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South Africa
Posted:
October 21, 2016

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Curriculum Vitae

Christo Swanepoel,as I am known in industry, is an individual who

has a passion for Leadership, People and Adventure. I believe in achieving results through people, thus I invest effort in ensuring my people are motivated, appreciated, inspired as well as experience a strong sense of belonging, achievement and adequate reward. Over and over again, it has been proven that teams, companies, and organisations have achieved sustainable competitive advantage through their culture of discipline, generated through their employees. My driving force is to ensure that my staff, are not de- motivated by management, but rather encouraged to unleash their full potential and talents for the benefit of the organisation. As my employees gain personally, grow as individuals, the company stands to benefit, thus my aim is to capture this passion within them, thereby generating sustainable competitive advantage for the business. My personal belief is to drive an organisation, which has a strong performance culture, which is rigorous and not ruthless, where people are rewarded (positively and negatively) equally for their performance and capability. Where my subordinates are able to grow their career aspirations, through which the company benefits and a symbiotic relationship flourishes. It is paramount to me, that this is achieved by facing the brutal facts, not ignoring reality but rather effectively dealing with the issues at hand for the benefit of all. My intention is to sow my leadership abilities, my passion for people and adventure, over the next twenty years into a purpose into which I may look back, and say …

“My life counted and made a difference to the benefit of many”. PERSONAL DETAILS

SURNAME: Swanepoel

FULL NAMES: Christo

ID NUMBER: 750-***-**** 084

DATE OF BIRTH: 19 May 1975

PLACE OF BIRTH: Kimberley

NATIONALITY: South African Citizen

HOME LANGUAGE: Afrikaans

OTHER LANGUAGES: English

Fanakalo

MARITAL STATUS: Married

DEPENDANTS: Two

DRIVER’S LICENSE: Code 08

CRIMINAL RECORD: None

RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: No 29 Tarentaal street

Voeltjiedorp

Brits

2050

POSTAL ADDRESS: No 29 Tarentaal street

Voeltjiedorp

Brits

2050

TELEPHONE NUMBERS: +232-**-******

082-******* (cell)

HEALTH: Excellent

INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Running

Email: acw59d@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Mine Overseers Certificate of Competency-No 13276

NHD Mining Engineering – University of Witwatersrand South Africa

Mine Managers certificate of Competency-No 6350

MDP – University of Cape town Business school

Master Degree in Project Management – University of Queensland Australia

Enrolled for MBA

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

24 years’ experience in the mining industry in Gold, Platinum,Chrome and Diamond Mining

Extensive experience in conventional and mechanised mining methods.

Experience in the planning and design and managing of an open pit mine

Selection of mobile trackless equipment for mining operations

Optimization of trackless mobile machinery and best practices

13 years gold mining experience,deep hard rock mining

Project management experience -Part of project team to re-open Crocodile River mine in 2005.

Recruit and select mining team to start up Crocodile river Mine

Introduce team training concepts and behavioural training

Start up new Shaft with declines from surface – Crocette mine.

Part of the project team to equip new vertical shaft from initial phase to completion on Zandfontein shaft.

Experience in mining Chrome and managing 3 shafts at Western Chrome Mines with a production output of 250 Kt per month with conventional and room and pillar mining methods

Rolled out creative thinking (Dr Kobus Neetling)program to all levels of the organization

Completed Brain profiling for all levels of the organization

In conjunction with my Human Recourses department developed a skills matrix with the preferred brain profile for specific occupations

Planned and started on mine training centre with MQA accreditation

Part of the MOSH taskforce with the Chamber of Mines to implement best practices in the mining industry

Short and Long term production planning

L.O.M planning

Labour planning and best practice crew training

Safety Planning and implementation of Safety Programmes

Capital project pre- feasibility and feasibility studies for new mining operations

Mining optimization, mechanised and conventional

Design, planning and starting up open pit mining operations

.Project management experience in starting up new mine and equip a new vertical shaft

10 years long service award with Mines Rescue

EMPLOYMENT

Koidu limited, Boroma Limited and Tonguma Limited - General Manager December 2012 – to date

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to Board of Directors

Managing total mine including

o Health and Safety

o Mining(Planning, Geology, Rock Engineering, Survey, Training) o Engineering

o Human Resources

o Metallurgy, Plant

o Infrastructure

o Environmental

o Communities

o Medical

o Resettlement

o Aggregates

o Brick plants, concrete plant

o On site Contractors

Managers reporting directly to me

o H.O.D. Health and Safety

o H.O.D. Mining

o H.O.D. Metallurgy

o H.O.D. HR

o H.O.D. Infrastructure

o H.O.D. Environmental

o H.O.D. Community

o H.O.D. Medical

o H.O.D. Resettlement

o H.O.D. Aggregates

o H.O.D. Civil

o H.O.D. Contractors

Training and development of Human Resources in order to ensure a competent knowledge base

Development of operational strategic vision in order to optimize life of mine and planning

Implementation of all relevant structures, systems, policies and procedures related to the operation of Koidu open pit mining

Formulation and execution of the mine plan, focus on achieving production, financial and safety targets with the emphasis on driving efficiency and effectiveness across the full spectrum of all related disciplines

Open pit to underground transition, for Diamond Mines

Completing an underground conceptual study and mine design for underground Diamond Mines

Feasibility study for narrow Dyke mining and Kimberlite mining

Implementation and maintenance of appropriate operational standards, policies, procedures and practices as well as adherence to applicable legislative requirements

Manage and control the environmental requirements and standards

Managing community development and relationships with key stakeholders

Resource management and control

Contracts and contractor management

Managing and executing projects

Development and generation of management reports Koidu limited- Operations Manager (Assistant General Manager) Sierra Leone Koidu Diamond open pit operations

June 2012 – December 2012

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to Chief Operating Officer

Training and development of Human Resources in order to ensure a competent knowledge base

Development of operational strategic vision in order to optimize life of mine and planning Implementation of all relevant structures, systems, policies and procedures related to the operation of Koidu open pit mining

Formulation and execution of the mine plan, focus on achieving production, financial and safety targets with the emphasis on driving efficiency and effectiveness across the full spectrum of all related disciplines

Implementation and maintenance of appropriate operational standards, policies, procedures and practices as well as adherence to applicable legislative requirements

Resource management and control

Contracts and contractor management

Managing and executing projects

Development and generation of management reports Samancor – Western Chrome Mine

Operations Manager/ General Manager

September 2011 to June 2012

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Enforcing and adhering to Mine Health and Safety regulations and other legal requirements

Risk assessment and hazard identification including its mitigation

Managing three mining operations and the Mine Managers reporting me

Coordinating and implementing strategic plans

Setting of the production targets

Budget development, implementation, cost control and long term profitability

Capital planning and adjudication of capital projects

Ensuring optimal utilisation of mobile equipment and other machines

Compliance in terms of meeting Employment Equity targets

Communicating and building relationships with external stakeholders and surrounding communities

Managing the social and labour plan

Responsible for the training and skills development of workers

Contractor Management.

Continuous improvement

Strict legal compliance

Implement strict mining procedures

Reporting on detailed mine operating budgets and cost projections

Responsible for Mine Planning and Reserves compilation and sign off.

Machine and equipment procurement

Currently starting up Elands drift open pit operation, design and planning phase completed

Managing three mining operations with an tonnage output of 250 Kt per month excluding the open pit operation

Achievements

One million Fatality free shifts on Western Chrome Mine (all 3 mining operations)

One million Fatality Free shifts on Mooinooi shaft

Successfully developing a new MG 2 shaft system to split the MG 1 and MG 2 chrome reefs

Completing the deepening phase of the declines to 15 level to extend the L.O.M to 35 years

Developed Buffels East shaft from initial phase to full production (Greenfield Project) Production outputs of 3 mining operations

Shaft Tonnes Budget(monthly) Daily tonnes Budget Number of employees Mooinooi shaft 117 000 t 5318 t 1064

Millsell shaft 116 000 t 5300 t 740

Buffels East(Greenfield) 17 600 t 800 t 80

Total Western Chrome 250 600 t 11416t 1884

Samancor – Western Chrome Mine

Mining Manager

October 2009 to Sept2011-

Reason for leaving

Did not leave Samancor –was promoted to Operations Manager MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Enforcing and adhering to Mine Health and Safety regulations and other legal requirements

Risk assessment and hazard identification including its mitigation

Managing of the underground production operation with an output of 120Kt per month

Setting of the production targets

Maintaining budgets and cost control

Ensuring optimal utilisation of mobile equipment and other machines and conveyor belts

Managing trackless mobile machines

o 24 Load Haul Dumpers(Sanvick and Aard Major machines) o 8 low profile drill rigs (Atlas and Sanvick machines) o 6 utility vehicles and 10 personnel transporters

Managing 18 km of underground conveyor belting

Compliance in terms of meeting Employment Equity targets

Responsible for the training and skills development of workers

Contractor Management.

Continuous improvement

Strict legal compliance

Implement strict mining procedures

Reporting on detailed mine operating budgets and cost projections

Responsible for Mine Planning and Reserves compilation and sign off.

Machine and equipment procurement

Promotion of effective communication and cohesion Achievements

Eighteen months twice in a row Lost Time Injury Free on Millsell Shaft

Two underground production section 1600 days accident free

Achieving tonnes budget for 2010 every month

Reduced cost of production (COP) by implementing best practices and reducing downtime on trackless mobile machinery

Eastplats- Crocodile River Mine

Shaft Manager – Maroelabult shaft

Production Manager – Zandfontein shaft

Mine Manager – Maroelabult and Zandfontein shafts

2005 – 2009

Reason for leaving

Promotion, better career opportunity

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

Control, manage and direct employees at the mine

Managing and controlling of capital budget and implementing budgets on the mine

Head of wage negotiations task team and the planning of the labour budget

Opening of Crocette mine Implementing training, procedures and risk assessments.

Managing and controlling Maroelabult and Zandfontein mine

Managing and controlling mining contractor companies

Installation of conveyor belt for Zandfontein shaft from initial phase to completion.

Part of project team to build up Crocodile River mine to 150 000 Kt per month.

Managing trackless shaft with conveyor belts.

Ensure health and safety of employees and discipline

Ensure MHSA and regulations are adhered to

Ensure and maintain a healthy and safe mine environment

Staff the mine with due regard to health and safety

Provide health and safety training

Initiate, prepare and implement codes of practice

Maintain an effective risk identification system

Ensure medical monitoring records

Production Planning, Quality Control, Liaise with suppliers and Enforce Discipline

Cost Control (Daily Costing) and Budgeting

Anglo Gold – Great Noligwa Mine

Miner (1992-1994)

Learner diplomat (1994-1995)

Shift Supervisor (1995-1999)

Mine Overseer/Section Manager (2000-2004)

1991-2004

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Control, manage and direct employees in my section

Ensure MHSA and regulations are adhered to

Production Planning

Quality Control

Liaise with suppliers

Enforce Discipline

Cost Control (Daily Costing)

Exercise control over machinery in my section:

Loaders

Locomotives

Fans, mono winches, winches, compressors

Compressed air driven machinery

Conveyor belts

Shaft conveyances

Achievements

Shift Supervisor of the year –twice

Appointed as Mine Overseer at age of 24 in Anglo Gold Ashanti

Mine Overseer of the year 2003 and 2004

.CAREER DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Start with MBA through University of Queensland Australia –Jan 2016 Short term goal

Successful mining producer in terms of safety, production and cost. Adding value the mining sector and our shareholders.

Build a competent team to achieve the objectives that is set by us and by our shareholders. Medium term goal

Within the next two years complete MBA certificate.- In Progress

Be appointed as a Chief Operating Officer of a Mining Company Long term goal

Positioned on the board of directors of a mining company Summary

I am a passionate Miner who has 24 years of practical mining experience and has shown to have an outstanding Safety and Production Record, as well as a broad business understanding of conventional and trackless Mining Operations. I am motivated to be the best in what I am doing and building an effective team with honesty, respect and integrity.

I believe in leading by example and with good management systems in place you will achieve positive results. Nothing is possible without people and I invest my time and energy in the behaviour of my people showing them the way forward. My goal is to create a common objective throughout the organisation and that everyone understands and supports the objective of any mining organisation What the mind of a man can conceive and belief, it can achieve REFERENCES

Name: Danie Spies

Designation: General Manager

Company: Anglo Gold & Eastplats

Contact No: 082*******

Name: Andrew VD Westhuizen

Designation: Operations Director

Company: Anglo Gold Ashanti

Contact No: 082*******

Name: Wayne Robinson

Designation: Managing Director

Company: Eastplats

Contact No: 083*******

Name: Brett Richards

Designation: Chief Executive Officer

Company: BSG Resources

Contact No: +1-905-***-****



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