Gideon Janssen is a Chartered Accountant with an honours degree in accounting science. He has significant financial experience having commenced his career in external audit before transferring to a multi-resource company as an internal auditor, focussing on corporate governance. Mr Janssen transitioned into financial management in the early 1990’s and has considerable experience in financial management, mergers and acquisitions, expanding companies through internal growth projects and through acquisitions. He has been involved in a number of new mining ventures from pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, delivery of the capital projects through to the final transitioning into commercial mining operations. His experience includes the financial management of mines in a number of African countries, notably Impala Platinum in South Africa, AUMS in Ghana and Mali, as well as OneSteel Australia. Mr Janssen also has experience in the manufacturing and utilities industries.