Board of Directors
H Van Staden
Hannes joined Group T in 1997 as a Site Manager at Finsch Mine, operated by De Beers. His ability to make production targets in a safe working environment was not only a key factor to his appointment but also ensured the constant growth at Finsch. He was promoted to Director in 1999. He holds a National Diploma in Mining. His ability to foresee changes in the industry empowers the company to be on the forefront of technological changes.
Abie joined Group R in 1996 and was appointed as Contracts Manager over multiple sites for the company. For his experience and strong track record in underground mine development he played a pivotal role in the further development of the company. In 1997 he was appointed as a Director and had the opportunity to focus on the key role of developing the business into a specialist role player in the South African mining sector.
Hein Van Staden
Hein joined Group R in August 2001 as Site Manager at Phalaborwa Mining Company Ltd, Hein’s experience in deep level gold mining was one of the key drivers to his appointment into this position. He holds a Certificate in Mining, he is respected industry wide for his ability to manage staff, work safe and constantly exceeding production targets has stood him in good stead as a leader in the SA mining sector.
Jan joined Group R in 1994 as a Site Manager at Finsch Mine, operated by De Beers. Key reason for his appointment was to implement a turnaround strategy for the project, with his strong technical acumen at a relatively young age, being a key motivator. Soon Jan was appointed as Director of Group T in 1996 and his energy, technical know-how and straight-line management style was leveraged by the Group in full.
Johan joined Group R in August 2012 as the company’s financial officer. His ability to build strong relationships with Bankers and his keen eye for administrative issues was quickly valued by the board when he was appointed as Director in 2014.Since joining the Company Johan has been able to provide accurate financial data of Company’s operations and has also played a pivotal role in securing many of the credit lines required to expand the business.
Hanuman Singh Rao joined Group R in 2022 as the COO of India Operations overseeing the project deployment of mining projects for the company. He is a Professional Mining Engineer with extensive accumen of working on diverse, high profile & complex projects in Mining backed with two decades of experience in the mining industry which include 6 years in operations and 15 years in handling projects in India and on international grounds. He has strong acuity in underground mining, geology and survey software.