Henk Diederichs has over 20 years of extensive operational and project development experience in the mining industry, particularly in Africa.
Mr Diederichs was appointed to the newly created role of chief operating officer at Orecorp in October 2021. He initially joined OreCorp as vice president of project development in November 2016 and was instrumental in leading the Nyanzaga Gold Project (Nyanzaga) in north-western Tanzania through the scoping and pre-feasibility study phases.
Between 2006 and 2012, Mr Diederichs was an integral part of the team at Equinox Minerals which was responsible for the successful development and operation of the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia, developing it into one of Africa’s largest open cut copper mines at a capital cost exceeding US$800m before its acquisition by Barrick Gold Corp for $7 billion in 2011. Mr Diederichs was also a senior vice president of operations for West African producer Allied Gold Corp, which operates the Bonikro and Sadiola gold mines.
He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.