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Sable Mining Africa appoints James Cochrane as director

Staff writer | London, United Kingdom | January 21, 2014
Sable Mining AfricaJanuary 21, 2014, London, United Kingdom - Sable Mining Africa, a resource company, announced that it has appointed James Cochrane as chairman of the compay.
Mr. Cochran has more than 20 years of management experience within several leading diversified natural resource businesses.

Most recently, he was Executive Director and Chief Commercial Officer at ENRC, a major natural resources group with integrated mining, processing, energy, logistical and marketing operations, where he was responsible for the group's marketing and logistics businesses.

Mr. Cochrane holds a Bachelor Degree in Mining & Petroleum Engineering and a Master's Degree in Business Administration.

Prior to his time at ENRC, Mr. Cochrane spent 12 years with Billiton/Gencor in various corporate and production management roles. He has extensive experience in managing mining operations in Africa.

The company also announced that Phil Edmonds, who has held the position of Chairman since the Company was established, remains a director and will move into a non-executive role.

Mr. Edmonds is a director of a number of companies, including African Platinum Plc, Central African Mining & Exploration Company Plc, and maize processing and cattle ranching company Agriterra Limited. He holds an honours degree in land economy from Cambridge University. He was educated in Zambia and England.

The company also announced Peet Snyders is stepping down as a director.

Mr. Snyders has 30 years of experience in the mining industry and has held senior positions at miners including Anglo Platinum, Kumba Coal, Iscor Mining and Anglo Coal. He was also Director of Operations of South African based coal exploration and development company Keaton Energy Holdings (Pty) Ltd.

Mr. Snyders holds a business management degree from the University of Johannesburg, a Bachelor of Engineering degree in mining from the University of Pretoria. He is a qualified mine manager and holds Mine Manager's Certificates for both Metalliferous and Coal Mines.

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