MIchael Leech is a uranium industry veteran and respected statesman of the Namibian mining industry. He was managing director of the Rössing Uranium Mine in Namibia for 6 years until his retirement in 2011. Prior to that, he was Rössing’s chief financial officer. He also held other executive positions within the Rio Tinto Group. Mr Leech was president of the Namibian Chamber of Mines, chair of the Namibian Uranium Association, and Trustee of the Rössing Foundation
for 18 years. He was recognised for his singular contribution to Namibia’s uranium mining industry by being awarded honorary life membership of the Namibian Uranium Association. In 2017, Mr Leech was appointed non-executive director of Bannerman Resources and chair of its Namibian subsidiary Bannerman Mining Resources (Namibia).