Platinum producer Sibanye-Stillwater has made changes to its organisational structure to enhance delivery and strategic focus.
According to a statement by the company, Robert van Niekerk, previously executive vice president (EVP): group technical has been appointed as chief technical officer for the group, effective from 1 December 2020. Van Niekerk has occupied various senior leadership roles within the group since its formation in 2013, including leading the successful integration of the Kroondal, Rustenburg and Marikana PGM operations. He has more than 30 years’ experience at both underground and surface mining operations, locally and internationally.
Dawie van Aswegen has been appointed EVP: SA PGM operations, effective 11 January 2021, replacing Wayne Robinson who was appointed as EVP for the US PGM operations in September 2020, following the untimely passing of Chris Bateman. Van Aswegen has been an integral part of the SA PGM leadership team since joining Sibanye-Stillwater from Anglo American Platinum in 2016. He has held various senior management positions in the mining industry, primarily in the PGM sector, for more than 25 years.
Sibanye-Stillwater also appointed Loyiso Ndlovu as senior vice president: ESG. Loyiso comes with 20 years’ experience in the sustainability sector through leading development finance and impact lending across infrastructure, agriculture, and small businesses. She has 15 years governance experience in development led conservation and has led interactions across the continent on development finance, market led conservation and sustainability principles in banking. She holds a Masters in Business Administration (Unisa) and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Information Technology (City University- Birmingham, UK) and attended the Management Development Programme at Unisa.
“As the group has grown and evolved, we have continued to adapt our corporate structure to ensure efficient delivery of our strategic priorities. I am confident that these changes to the executive and additions to the senior management team will further bolster our ability to deliver value, as we execute our strategic intent and ensure operating excellence across the group,” says Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman.
For full biographies of executive members, please refer to https://www.sibanyestillwater.com/about-us/leadership/.