Premier African Minerals adds two to board

Staff writer | London, United Kingdom | August 21, 2013
Premier African MineralsAugust 21, 2013, London, United Kingdom - Premier African Minerals, a multi-commodity natural resource company, announces the appointment of Alexander Graham du Plessis and Neil Lindsey Herbert to the board.
Mr. du Plessis is a Professional Engineer with extensive experience in the African mining arena. He is currently a non-executive director of AgriMinco Corp. He was also a director of the Research Organisation of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa and the founding director of the Centre for Mechanised Mining Systems at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Mr. du Plessis established Turgis Consulting in 1990 and was CEO and later Chairman of Turgis, until the company was acquired, in 2008, by DHV Group BV, where after he acted as the DHV Group Business Development Executive - Mining until 2010. He currently consults with a wide range of mining industry clients around the world, and is also a Visiting Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Mechanised Mining at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Mr. du Plessis is a Fellow of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He also holds a BSc (Eng.) (Electrical) and MSc (Eng.) from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, has completed a Management Development Programme at the University Of South Africa School Of Business Leadership and holds a South African Government Engineering Certificate of Competency for Mines and Works.

Mr. Herbert is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has more than 20 years of experience in finance. He has worked in the management of mining and exploration companies for more than 15 years and was until May 2013 Co-Chairman and Managing Director of Polo Resources.

Mr. Herbert was Financial Director for UraMin. He holds a Joint Honours Degree in Economics and Economic History from the University of Leicester.


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