Directorships and Management

Management has significant mine development and operating experience and a wide range of expertise underpinned by strategic and practical knowledge of coal and energy markets

Mokwena Morulane
Non Executive Chairman - Minergy Limited
B.Acc (Hons), ACCA, CIS, MDP

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A chartered accountant with an MDP from the University of Stellenbosch. A decade’s experience in the Botswana’s mining industry with senior management positions in companies such as Botswana Oil Ltd and Discovery Metals Ltd and effective 10 October 2017 took on the role of Managing Director of Cresta Marakanelo Ltd, a BSE listed hotel group. Mokwena was appointed to the Minergy board in January 2017.

Andre Boje
Chief Executive Officer - Director Minergy Limited

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An accountant with more than two decades of experience in the South African coal industry. He founded South African focused coal trading company Chandler Coal (Pty) Ltd in 1997 following a successful executive management career in various industries. In 2005 after a period of exponential growth the company was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) as Wescoal Holdings Limited, enabling a transition from purely coal trading activities to a fully-fledged coal miner and trader. Wescoal , with three fully operational mines, is now one of the leading junior coal mining and trading companies in southern Africa. Andre was appointed to the Board of Directors of Minergy in January 2017 and its Chief Executive Officer in February 2017.

Morne du Plessis
Chief Financial Officer - Director Minergy Limited

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A chartered accountant with an MBA from Heriott Watt University Edinburgh, Scotland. Extensive experience in the mining industry having been Chief Financial Officer of several groups including contract mining and beneficiation service provider Genet SA, junior coal miner Umcebo Mining Group, and Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed junior coal miner Wescoal Holdings limited. Morne was appointed to the Board of Directors of Minergy in January 2017 and as its Chief Financial Officer in February 2017.

Claude de Bruin
Non-Executive Director - Minergy Limited
LL.B; BMS. (Fin)

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A lawyer and entrepreneur with over a decade and a half of experience in the international mining industry focusing on Africa. Senior management positions previously held with private & public companies including Platmin (now Sedibelo Platinum). Leading roles in significant equity raisings through private & public placements globally and stock exchange listings in several jurisdictions. Co-founding member of Minergy.

Leutlwetse Tumelo
Non Executive Director – Minergy Limited

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Leutlwetse received his accounting qualifications from the University of Botswana and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is experienced in Botswana's capital markets having worked with one of Botswana's leading broking firms.

John Astrup
Director and General Manager – Minergy Coal (Pty) Ltd
BSc. (Hons) Geology; MSc.

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A geologist with more than two decades of experience in the mining industry, with senior management positions in both public and private companies. Registered with SACNASP and a member of the GSSA. Previously held positions with Falconbridge, Harmony, Platmin (now Sedibelo Platinum), and Council for Geoscience. Co-founding member of Minergy.

Gabotshwarege Tshekiso
Project Manager

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A Mechanical Engineer with more than three decades of experience in the mining industry. He previously worked as a Director at the Department of Mines responsible for Gaborone and Francistown offices. He was a member of the Technical Committee of the BCL limited Board. Gabotshwarege holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Martin Bartle
Executive Director – Operations

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Martin has more than 35 years of experience in the South African mining industry having worked in management positions for Rand Mines, Exxaro, Anglo Coal, Homeland Energy, and most recently as Managing Director of Wescoal Mining, a group company of JSE listed Wescoal. Martin is the Director of Projects for Minergy Coal (Pty) Limited where he is also a member of the Board. He has extensive experience with coal mining Safety, Health, Environment and Quality regulatory compliance and management, Risk Management, Human Resource and Personal Management and Optimisation, with significant experience in coal mine operations management.




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